They say Mr. Paul is too extreme in his thinking, so his invite to the next Republican debate on December 7th wasn’t even considered. “He’s just so far outside of the mainstream of the Republican party and this organization,” said Matt Brooks, Executive Director of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Brooks also said that inviting Paul to attend would be “like inviting Barack Obama to speak.”
The Republican Jewish Coalition is hosting a forum for our merry band of Republican presidential candidates next week. The contenders are expected to flesh out a broad range of opinions about Israel, its future, and its relationship with the United States. Oh, except for Ron Paul, who was not invited. It seems his “extreme views”—like how he would stop giving Israel a few billion dollars each year to purchase weapons from the American defense industry—would be too controversial even within the context of a debate of ideas.