Via Dan, check out Glassbooth, it’s a decent political survey tool. I scored
Ron Paul – 81% – Huckabee – 68% – McCain 62%
Medical Marijuana and Drug Policy very similar
Trade and Economics very similar
Taxes and Budget very similar
Gun Control very similar
Civil Liberties and Domestic Security similar
Iraq and Foreign Policy very different
How about y’all?
I got my first door to door Ron Paul campaigner today. He was a nice guy, he said I was the first guy he’d met in our neighborhood who intended to vote for Ron Paul on Tuesday.
So, my week continues to suffer, as I’ve been going on less than two hours a day of sleep for since Sunday. Work however goes very well. On the political front, both Guiliani and Edwards have dropped out of the race, and I got my first robocall from the Ron Paul campaign.
That’s it for now. Work has still been crazy…
By Tucker Carlson of all people. He’s periodically interesting, and I like him for no other reason than for saying to Paul Krugman (after he predicted yet another recession due to some conspiracy theory) “You see, that’s why it’s so hard to take you seriously”. He also broke the Bush 43 -Karla Fay Tucker execution story.
Anyway, here is the article. Some choice quotes
The crowds at Ron Paul rallies aren’t coming to be entertained. Stylistically, a Paul speech is about as colorful as a tax return. He is the only politician I’ve ever seen who doesn’t draw energy from the audience; his tone is as flat at the conclusion as it was at the beginning. There are no jokes. There’s no warm-up, no shout-out to local luminaries in the room, no inspiring vignettes about ordinary Americans doing their best in the face of this or that bad thing. In fact, there are virtually none of the usual political clichés in a Paul speech. Children may be our future, but Ron Paul isn’t admitting it in public.
For some people, libertarianism is the philosophical justification for a zany personal life. Paul, by contrast, describes his hobbies as gardening (roses and organic tomatoes) and “riding my bicycle.” He has never had a cigarette. He doesn’t swear. He limits his drinking to an occasional glass of wine and goes to church regularly. He has been married to the same woman for 50 years. Three of their five children are physicians.
Ron Paul is deeply square, and every bit as deeply committed to your right not to be.
I was going to write a post about the evolution vs creationism debate, specifically about this post, but why? Granted, a lot of people really do care about their side of the debate, but what they really like doing is nagging other people about a matter with no consequences at all. What makes it more interesting is that no one denies the basic theory (adaptation, survival of the fittest, etc) but the origins of life are in question.
The religious impulse is strong in a high percentage of people, whether they believe in a higher power or not.
Sorority hearththrob John Mayer seems to be a Ron Paul supporter. I suppose he’ll make inroads in new arenas now Some friends of mine used to play with him many years ago at open mics here in Atlanta.
If only he could get Merle Haggard, he’d be set.
Ron does well in extended interviews. Here is one with Glenn Beck (who doesn’t know the difference between a debt and a deficit, fyi).
Incidentally, Andrew Sullivan has endorsed Ron Paul also.