Say what you want about the Current GOP Field, President Obama, or Politicians in general. But one guy in the Political Field always seems to stand out as being, if nothing else ... consistent and brutally honest. That man is Ron Paul. And whether you are onboard or not, there is more than just an overnight grassroots development behind him. I'm here with the man and we are talking America RIGHT NOW!
Sardi - An absolute pleasure, Sir.
Ron Paul - Well that's a better introduction than you gave to God in your last interview, so I guess it's my pleasure to be here.
Sardi - I have lots of stuff to ask and only so many words in which to ask, so let me start with some things that garner my attention with your particular campaign. You say that your salary, if elected President, will be equal to that of the average US worker ($39,336). The current salary of the President is $400,000. My question to you is where will the other $360,664 go, and why are you and everyone else spending millions of dollars for a $400,000 a year gig?
Ron Paul - Great question, and exactly the cynical perspective that encompasses the free-thinking this country really needs. I don't think that would be my first question to a Presidential Candidate, but you are probably new. The other $360,664 would go toward paying off China. Every puddle starts with a drop. As far the spending to become President, I'd spend a trillion dollars to be able to save this Country.
Sardi - Fair enough. While there is little doubt that you have a better ground game than the Blair Witch Project, Major Conservative Entities still seem to write you off like Mitt Romney's 2009 Tax Returns. Why haven't you caught on with those involved in Talk Radio, Fox News, & Silent Majority on that Active Rain Platform?
Ron Paul - It's LIBERTY! By nature and nurture, I'm about being free. No party wants that in practice, just in theory. If I don't get elected, will there be a major difference between whomever the GOP elects and President Obama? I mean, really? One may be a bit more "Fiscally Conservative" than the other, and one may be more "Socially Liberal", but both cave to Special Interests. My Special Interest is the American People, not the almighty dollar.
Sardi - How about health care?
Ron Paul - I've delivered over 4000 babies, none of which are running against me right now. Especially that QB from Denver. Simply put, the Federal Government shouldn't be in the medical business. What I propose is to allow you to purchase insurance over state lines. We also provide tax credits and deductions for all medical expenses. That's in my plan and it's part of the solution.
Sardi - National Defense seems to be a big area where even a guy like me, who would be willing to vote for you, gets worried. Other than "I support the troops" ... can you give me confidence in your ability in that venture?
Ron Paul - As a Nation, we have over 900 military installations in over 150 countries. Don't you think they ought to come home and protect us? Very few things that the Federal Government does is necessary, but National Defense IS one of them. Policing the World just for grins is not.
Sardi - About your record?
Ron Paul - I voted to lower taxes, wanted to lower Congressional pay, keep a free Internet, and was against the Iraq War.
Sardi - All that is fine and sounds good, very good. But the one thing that is missing is when people get what they want (in this case, you as President), it's much harder to implement ideas and ideals. Assuming the American Folks elect you, how will you be able to do all this?
Ron Paul - I've studied the Constitution and want to re-establish Congressional authority over money. The FED is unconstitutional and quite secretive, controlled by private bankers. We are the greatest Country on Earth, just think how much better we can be without all the noise and nonsense. Maybe that's my new slogan, "Without all the noise and nonsense" ...
Sardi - You may be onto something. But how will you do it?
Ron Paul - While everyone loves miracles, they also love real. I believe the latter will set us free, forever. It will be a thorn in Cable News yet an epiphany to the way we can truly live.
Sardi - Well, it's official. You are the Anti-Christ ;)
Ron Paul - Not until I get elected:)