Ron Paul Is Winning
At least, in the way that matters to him
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Sep 22, 2011 11:43 AM CDT
Updated Sep 22, 2011 1:48 PM CDT
Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, gestures during a Republican presidential debate Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, in Tampa, Fla.   (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

(Newser) – Ron Paul isn’t going to be the next president, or even the GOP nominee. “And yet, in a sense, Ron Paul is winning the 2012 Republican presidential primary,” writes Dana Milbank in the Washington Post. Because Paul’s real goal is to push his Austrian economic theories into the mainstream, and he’s succeeding wildly. “The issues have come our way,” Paul tells Milbank. “The attitude of the whole country is shifting in our direction."

Some have asked why Paul’s not getting more press. The answer? “Last time, in 2008, Paul was ignored because his ideas sounded crazy,” Milbank writes, “This time, he’s being ignored because his ideas have become commonplace." The Tea Party is more or less founded on them, and now mainstream Republicans are even attacking the Federal Reserve, a major Paul bogeyman. “Who would’ve ever dreamed that, after 100 years, we’d be talking about the Federal Reserve at debates?” Paul marvels. “I mean, this is fantastic."

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sonaxj
Sep 23, 2011 11:33 AM CDT
Ron Paul speaks for me.
PrincessLiberty4all
Sep 23, 2011 8:44 AM CDT
Yes I know how I started and ended my post. I was merely stating that the MSM and many news articles and reporters use propaganda to subconsciously try and convince the American public that RP can not and will not win. Most pretend he's not even in the running. It's obvious and it's not right. Also, I am an average person stating my OPINION. I do not sit on a panel of "experts" at night and flat-out lie to the public. I'm pretty sure as journalists and media correspondents you probably have a moral obligation to report with honesty and integrity. I'm just saying none of the MSM does and it's unfortunate.
Matt2h
Sep 22, 2011 8:43 PM CDT
The election of Ron Paul would be the worst thing that has ever happened to this country. I'm sorry. He is refreshing when he talks about foreign policy, but his economic views are certifiably insane. This Anti-Fed Austrian School hard money business is a bizarre cult and it would destroy much of the global economy if a person with such views ever came to power. This is not business as usual. This is not reasonable minds can differ. Ron Paul's economic views are CRAZY and they are not taken seriously by anyone who has a clue about economics. Ask an economics professor. Email them. Go to a college's website and email an econ professor.