To Ron Paul.
Because he will suck you in. If you made the mistake of actually looking at his proposals or listening to his goals and plans, you will be lost, like Odysseus’s Isle of the Sirens. The enchanted song will captivate you and make you forget the logic of the Mainstream Media’s pronouncements of him being “unelectable”. He will draw in your ship to crash on the rocks of realism.
Thus far, in the heirarchy that Gandhi detailed, about how the majority deals with interlopers, they are first ignored, then ridiculed, then attacked, before the virtuous ultimately survive and win. The longer this process takes the better chance that the interest and momentum will die down between elections. The media had done a fine job thus far of managing to ignore or marginalize Ron Paul. Only a question or two for lip service in the debates. Virtually ZERO coverage of his recently released political plan if elected president to cut the federal budget spending and to bring the leviathan to balance in 3 years and actually then to begin paying down the debt. A plan that would not even depend on Congress to execute, since much of what has been done by DC that is unconstitutional has been done by ignoring Congress anyway.
Now Herman Cain has come out in an interview this week where he says that Congressman Paul is the fellow condidate that he has the least respect for, and then he denigrated Paul’s plan to cut the federal spending as being an unwise alternative to actually fixing the government to make it more effective. He catagorized it as “throwing the baby out with the bathwater.”
What happened to ignoring? And why did he jump suddenly past ignoring and even ridiculing to go directly to the attack? Lending unnecessary creadance and momentum to Congressman Paul and immediatley validating him and his ideas as a threat to the both Mr. Cain and the other candidtates and also to the staus quo. The last thing that ANY of the current Republican candidates need is to have folks like the Tea Party, that groundswell of folks that already think that government is too big and encroaching on freedom and liberty, to have them listen to Paul and realize that he had been saying what they are saying for the past 20+ years. If they actually listened to him as advocate for a limited, constitutional government, low taxes, free markets, honest money, and a pro-America foreign policy, they would be sucked right in and the status quo big “R” Republicans and all of their lobbyists wouldn’t have any more of a chance than the lib/progs and THEIR lobbyists.
Best do as Circe advised Odysseus, “You must drive straight on past, but melt down sweet wax of honey and with it stop your companions’ ears, so none can listen;
the rest, that is, but if you yourself are wanting to hear them,
then have them tie you hand and foot on the fast ship, standing
upright against the mast with the ropes’ ends lashed around it,
so that you can have joy in hearing the song of the Sirens;
but if you supplicate your men and implore them to set you
free, then they must tie you fast with even more lashings.”