Hi Folks,

I support Ron Paul. It’s obvious from the content of my blogs that I do. I have refrained from writing specific articles about the other candidates as I simply see them all as proponents of large statist goverments in various forms. None of them address the nature of the Federal Reserve and monetary policy like Ron Paul does. In a nutshell, Paul gets it. For the record, I did not jump on the Ron Paul bandwagon overnight. I have been following his speeches in Congress for many years, and couldn’t believe that there was a man saying the things that he was saying in government. His speeches resonated with me.

The recent Old Media push for Huckabee, in my mind, was expected. However there are two things that came into focus for me yesterday.

The first was an article that appeared in CNN yesterday. To keep this article whole over time, I have reprinted the article here word-for-word:

Posted: 06:30 AM ET

Watch scenes from Huckabee’s hunting outing Wednesday.

WASHINGTON (CNN) — It’s become a campaign staple for all presidential candidates: perform an activity that demonstrates ‘regular-guy’ status.

Republican Mike Huckabee took his turn Wednesday, going on a pheasant hunt in Osceola, Iowa during which the Arkansas governor made it clear he is no stranger to the great outdoors.

“Maybe it will show that I certainly understand the culture of being outdoors,” he said of the expedition. “It’s not something we had to go out and get a primer in. It’s very much ordinary to me.”

Huckabee’s team brought back three pheasants — one of which the candidate claimed he personally shot — and promised they’d be “cleaned and eaten.”

Huckabee, who polls show continues to hold onto his lead in Iowa eight days before the state¹s caucuses — also joked the trip could serve as a metaphorical campaign message.

“Don’t get in my way,” he said while pointing to the three dead birds.

“This is what happens…You vote for me, you live. You don’t…there you go.”

Huckabee said he was as a lifelong hunter, a statement that harkened back to rival Mitt Romney’s similar claim earlier this year. The former Massachusetts governor later backtracked from that statement, saying he had only hunted “small varmints” occasionally.

Huckabee’s rise is fueled in part by his “normal guy” appeal, and the governor took the opportunity to reinforce his heartland roots.

“People in Middle America feel like folks will come and campaign in Iowa, and then they get elected and they forget that people out here in flyover land still exist,” he said. “Some of us grew up in the middle of the country and still live here.”

– CNN’s Alexander Mooney and Dana Bash

His statement:

“Don’t get in my way,” he said while pointing to the three dead birds.

“This is what happens…You vote for me, you live. You don’t…there you go.”

Wow. These are NOT the words that I would expect a man who is a pastor and supposedly a religious man to utter. Anyone else find that disturbing? Is that a Freudian slip indicating his premise of authority?

In addition, Huckabee draws an analogy between the frustration of other candidates who spent large sums of money in their respective campaigns and not getting anywhere to “getting into a bathtub of warm water with some razor blades”:

Is he OK? Imagine what Old Media would have done to Ron Paul if Ron uttered those words…