I don’t expect Paul to respond but I want to continue to press the point because it seems so obvious to me but is so utterly absent from the conversation.
I view the primary race through the lens of the FOF theory — that’s for “fools and frauds”. It goes as follows: to be a good Republican right now, you have to affirm your belief in things that any halfway intelligent politician can see are plainly false. This leaves room for only two kinds of candidates: those who just aren’t smart and/or rational enough to understand the problem, and those who are completely cynical, willing to say anything to get ahead.
Why is this cynical rather than selfless?
Something will come to pass. Someone will be elected President of the United States.
If you had the choice to make sure that person was not a “fool” should you not Say Anything to make it happen. Is the personal integrity of one individual worth risking the most powerful executive position in the world?
When the primary season started there was strong reason to believe that in 2013 the world would face a slew of challenges not least of which was continued stagnation in the US, Europe and Japan.
Stagnation exacerbated by foolish not fraudulent policy.
If that matters should one not do whatever he or she can to stop it?