Kent Snyder, Ron Paul’s 2008 campaign manager and the man credited with pushing Paul into running for President, died at the age of 49 just two weeks after Paul ended his 2008 bid.
Like the man in Blitzer’s example, the 49-year-old Snyder (pictured) was relatively young and seemingly healthy* when the illness struck. He was also uninsured. When he died on June 26, 2008, two weeks after Paul withdrew his first bid for the presidency, his hospital costs amounted to $400,000. The bill was handed to Snyder’s surviving mother (pictured, left), who was incapable of paying. Friends launched a website to solicit donations.
So where was the personal responsibility here? Not only the responsibility of Snyder, as Paul would say, but the responsibility of Ron Paul himself? Paul brought in $35 million during his 2008 run and employed 250 people, yet he couldn’t give them health insurance? According to Ron Paul his own campaign would be a burden on the system.
This is another example of how people believe anything they are told. They believe Ron Paul has all these great ideas, yet apparently Ron Paul doesn’t even believe so since he doesn’t live up to them. Ron Paul is nothing but another fraud in the broken American political system.