Friday, February 24, 2012

Glenn Beck and Rick Santorum discuss libertarians and Ron Paul


Glenn Beck is trying to help Rick Santorum here...
I am not a fan of Ron Paul's foreign policy either.  I also lean more George Washington than Thomas Paine.  This is an interesting exchange.  Rick is much better in this setting than in debates


But it goes back to the advice of Jim DeMint and Sarah Palin.  We want to keep Ron Paul from running third party.  We want his supporters to support the GOP nominee.  There are also Ron Paul positions on fiscal matters that the GOP absolutely should adopt.  And while Ron Paul is a libertarian, not all libertarians are Ron Paul supporters.  So when Rick Santorum criticizes Ron Paul by using the term libertarian, he is alienating himself from those other libertarians.
I am not the only one who has noticed this.  


Meanwhile are Ron Paul and Mitt Romney working some sort of deal out?  Or is this the explanation for Ron Paul's assistance to Mitt Romney in the debate the other day?  Hint:  If you are trying to debunk a conspiracy theory involving Mitt Romney, it might be a good idea not to have Hugh Hewitt or Jennifer Rubin make the pitch.


Update:  Mark Levin has a "no gotcha" interview with Rick Santorum.  

2 comments:

  1. The prophet of the modern conservative movement, the "voice-crying-in-the-wilderness", was Barry Goldwater. By today's standards, Sen. Goldwater was stauchly libertarian (yet pro-national defense). Like Jefferson, he believed that "the government that governs best governs least." Government over-regulating businesses or bedrooms was anathema to him.

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    1. I liked Barry Goldwater a lot. He was vilified by the Democrats. It was deeply unfair, but it worked.

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