The Des Moines Register the last two days has been trying to push the idea that Iowa Republican Convention attendees who want a Constitutionally limited government, are simply “Ron Paul backers”.
It is true that the two coincide, support for Ron Paul and support for a greatly reduced government, but is not “Ron Paul’s philosophy” that it is being supported as the press tries to imply, but rather Constitutionalism.
In the presses mind, the last thing they want to catch on with the masses, is the idea that we are supposed to be under a Constitution, and we are not. They want to keep going the notion that what is being supported is this “quirky old guy”. An individual can be discredited and ignored, like they do. That is why they (Jennifer Jacobs especially) want to keep this a ‘cult of personality’. The cult dies when the person does. A movement goes on.
The last thing they want to get out, is that what is being pushed at the Iowa GOP Convention, is constitutionalism, not “Ron Paul-ism”.
[As an example, in the article, Jacobs says, "Tension with Iowa Republicans who do not share their affection for the Texas Congressman or subscribe to some of his views." That is such a load of crap. They aren't "his" views, they are the Constitution's. If you disagree with him, you are saying you don't like the Constitution. You don't agree with its views, not Ron Paul's. In another place she says, "Agree or disagree with Paul...". No, it is agree or disagree with the Constitution, not Ron Paul. That is what it comes down to, we have many in the GOP, and about all of the press, who don't want anything to do with the Constitution. They are simply using Paul as a red herring.]