Agreed and disagreed. Yup, that's exactly who he is talking to...and precisely who we will forever be stuck with if we take that attitude. That we elected Trump proves that isn't as inevitable as everyone has endlessly argued. Both sides are/will be doubling down to get back to the status quo. If they succeed, it will be because we allowed it.
(FWIW, I wouldn't have either. Suffice to say, while I agree with you in part as to responsibility, I do not agree in whole. Then again, were either you or I in the position to make that decision at the time, the decision that would have been required of us would have been substantially different.)
Again, it comes down to what we will allow. Frankly, I don't think enough Americans are ready. I, too, sincerely hope I am wrong.
I thought you had done more research.
rand paul is awesome, his dad is better though, wish Ron paul became president
Ron Paul had the knowledge, temperament, and integrity...he lacked the ability to grab the attention of the electorate of his generation and the one following it enough to overcome the self-perpetuating flaw of our two-party illusion. I admit to being skeptical of Rand, but that was perhaps an overabundance of caution in not wishing to project my view of his father onto him. He's now earning my respect in his own right.
it wasn;t that he lacked the ability, is people lack the ability to vote better, you will hear either side in general say "vote for who the media is pushing because no one else has a chance" and thats why no one else has a chance., if everyone who said that voted for the better guy regardless of what media pushes someone else would actually have a chance to win. jmho
Voting the "lesser of two evils" when there is a genuinely valid third-party candidate has long been a pet peeve of mine, but yes, Paul did lack the ability to overcome that. By saying that I am in no way belittling him, it is the mindset of the indoctrinated masses that is to blame. By accepting the common belief that voting third-party is a vote for/against an R or D candidate voters have ceded their right to choose.
i know you aren;t belittling him,
I do agree,