Why Ron Paul Scares Rick Perry

From The Hill:

Why Ron Paul scares Rick Perry

By Brent Budowsky – 09/12/11 10:20 AM ET

One of the cardinal rules of politics is “never attack down,” meaning a front-runner should never attack or respond to an opponent who is far behind. Yet that is what Rick Perry is doing. He is intimidated by Ron Paul, and responding to Ron Paul. Why? The answer is that Ron Paul is a true libertarian and a true conservative, while the latest version of Rick Perry, the man who once championed Al Gore, is a phony conservative and can’t even pretend to be a phony libertarian.

As I have written repeatedly, Rick Perry is the ultimate pay-for-play government man, the exact opposite of a true conservative and a true libertarian. Ron Paul, whether one agrees with him or not, is the true libertarian and a genuine conservative in ways that Rick Perry can never be. That is why Rick Perry fears Ron Paul.

I completely disagree with the mainstream media and insider pundit consensus that Republicans now have a two-person race. I again predict that Rick Perry will self-destruct.

Mitt Romney has inherent problems that are very deep and explain why he cannot rise above a certain level of support and level of trust from Republicans or Democrats.

I believe a new Republican candidate will emerge well before the Republican convention and will write who I believe it is, and why, in the not-too-distant future.For now it is fascinating to watch Ron Paul get under Rick Perry’s skin, and into Rick Perry’s head.

Rick Perry is afraid of Ron Paul.

Rick Perry should be afraid of Ron Paul.

Ron Paul’s very presence reveals what a polyester impersonation of a conservative Rick Perry actually is.

The beneficiary of this will not be Mitt Romney, whatever other insiders instruct you to believe.

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Ron Paul Can’t Win?

We keep hearing the mantra that Ron Paul is unelectable.  A new Gallup Poll says otherwise: Obama in Close Race Against Romney, Perry, Bachmann, Paul

Ron Paul is within two points of Obama even with much of the mainstream media trying to ignore him.  Based on the angst by the Republican Party, it is clear the only candidate who would not perpetuate the status quo is Ron Paul.  The rest of the pack seems like a continuation of the G.W. Bush presidency.

Ron Paul has been very clear on his positions for a long time…following the Constitution.  What is so admirable is the fact that even when his positions may not be have been popular, Dr. Paul did not try to change them based on a poll.  He stood on principle.  Standing on principle is what the real TEA Party is all about, contrary to what some in the co-opted Republican version of the TEA Party would have you believe.

The more we compromise on principle, the more slippery the slope gets.  We are on the brink of a total financial collapse with hyperinflation and “1984” is here.

The only road out of this can be found in 2 Chronicles 2:14:

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

If we do as this passage says, we will automatically return to the principles that made this nation great.