Thursday, October 25, 2007

Ron Paul and Red State Wrap Up

DWSUWF shows that the number of Hits to Ron Paul's website totally trashes Red States. He even offers us this nice graph:

Proof that Dr. Paul's brand of conservatism is drawing more interest than Red State's brand of authoritarian social conservatism? Maybe.

Over at Eunomia Daniel Larison sums it up this way:

"It is a great irony this year that it is the purists who are actually swelling Republican ranks, while the pragmatists and big-tent folks are doing their best to empty that tent.
Rather than translating the energy and excitement that Paul generates into an advantage for the GOP and the movement, the response is to recoil in horror and send Paul’s people packing. ... it seems to me that the impulse to ban newly arrived Paul supporters is much more representative of the state of the movement and the GOP these days."

I couldn't have said it better myself.