Monday, November 12, 2007


The editorial board of The New York Sun has figured out why Ron Paul has developed a large and passionate cult following -- it's his monetary policy:

Our own view is that Mr. Paul's prescience on the dollar is one of the reasons he's showing what the pundits are calling surprising strength on the hustings. The New York Times attributes it to the way the Internet is impacting the campaign. But we're of the view that it relates to the substance. We have a lot of differences with Mr. Paul, but on monetary matters, we've been covering him since his days, in the early 1980s, as a member of the United States Gold Commission, when he coauthored, with New York's own Lewis Lehrman, a minority report favoring a return to a version of the gold standard. What can be said about Mr. Paul is that he's not only ahead of Mr. Bernanke but also of his fellow Republicans, and he will eat into their standing until they address the question of the soundness of our currency.

Yeah, that's it. That's why he raised four millions bucks in one day -- the gold standard.

The war? Government-bashing? Nahhhh! Couldn't possibly be!

I knew the Sun was one of the nerdier outposts of the vast right-wing conspiracy, but this is really taking it to another level.

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