Those of you who know me are aware that I’m no fan of Ron Paul’s parochial brand of right-wing libertarianism. However, to be fair, there was a time when what he had to say on foreign policy issues really spoke to much of the issues which matter to me.
Now, obviously, as a socialist, it’s never been exceptionally important to me that a candidate be the most popular candidate in a given race.
So, given that, I didn’t really consider it a strike against the candidate that his supporters had deluded themselves into thinking that their own spam was evidence of a widespread, grassroots movement despite the fact that polls show Ron Paul within the margin of error of having zero support at all.
But afterwards, I started to suspect that Ron Paul didn’t have what it took to win the nomination when his supporters tried (unsuccessfully) to spam my blog. One day I opened up my spam box and *BAM* right there in between a post informing me about a revolutionary new discovery to make my erections harder than Chinese algebra and another offering free, young, and barely legal porn, there was Ron Paul spam.
Since then I’ve never really been able to divorce him in my mind from the two items of spam which served as bookends for his supporter’s little morsel of spam.
But despite this, it wasn’t until today when I opened up digg.com that I truly realized that Ron Paul has just received the political kiss of death.
Robert, “Duchebag”, Novak himself has just come out and endorsed Ron Paul.
Behold, Jon Stewart at his best: