To my way of thinking this is more proof positive that TPTB and that includes the Republican Party do not want real POSITIVE change to occur in our government. The full story is here and here is a few jaw dropping blurbs:
There was a deliciously intriguing line in The Washington Post’s fine recap of Ames on Sunday. It said had Paul edged out Bachmann, “it would have hurt the credibility and future of the straw poll, a number of Republicans said.” So don’t blame the media. Here are Republicans, presumably Republican operatives, who said if one candidate wins, the contest is significant, but if another wins the contest is not credible. Amazing. And disturbing. “Well, yes I can get discouraged and dispirited,” Paul told me. “We came so very close. To come that close to winning, it shows my views are very mainstream. And if we are worth our salt and our message is sound and we tell it honestly, we will do well.” Though possibly no one will notice.