The GOP's fundraising parade this last weekend got rained on, with Romney having to cancel events on Long Island. By Tuesday, the weather was better, and David Niehaus went ahead with his fundraiser at the Rooftop at 230 Fifth Avenue.
Picketing outside was a man who a campaigner and fundraiser ripped off years ago, he is now homeless as a result. Not a lot of the GOP members gave a damn about that, they just wanted to call security on him, which would have worked but some of the GOP members did take the time to talk to him; not surprising, they were all Ron Paul supporters who did. The rest of them were just put off by the sign saying that they needed to stop acting like whine brats, stop cyring, stop threatening, and act like men. Turns out this GOP fundraiser dude begged money from a friend, a former serviceman, and then used the money on a congressional campaign, and on a luxury pad for himself. $40,000 of it. But all this was just a joke to most of the GOP partiers. Watching someone in America go homeless because of some creepy thing they did just makes them laugh.
Which does not reflect well on any GOP member, Ron Paul included. However, I am sure that while many of the GOP have these kinds of skeletons in the closet - Paul does not. And the protester made clear that while he is going to strike at the upcoming Rick Perry fundraiser, and any other GOP fundraisers he finds in the city, he will leave Ron Paul, and for good measure, Herman Cain, free to garner support.
So he has a heart and is not just taking random hostages, but has made clear that he is going to make the GOP pay for this weird nonsense of theirs. And good. They can serve as collateral for a bad debt.
There was also talk at the event of a Centrist Party emerging, taking the decent people out of both parties, nominating Ron Paul as the presidential candidate, and getting the US out of the mess that both major parties have caused.
That is probably the most intelligent move in US politics in several decades, since Teddy Roosevelt started his own third party. But they are not going to call it the Bull Moose Party. That was TR's mistake. Why are parties called after large mammals in the US? Well, not all. Actually there are quite a number of parties which aren't; the most aptly named, Democratus Rex. How about Elephantus Mortus?