Monday, February 22, 2010

A Libertarian Revolution?

Ron Paul Wins CPAC Straw Poll

And the winner is … Ron Paul.

Mr. Paul, a Republican Congressman from Texas who inspired an intense following for president in 2008, swept the 2012 presidential straw poll Saturday at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

The backlash against Obama's statism has reached its apogee. I'd like this to be a libertarian revolution but I seriously doubt that. 


James said...

Ron Paul might be as close as we can get.

I don't know whether I could break down and vote for Paul. I'm much more warmed up to that idea than I was to voting for McCain/Palin (which I didn't do.)

The whole "tea party" movement will probably disband with any sort of leadership arises, thanks to the obvious issues with authority.

I think eight people in my county voted Libertarian in the last election and I know half of them...

James said...

And just to elaborate, my primary concerns with Paul are that he's a pro-lifer and that I don't know whether he's sincere about everything else.

I do like him more than any other well-known Republican that's out there right now.