Saturday, December 22, 2007

Paul vs. Romney

This is amazing. Charlie Savage of the Boston Globe asked all presidential candidates a series of crucial questions about the powers of the president, the Constitution, surveillance and unlawful combatants. Here's where Ron Paul stands. Now here's where Mitt Romney stands.

All of which raises two questions of my own:

1. Any doubt why Ron Paul arouses more public interest than the rest of the candidates put together?

2. Did Mitt Romney give a real answer to even one of those questions?

Additional note: Rudy Giuliani, Fred Thompson and Mike Huckabee refused to respond at all.

2 comments:

Mark T said...

Just an indication of how far to the right we have drifted. Check this out for a taste of politics in the 1940's. Basically, since 9/11, we've moved back to the 1950's intellectually, and the righties have been trying to take us back even further, to the gilded age.

Yeah - that Ron Paul - he's really out there, isn't he.

Eric said...

I haven't figured out Ron Paul yet.

I can't even call him a long-shot right now for the nomination.