A Washington Post piece on Ron Paul’s rise in the polls comes with the usual “but he can’t win” caveat, and there’s also this nugget:
“Yet, while the libertarian-leaning Texas congressman is earning support for his tight-fisted fiscal positions, he’s so out of step with the GOP mainstream on foreign policy and some domestic issues that even his most loyal aides doubt he can use his momentum to win the Republican nomination.”
Just how “loyal” is an aide who snipes at Ron behind his back? It’s disturbing there appears to be a fifth column in the Paul campaign. Earth to Ron: get rid of them before they drive the knife deeper.
The reality of Paul’s poll numbers refutes these disloyalists: in fact, Paul’s opposition to perpetual war is a major plus in the demographics he is outpolling his opponents in: young people and independents.
These “loyal aides” — hopefully soon to be ex-aides — are playing footsie with the mainstream media which is out to get Paul and destroy his campaign: in effect, they are actively sabotaging the Paul campaign. While this won’t be the first case of alleged “libertarians” turning on the man who made libertarianism into a household word, Ron can — and should — make damn sure it is the last as far as his campaign is concerned.