Iowa could be Ron Paul's finest hour

  • Article by: JILL BURCUM and D.J. TICE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 21, 2011 - 1:43 PM

Polls in a caucus state should always be taken with not just one, but several proverbial grains of salt.

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gangelone999Dec. 21, 11 2:14 PM

when are they gonna get it right? RP is not an isolationist, he is a non-interventionist! please get the fact straight before "reporting" them! RON PAUL 2012!!!

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Mister_EDec. 21, 11 2:16 PM

Finest hour? While Iowa could be a "moment", if you've recently seen Paul tried to keep his arguments coherent, his finest "hour" is somewhere in his past. He may not be senile, but it waould not be inaccurate to call him a doddering eccentric.

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reason2012Dec. 21, 11 2:20 PM

"Paul’s far-out stances on the gold standard and the Federal Reserve, plus his isolationist foreign policy, will scare off big money donors and mainstream Republicans." He predicted the housing bubble and the financial crisis. He achieved a partial audit of the Federal reserved which revealed 14 TRILLION dollars in secret payouts and bailouts to corporations and FOREIGN BANKS! That's our money folks. His explanation of "blowback" is supported by Paul Wolfowitz and Michael Schaeur (head of CIA's Bin Laden unit) Anyone scared off by Ron Paul will be people who pay more attention to propaganda pieces such as this article, than facts, history, and Paul's perfect voting record. Please let freedom ring! Ron Paul 2012!

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danblonigenDec. 21, 11 2:33 PM

We're coming!!! Join the Revolution - Ron Paul 2012

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startribuneVDec. 21, 11 2:38 PM

Ron Paul 2012!

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steinkegDec. 21, 11 2:50 PM

The carnival continues. Not one of the GOP's candidates has what it takes to make a serious run for the presidency. There has got to be someone out there that is going to step forward and give the pubbies a fighting chance.

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gaboonviperDec. 21, 11 2:57 PM

Iowa will be Ron Paul's only hour.

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jgmanciniDec. 21, 11 3:15 PM

1. I can't remember the last time I voted for a Republican, or really, ever voting for a Republican. 2. I don't agree with a lot of what Paul says. But I can't fault the guy for being consistent, honest, and not giving a rip about his image. I do hope he wins the nomination, because that will at least restore some dignity to this trainwreck. And I may start believing that Republicans actually have some reasoning skills and little bit of morality.

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ron2012Dec. 21, 11 3:31 PM

Ron Paul is not a Isolationist! Isolationist - is the policy or doctrine of isolating one's country from the affairs of other nations by declining to enter into alliances, foreign economic commitments, international agreements, etc., seeking to devote the entire efforts of one's country to its own advancement and remain at peace by avoiding foreign entanglements and responsibilities. Putting sanctions on foreign countries. (All the other corporate bought canidates like Mitt & Gingrich would be Isolationist.) Non-intervention - is a foreign policy which holds that political rulers should avoid alliances with other nations, but still retain diplomacy, and avoid all wars not related to direct self-defense. "peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations, entangling alliances with none." Jefferson

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effinheimerDec. 21, 11 3:32 PM

Sounds like a whole new bag of monkeys.

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