LAWFUEL – The Legal Newswire – Rep Ron Paul, of Texas, is the only Republican contender to post notable fund-raising gains last quarter, managing to pull in $5 million– mostly online and a lot of it from our troops.
His fundraising puts him on par with John McCain.
Paul is a Republican who is fining himself standing alone on a few issues, most notably his call for an end of the war, breaking with the views of the president and his party faithful, and he doesn’t mince words on the topic.
“I don’t think it’s complicated,” Paul said. “I mean, we just went in and we went in erroneously. We went in without the proper authority. We went in under a false pretense and all the conditions that were claimed didn’t exist. It’s going badly. So I think we should just leave.”
He added that he thinks keeping troops in Iraq is only going to make the conditions worse.