Both the national Mainstream Media & Florida's own MSM continue to coddle Ron Paul and NOT force him to answer self-evident questions, and thus be held accountable.
And just as the entire country is NOT a small-scale replica of everyday life in Manhattan or Santa Monica, despite what Hollywood and Madison Avenue marketers and network TV execs may attempt to persuade us in films and in television programs and commercials, the entire country is also NOT the south suburban Houston area that is Ron Paul's own congressional district, TX-14.
Voters in Florida next Tuesday, like voters in Iowa and New Hampshire the past few weeks and the upcoming state primaries, quite reasonably believe that they're entitled to be represented by a person as president who at least ATTEMPTS to understand their unique concerns and issues, and who takes those into account when setting national policies and making important decisions.
So how come nobody in the traveling national press corps or Florida-based news media, print or electronic, will ask them that simple question on camera?
Sometimes, as we've learned, the absence of evidence is evidence of a sort, too, isn't it?
But you don't have to take my word for Paul's patronizing attitude toward Florida voters.
Let me directly quote the Tampa Bay Times' Alex Leary in their Buzz politics blog today under the headline, Florida presidential primary tracker for Tuesday
Ron Paul: No events scheduled.Ron Paul is missing-in-action.
Res ipsa loquitur.
And when, exactly, does Ron Paul actually WIN a state primary election?
That's a question that mouthy and opinionated Paul supporters can't or won't answer, for obvious reasons, so when you run into them in-person on see them on TV news segments on the cablenets or C-SPAN sounding loftier than they have any right to sound based on what's actually happened, ask them that simple question.
And tell them that after Paul has ACTUALLY WON SOMETHING, to get get back in-touch, but otherwise, stop annoying everyone with their nonsensical conspiracies about how someone who can't even win a single state presidential primary can be elected president in the year 2012.
Sorry, it's not the 19th Century anymore.
The truth of the matter is that Paul won't even be able to win the Texas GOP primary on April 3rd.
And if it's not too much trouble, NOT appear to be overly-contemptuous and dismissive of other Americans.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton responds to Barack Obama's recorded comments at a San Francisco fundraiser about residents of small towns in Pennsylvania being "bitter." "Small towns cling to guns or religion" April 2008. http://youtu.be/xNoJ0q6HrK8
In my view, that's one of President Obama's chief (and unsolvable) problems -he doesn't.
Pied Piper Ron Paul, go sell crazy somewhere else.
We've already got more than enough of that here in Florida.
Central Florida Political Pulse politics blog of the Orlando Sentinel:
The Buzz politics blog of the Tampa Bay Times