Fox heeft steeds geprobeerd Paul uit te sluiten voor bekende televisie debatten, maar kan er nu kennelijk niet meer onder uit. Als extra, of vervanging, is er ook een zeer goed interview met Ron Paul beschikbaar. Zie hieronder.
January 09, 2008
Ron Paul Confirmed for Thursday’s Fox News Debate
Posted by Eric A. Garris at January 9, 2008 11:22 PM
South Carolina Republican Party officials confirmed today that Ron Paul will participate in the next debate to be broadcast by Fox News this Thursday.
The rules for this debate were that candidates had to poll 5% in New Hampshire or be polling 5% nationally. Paul, Giuliani, Huckabee, McCain, and Romney were the top 5 in New Hampshire. Fred Thompson qualifies because he is still polling over 5% nationally.
Ron Paul was excluded from last Sunday’s GOP debate, resulting in massive protests and the eventual withdrawal of the New Hampshire GOP as co-sponsor.
January 09, 2008
A Great Interview: Ron Paul Talks to Bill Steigerwald
Posted by Daniel McCarthy at January 9, 2008 12:05 PM
The Pittsburgh Herald-Tribune’s Bill Steigerwald is one of the most dedicated constitutionalist conservative/libertarian writers around, and his new interview with Ron Paul is a terrific, succinct presentation of Paul’s philosophy and platform.
Q: Do Republican voters really want someone like you – someone who really wants to cut the size and power of government and maximize individual freedoms?
A: I don’t think all Republicans do, because they keep electing the wrong kind. But I think the grassroots – those who go to conventions and those who write the platforms – do. I was just studying the Iowa state Republican platform, and, boy, it’s hardcore. And Texas has a platform that’s really hardcore. But they are not the money people. The money people in the Republican Party come from the drug industry and the military industrial complex.
So yes, that’s our competition and they have a lot of money and a lot of clout and frequently they own media outlets, too. It’s a struggle, but I am convinced we are on the right side of the issue and we are also in an era where something has to be done, because more and more people every day are starting to realize that we can’t continue to just expand our entitlement system and never draw back from our foreign commitments and think that we can have a viable currency and a viable economy. I think it’s becoming quite clear that our economy is suffering from this