A Texan with the initials “RP” is running for president. There is a Bush in the White House, the economy is in recession, American soldiers are dying in Iraq and many Dems think their best chances of recapturing the presidency is a candidate named Clinton.
On Saturday, Fox News “Weekend Live” anchor Brian Wilson interviewed (video link) Jim McTague, Washington Bureau Chief for Barrons, who postulated that making the wavering economy the Number One issue in the campaign will benefit Paul more than any other GOP candidate: “Ross Perot’s message [was] Get out of Iraq, he was anti-free trade … he was for raising taxes on the rich, and that message resonated with the middle class. Ron Paul has nearly the identical message so if the economy gets worse and he stays on message, he’ll attract a lot of votes,” especially in states with open primaries.
The moral of the story: Don’t vote for anyone with the initials “RP” when there is a Clinton running for the White House.