Romney’s veep pick proves electoral politics is a fantasy world

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August 13, 2012
Center for a Stateless Society
by Thomas L. Knapp  
Posted in Commentary

"The UK’s Guardian sports a typical 'analysis' headline on Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s selection of US Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) as his running mate: '[F]irebrand from Wisconsin has built reputation on fiscal frugality.' Ryan, writes the Guardian‘s Paul Harris, is 'determined to wield the axe on matters fiscal and slash American government in size.' Other media accounts note his affection for the work of Ayn Rand and jump to the conclusion that he’s some kind of 'libertarian.' These kinds of claims about Ryan should be seen as diagnostic tools. Electoral politics is congenitally afflicted with a dissociative disorder. Its participants, or at least its pundits, clearly lack the capacity to distinguish fantasy from reality." (08/13/12)  

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