Ron Paul gets a nod from Bill Gross, the head of PIMCO, a global wealth management firm with $1.3 trillion in assets. (about 6 minutes into the clip)
"I'm a little Ron Paulish, to take a political stand...both parties have basically done the same thing..."
Note well: The stuff he says in the minute before the economy doing well in the 4th quarter, and that the fed has to keep buying treasuries is totally wrong headed, and goes against principles of Austrian economics and the stand of Ron Paul. The 4th Q boost is related to the Fed's quantitative easing, and is a temporary reinflation of a burst bubble, and cannot last. The Fed buying treasuries is more hocus pocus QE.
h/t to zerohedge.com
Ron Paul making inroads with ordinary voters:
Vote totals - 2008 vs. 2012:
IA: 2008 - 11.817 ... 2012 - 26,036 that's 2.2x as many
NH: 2008 - 18,346 ... 2012 - 56,872 that's 3.1x
SC: 2008 - 16,155 ... 2012 - 77,993 that's 4.8x
FL: 2008 - 62,887 ... 2012 - 117,105 that's 1.9x
Now look at the first 4 contests coming up in February (ALL CAUCUS STATES)
NV: 2008 - 13.7% of the vote
ME: 2008 - 18.4%
CO: 2008 - 8.2%
MN: 2008 - 15.2%
I have every reason to believe that this trend of getting 2 to 5 times the number of votes will continue. February is shaping up to be great for Ron Paul!
h/t to dailypaul.com
In times of desperate economic conditions, should we withdraw from empire and consolidate the military, or should we launch a war with Iran?
Sun Tzu chimes in (h/t to dailypaul.com):
According to Sun Tzu's Art of War, Americans are losing:
There is no instance of a country ever having benefited from prolonged warfare.
In war, then, let your great object be victory, not lengthy campaigns.
If the campaign is protracted, the resources of the State will not be equal to the strain.
Now, when your weapons are dulled, your ardor damped, your strength exhausted and your treasure spent, other chieftains will spring up to take advantage of your extremity. Then no man, however wise, will be able to avert the consequences that must ensue.
There is no instance of a country having benefited from prolonged warfare.