I’ve just spent a rather enthralling 45 minutes watching the video, Ron Paul: A Man For All Seasons. It’s very, very tight in terms of coherence to a simple set of principles; it’s comprehensive in terms of the message it seeks to deliver and the impressive volume of sources it uses; and it’s put together by one David McClain, an apparent "nobody," like you or I.
I like the substantial, all-caps tag line to his blog, Republican Renaissance.
"THIS IS ABOUT CHANGING THE DIRECTION OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.
IT’S A CALL TO TRUE CONSERVATIVES WHO FEEL THEIR PARTY HAS BEEN LED
ASTRAY, STEERED BY AMBITIOUS BIG-GOVERNMENT POLITICIANS FUNDAMENTALLY
INDISTINGUISHABLE FROM THEIR COUNTERPARTS ON THE LEFT. JETTISON THE
PRETENDERS, THE SLOGANEERING MOUNTEBANKS, THE PROFLIGATE
CAESARS-IN-WAITING, AND SHOW THE COUNTRY A DIFFERENT KIND OF
REPUBLICAN. BECAUSE THERE ARE ENOUGH CLINTONS IN POLITICS AS IT IS."
For me, the most interesting aspect of this campaign, thus far, is the
various and impressive videos being put together by Paul’s supporters.
I’m certainly not sure if we have a Black Swan in the making, but this
is exactly where it’s likely to come from if we do end up with one. And now here’s the video.
In case it isn’t obvious by now, I freely admit that I was 100% and in every way dead wrong in supporting this war in Iraq — every little bit of it — and not just the follow-on "nation building" which I initially was less enthusiastic about, but admittedly OK with. It’s an easy thing to do, you know: to admit you were dead, stinking, stupidly wrong, wrong, wrong.
Try it, sometime.