Thank you very much Mitt Romney. You managed to derail Newt Gingrich's Iowa campaign. You might have picked up a point or two but the real winner in the latest Iowa polls is Ron Paul. It seems the voters still want anyone but you!
The beneficiary of the latest anybody but Romney surge is Ron Paul. Up to now Dr. Paul has been treated like the crazy uncle. You tolerate him. You let him in the debates but you don't expect him to win. But with Paul's latest surge in Iowa, he will now have to be held to the same standard of accountability that other GOP candidates face (these same rules do not apply to Democrats as we shall see).
Racist Kookery and Klan Connections
Over the years Ron Paul has left quite a paper trail and if one looks at it in some detail you must conclude that he's got a few screws loose. In 1993, a letter published under Ron Paul's signature (PDF) invites the reader to subscribe to his newsletters on investments and politics. In the letter he talks of the new colored money and how citizens will be forced at the point of a gun by IRS agents to turn in their old greenbacks. But he doesn't stop there. He talks about the coming "race war" in our cities and just keeps right on going with more.
In another letter Paul says that "95 percent of the black males in [Washington, D.C.]are semi-criminal or entirely criminal." After the Los Angeles riots, one article in a newsletter claimed, "Order was only restored in L.A. when it came time for the blacks to pick up their welfare checks."
There's more. Much more.
I guess it's no surprise that Ron Paul is a favorite of neo-Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan as well as every other assorted kook and conspiracy group.
Now we are told by Dr. Paul that he didn't write those letters (his former Chief of Staff and other close associates did). And even though he now disavows them, he touted them for years. Furthermore, a former aide describes how:
He did read them, every line of them, off his fax machine at his Clute office before they were published. He would typically sign them at the bottom of the last page giving his okay, and re-fax them to Jean to go to the printer.It's as difficult to believe that Ron Paul was not aware of what was in his newsletters as it is to believe that Barack Hussein Obama didn't hear Rev. Wright's racist rants during the 20 years he sat in his church. Of course, remembering what I said above, Obama will never be held accountable for participating in that racist church.
Anyway, Thank you Mitt Romney. You managed to derail Newt Gingrich in Iowa, even calling him "zany" and so now we have Uncle Crazy at the top. Good job!