Ron Paul at CPAC: All About War
The ballroom was packed for Rep. Ron Paul’s (R-Texas) CPAC speech — the doors were shut for a good 30 minutes before the speech began. And to the strains of “We Will Rock You,” Paul took the stage and happily took credit for being right about the economic collapse before anyone else.
“That big crash, it came,” said Paul! “And all of a sudden, I was on Fox News 60 times!”
Curiously, Paul spent very little of his speech taking victory laps and much of it on an extended meditation about civil liberties and preemptive war. A crowd that had heard a lot of anti-liberal history lessons — and paid attention — was treated to a lecture about the Red Scare and George W. Bush’s 2000 campaign.