Washington Post reporter Nia-Malika Henderson reports today (1/3/12)that Republican candidate Ron Paul really says some weird things out on the campaign trail. His appearances start out normal…
And then, for the next 45 minutes or so, he outlines a view of the world so bleak it would make Chicken Little sound like an optimist.
Now, to be fair, some of what he says is more than a little troubling. Massive federal budget cuts could cause some people to suffer, he explains, but "they should have to suffer."
The piece closes on this note:
There is one radical change Paul likes: the Internet.
"Fortunately we're able to get some information out, and a lot of what we've done in our campaign makes use of the Internet," Paul said at a rally in Des Moines.
As might be expected, however, Paul anticipates a problem or two on that front as well.
"But also," he went on to say, "there's an attack on the Internet now."
The article ends there, as if this idea is self-evidently absurd. I mean, really, what on Earth is this guy talking about….