Thursday, December 29, 2011

Ron Paul Praises Occupy Wall Street

Could Ronnie be planning an independent run? Because he certainly not going to help himself with the Republican establishment by praising Occupy. Unless he's delusional and thinks the Occupy movement is following his example by attacking the financial system. Or maybe he's just recognizing that Occupy Wall Street is right. Certainly many of Paul's devoted followers are very sympathetic to OWS:

While campaigning in Iowa on Wednesday, Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul praised the Occupy Wall Street movement, comparing it to the Tea Party movement. "In many ways, I identify with both groups," Paul said. Both groups are fed up with problems in Washington and "the two-party-system," Paul said while speaking at an insurance company in Des Moines.

Praising the left-wing Occupy Wall Street movement is an unusual move for a Republican presidential candidate, but Ron Paul is, of course, an unusual Republican presidential candidate. He jumped to first place in the Iowa caucus polls partly because of support from people who aren't Republicans. His comments that members of the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street are unhappy with the "two-party system" could fuel speculation that Paul will make a third-party bid of his own--something he has not ruled out.
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