Tuesday, 23 February 2010
The Ron Paul Revolution?
Ron Paul's victory in the CPAC straw poll should be seen alongside the decline in attendees' identification of pro-life and pro-family issues as priorities. Paul himself understands that big war is big government, so that you cannot define yourself against the latter unless you have the wit to oppose the former. He is pro-life, but, as explicitly with the traditional definition of marriage, he seems to see abortion as a matter purely for the states. He is, frankly, soft on drugs. The split between conservatives and libertarians has been a long time coming. A serious bid by Paul in 2012 may very well bring it about.