With Ron Paul’s newsletters, It’s bad either way


Look, it’s simple with Ron Paul. after his explanations for the newsletters and interviews with those who had knowledge of his newsletter business, there’s two options:

  • Ron Paul is a plain and simple bigot who fully agreed with the content of his newsletters
  • Ron Paul is a plain and simple charlatan who cranked up the bigotry in his newsletters to grow his audience
It looks like those associated with the newsletter believe it was the latter:

“A person involved in Paul’s businesses, who spoke on condition of anonymity to avoid criticizing a former employer, said Paul and his associates decided in the late 1980s to try to increase sales by making the newsletters more provocative,” the paper reports. “They discussed adding controversial material, including racial statements, to help the business, the person said.”

(from Ron Paul-Supporting Former Ron Paul Secretary: He Knew All About Those Newsletters | TPM)

Either option disqualifies him as a serious candidate for President or a serious movement politician. I wonder if this meeting in the late 1980’s went something like…