It’s Only Annoying Because Your Answer is Contrary to What the American People Want


It seems that Herman Cain has been dubbed the leader of the Republican pack.  I stumbled across the video of him attempting to school Ron Paul fans on the Federal Reserve.  The problem is, he doesn’t do all that much schooling.

He is accusing the Ron Paul campaign of “sending out” people to rallies and such and asking him repeatedly about the Federal Reserve.  In the first place, I think it’s rather presumptuous to think that just because someone is interested in an audit of the Federal Reserve that they’re rabid Ron Paul fans.  True, Paul fans tend to be sticklers on the subject, but they aren’t the only ones who believe that a full GAO audit might be a good thing.  According to the Huffington Post, a full 75% of Americans support Audit the Fed.  Statistically, that means for every person on the campaign trail who asks Cain a question, three out of four could potentially be interested in that very question.  And if the mainstream media polls are indeed correct, Ron Paul doesn’t have the support of more than 10-15% of the Republican voters, let alone all of America.

Secondly, he never does come clean about whether or not he would or wouldn’t audit the Fed.  You’d think, if the question was bothering the poor guy that much, he might be rather keen to settle the issue once and for all.  I suppose that would be too easy, though.  It would be better to use the opportunity to political advantage: give an artfully dodgy answer while using the balance of your airtime to take cheap, unintelligent shots at the only campaign that actually has a platform.  -Sigh-  I guess it’s business as usual on center stage.

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About The Lady Libertarian
I am American, currently expatriated but hopeful about getting back home one of these days. Besides reading and writing about politics, I enjoy camping, sailing, canoeing, making pie, and traveling. I hope you'll enjoy this blog and find it informative and accessible.

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