And I say it’s high time for him to lay into them. CNN is practically encouraging Paul to make the fur fly:
“I told you so”: At this time four years ago, Ron Paul was a minor candidate, at odds with his own party, who was running a presidential campaign on a shoestring budget. Times have changed, and so has Paul’s status in the GOP field. Instead of polling in the low single digits, he is now in the mid- to high-single digits, is raising money at a healthy pace, and is no longer considered a fringe candidate.
What happened? Well, his message seems to have resonated beyond his eclectic group of supporters made up of young adults, anti-war activists and libertarian-minded Americans. He says the country is embracing his views, especially his opposition to the wars and calls for U.S. troops to leave Afghanistan.
Tonight, Paul will be the same Paul that stood on this same stage in Manchester four years ago, except this time, he has more support and more money. But his message will be the same — and don’t be surprised if he says “I told you so.”
And a lot more, the fur will certainly be metaphorically flying in Manchester tonight as the official candidates take to the stage. Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty, Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum, and Herman Cain will “debate” while Ron Paul will again smack some Constitutional sense into the public (the debate organizers have excluded Gary Johnson, which is a dark cloud that shouldn’t hang over a modern political debate and really just shames CNN).
According to a recent poll, a mere twenty six percent of us in Americaland support military actions in Libya right now, another big war with another big price tag, which is becoming really expensive politically to boot. I’m sure Joe Unemployed will be happy to hear at least Ron Paul is getting some airtime to tell them the damn truth about it how it’s being paid for on the backs of the middle class, because you know none of those other nitwits is honest enough to break it down and pull away the curtain (and Sarah Palin is simply not even smart enough to connect the dots, much less verbalize it adeptly, but thankfully will not occupy the stage).
Out of curiosity, I found myself browsing through their video segments showing off the debate stage assemblage and various preparations (this is show business, after all) and found them actually boasting a shot of their production bus toilet. CNN just wants to show that they are so dedicated to making this live debate show come off without a hitch that their engineers aren’t allowed to walk more than twenty feet to poop. That’s called business efficiency.
Anyways… yadda yadda yadda, on with The New Hampshire GOP Debates 2011 sponsored by CNN and Charmin™ I’ll be sure to let everyone know my thoughts in the aftermath and possibly during. I may or may not be drinking, but I will be on a drug called Charlie Sheen.