If you had a Ron Paul sans the virulent isolationist rhetoric, they’d do decisively well with conservatives IMO. You don’t see a lot of argument here from FReepers against Ron Paul’s domestic policies.
Oh, and also sans the disingenuous, nasty campaigning Paul does.
If you had a Ron Paul sans the virulent isolationist rhetoric, theyd do decisively well with conservatives IMO. You dont see a lot of argument here from FReepers against Ron Pauls domestic policies.
Are you out of your mind? Abortion okay in states? Fags in the military? Fag marriage? All drugs legalized?
I think he’s got a lot more problems than just the isolationist rhetoric. There are the conspiracy theories, OWS-style paranoia about banks, coded racist language, drug legalization, pro-secession of states, etc. However I do agree that he is getting Tea Party voters based on his willingness to drastically cut spending. He went up 10-15 points from 2008 in IA and NH. That is significant and makes him more than an easily dismissable fringe candidate.
Please get it straight!
"Isolationism is the policy or doctrine of isolating one's country from the affairs of other nations by declining to enter into alliances, foreign economic commitments, foreign trade, international agreements, etc., seeking to devote the entire efforts of one's country to its own advancement and remain at peace by avoiding foreign entanglements and responsibilities."
"Nonintervention or non-interventionism is a foreign policy which holds that political rulers should avoid alliances with other nations, but still retain diplomacy, and avoid all wars not related to direct self-defense. This is based on the grounds that a state should not interfere in the internal politics of another state, based upon the principles of state sovereignty and self-determination. A similar phrase is "strategic independence". Historical examples of supporters of non-interventionism are US Presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, who both favored nonintervention in European Wars while maintaining free trade. Other proponents include United States Senator Robert Taft and United States Congressman Ron Paul."