Skip to comments.Ron Paul: More Conservative Than Rick Santorum. ZOT
Posted on 01/13/2012 11:03:47 PM PST by Republic_of_Secession.
Ron Paul Is More Conservative Than Rick Santorum.
By Joe Deaux 01/11/12 - 04:02 PM EST
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- During a Republican presidential debate Saturday, Texas Rep. Ron Paul and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum had a spat about who was more conservative as each clawed for blocks of Republican voters needed to topple front-runner Mitt Romney.
According to a study done back in 2004 though, Paul was the more conservative of the two by a fairly healthy margin.
A list put together at voteview.com found that out of the 3,320 individuals (1 being the most liberal and 3,320 being the most conservative) who had served in the House or Senate from 1937 to 2002, Santorum ranked 2,674, while Paul ranked 3,320.
"Four or five times he voted to raise the national debt, so that tells you how conservative he is," Paul said Saturday about Santorum. Based on the survey, Paul could question pretty much any politician's conservative record against his own.
The scores were based on all roll calls cast in the period. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich slotted in at 2,893.
Paul finished second in the New Hampshire primaries Tuesday night partly thanks to independent voters in the state who turned out, while Santorum -- who's social conservative message found traction in Iowa -- slid into a virtual tie with Gingrich behind third-place finisher Jon Huntsman.
"I sorta have to chuckle when they describe you and me as being dangerous," Paul said to supporters in a speech after the primary. "That's one thing they are telling the truth about, because we are dangerous to the status quo."
The GOP field will canvass South Carolina through Jan. 21 as each candidate attempts to pitch a conservative message to Southern voters who are skeptical of Romney's record.
A Rasmussen Reports poll released Jan. 3 found that 26% of likely U.S. voters regarded Romney as a moderate.
Interestingly, Paul also ranked next to Romney as the perceived least conservative option in the GOP presidential field.
-- Written by Joe Deaux in New York.
RuPaul is a nutcase, and advocating for him here will get you the ban hammer. Zot.
Ron Paul—making Ross Perot look sane for nearly 30 years.
Santorum is a Conservative and he IS NOT a Nut Case......
Ron Paul is not a conservative. He is a Libertarian.
Ron Paul, aka Dr nutz, is not a conservative. He is a nut case who has two or three positions that happen to coincide with what are broadly considered conservative principles.
They're both effin crazy.
Did you support her, or have faith in his decision?
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Ron Paul is a fool. He gets his conservative record because he never votes for anything. That’s not conservative. That’s just stubborn. He has no record of legislation, and he’s been in office for more than 30 years. I worked on his first campaign as a “hostess” — a stop for refreshments when he walked my neighborhood with my husband to introduce him to the neighbors.
I think Paul “lost it” when he ran on the Libertarian ticket. I no longer find him amusing.
No. Paul did not “blame America”. All he did was point out what the CIA calls “blowback”. I can not understand why this same slanderous talking point keeps being made against Paul. Do you really want the other progressives ending up with the Republican nomination.
Not according to his voting record.
Now, back to that Cynthia McKinney support. Is she a Constitutionalist too?
Which is MUCH closer to conservatism than the progressive values of the other candidates. Libertarianism is in fact what Conservatism used to be until it was hijacked by pro war Leftists back in the Vietnam era. So let’s try to remember that Ron Paul is an old school conservative who has been fighting for the cause since before most of us were born. Also remember that he will be able to pick up a lot more independent voters than any other candidate in November.
Because it's true.
And Dr. Paul associates with and welcomes the support of truthers.