Friday, January 06, 2012
Why Do So Many Conservatives Reject Ron Paul?
Here's just a thought to think on. By most accounts, I think it is safe to say that the biggest by far objection that most Conservatives in the GOP have to Ron Paul is when it comes to foreign policy. Dr. Paul is an avowed non-interventionalist. The Conservatives see it as being isolationist. Ergo, impasse. Paul cannot progress to a nomination.
Well, I got to thinking, if you are a guy, WHY worry about getting a sterile woman preggers? Transferred to our problem at hand, we would only need to worry about a president going rogue against Congress' wishes in the area of foreign policy IF that president was more hawkish and interventionist than Congress.
Well, if Paul were president, he would be the opposite of that. And although he does have the power to send troops on an emergency basis anywhere, the power of declaring war sits firmly with Congress, and in recent years they have demanded that they be able to authorize or reject any action taken solely by the president.
All fine and dandy here, because Paul would not be a worry to Congress on that. In fact, Congress would be more likely to want to declare active force than he would. SO WHAT IS THE FEAR HERE, EXACTLY?
Do you see my point? Do you get it? Do Conservatives? The GOP has a chance to literally STEAL a huge chunk of the youth vote as well as the independent and moderate vote, over an argument that is purely theoretical.
Excuse me while I go bang my head against a wall...