Election 2012

More Ron Paul Myths

Andrew Sullivan is attributing otherworldly characteristics to Ron Paul. For example:

He will accept support from any quarter and compared with the corporate money flowing into the other candidates' coffers, he is about as independent as a presidential candidate can be.

Not only does this not make sense, it's utterly inaccurate. If Ron Paul isn't turning anyone away, that means he's accepting corporate donations. And he is.

Microsoft, Boeing, Lockheed Martin. And Mason Capital Management, his fifth largest contributor, is all about Wall Street and the financial sector.

To be fair, Mitt Romney's contributors are, predictably, almost entirely Wall Street contributors. However, very few of President Obama's top contributors are from the financial sector.

All of that said, to suggest that Ron Paul is independent of corporate money is absurd.