Ron Paul supporters are nothing if not passionate, and they’ve pushed his book to the top spot on the biggest online retail site in the world.
“The Revolution: A Manifesto”, released earlier this month, is currently No. 1 on the Web siteâ€™s list of top sellers, besting even Oprahâ€™s latest Book Club selection.
“Despite a media blackout, this septuagenarian physician-turned-congressman sparked a movement that has attracted a legion of young, dedicated, enthusiastic supporters…a phenomenon that has amazed veteran political observers and made more than one political rival envious,â€ boasts the bookâ€™s product description, adding: “Candidates across America are already running as ‘Ron Paul Republicans.’”
Meanwhile, they’ve been causing some ruckus in the GOP. Good for them. But I asked it before, and I’ll ask it again…is the GOP worth “saving?” Wouldn’t they be better served simply forming their own party and pouring their energies into that? It’s not like the GOP base is going to wake up one day and embrace Paul’s free-wheeling philosophies.
Answer: if Ron Paul quits the GOP, he wouldn’t win his congressional seat and he’d be out of a job.
One last note from Robert D. Steele’s review at Amazon…
John McCain is walking a tightrope. In my view, if McCain can form a Transpartisan Cabinet now–even if only a transitional one–and get David Walker and Ron Paul to lead the group in creating a balanced budget that wipes out the national debt and begins pulling back from all our overseas bases, especially the secret ones that are not worth the outrageous $60 billion a year we pay for the 4% we can steal and not process), then I think it is possible some good may come from this election. Otherwise, it is just four more years, and we MUST create a new political party.
Then you MUST create a new political party, because McCain isn’t going to do ANY of those things.
This entry was posted on Wednesday, April 30th, 2008 and is filed under Books, Libertarian, McCain, Michigan, Money, Republicans, Ron Paul, The War On Terrorism. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.