Yes, this is big news. Ron Paul continues to amaze and surprise. Just the fact that he’s made it this far is a certain sign of how deeply people feel that the country is going down the wrong road. This Angus-Reid poll reflects that sentiment:
“More adults in the United States question their governmentâ€™s rationale on foreign affairs, according to a poll by the New York Times and CBS News. 54 per cent of respondents think the U.S. will be safer from terrorism in the long run if it stays out of other countriesâ€™ affairs in the Middle East, up five points since October.”
The article says he didn’t think the recent bill was fairly described as amnesty, and he thought the rhetoric was too harsh. Of course I disagree. But I never heard him say that the opposition was “racist.” If he said that I would be very disappointed.
This race for the GOP Nomination is vastly over. Rudy Giuliani has won. Latest polls have him at 37% way above the pack (next finisher is Fred Thompson with 14%). Very latest polls out of NH and Iowa have Giuliani inching ahead – Giuliani’s supposed weaker states. And he already has NY (obviously), Penn., NJ, Michigan, California and Florida in his back pocket.
Itâ€™s time for all the also-rans to seriously think about dropping out. Thankfully, Jim Gilmore already has. Tancredo has suspended his campaign. Tommy Thompson is on the verge of dropping out.
Ron Paul should be next, along with Huckabee and Brownback. All those hovering around the 1 to 2% mark in national polls, like Paul, ought to give it up.
Here we are in August, 6 months after he announced, and Paul is still at 1 to 2% in all national polls. His support is an inch thick and an inch wide.
This is a race for Giuliani, and to a lesser extent Romney and Fred Thompson. All the others are just wasting our time, and worse weakening us against our real enemy Hillary Clinton for the General Election.
Eric, you are in a dream land. Paul’s support is not yet wide but it is INCREDIBLY deep. The deepest of any other candidate by far. What does his huge crowds, internet polls victories, etc. indicate if not extremely deep support?
Also, Tancredo has not suspended his campaign as far as I know. What is your source for that?
The only thing that makes a GOP nomination of a New York lib like Giuliani possible is the front loaded primary calendar and GOP group think on the War. If he gets the nomination, which I don’t think he will as his liberalism is bound to catch up with him, then he will split the GOP base.
The people who should be happiest if Giuliani gets the nomination is the Constitution Party who will be poised to pick up all the disgruntled conservatives and Christians who will not vote for a pro-abort, pro-gay marriage lib like Giuliani.
Count me as one of those who won’t vote for Giuliani and is looking at the CP. The question is, will the masses of social conservatives really abandon the GOP at the expense of getting Hillary for 8 years?
Today it’s easy to say yes, but what about in November 2008?
Ideologically, he probably reminds me most of Chuck Hagel: a globalist who disagrees with the war in Iraq.
I get the Evans-Novak Report each week, and every week he was criticizing those opposing the amnesty bill, saying they were hurting the GOP because the GOP so badly needs the “Hispanic vote,” the bill is not amnesty, etc.
And on TV he has been very harsh in criticizing opponents of amnesty, going into diatribes against “nativism,” etc.