Everytime I start to get up to go back to the ballroom…. our small media room starts kicking.
Congressman Ron Paul is at the podium now, mostly talking about his fundraising success lately… and his views on reducing the size of government and scaling back the international presence of the United States. (Did I hear him use the word “imperialism”??) I know I’m paraphrasing a lot, but that’s his general message: less government, more freedom, out of Iraq & the world.
US Senator Sam Brownback has now come in and also taking questions from the press. He’s talking about reforming the tax code… an “optional flat tax”. So far neither Brownback nor Romney have talked about the grassroots-supported “Fair Tax” concept. (I don’t know if Ron Paul spoke about it in the ballroom).
Brownback is now stating that fundraising has been difficult and his position on immigration has caused him grief in his campaigning. (As well it should…)