January 4th, 2008

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Iowa Caucus Results

After yesterday's primaries we have one state choosing Obama for the Democratic nominee and Huckabee for the Republican. Congrats to Obama! I like Obama, though I find him lacking the conviction to make the drastic changes that we need. I stand firmly opposed to Huckabee because he wants us to "return" to his religion.
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Ron Paul doesn't support writer's strike?

OK, I was provoked to search around a little bit because gavin6942 says he can't support Ron Paul because of his position on the writer's strike. He said Dr Paul actively tried to stop the strike. I haven't found any evidence yet for this. Dr Paul agreed to an interview on The View rather than abstaining from it to support the strike. I am certain that he supports the rights of the writers to strike. He supports everyone's right to unionize. It appears that his appearance on Jay Leno was also during the stike. So the claim is that Dr Paul is against the writers because he interviewed during the strike. And the desire is that he abstain from making television appearances to support the strikers.

Frankly, the writer's strike is far less important to the future of this nation and to the writers themselves than the other issues under consideration. This seems to me to be an example of an individual identifying with a small group whose cause is more important than the greatest issues of our times. A job is a job. A government is a government. A nation is a nation. A planet is a planet. Which is more important?

I understand and support Ron Paul's choice to accept opportunities for media exposure during this crucial time, even with the chance that writers may not see the big picture and may choose to paint him as their enemy because of it.
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local Oregon news coverage

One young man who was interviewed in the clip linked below said that if we "don't get someone in (the whitehouse) who is not bought off" it could be the end of America as we know it. And that, my friends, is my most fundamental reason for continuing to push Ron Paul. Because nobody owns him. He acts based on principle, and his principles are subject to open discussion with the possibility that he might adjust his belief, and also the known necessity of compromise. Kucinich is a similarly wise leader. Obama could become that leader, he is working on it. Kennedy could too. McCain, Giuliani and Clinton are no longer capable. Huckabee and Romney are perverted by religiousity.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yN5f7zZ3kw