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Republican presidential hopeful congressman Ron Paul is pro life.
He wants to preserve family values by ending US wars abroad and He wants to restore the dollar's value.
These values help to win the recent values voters straw poll this.
After congressman Paul -- -- -- in California and South Carolina and at the Conservative Political Action Conference earlier this year.
But social conservatives like Tony Perkins from the family research council scoff -- Ron Paul's most recent victory saying the real winner.
-- businessman Herman -- With congressman Paul steady success why -- so many conservative leaders seemingly at odds with the voters.
Here to discuss the Republican strategist Jack are projected -- pleasure while -- -- to be with you are so the essence of Ron Paul's campaign is more individual freedom.
And less government that is not exactly what we have heard it.
From the value voters the conservative.
Social conservatives who basically want the government to use its powers to induce people.
Into a certain way of behaving with their personal lives.
Yeah although Ron Paul I can see what's happening -- because He covers it on all fronts you have social conservative you have small government its anti fed he's anti.
Intervention in Afghanistan and Afghanistan He ties together a package of things that very much appeal to social conservatives.
-- make a bold prediction.
I'm not Ron Paul could win could win the GOP nomination Lotta people are gonna think that's fanciful.
Let's take a look at Perry is starting to stumble.
Buckman and Gingrich probably already out.
Romney the front runner but I don't think He it's impossible for him to win you can't get through the south on Super Tuesday question becomes who's left -- -- surging.
I don't think He came as a neophyte no real political experience I don't look for that to go anywhere.
Ron Paul Rick Santorum.
I could easily see Paul Sergey sorry can you see a libertarian Ron Paul.
Appealing to social conservatives.
When he's in favor of legalizing drugs and legalizing prostitution.
Well these you know these are not necessarily is as the drugs yes the prostitution know that affect the president or or the federal level no one.
No one is -- I can see I can see Ron Paul catching on I'm not saying I I think it it will happen but I can definitely see this happening because again if you look at the whole range of issues and you look at who else is out there.
There aren't there aren't a lot of choice has the Republican Party.
Changed over the years.
Reagan George W.
Bush Ron Paul I mean there was a time when things like end the Fed.
Where anathema no -- no serious Republican would be court saying -- -- if there were things times when.
You're not in favor of our troops what I'm in favor of the troops I'm just not in favor putting them in harm's way for a course that doesn't help our freedom our safety.
Was argument she wouldn't -- from Republicans now you do that can't even Newt Gingrich agrees with Ron Paul on the wars and not ending the Fed but at least auditing.
The fans -- becoming a reasonable is becoming mainstream well your first point the party has become much more conservative there's no question about that and some of the things that people just whispered twenty years ago now you can say on the open fortunately -- people saying what they believe.
Which is a new thing.
Here's what really shocked the system what the Fed did with AIG right which I would argue the worst thing the US government ever did do its people.
She's a yeah the worst thing what would you agree with me that that event bailing out a private insurance company.
From the consequences of its own -- business judgment.
You applies those kids downtown no progress -- the libertarians all agree on that I -- is bringing far left and far right together.
It's bringing it's bringing as you -- progressives and libertarians a lot of groups that wouldn't be together lots of strange bedfellows.
It's just that AIG had become a house of bookings was a horrifying thing I had just 11 group of bankers washing the hands of the other group of bankers it was terrible.
But Bernanke knew not to do that was a horrid abuse of power and then follow up with -- which was almost as bad but I -- AIG really shocked the system.
And that's why you have all the anti fed -- -- Jack Berkman it's a pleasure thanks thank you thank us later in the show Republican president.
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