Thanks to what I can only assume were devious machinations by the Trilateral Commission — the rich, white, elitist's ACORN — Ron Paul was unable to secure a first place finish in Iowa.
Clearly, the next logical step for the R3volution is to punch down at the candidate who secured 10,000 fewer votes than Paul…
"You know, when Newt Gingrich was called to serve us in the 1960s during the Vietnam era, guess what he thought about danger? He chickened out on that and got deferments and didn't even go," Paul said. "Right now he sends the young kids over there and the young people come back and the ones in the military right now, they overwhelmingly support my campaign."
Paul pointed to the number of veterans who are supporting his bid for the GOP nomination, citing their endorsement for his platform of limited American involvement overseas
"We get twice as much support from the active military personnel than all the other candidates put together," Paul said. "So Newt Gingrich has no business talking about danger because he is putting other people in danger. Some people call that kind of a program a 'chickenhawk' and I think he falls into that category."
On the one hand, Paul has a point: Candidates who call Paul's policy of non-interventionism "dangerous" deserve some push-back when their own platform calls for perpetual preemptive war.
On the other hand, when America wanted its best and brightest to go to South Asia, Gingrich was exactly where America needed him to be — in graduate school, studying up for his eventual, more consequential, war with Virginia's ballot access requirements.
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