Dear Madame L,
I've heard that young people love Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul, and that Mr. Paul and candidate George Romney are pals, even to the extent to ganging up on candidate Rick Santorum in the twentieth debate in Mesa, Arizona, earlier this week.
Do you think that Mr. Paul's young supporters will flock to the side of George Romney when Mr. Paul drops out?
I ask this only because I know, like everyone else, that Mr. Paul IS going to drop out.
Not Sure Who Will Actually Represent Me
Dear Not Sure,
Madame L does not think that Mr. Paul's young supporters will support Mr. Romney with much fervor because apparently what they like about Mr. Paul is his support of legalizing marijuana and other drugs, which Madame L thinks Mr. Romney will support only if and when Hell should freeze over.
Madame L knows one thing for sure: If you, Dear Reader, are a woman, Mr. Paul will most definitely NOT represent your interests.
Madame L suspects that Mr. Paul is actually still in the race so that his son, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, can become Mr. Romney's vice-presidential co-runner. (Rand Paul says it "would be an honor" to do that.")
Madame L suspects that the majority of the American population has no interest in having Ron Paul as president. Even the true Libertarians recognize that Mr. Paul is not a true Libertarian.
And women, particularly, should be wary of Mr. Paul's amazingly non-Libertarian and appallingly intrusive views about their health and their ability to make decisions for themselves.
Apparently Mr. Paul thinks that government intrusion is anathema only for men, while women cannot be trusted to know what is best for themselves and must have state and federal officials mandating what they can and cannot do, as well as forcing their doctors to perform unnecessary and dangerous procedures (which some commentators have called state-sanctioned rape) on them if they want an abortion.
Again, Madame L emphasizes that she opposes abortion in most cases, while also emphasizing that Madame L doesn't think she (or anyone except the woman in question) is qualified to make the decision about that procedure.
Madame L has said it before and will say it again: Women, who make up more than half of the American population, are not well served by the policies and beliefs of Mr. Paul, Mr. Santorum, or Mr. Gingrich. Only Mitt Romney has shown (in the past, though not currently) any respect for women's rights and self-determination.