Steve Deace
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Surely now, finally, Paul and his take-no-prisoners campaign operatives will swoop in for the kill? What better way to end all this nefarious (baseless?) media innuendo of a Paul-Romney alliance – which further convinced so many Paulistas of the system’s attempt to silence their champion – then to take advantage of an opportunity to draw a national contrast between the same-old-same-old GOP and the Ron Paul Revolution?

Pollster Scott Rasmussen recently noted how disenchanted voters are with both Obama and Obamney, and cited the overwhelming continued unpopularity of the bailouts both supported as the primary reason why. Those are bailouts Paul vehemently and valiantly opposed, which should just provide further impetus for Paul to finally get off the sidelines and play to win.

I can’t wait to see the Paul Campaign deconstruct Romney’s violations of Constitutional orthodoxy the way they went after Santorum’s and Newt Gingrich’s. Won’t that be fun? Boy, with some real resources behind him and such a consistent record of standing for first principles, this ought to be an easy sale for the (self-branded) only Constitutionalist to close.

I anxiously anticipate the confrontation every bit as much as Romney does. In fact, I’ll bet he’s shaking in his boots as we speak.

You know, someone should tell the Ron Paul 2012 Campaign that it’s tough to make the case you’re the guy to challenge the establishment if you don’t actually challenge the establishment.

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Steve Deace

Steve Deace's nationally-syndicated radio show airs coast-to-coast each weeknight from 9-Midnight eastern, including many of the Salem Radio Network's top conservative talk stations in markets like New York City, Houston, Philadelphia, Seattle, and Minneapolis. His radio program has been featured in major media such as Fox News, CBS News, ABC News, CNN, MSNBC, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Politico, The Weekly Standard, and National Review among others. In 2013 he wrote the second-most shared column of the year for USA Today, defending "Duck Dynasty" and traditional American values. In addition to being a contributor for Town Hall.com, Deace is also a columnist for The Washington Times. He is also the author of the new book Rules for Patriots: How Conservatives Can Win Again, which includes a foreword by David Limbaugh and is endorsed by a who's who of conservative leaders. You can follow him on Twitter @SteveDeaceShow.