First, from neocon proponent and apologist William Kristol, editor of the Weekly Standard and son of former Trotskyite Irving Kristol. Notice how he dismisses the traditional conservatism of Ron Paul as “crackpot” (Paul’s views are similar to those of intellectuals like Russell Kirk, Richard Weaver and Frank Meyer and even pro-Western traditionalists like T.S. Eliot, G.K. Chesterton and C.S. Lewis, not to mention politicos like Barry Goldwater) yet Kristol legitimizes and takes seriously the current big-government GOP “frontrunners.”:

And of course, the corrective from the only genuine conservative running for President in 2008: