With the release of the latest AP poll, showing Rep. Ron Paul in the top three nationwide (and ahead of Michele Bachmann), the verdict is in! Ron Paul has now jumped into the top tier in the race for the GOP nomination, and it's freaking out the Republican establishment. Over the last week or so, former Reagan aide and author Jeffrey Lord has been on virtually all the prominent neoconservative radio shows, following The American Spectator's release of his bizarre hit piece, entitled: Ron Paul and the Neoliberal Reeducation Campaign. At first, the provocatively titled article contends that Dr. Paul is a closet radical leftist, cherry picking statements that bring to mind ideologues like Marx and Trotsky! But delving deeper (and Lord focuses here in his radio interviews), the piece is really an attempt at guilt-by-association, tying non-intervention to radicals of the past and a hatred for the Jewish state. There is very little concrete substance in Lord's article, more speculation of Dr. Paul's motives, and opportunities for said radio hosts to introduce racism into the debate. Just shameful!
This file contains Lord's interview on The Jerry Doyle Show (8/23, starts at 0:00), followed by a response from Tom Woods (8/25, starts at 16:02).