It’s probably time to stop lumping Ron Paul in with Mike Gravel, Dennis Kucinich, Duncan Hunter and all of the other self-deluded no-shots in the 2008 presidential race.
Because money talks, and the quirky 72-year-old Texas Congressman just raised a ton of it—more than $5 million between July and September, to be exact.
2008 really is the perfect time for Dr. Paul’s candidacy. There is no true dominant front-runner and no urgency by the party’s establishment forces to corral their forces around one particular candidate. The depressed state of the G.O.P. plays perfectly into the hands of someone who can mobilize forces outside of those traditional Republican networks.
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Steve Kornacki writes in the NY Observer:
Posted by joshjordan at 19:41