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I am proud of my fellow Americans that overwhelmingly have the intelligence to reject Ron Paul's neo-insane ideas.


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Though I am deeply cynical about much of American society and culture, in this presidential campaign season Americans have made me proud. Ron Paul received a well deserved 3 percent from Republicans in Florida. I never thought that Paul was a serious candidate or that he had any leadership skills whatsoever. But worst of all, the vast majority of Paul's vocal supporters have shamed his candidacy and his beliefs. In my 50 years of political engagement I have never seen such a nasty, insulting, bellicose, and obnoxious group of supporters for a particular candidate. They will keep finding things to blame for Paul's inability to attract wide support from ordinary Americans, because their own closed-mindedness and obsessive thinking prevents them from understanding that Paul's main ideas are not credible, compelling or useful in addressing our many major problems. When serious researchers examine Paul's effort they should conclude that his infantile and in-your-face supporters did more harm than good for his campaign and that some $20 million was wasted.
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Joel S. Hirschhorn is the author of Delusional Democracy - Fixing the Republic Without Overthrowing the Government. His current political writings have been greatly influenced by working as a senior staffer for the U.S. Congress and for the (more...)
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Neo-insane ideas?cut taxes, eliminate taxes on tip... by Jacob Koller on Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 11:36:10 AM
I was a registered democrat from milwaukee who fir... by Jeremy Frombach on Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 12:01:38 PM
or in SC for that matter, as he didn't campaig... by George Dance on Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 12:30:39 PM
I have heard this attack leveled against Ron Paul ... by Alfred Jones on Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 12:33:49 PM
You're right on the money here, especially the... by Frog on Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 1:03:44 PM
Mr. Hirschorn, You are obviously an intellige... by Bob Tracey on Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 12:48:34 PM
Its funny, the same rights you use to make th... by Bruce Deloney on Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 12:53:16 PM
Please be the first in line for the real ID and in... by Guesswhotoo6 on Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 1:06:11 PM
This article is almost the definition of a nasty a... by Dan Hansen on Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 7:23:36 PM
I am so glad we have more hysterical idealogues to... by Greg Albert on Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 11:45:29 AM
But all the candidates from both parties seem to t... by John Stanton on Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 6:49:57 PM