Copying Ron Paul

People are starting to notice candidates seemingly speaking from Ron Paul’s talking points. I noticed this one during the ABC/Facebook New Hampshire debate:

“GOV. RICHARDSON: Charlie, I want us to just remember history. I want us to remember history. Years ago we backed the Shah of Iran, a dictator. We are paying for that policy today by having backed a tyrant who repressed his people — unintended consequences.”

CBS news noticed this one:

Huckabee Sounding A Little Like Ron Paul

“Speaking to a packed gymnasium Sunday, Mike Huckabee sounded off on how politicians in Washington, D.C. had spent beyond their public mandate. He then threw in a line about money printing that could have come out of Ron Pauls mouth. “

If you’ve noticed any candidate borrowing from Ron Paul, let me know in the comments. Please use quotes and links to articles and/or videos.

Comments 6

  1. Alex Hammer wrote:

    See also:
    Washington Post – The Ron Paul Backlash Hits Fox

    Houston Chronicle – Snubbed by Fox, Paul holds own NH forum

    Obama, McCain Lead In 8 Of 10 NH Polls – U.S. News & World Report
    “while among Republicans, Rudy Giuliani, Rep. Ron Paul, and Mike Huckabee are clustered together at around 10 percent each.”

    Los Angeles Times – Ron Paul launches multi-state ad air assault

    Posted 07 Jan 2008 at 11:24 am
  2. howard wrote:

    I’m not sure Richardson’s statement can be lumped in w/the imitations of Ron Paul.
    Some Democrats have been banging the blowback drum for years now. In fact, the reason some liberals think they like Paul, despite his ultra-conservative stance, is he echoes part of what they’ve been saying all along about Iraq.

    Posted 07 Jan 2008 at 1:07 pm
  3. Funky Dung wrote:

    Welcome back to AR, Howard. Long time, no comment. 🙂

    You may be right about Richardson, but his specific reference to the Shah seems suspiciously similar to repeated references to the same, especially in debates, by Paul.

    Posted 07 Jan 2008 at 1:25 pm
  4. Funky Dung wrote:

    Alex, your links are interesting, but they do not address my request. Future out-of-context link-dumps will be treated as spam.

    Posted 07 Jan 2008 at 1:28 pm
  5. howard wrote:

    I made this pledge to my brother-in-law at the end of an interesting political discussion a couple weeks ago:

    If Ron Paul is an option in this November’s election, I’ll vote for him.

    It’s not because I agree with all, or even most, of his views. It’s because I trust him.

    I’m not naive. I know that the most ideologically consistent candidates in the major party field couldn’t get half of their agendas passed even if elected, but I would at least know where they stood (as opposed to only having a cosmetic set of positions based on polling). I’ll take that any day of the week.

    Posted 11 Jan 2008 at 5:10 pm
  6. Timothy wrote:

    They wait for Ron Paul to speak and then they say what he says.

    Posted 27 Jan 2008 at 2:47 pm

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *