Why Are Ron Paul Supporters So Crazy? August 9, 2007Posted by fitsnews in 2008 Presidential Primaries.
AND WHY WON’T THEY LEAVE US ALONE?
FITSNews – August 9, 2007 – We haven’t written about Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul yet, probably because he has about as much chance of actually becoming president as we do. Of course that hasn’t stopped a veritable army of his supporters from bombarding us with e-mails asking why we haven’t devoted any ink to his campaign/ movement.
One even berated us vigorously for failing to notice the handwritten “Ron Paul For America” sign heading West on I-126 (like we would drive to that side of the river), and then berated us even more vigorously after we replied that we might consider discussing his candidacy if he stopped using magic markers and bed linens for campaign signs.
We’re sure Dr. Paul is a decent guy, but from everything we can tell his supporters are pretty much the extras from One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest. In fact, we’re pretty sure 99.9% of them were actually foaming at the mouth when they e-mailed us.
Anyway, while the lithium was flowing freely here in the Palmetto State, here’s what Dr. Paul’s website said he was up to in Iowa yesterday:
The day once again began early at 6:00 am with a radio interview by telephone with Andy Peterson, a popular conservative in Cedar Rapids. Luckily, the schedule between 6:30 and 9:00 was clear, affording Dr. Paul a chance for a vigerous (sic) walk, a healthy breakfast and some time alone with his thoughts.
Hmmmm. If we were Ron Paul supporters, now would be the time when we asked for a two-and-a-half hour “moment of silence” to ponder the significance of what took place in Ron Paul’s head during the two-and-a-half hours he was “alone with his thoughts.”
Again, hmmmm. And “amen.”
Look people, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with straitjackets, padded walls and peanut butter & jelly sandwiches (editor’s note: heaven), but Dr. Paul might find his candidacy taken a little bit more seriously if his people dialed it down to, say, five.
And he might want to fill his campaign schedule with something other than introspective walks, or at least refrain from telling us about it if he can’t.