Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Cafferty: A Ron Paul surge?
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Is Ron Paul's candidacy for president getting the attention it should?
I do not think Ron Paul is getting the media attention his candidacy and platform warrants. For example, after the last Republican debate, when viewers overwhelmingly voted for him on the Fox news poll, I was shocked by the fact that the pundits refused to acknowledge the poll results and quickly flashed them on the screen as though the poll didn't matter. There appears to be a blatant refusal of some in the media to give him the airtime and recognition he deserves.
-Danny, Oak Park, Michigan

I heard about Ron Paul through Leno's show, and I agree with him 100%. I'm a longtime Republican and look forward to having the media give him more attention! -Flash

Ron Paul is ignored because he is reality based. He wants to talk about issues that other candidates ignore. He is America’s only chance for hope this time around and I hope people wake up and vote for him! -Lauren, New York

No, this is another case of our media dropping the ball. Of all of the candidates on both sides of the aisle, he's the man that deserves the most coverage. The media is maintaining the status quo as they always do. I'm just waiting on the day that we hire thinking people to cover the issues. Maybe this explains why the general public is so misinformed. -Rob

Where is the war in Iraq headed if 2007 has been the deadliest year for U.S. troops?
We have leadership in this country that is unable to make a decision on where to go with anything, let alone Iraq. How would I know where we are going, when Congress and the president don't either? We need leadership that is going to state clear goals on where they want us to go with Iraq, and at home. -Cody, Englewood, Colorado

Jack, as long as we stay there, it's going to get worse. That area needs to re-balance the politics that exist in the area. Saddam was the controlling influence. We took him out, and now we need to acknowledge that we are part of the problem, not the solution. -Richard, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Where is Iraq heading? Right here in our own backyards if Congress does not pass the funding for the war in Iraq! -Jeanne, Hampton, Virginia

Jack, This war is headed in the same direction it has been heading in since it began, down the drain. -Justin, Memphis, Tennessee

To what degree is the U.S. responsible for the myriad problems in the Middle East?
The Bush administration is responsible for 100% of the problems in the Middle East and the world. Is the world a better place now or when Bill Clinton was in the White House? Do a survey on that. -Harold, Fernandina Beach, Florida

Jack, How can you ask that question and still be sane. Everything we have touched has turned to (fill in the blank). Let's think, Musharraf, Saddam, The Shah, and so forth. We don't have the vision to do the right thing. We are like children. We like to play with a new toy for only a couple of days and throw it aside for something better. It’s the American Way. -Nadir

Yes, the U.S. is responsible by using military action in the wrong places and ignoring diplomacy and not practicing the very values we preach. Our agenda is not to bring democracy, but to control oil and to make a lot of big companies, such as Halliburton and Blackwater, very rich indeed. -Carolann, Lincoln, Massachusetts
Posted By Jack Cafferty, CNN Commentator: 11/06/2007 06:35:00 PM ET | Permalink
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