Michael Hogan Okay, we aren't understanding each other very well. I thought your original point was that this country has continued on a liberal trend since WW2. Is that not what you're saying? Because, from what I see, we have become less of a liberal state since WW2, especially when it comes to labor/econ.
Michael Hogan I'd guess that in terms of his real chances, he can not compete with Obama in a fundraising competition. And, as most political scientists will tell you, campaign contributions in American elections are positively correlated with electoral success.
Michael Hogan I completely agree. I'm really dumbfounded when those on the right complain of the "liberal" trend this country has taken. I suppose that in some social issues that's the case, but in terms of economic policy? It could not be further from the truth.
Michael Hogan I'm sorry, but I stopped reading your article when you said that the IAEA had "damning evidence" that Iran has a "nuclear weapons program." "[Panetta] says Iran is laying the groundwork for making nuclear weapons someday, but is not yet building a bomb..." Please check your facts.
Michael Hogan Paul's idea would be radical in the 80's or 60's. It has nothing to do with how "liberal" our country has become. His positions are considered radical because he embraces Austrian economics and market fundamentalism--an idea that would seem radical even in Austria.
Michael Hogan His "quirkiness" is not his only draw for voters, young and old. Paul is the only anti-war, anti-drug war, civil libertarian in either of the two parties. He's the only candidate who is not flush with Wall Street cash and he's one of the few candidates who, as your quote said, speaks with honesty.