ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA – In the run up to New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary, other Republican candidates have noticeably changed their message in an apparent attempt to tap into the support that Congressman Paul has received with his message of freedom, limited government and adherence to the Constitution.
One story on CBS News’ website titled “Huckabee Sounding A Little Like Ron Paul” observed that “Huckabee’s words sound like an issues statement on fellow candidate Ron Paul’s campaign website. It’s not plagiarism, but their points are quite similar.”
Responding to Huckabee’s new messaging, Ron Paul campaign spokesman Jesse Benton stated: “While Mike Huckabee and the other Republican candidates talk about obeying the Constitution and protecting life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, only Dr. Paul has a record – spanning four decades – of demonstrated adherence to traditional conservative principles.”
No other can presidential candidate can claim the following record:
has never voted to raise taxes.
has never voted for an unbalanced budget.
has never voted for a federal restriction on gun ownership.
has never voted to raise congressional pay.
has never taken a government-paid junket.
has never voted to increase the power of the executive branch.
voted against the Patriot Act.
voted against regulating the Internet.
voted against the Iraq war.
does not participate in the lucrative congressional pension program.
returns a portion of his annual congressional office budget to the U.S. treasury every year.
supported Ronald Reagan against Gerald Ford in 1976.