Kudos to mistermix and Stephen L. Taylor for their coverage of Ron Paul’s crazy-ass racist, anti-Semitic newsletter. And shame on on Sully, EDK, and Young Conor for pulling their ridiculous Paul-endorsement stunt.
I understand supporting Ron Paul’s non-interventionist foreign policy ideas. That’s fine. But it’s pathetic when bloggers with reasonably large traffic (with the possible exception of EDK) decide to dick their readers around with some poorly thought-out “endorsement” of an unhinged fringe candidate just because that seems like the cool, attention-getting contrarian thing to do.
They can call it “thinking out loud” or whatever they want. I call it narcissistic and self-indulgent. This represents everything I despise about “serious” conservatism: splashy-but-mindless position-taking, faux courage, a childish infatuation with “great men”.