Ron Paul will survive Donald Trump at CPAC
If Ron Paul runs for president I predict there will be three finalists for the Republican
nomination. One will be either Mitt Romney or Jon Huntsman leading the “credible
as president” wing. The second will be someone like Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich
or Michele Bachmann leading the “far right and lose in a landslide wing.” The
third will be Ron Paul, leading the true libertarian “man of ideas and serious
fiscal conservative” wing.
Well before the rooster crows at the beginning of the real 2012 campaign, Donald
Trump, who will not want a media examination of certain parts of his business past,
will be where he belongs: a cable television personality, while doing business deals
with leveraged money.
Paul will survive the brutal blow of
Trump’s scorn at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Paul and Trump stand
at completely opposite ends of politics and media. Dr. Paul is the serious man with
serious ideas, Mr. Trump the frivolous man of superfluous hype, a media sideshow
that tells us more about what is wrong with the media than what is right about our
It is high time the major media give Ron Paul the respect he deserves. Serious people
should not equate Ron Paul with Donald Trump, and mark my words about this:
I cannot predict the exact three finalists for the Republican nomination, but if
he runs, Paul will be one of them, while Trump at best will be hosting a low-rated
show called “Political Apprentice.”
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