Monday, December 17, 2007

That's A Lot of Crumpets

The Tea Party results were impressive:

Paul Raises $6 Million in 24-Hour Effort

I know those 10 mystery Paulite spammers are good, but where did they come up with 6 extra-large?

Not bad for an "unelectable", "fringe", "of no consequence", "lower tier", etc. type, eh?

And then eclectic libertarian/conservative Andrew Sullivan has an interesting article today.
An excerpt, with which I wholeheartedly agree
(it would be well worth your wile to go read the whole thing - Ron Paul For The Republican Nomination):

But the deeper reason to support Ron Paul is a simple one. The great forgotten principles of the current Republican party are freedom and toleration. Paul's federalism, his deep suspicion of Washington power, his resistance to government spending, debt and inflation, his ability to grasp that not all human problems are soluble, least of all by government: these are principles that made me a conservative in the first place. No one in the current field articulates them as clearly and understands them as deeply as Paul. He is a man of faith who nonetheless sees a clear line between religion and politics. More than all this, he has somehow ignited a new movement of those who love freedom and want to rescue it from the do-gooding bromides of the left and the Christianist meddling of the right. The Paulites' enthusiasm for liberty, their unapologetic defense of core conservative principles, their awareness that in the new millennium, these principles of small government, self-reliance, cultural pluralism, and a humble foreign policy are more necessary than ever - no lover of liberty can stand by and not join them.

He's the real thing in a world of fakes and frauds. And in a primary campaign where the very future of conservatism is at stake, that cannot be ignored. In fact, it demands support.

Dive on in, the water in the harbor is refreshing!
Send the good doctor some cash, and vote for him in you state's Republican primary!!

Ron Paul 2008