Most people living on this island with an interest in politics could name three Republican candidates and three Democratic candidates for the American election in 2008. Usual suspects being Giuliani, McCain, Romney and Clinton, Obama, Edwards.
There is a Congressman from Texas in the race too. His name is Ron Paul. He is rarely mentioned by the major networks in the United States and I haven't heard any reference to him by our media. And yet he has won almost every opinion poll after the republican debates, some by a landslide.
Last week Ron Paul had more Google search hits than Paris Hilton or the iPhone!!
Ron Paul is the only candidate on the Republican side to vote against the war in Iraq.
Ron Paul is an unusual politician.
He has NEVER voted to raise taxes.
He has never voted for an UNBALANCED budget.
He wants less government, not bigger government.
He voted against regulating the internet.
He wants America to STOP policing the world.
He is for peace and trade.
He is attracting a huge internet following, particularly popular with young people. I find his views appealing. It is refreshing to come across a politician who will vote according to his belief in the constitution no matter what the party line may be. Irish politicians for the most part change with the wind. We know it and most accept it. Ron Paul challenges that notion. I challenge you to find out more about Ron Paul and why he is being ignored by the mainstream media. www.ronpaul2008.com
Or else put up with the pro war, pro terror candidates.