In view of how absolutely disastrous
the Obama presidency has turned out to be (just as Webster Tarpley said
it would), I find it ridiculous that this is even a contest
In a head-to-head matchup with Ron Paul (or any other non-establishment candidate, for that matter), Obama should be polling no higher than 20%
, because it is only those within the top 20%
who have in any way benefited from his corporate fascist economic policies, his Nazi-style police state policies, and/or his Bush-style foreign policy.
Yet Obama continues to poll at more than twice
Different people will, of course, have different opinions as to why that is.
IMHO, it's because on economic issues Ron Paul is making the same mistake that John McCain made four years ago -- politically attacking Obama from his "right" instead of his "left," thus giving him the "left cover" he needs to continue implementing his pro-Wall Street
For an illustration of how one can avoid this mistake even while calling for dramatic cuts in federal spending, see the following: http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=161315.msg958494#msg958494
Before anyone starts hyperventilating, please understand that I'm not the only Ron Paul supporter to reach this conclusion. Paul Craig Roberts has offered similar constructive criticism repeatedly this year: http://www.prisonplanet.com/america%E2%80%99s-last-chance.html http://www.prisonplanet.com/more-on-ron-paul.html http://www.prisonplanet.com/how-ron-paul-could-win.html