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ISN’T IT GREAT! RP is doing WELL! BUT, time to redouble our efforts to CONVINCE people that PAUL can WIN!

The news is certainly better than it has ever been about Ron Paul.  But our answer has to be to keep working to convince the doubters and skeptics.

I am concerned that there is a definite smear campaign against RP.  This article with high billing on RedState (which once banned any comment favoring RP in the last election) calls Paul a 9/11 Truther:

Back in 2009, the Examiner likewise chronicled some of the many, many truther statements by Ron Paul, including repeated statements that the official government story concerning 9/11 was a “cover-up” and that there needs to be an investigation.

But yet the VERY LINK he uses has not one but TWO denials of any 9/11 trutherism:

May 22, 2007:  Reason Magazine questions Ron Paul on his previous comments:

  • Reason: The position of the Student Scholars is that 9/11 was executed by the U.S. government. Do you agree or disagree with that?
  • Paul: I’d say there’s no evidence of that.

AND:

Oct 7, 2007:
Ron Paul says 9/11 was ineptness and NOT “an Inside Job”
Steve Gill: “….Do you think the American government, the U.S. government, had anything to do with bringing those towers down either directly or allowing it to happen?

Ron Paul: “I think indirectly out of ineptness rather than participating in it, planning it or allowing it to happen. I see it’s ineptness – that’s why I think the investigations are always coverup of the inefficiency of government…..”
“….that’s why I don’t trust the investigations. But you know, the neocons were very explicit even before 9/11 that it would be an advantage if they had a Pearl Harbor type of an event where they could move their foreign policy along and use that as an excuse. That doesn’t mean there’s evidence that they planned it. You know, I don’t think you can go from one step to the other. But if certain events occur, they can make good use of it.”

Certainly 9/11 revealed “imeptness” in security for sure.  It is also true that the 9/11 fear was used to pass the USA Patriot Act as well as a precursor to was with Iraq.  BUT that is not 9/11 Trutherism and Leon H. Wolf and Red State owe Ron Paul an apology.
There’s more:  Here is the article from the Christian Science Monitor that shows how RedState and others are smearing RP.  Paul hates Republicans?  Even the Christian Science Monitor article cites Rich Lowry at National Review that the views of Paul are much closer to the GOP mainstream in 2011 than 2007.
In one post National Review editor Rich Lowry describes Paul as much closer to the ideological center of the GOP in 2011 than he was in 2008. But he adds that Paul “has never been able to distinguish between fringy cranks and above-board purists” and thus has at times associated himself with “loons and bigots.”
That is still a smear.  No one is responsible for their supporters.
Ron Paul is the only candidate who is not arguing over the sweet tea tab on the Titanic.  Let’s pray for and support him any way we can.

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood “Sandy” Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia’s first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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