When the other candidates can no longer evade the debate forum with Ron Paul they are thrust into the midst of a great educator and a great ethicist. Next to their political slogans, diversions and memorized platitudes the clear, truthful, penetrating, and realistic answers of Ron Paul to all sorts of questions shines like the sun in mid-day splendor.
Ron Paul's answers are not forced nor are they timid. They are ethically-based; and he accepts his role as an educator. He is grateful to have discovered the concepts of classical liberalism and he knows that America was founded on these concepts. He also knows how the forces of tyranny have always strained every nerve to extinguish its light.
How can you test the validity of this assertion of mine that Ron Paul is genuinely a scholar and a statesman and a great ethicist? Has any person that you know written a fraction of that of Ron Paul, and on subjects of great significance (and lectured widely on the same)?
Why is He considered a statesman? It is because Ron Paul knows that the Constitution represents the great blessing given to the world when our nation was born. He has worked for the restoration of the Constitution, free from any and all political motives. He is unequivocally the greatest statesman since Thomas Jefferson.
Always underlying the message of Ron Paul is the ethics of liberty. That is why people of all backgrounds find resonance in his message as he educates us all in classical liberalism. If I am a Jew, or a Catholic, or a Protestant, or an Orthodox Christian, or a Muslim, or whatever else, I identify with the justice and unity and prosperity that comes from liberty.
None of this happened by accident. Ron Paul works hard and honestly; taking seriously his oath of office to defend and uphold the Constitution. Not only does Ron Paul have a mature understanding of ethics but he lives ethically. His work ethic probably began during his formative years on a farm. Farmers, who supply food upon which all of us depend, can find in Ron Paul an exemplary citizen and fellow farmer.
This is why the debates are always won by Ron Paul. Even when there is a deliberate effort to minimize his participation he captures the hearts and minds of the audience. The reason? Truth is far more powerful than any scheme.