Huckabee vs. Paul analysis (video) + Don’t Be Scared by Jonah Goldberg

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from Washington Journal, CSPAN on Nov. 23, 2007

Added: November 24, 2007


Don’t Be Scared

Ron Paul and Mike Huckabee

By Jonah Goldberg
National Review Online (NRO)

As the hopeless but energetic presidential campaign of Rep. Ron Paul (R., Tex.) builds momentum in name recognition, fundraising and cross-ideology appeal, some conservatives are beginning to attack him in earnest. A GOP consultant condemns Paul’s “increasingly leftish” positions. Syndicated columnist Mona Charen calls Paul “too cozy with kooks and conspiracy theorists.” Film critic and talk-radio host Michael Medved looks over Paul’s supporters and finds “an imposing collection of neo-Nazis, white supremacists, Holocaust deniers, 9/11 ‘truthers’ and other paranoid and discredited conspiracists.”

For the most part, these allegations strike me as overblown and unfair. But, for argument’s sake, let’s say they’re not. Let’s even say that Paul has the passionate support of the Legion of Doom, that his campaign lunchroom looks like the Star Wars cantina, and that his top advisers have hooves instead of feet.

Well, I would still find him less scary than Mike Huckabee.


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2 thoughts on “Huckabee vs. Paul analysis (video) + Don’t Be Scared by Jonah Goldberg

  1. a right-wing progressive? scary thought.

    thanks for that. an important distinction between paul and huckabee, who are often unfairly lumped together.

    this is the chief reason why people on the left need not fear a paul administration. in fact, they would have a better chance at passing their reforms in their home state once more money and power is returned to the local level.


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