"Paul says we need to get back to the ideas of the founding fathers and I agree but If France had subscribed to the isolationist philosophy that Ron Paul espouses, back in the 1770s, we'd all be singing 'God Save the Queen.' Something to consider" — Henry "Economist" Gómez, "Obama Will Win the Democrat Nomination," Babalú, February 9, 2008
I predicted that Henry Gómez would end up supporting Ron Paul and now he likens Paul's ideas to those of the Founding Fathers, with some reservations about isolationism (which was George Washington's creed, remember, "no entangling alliances?"). Sometimes, I ask myself, why do I bother? I can read him like a book and the book is of absolutely no value. Still, so long as Babalú is perceived in many circles to represent the views of most Cuban exiles, it must be fought at all costs even if it requires me to parse the writings of a political ingénue with an imperfect knowledge of history. It should be noted that Spain — which Henry hates — was also crucial in securing America's independence. Not only did Cubans, then Spanish subjects, fight at Yorktown alongside the French and Americans but their female relatives underwrote the costs of the Yorktown campaign, which resulted in the surrender of the British and the realization of American independence. And for this neither Spain nor France — and much less the Cubans — demanded a naval base on Chesapeake Bay.