Ron Paul: the brothel candidate

posted at 4:47 pm on November 26, 2007 by Bryan

Well, politics is often compared to the world’s oldest profession. Paul is just taking that to the proverbial next level.

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul, an underdog Texas congressman with a libertarian streak, has picked up an endorsement from a Nevada brothel owner.

Dennis Hof, owner of the Moonlite BunnyRanch near Carson City, said he was so impressed after hearing Paul at a campaign stop in Reno last week that he decided to raise money for him.

“I’ll get all the (working girls) together, and we can raise him some money,” Hof told the Reno Gazette-Journal. “I’ll put up a collection box outside the door. They can drop in $1, $5 contributions.”

Hof and two of his prostitutes, Brooke Taylor and a woman who goes by Air Force Amy, attended a Paul news conference.

Because of this and several other factors, I don’t share Patrick Ruffini’s optimistic take on the Rise of Ron. Paul is mainly drawing his support from the left and from libertines like the brothel owner here, as well as fringe miscreants like Stormfront. We don’t need them attached to the GOP, but here’s what’s likely to come of Ron’s run. The leftists and Truther types who support him aren’t going to become part of the Republican fold, so their move to Paul is a one-off and doesn’t help the GOP and certainly doesn’t help the country win the war. It’s also not libertarian, by the way — these leftists are mostly statists who ironically spout paranoia about government conspiracies even while they tout government takeovers of whole industries like health care. The other thing that will probably happen is Paul’s lack of any effort to distance himself from the Stormfront types who are openly supporting him may drag them into the GOP at least by association. And that’s in spite of loads of nuance: Paul is actually a big-L Libertarian and has run for president on that ticket prior to this run, and the main thing that the Stormfront people like about him is his very strange take on foreign policy. They’re not coming through Paul to genuine conservative politics, but that won’t stop the MSM and the left from portraying the GOP as tolerating them because Paul, a nominal Republican, does.

By the way, read to the end of the linked article to see who we have to thank for bringing the brothel owner to Paul’s side.


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Which are the members of our armed forces (which support Ron Paul over all other candidates)?

there area bout 20 members of the ‘military’, or atleast marked that down as their occupation, that contributed to Paul. This claim is spin and unfounded, all you have to do is analyze the contributions. Paul forces everyone to mark an occupation, with no way of verifying. And with so much Lib support, no doubt the ‘absolute moral authority’ game is being played. Paul requires all his contributors to mark something, none of the other candidates do. That is why Paul has no contributions with no occupation marked, and all the others have a MAJORITY of their contributions coming from contributors that don’t mark anything….

jp on November 27, 2007 at 11:39 AM

Which are the members of our armed forces (which support Ron Paul over all other candidates)?
Mark Jaquith on November 27, 2007 at 10:38 AM
Are you saying you&family are all in the service?
Or are you trying to say the majority of the US Armed Forces support wRONg PAUL?

christophercube on November 27, 2007 at 11:43 AM

The dollar has decreased in value about 30% since Bush has been in office… which means everything we buy overseas (LIKE OIL) is 30% more expensive.

Technical point as you understate your own case, a 30% drop in the dollar means a 43% increase in prices.

Can’t proove it, but I would bet that a lot of the stock market drop of the last month (10%) is FOREIGN investment drying up due to the weak dollar.

Romeo13 on November 27, 2007 at 10:12 AM

You may not be able to prove it, but you can “take it to the bank”.

MB4 on November 27, 2007 at 11:56 AM

Which are the members of our armed forces (which support Ron Paul over all other candidates)?

Mark Jaquith on November 27, 2007 at 10:38 AM

I’m assuming that–as jp stated–that claim is still based on nothing but the way donors self-identified their occupation on the Paulnut’s website? So if, say, I wanted to put my occupation down as “Lion Tamer” (when I am not, in fact, a lion tamer) and I could get enough other people to do the same, you’d all be screaming (shrilly, of course) that the majority of lion tamers support Ron Paul?

From this site:

As for The Only Man Who Can Save America, whose cultish followers crowed over this as proof that the troops had become isolationist Birchers, here’s his veteran/non-veteran/total preference line among Republican and Republican-leaning vets:

Paul 1 / 3 / 2

(That Allahpundit guy sure can turn a phrase, can’t he?)

Hmm, you’d think the number in that first column would be higher if our service members had accepted Ron Paul as their Prophet. But don’t let any of us get in the way of you cultish followers attempting to gain Absolute Moral Authority on the backs of my brothers and sisters in uniform.

ReubenJCogburn on November 27, 2007 at 12:17 PM

Yes, and and enough money left over to buy you and me and
Entelechy each a brand new red corvette and Allapundit an IPhone and an Ipod!

MB4 on November 27, 2007 at 2:17 AM

Hey now…not just anyone is allowed to get a Red Corvette…(got mine so I had to throw that in) It’s an exclusive club don’t ya know…

doriangrey on November 27, 2007 at 1:34 PM

Can’t proove it, but I would bet that a lot of the stock market drop of the last month (10%) is FOREIGN investment drying up due to the weak dollar.

There are a lot of factors to consider. One is that the weak dollar makes US stocks cheap for foreign investors. There can be investment opportunities for them especially in US companies that have global earnings.

During the past 5 years where we’ve lost almost 30% against the Euro, the DJII is up almost 50%. You should be able to see it on this chart.

dedalus on November 27, 2007 at 2:46 PM

Hey if you need professional ass-istance then get a professional to help you.

MSGTAS on November 28, 2007 at 9:12 AM

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