Ron Paul did a great job in the MTV/Myspace forum. Of course, some of his answers may have been too scholarly for the audience, which appeared to be populated mostly by the kind of people you’d expect to get their ideas from MTV. Many of them sat there looking bored because they weren’t getting the lame-brained platitudes and promises of free stuff an Obama offers. The girl who wants taxpayers to subsidize her undoubtedly prodigious sex life seemed especially disappointed.
But for that even-smaller-than-usual Remnant in MTV’s audience, Ron Paul provided a wealth of ideas that they can Google later about sound money, free markets, and a non-interventionist foreign policy. His summary at the end about not wanting to run people’s lives probably struck a cord in a great many young people already sick of power-hungry politicians — you could see the smiles spread across the audience members’ faces as he spoke. He needs to play that note for all it’s worth.6:03 pm on February 2, 2008 Email Jacob Huebert