If you have tracked the mainstream media’s portrayal of Ron Paul (Rep. TX) he is either the greatest nut case on the planet or, if on the other hand, you listen to him, study his policies and statements, he is potentially one of the great thinkers of our time. iVoteAmerica is beginning to lean toward the later.
Paul is one of the only Republicans to tongue thrash both Alan Greenspan and Ben Bernanke over the Federal Reserves contributions to the decline in the value of the dollar against international currencies and he comes as close as anyone dare come to blaming the Fed for the mortgage crisis by making money too cheap and available to people who couldn’t afford to borrow it.
Facts, Staring us in the Face
With unemployment now on the rise and the Federal Reserve running out of idea, options and money solutions, Ron Paul is looking like he has been reading a proverbial crystal ball. His analysis and his statements on our policies both foreign and domestic seem to be true as they play themselves out right before our eyes.
Ron Paul has literally stated that we are going bankrupt as a nation.
Joe Lieberman, (I, CT) seems to be undergoing some sort of identity crisis. Lieberman is the Senator from Connecticut that burst on the national scene by taking Bill Clinton to task over the Monica Lewinsky matter. Because of his stance, Joe stood out as a pragmatic statesman who understood the political, ethical and legal compromises Bill Clinton brought to the office of President.
Since then Lieberman has been struggling with who he is and last night he asked the Republican National Convention, “What’s a guy like me doing at a convention like this?” He went on to endorse John McCain, his long time pal on the primary trail.
But what is Joe doing? He was a highly respected Democrat and Senator who became the vice presidential running mate of Al Gore (D, TN). The people of Connecticut started having some second thoughts about Joe and he, sensing impending doom, turned on his Party in a close reelection bid in Connecticut, choosing to run as an Independent.