The Politico did a great piece today on Ron Paul and how his ideas are becoming more mainstream as time goes along.
Is libertarian rock star and Texas Republican Ron Paul going mainstream?
He’s got everyone from South Carolina Republican Sen. Jim DeMint to Minnesota moderate Democrat Collin Peterson to California liberal Barbara Boxer on his side in his audit-the-Fed crusade. He’s drawing liberal support in his push to rein in the cost of the war in Afghanistan. Senate candidates like Democratic Rep. Paul Hodes of New Hampshire are finding Dr. No’s populist economic anger to be useful in the campaign, echoing Paul’s criticism of the Federal Reserve.
Even Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) is delivering backhanded compliments, taking credit for merely allowing a vote on Paul’s amendment to audit the central bank.
This convergence of odd bedfellows, and the economic angst that’s driving it all, is yet another signal that President Barack Obama is going to have more and more trouble keeping his traditional Democratic allies on his side as the economic debate continues. It seems that everyone is looking for something new to latch on to in the economic debate — even if those ideas belong to one of the more eccentric members of Congress.
Most people overlooked Congressman Paul during the primaries in 2008, and I was one of them. However, back during the summer of 2008, I read his book “The Revolution” and have since been hooked on his ideas.
He is the last great statesman in Congress and a true champion for the Constitution. Republicans shouldn’t overlook his ideas simply because they are stuck in a political rut.
Read his foreign policy proposals and realize that his stance is the truly conservative, constitutionalist one.Published in