Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Ron Paul vs. Obama (Dan McCarthy)

Both Ron Paul and Barack Obama have energized young people, but their philosophies could hardly be more different. This blog post by Daniel McCarthy shows clear evidence of their sharp differences:

Fox 26 in Houston gets some footage of the opening of Barack Obama’s Houston offices. And look at what’s up there on the wall:

A Cuban flag with Che Guavara hangs in Obama’s Texas office

Yes, that’s a Cuban flag, emblazoned with an image of Che Guevara, Fidel Castro’s old comrade in Communist terror. (Two good books on the real Che, not the sanitized Hollywood myth, are Alvaro Vargas Llosa’s The Che Guevara Myth and Humberto Fontova’s Exposing the Real Che Guevara.)

Che is a popular symbol on many college campuses, as well as among lefty Democratic presidential candidates, and when many young people think of “revolution,” they think of Che. Ron Paul, however, has made huge strides in showing young people that revolution shouldn’t mean romanticizing a hirsute Communist, it should mean returning to the principles of the American revolution — life, liberty, property, and the pursuit of happiness. Obama’s movement, on the other hand, stands for something very different. The stakes could not be higher in the battle between Ron Paul and Barack Obama for the hearts and minds of America’s young people, as this picture shows.

Note: Also see this video:

The Difference: Barack Obama & Ron Paul

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