Sunday, June 22, 2008

ON THE ONGOING U.S. AND PHILIPPINE ELECTIONS

I didn’t really think of writing on it again, but I just found out a week late that Ron Paul has officially dropped from the 2008 US race. It shouldn’t be a surprise, but still, too bad.

I saw his talk at the Future of Freedom Foundation, given last June 6, and it continues to strike me how straightforward he has remained. No compromise whatsoever, with regard for people’s votes secondary to explaining his positions faithfully. His demeanor is unassuming, with no attempt at grandiosity, yet his manner of speaking is sharp, and his conviction shines forth.