I was and I am still not a supporter of Ron Paul. Personally he has said some wonderful things, but I am a little too moderate for his liking. I am not going to take my time here to bash Ron Paul, but what I am going to do is put forth some correlations between him and Mr. Barry Goldwater.
Some time ago, I read that Ron Paul is now the 21st Century’s Barry Goldwater. This may in fact be true. Both guys at the time of their attempt for the presidency were very radical in their thinking. Both very conservative on many issues and stirred up plenty of attention. I should probable stop talking about Ron Paul in the past tense since most Ron Paul supporters are believing he can still win the nomination. Ron Paul continues to say that he is the conservative faction that can turn this country back to where the Founding Fathers formed it. Mr. Goldwater said something of the same nature during his time. Both guys now and in the past were able to attract vast amounts of people to support their candidacy primarily, because their independence struck a cord with many people. Both guys radicals in their own liking.
This now then makes me draw a conclusion. If you have ever seen the documentary Mr. Conservative it discusses that Mr. Goldwater did not loose in becoming president in 1964, but that it took 16 years to win it. Much of course, contributing to the conservative movement that Mr. Goldwater started in the early 1960’s that took almost 16-20 years to put a conservative into the White House; his name being Mr. Reagan. Is then Ron Paul, Mr. Goldwater of the 2008? In 2024 will we have a person from the conservative wing of the political spectrum contribute much of the campaigns success to Mr. Ron Paul? I really do not know.
Much of the Republican Party is made up of new conservatives that came after Mr. Reagan or during Mr. Reagan’s presidency to the Republican Party. It may be easy to assume that a new conservative party could rise in 16 years to give Ron Paul a victory in the While House. It is still entirely possible that it could be the other way around. The Republicans could put forth and rejuvenate the conservative movement.
Although there is now cool chemistry acronym to write out Ron Paul’s name like Goldwaters, AuH2O, I think Ron Paul’s movement could do some good for America. I think Ron Paul is wrong on a number of things, but also RIGHT on a number of things. (Do not forget the pun.)