I got a lot of interesting mail after I published that op-ed in the Baltimore Sun. Mostly I got hate mail from Ron Paul supporters who were unhappy that I’m “not actively supporting” their guy. For example:
Like most of the media “shepherds” you are no doubt intent on pushing on us another candidate who will do nothing different….This government, and the one to replace it, seem intent on staving off an inevitable recession at the expense of a depression a few years later-after they are out of office. Frankly, it sickens me, and you are part of the problem. You need not support MR. Paul, but I am sick and tired of the media taking all these little jabs at a candidate who clearly has new ideas, and is not just part of the status quo.
I’ve never BEEN part of a media conspiracy before. It’s fun! We’re all going out for a beer tonight if anyone wants to join us.
In any case, after today’s revelations about Paul’s past, I’m glad that I withheld my support.
But more interesting than all the mail I got from the Paulsters were the random requests for advice. This one is a gem:
In all seriousness…if Sallie Mae goes under, does this mean that students with large student loans like myself don’t pay them off after all?
Unfortunately, no, I told this fellow. Points for creative thinking though!