Will Ron Paul Become The New Ralph Nader?December 30th, 2011 3:31 am Joe Conason
Even as Barack Obama gradually climbs in national polls, more than a handful of the president’s once-ardent admirers suddenly seem more attracted by Ron Paul. Long disappointed by Obama’s overly solicitous attitude toward banking, defense and national security interests — at the expense of economic justice and civil liberties — these disappointed critics find a satisfying echo in Paul’s assaults on the banks, the Federal Reserve System, the military-industrial complex, and indeed the entire American super-structure, including the miserably failed war on drugs. As a libertarian, he doesn’t actually share the liberal perspective on these issues, but sometimes sounds as if he does.
For some people, perhaps, that is enough.