Who Gets Paul’s Vote?
Posted on January 11, 2012 by Lou
Will they stay with the party of “free enterprise” and low taxes, despite its adherence to christian values and aggressive foreign policy?
Or will they shift their allegiance to candidate Obama and his corrupt “welfare-state” policies?
For now, democrats enjoy Paul’s role in helping prevent an early Romney wrap-up. And there are some progressives who respect the Texas congressmember’s principled positions against foreign intervention and the patriot act.
But Paul is mentoring a significant slice of young Americans to hate government and to disparage any notion of a common purpose.
While he appeals to a healthy youthful impulse for individual freedom, he blurs that with a rigid defense of property rights and unrestrained corporate practices.
Once the republican nomination is settled, both camps will begin to court the Paul voters. That is unless – to the delight of the white house – the 76-year-old decides to go third party.