Establishment Republicans and the main stream media are having a difficult time understanding why Ron Paul supporters aren’t just falling into line behind Mitt Romney. Don’t we want the GOP to win? And don’t we want our own candidate to win the nomination someday? And if so, don’t we realize that we have to be loyal to the nominee this time?
Of course, these are the same establishment Republicans who are hiring off duty policemen to arrest and detain our duly elected county chairmen, or locking the registered rolls of delegates in the trunks of their cars so that the convention cannot have a roll call vote and they can claim “Ayes have it,” when the “Ayes” don’t have anything.
And this is the mainstream media that gave Ron Paul 89 seconds of an hour long televised debate. And who in another debate, gave their anchor almost as much time as Dr. Paul, the presidential candidate. And who ignore videotaped state conventions where delegates have their bones broken for more compelling news stories elsewhere.
We see the train headed toward a canyon and the bridge is out. There is going to be a great crash. And meanwhile, we are being urged to change the engineer. “Obama is driving this train 100 mph!” we are told by hand wringing, hysterical, establishment Republicans. “We need to get Romney in there. He will slow it down to 95.”
Some are quite energized by this contest. They think that the future of the Republic is at stake. “Can’t you see that?” They ask imploringly. “Don’t you care?”
But we only laugh. Yes, Romney will spend less than Obama but he will not reduce spending by a single cent. The circulation of money will be increased to pay the deficit and the poor and middle class will suffer from devalued money.
Obama? Romney? So what? This train is still headed toward the canyon and the bridge is out. This train needs to be stopped, not slowed. And the bridge needs to be repaired.