I THINK I JUST TOOK THE BROWN ACID
Apparently I'm very late to this, but I've just discovered that there's a belief out there that George Soros is the source of Ron Paul's money.
When I watch the support that Ron Paul has had, I keep coming back to the same thing. "This does not pass the 'smell' test'." ...
So I want to propose an idea that I think deserves some attention.
... Considering the frame of mind of the far left (anything to win, including buying or cheating for the Presidency) is it not possible that the kind of minds that think like Soros, and have the money to throw at an election, would support a Republican yet Independent candidate that would could peel off a few million Republican votes, nationally, from the Republican front runner?
Can you say "Manufacture me a Ross Perot"? ...
This shows up in Net flotsam and jetsam all over the place. Craigslist:
Track a contribution down and see what happens. Ron Paul is a "Soros" plant. Follow the money.
Is any George Soros or MoveOn.org money funding Ron Paul?
I have heard some people say this. Is it true, or not? thanks
And there's even a goof on the idea here (although it's such an insidery goof it's not particularly funny to those of us who live in the world of normal people).
Soros has co-hosted an Obama fund-raiser, and he's said nice things about Hillary Clinton, too. Who knows, maybe he's secretly fond of Ron Paul as well, though it's hard to imagine him being shy about saying so. But the point of this rumor seems to be that all of Paul's money, or most of it, is (presumably illegally) coming from Soros -- that Paul (who's been running for office or decades, and who ran an even more futile campaign for president twenty years ago) wouldn't be doing this if Soros weren't putting him up to it.
Me, I've seen Ron Paul signs all over, including the hippie havens of Taos, New Mexico, and Woodstock, New York, and I think the support is real. (A Mother Jones article recently asserted that a large percentage of his support comes from young, presumably well-paid Silicon Valley techies.)
But it's kind of perfect that there's a paranoid, probably racist conspiracy theory about a racist candidate who, along with his supporters, is full of conspiracy theories.
UPDATE: Tom Hilton ponders the question: Which James Bond villain do wingnuts think Soros is?