January 3, 2012

Crackpots Do Not Make Good Messengers

Kevin Drum, writing for Mother Jones:

“Bottom line: Ron Paul is not merely a “flawed messenger” for these views. He’s an absolutely toxic, far-right, crackpot messenger for these views.”

Drum documents the many crackpot ideas of Ron Paul, quadrennial candidate for president.

I can’t fathom why the legion of Paul supporters do so. Either they’re not closely listening to his policy positions, or (shudder) they actually agree with his strange ideas. I mean, really, the fence at the US-Mexico border is being built to keep Americans in?

Paul will hang in for much of the GOP primary process, despite low results at the polls. That’s what cranks do. It’s what he did last time, hanging in through June, 2008 despite John McCain’s securing of enough delegate pledges in March.

Ron Paul: election theater.