US Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul may end up winning the GOP nomination. His opponents in the race are trying to paint him as a fringe candidate. He is fringe because he does not believe that America should be a global policeman. He is fringe because he thinks that America should not be involved in all these wars that it cannot even afford to pay for.
He is fringe because he believes that America need to be in a constant state of conflict with Islam. He is fringe because he does not think that America should be giving so much money to Israel (a highly developed, prosperous, regional superpower that has the most technologically advanced military in the entire Middle East).
Mind you, these positions only make him a fringe candidate among current crop of Republican contenders. When it comes to the mainstream American public opinion, almost all of Ron Paul’s foreign policy views (perhaps aside from his views on Israel) appear to be held by the majority of Americans. And this is why Ron Paul is being attacked by the ‘mainstream’ GOP candidates as well as by the ‘mainstream’ media.
In the American political lexicon, ‘mainstream’ has come to mean ‘in favour of invading, and occupying Muslims countries with oil and just bombing Muslim countries without oil.’ Ron Paul should feel proud of the fact that he is not in the ‘mainstream.’ He represents a new hope for America. And that is why the ‘mainstream’ despises Ron Paul.