Why Dick Morris Fears Ron Paul
by Robert Ringer
It’s been quite humorous watching Dick Morris switch modes – from dismissing Ron Paul as a nut and a crackpot to hysterically warning people how dangerous he is. In one of his recent lunch videos, Morris ranted nonstop about Paul, going so far as to say, “He is the most radical, liberal candidate running.” Then, on The O’Reilly Factor, Morris said, “I think that he is absolutely the most liberal, radical, left-wing person to run for president in the United States in the last fifty years.”
Strange, because I’ve known Ron Paul for more than thirty years, and I see him as one of the purist conservatives in Washington – and certainly the most conservative person in the current field of Republican candidates. I’m talking about true conservatism, which Ronald Reagan accurately described when he said, “The very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism.”
So what, specifically, does Morris not like about Ron Paul? For starters, he says that Paul “has this crazy idea about returning to the gold standard.” Hmm … I never thought of a return to sound money as being a crazy idea. With all due respect, Dick, I think I’ll stick with Hayek and Von Mises on that one.
Other Ron Paul sins, according to Morris, include his desire to: