Ron Paul: Ignored by the media for a reason?
I watched the CNN debate last night, Nov 23. It has occurred to me over the past few years that America seems politically polarized to a never before seen extent. One common thread amongst those in disagreement, however, would be mutual and increasing disgust with Washington. Given that observation, Ron Paul might stand the greatest chance of becoming a unifier.
I woke this morning to find my house in disarray. Inside and outside, a mess in need of cleaning. I took to the outdoor work, raked all the leaves in the front yard and did some much needed organizing. My wife went to work inside, did a remarkable job of getting things in order. With a little more effort over this Thanksgiving break, next week should find things looking much better. The icing on the cake will be a cleanup of all the inside drawers, commencing with a good deal of un-needed junk going in the trash.
Campaigning politicians always seem to make claims and promises regarding a planned housecleaning in Washington. Yet it never seems to happen. What ensues, rather, is continued growth of an already bloated government bureaucracy. Ron Paul seems genuinely committed to embarking on that often promised clean up job. I would think that alone would resonate with people, regardless of their position along the spectrum of political opinion. Thus, he would act as a unifier of sorts.
That said Paul only flirts with a number circa 10 % in most of the national polls I see. That fact prompts a bit of skepticism towards the numbers. Something tells me his level of support is much stronger. Just a hunch, we shall soon see.