Speaking at CPAC today, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Tex., went straight for the issue that has been blowing up all over the wire: Egypt, and America's role in preserving its thirty-year dictatorship until today.
The 75 year old delivered an energetic speech to the main room of CPAC today rhetorically asking “What should our position be on finding the next dictator in Egypt?” His solution, of course: “We need to do a lot less, a lot sooner, not only in Egypt but around the world.”
From Egypt, Paul went on to attack foreign aid in general, asking fiscal conservatives, “How much money did we invest in Egypt over the last 30 years? Seventy billion dollars!” Paul went on to say that “we simply don’t have the money anymore!”
His remarks were met with a large cheer as the hall was packed with young people who had come specifically to see him. There were some scattered boos, but very clearly the people in the room skewed toward Paul.