Monday, September 12, 2011

Politics:  Perry vs. Paul

In a campaign ad this week, Ron Paul points out that he supported Ronald Reagan when others called him "extremist," and he takes shots at Rick Perry:
Ron Paul was one of only four Congressmen to endorse Ronald Reagan's campaign for president,... After Reagan, Senator Al Gore ran for President, pledging to raise taxes and increase spending, pushing his liberal values. And Al Gore found a cheerleader in Texas named Rick Perry.
I had no idea Perry was once a Gore supporter. I hope he'll come on my show (like other GOP candidates have) to let me ask him about that.

Today Rick Perry hit back at Ron Paul by showing this letter Paul wrote upon resigning from the GOP in 1987:

Ronald Reagan and the Republican Party have given us skyrocketing deficits, and astoundingly a doubled national debt. How is it that the party of balanced budgets, with control of the White House and Senate, accumulated red ink greater than all previous administrations put together?

... There is no credibility left for the Republican Party as a force to reduce the size of government. That is the message of the Reagan years.

For more, see Perry vs. Paul by John Stossel, September 7, 2011 at Fox News.

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