Originally Posted by SBK
You know, the country shifts politically like it's on a pendulum. The further it goes left, like it has recently, the further to the right it will go later. As much as you'd hate to believe it someone like Obama will make it much more likely that someone like Ron Paul could actually be elected. I put the emphasis on the word like for everyone to see, that way when I'm quoted as saying Ron Paul will be elected I can't point out how stupid that comment was.
That's not necessarily true. It's not like there was a huge conservative backlash that was successful after the New Deal.
The New Deal and the Progressive Movement before that basically set the course and with it, the standard, of which all future acts of government were sized up to. If Ron Paul, or someone like him wins, it will be the most significant step backwards (I say that neutrally) we would ever see. Essentially the 20th century would be turned around.
But I don't think we'll ever see that. I really don't think there's any significant demand for that.