I will direct you to Ron Paul’s abysmal performance in Tuesday night’s Presidential debate. Its worth watching the clip to see the response by Rudy G.
You can read the transcript instead, but here are the important parts.
REP. PAUL: No. Non-intervention was a major contributing factor. Have you ever read the reasons they attacked us? They attack us because we’ve been over there; we’ve been bombing Iraq for 10 years. We’ve been in the Middle East — I think Reagan was right.
We don’t understand the irrationality of Middle Eastern politics. So right now we’re building an embassy in Iraq that’s bigger than the Vatican. We’re building 14 permanent bases. What would we say here if China was doing this in our country or in the Gulf of Mexico? We would be objecting. We need to look at what we do from the perspective of what would happen if somebody else did it to us. (Applause.)
MR. GOLER: Are you suggesting we invited the 9/11 attack, sir?
REP. PAUL: I’m suggesting that we listen to the people who attacked us and the reason they did it, and they are delighted that we’re over there because Osama bin Laden has said, “I am glad you’re over on our sand because we can target you so much easier.” They have already now since that time — (bell rings) — have killed 3,400 of our men, and I don’t think it was necessary.
MR. GIULIANI: Wendell, may I comment on that? That’s really an extraordinary statement. That’s an extraordinary statement, as someone who lived through the attack of September 11, that we invited the attack because we were attacking Iraq. I don’t think I’ve heard that before, and I’ve heard some pretty absurd explanations for September 11th. (Applause, cheers.)
And I would ask the congressman to withdraw that comment and tell us that he didn’t really mean that. (Applause.)
One thing that the transcript doesn’t do is show the level of applause. It lists that Rep. Paul was applauded for his statement, It then lists Rudy G as getting Applause, and Cheers for his statement. You can hear some applause for Rep. Paul, but it is tepid and very limited. Rudy’s applause stopped the debate to runs its course.
I heard Rep. Paul on the radio a while back (KSEV) and while I had known that he was a former Libertarian and knew that he was likely an isolationist…I had no idea he was a moonbat. The guys on KSEV decided then and there that they would work hard to find someone to oppose Rep Paul in the CD-14 race in ‘08. It looks like after last night someone has taken up the drive to unseat Rep. Paul. I wish him well. The GOP has a big tent, and I always figured that Libertarians had a place in the tent…but this kind of Republican we don’t need. Heck this kind of Congressman we don’t need (we have enough of them…they have D’s after their names).