Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Ron Paul supposedly has a plan-B
Ron Paul has virtually no chance to win the GOP nomination because many of his views are contrary to mainstream conservatism, particularly on foreign policy. Specifically, the GOP won't rock the Federal Reserve boat with an audit, as Paul demands, because in my view, the GOP is as guilty as the dems when it comes to its incestuous relationship with the men on the reserve board. Neither will beltway neocons limit in any way our military engagements in other countries and they probably pine for a shooting war with Iran.
That said, Paul has a plan to at least exert influence on the eventual nominee if that person becomes President. He will use his stash of delegates, won during the primaries that are not winner-take-all, as leverage to force, say Romney if he's the guy, to promise to audit the FED, eliminate HUD, Commerce, Education, and Energy departments, and limit our overseas military presence. The cost to Romney will be the considerable votes of Paul followers who'd vote Obama or maybe Gary Johnson if Paul's not happy.
The GOP response will likely be that if Paul sabotages this election for the GOP, then his son Sen. Rand Paul will be virtually black-balled from serious GOP participation in the future.