Monday, August 6, 2007

Ron Paul Sets The Republicans Straight

TPM has posted the best comment from Sunday's Republican Debate. Notice two things. First, notice Mitt Romney in the background meekly repeating "have you forgotten 9/11." Second, listen to the applause from the crowd. The first should disqualify Romney from any elected position. Any candidate still willing to connect 9/11 and the War in Iraq is either too dishonest or too stupid to even be a presidential candidate. That is a very low bar. The second indicates why "None of the Above" is the Republican front runner. Except for Paul all the Republican candidates support the President's optional war.

I am surprised ABC didn't cut Paul off and jump to Mitt Romney. An anti-Iraq war candidate without Paul's Libertarian baggage could probably win the nomination.