The Ron Paul Tea Parties

looking closely4/15/2009 11:37:50 am PDT

re: #101 Charles

Maybe it’s just me, but I think it’s incredibly weird, after what we learned about Ron Paul and his followers in the last election, to argue that it doesn’t matter whether Paulians are in charge of the majority of the tea parties.

Not just weird, disturbing.

It remains to be seen how much it “matters” since it remains to be seen what, if any, impact these “tea party” rallies actually have.

What I would say is that Ron Paul really didn’t get much political traction this last election cycle, and trying to cynically exploit people’s anger against excessive gov’t spending and taxation probably isn’t going to buy him that much more next election cycle either.