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A Perfect Storm of Wingnuttery

John Zogby is polling for Ron Paul supporter and conspiracy-theorist entrepreneur Alex Jones, which makes perfect sense when you think about it. As the only Repub­lic­an candidate with a – gasp – reality-based foreign-policy platform (i.e., getting us the hell outta Iraq), Paul has made waves. But the rest of his platform is two clicks away (or fewer) from Jones' paranoiac bloviation. The following may sound like a rambling suited for your next survivalist potluck, but no – it's there in Paul's "On the Issues" page:

"So called free trade deals and world governmental organizations ... are a threat to our independence as a nation. They transfer power from our government to unelected foreign elites." Bravo to this synchronicity – what a rich, and heretofore untapped (to my knowledge), cross-demographic slice of crazy!

But wait – there's more!

Apparently Jones is miffed that the results he expected to purchase from Zogby were to his histrionic liking. Cue the WATB:

"In their press release about the results of a new telephone poll, Zogby chose to marginalize Ron Paul by highlighting a demographic that was won by Rudy Giuliani, while largely ignoring the fact that the Texas congressman completely dominated almost every other aspect of the poll."

Caveat emptor.

Posted Wednesday, Nov. 21

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