Bill O’Reilly is a blowhard and an idiot, so I’m not quite sure why Ron Paul decided to appear on his show this evening. He wasn’t going to get a fair chance to discuss his ideas. And, as I anticipated, Bill basically used him as a pro-war punching bag……which I’m sure caused O’Reilly’s regular viewers to yell “Hell, yeah” as they drank another cold one.
More importantly, though, this interview just seems to reinforce the image of Ron Paul as the single issue anti-war Republican candidate. Yes, I know that may get him alot of press attention. But there’s alot more to being a libertarian than being against the Iraq War. I just think it’s a mistake for the campaign to focus on this issue to the seeming exclusion of everything else, especially when you’re trying to appeal to Republican voters who may be a little less anti-war, but just as pro-liberty, as he is.
Referring to the Iranian Regime as “logical” or “rational” is not likely to win you Republican votes. And it raises doubts in my mind.In either case, I don’t think this was one of Congressman Paul’s better appearances. And I think it’s unlikely that he persuaded any of O’Reilly’s regular viewers to change their mind.
Further thoughts from Kevin @ The Liberty Papers