As the presidential campaign begins to wind down, looking back at Ron’s incredible accomplishments I am hopeful his libertarian message will be picked up by a new generation of leaders and finally begin to penetrate Washington politics.
“It is only Barack Obama, in his person, in his ideas, in his ability to understand and to articulate both our needs and our hopes that provide the potential for strong and fresh leadership,” Volcker said in an e-mailed statement today.
During the Republican debate on January 5th Ron Paul clearly stated his case in favor of a new foreign policy, outlining positions that are mainstream and even considered common sense in every city of the world except Washington. Predictably, he was attacked from all sides.
A few months ago I was involved in a somewhat political conversation with two colleagues (never a good idea, by the way) and both of them were quite fond of Rudy Giuliani. Of course I was shocked, so I inquired further. One of them attended a leadership conference years ago in which Rudy was held as the model leader, the other just had a good feeling towards him and couldn’t remember why. I struggled to contain my vomit.