• Who Killed Rudy Giuliani? How Ron Paul won the war for conservatismís future

    When Ron Paul leaves office in January, he will have been more successful than many of the legislators who spent decades maligning him. Paulís ideas have gradually gone from marginal to mainstream, and his record shows how much even a single determined man of principle can do to change a movement. In foreign policy especially, the Texas congressman leaves behind a new generation of leaders, both libertarian and conservative, who challenge the disastrous bipartisan consensus.[...]

    As it turned out, Giulianiís biggest moment in the 2008 primary campaign was an exchange with one of the two surviving antiwar Republicans in Congress. Ron Paul was then in his tenth House term, running for president as practically an asterisk candidate, receiving just 1 percent of the vote in national polls. Giuliani led nationally as late as November 2007, beating new entry Fred Thompson by nine points in Gallupís polling.

    On May 15, 2007, the Republican contenders debated in Columbia, South Carolina. Paul argued that American intervention in the Middle Eastóbombings, sanctions, and efforts to destabilize foreign governmentsóhelped turn local populations and their co-religionists against us, to the point that they would contemplate terrorist attacks like those on 9/11.

    ďAre you suggesting we invited the 9/11 attacks, sir?Ē asked the Fox News moderator. Paul had said nothing of the sort, but neither did he react to the implication behind the question as forcefully as he might have. Giuliani pounced. ďThatís an extraordinary statement, as somebody who lived through the attack of Sept. 11, that we invited the attack because we were attacking Iraq,Ē he said. ďI donít think Iíve ever heard that before, and Iíve heard some pretty absurd explanations for September 11.Ē

    Giuliani waited for the thunderous applause to die down, then demanded a retraction: ďI would ask the congressman to withdraw that comment and tell us he didnít really mean that.Ē Paul didnít budge.

    The optics were poor: a little-known congressman was standing against the GOP frontrunner on an issue where 90 percent of the party likely disagreed with him. Paul did not do enough to rebut the ďblame America firstĒ charge, while Giuliani hit all the right emotional notes. Predictably, there came calls from prominent Republicans over the next few days to exclude Paul from future debates and even throw him out of the party. Giuliani was judged the decisive winner of the exchange.

    But then something surprising happened: the encounter helped galvanize a movement behind Paul while Giulianiís campaign died a slow, painful death. Paul outperformed Giuliani in most primaries and caucuses, wrapping up his first Republican bid for the White House with more than 1 million votes. Giuliani dropped out of the race after the Florida primary and received less than 600,000 votes.


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    Thread Starter: Libertea Party

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