John DerbyShire on Ron Paul in the National Review

by | Jul 31, 2007 | Stress Blog | 4 comments

“With the positions he has, it’s easy to see why he’s not ahead with the media or the polls, but why isn’t he leading the pack among conservatives?

“I doubt it’s his anti-war stand. Outside a dwindling band of administration loyalists in the wagons circled around George W. Bush, I can’t detect much enthusiasm for the Iraq war among conservative commentators and e-mailers. ‘We gave the Iraqis a fair shot, now let’s leave them to it and concentrate on chasing down worldwide terrorism,’ is the dominant sentiment. I’m not clear about Ron Paul’s position on routine counterterrorism and covert ops, but on the war in Iraq, I don’t see much of a problem for him base-wise.”

Thanks for the link to the director of the Web’s de facto Ron Paul news HQ, Lew Rockwell.

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