The “Ron Paul Revolution” is now dead

Recall this moment during the 2008 Republican Primary campaign.   Ron Paul met up with Rudy Giuliani at the Republican primary debate.  Both had the better of each other, and received their plaudits from their constituencies.

Skipping forward to his progeny, the Kentucky Senate candidate Rand Paul, who we fairly ascertain as capitalizing on Ron Paul’s following — and the first campaign ad he’s putting out there.

U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul has aired the first television ads of the 2010 election cycle with a 30-second spot that touts his position on national defense.

“I think prisoners of war, enemy combatants and terrorists captured on the battle field should be tried in military court and not brought to the U.S.,” Paul, a Bowling Green ophthalmologist says in the commercial. “I do not believe they should be tried in civilian court.”

David Adams, Paul’s campaign manager, said the ad is running on the Fox News Channel on cable television systems throughout the state.

That’s the type of talk that will get you that much desired Sarah Palin endorsement, the Fox News employee who was interviewed on Fox News (?) and said that Obama can save his presidency by bombing Iran.  Also the type of talk which will firmly establish Rand Paul as a Tool of the Police and Security State, hard to see where .

Once upon a time, a whole mass of peoples threw up Guy Fawkes paraphernalia on the fifth of November (Remember, Remember, the fifth of November) for promotion of Ron Paul — mixing up British and American history items for a Guy Fawkes “Tea Party”.  And last week the thing came to its full circle to it’s basic RNC fund-raising tool.

In a previous time, about a year ago, it was interesting to take note of the Ron Paul acolytes taking on various candidates on the localest of levels in precints in Idaho, and up to the Senate races in Connecticut and Kentucky.  Things have changed.  Ron Paul is now getting three “Tea Party” primary candidates. Curious criticisms, “ineffective”, after the raising acolytes Paul has received as of late — see, for instance, or.

The Ron Paul Revolution is dead.  Bury it, stick a fork in it, give it its last rites.

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