Say what you want about Nader, but the guy isn’t bought and sold. And for someone who has made his life in Washington DC that is saying one heck of a lot.
The establishment is circling the wagons. They want their defense industry money protected. The Chamber of Commerce wants its corporate welfare protected. The big banks want to make sure their corporate welfare is protected. The establishment GOP consultants who would rather lose and make millions than have a smaller government want their cottage industry protected. House leadership fears a libertarianish president. So does the Senate leadership.
The whole Beltway GOP does not want the party to evolve. (The Dems don’t want the GOP to evolve either.)They would rather it remain a big government party with a slightly different social flavor than the Democrats. (The Dems would prefer this also.)
From earlier this month.
Please, please, please run Mr. Sanders. It would be a lot of fun. And though I am disgusted by your economics, and though your ideas basically lead to the enslavement of the human spirit (I know you would argue otherwise) you for the most part are not a hack like Hillary Clinton. (Though you do do the Koch boggieman dance in this interview, and you don’t seem to have a problem with piles of union money manipulating the political process, bigger piles than the Kochs.) I would enjoy seeing the 2 of you debate very much. I promise I will not miss any of them and we will give any debates plenty of coverage.
I have to say though that every time I hear Mr. Sanders speak I am saddened. He’s a smart guy. He should understand why markets help everyday people. He should understand that socialism is death,that it is poison. How could someone as clearly bright as Mr. Sanders still cling to such a retrograde religion?
It’s hard to convert I guess. Especially in Burlington or Washington.
Hey, why not? It’s not like borders matter anymore anyway. So what if a foreign national is trying to influence presidential campaigns? Why should we be concerned with that? And it’s not like Slim is giving money directly to Clinton’s campaign anyway. His money has gone to her charity. So it’s all on the up and up.
So that’s Slim, Buffett, and Soros smiling at Clinton. The billionaires do love Hillary.
In fairness Romney is probably not fully involved at this point. The establishment Republicans are seeking desperately to find a candidate which keeps the current GOP power structure in place.
Politics continues to get more and more interesting. Things are changing in a big way.
It’s not all driven by Rand Paul. Technology (and social media specifically) has a lot to do with it. The economy sputtering does too. And of course the general war fatigue.
But Rand is articulating a message which reflects where many Americans are right now, in a way that I’ve never seen in my lifetime.
No. Lots of people are concerned. Even some partisan Democrats.
Yes, this is the genius masterstroke the DC GOP has been waiting for.
You have to hand it to the establishment. They keep trying. So what if Romney is another big government Republican which a large part of the GOP vote couldn’t really support in 2012. The consultants which got paid big time during the 2012 Romney run could get paid again! And if Romney could somehow get the nomination it would be another blow to the libertarian/conservative coalition in the Tea Party. Win/win. Well not for the American people, and probably not for Mitt Romney. But certainly a win for the folks who work in Downtown DC.
Let’s not forget the establishment Republicans who don’t like him either.