RedState: the youth coming up today have their own hero, and his name is Ron Paul.Submitted by bobbyw24 on Fri, 02/11/2011 - 19:10
Every decade of conservatives has its hero. In fact, I think Ronald Reagan became the hero of the conservatives who came up in the 1970s and 1980s. He won the Cold War, he cut and then simplified taxes, he fought the unions, and he was an outspoken champion of the pro-life cause. He energized a movement, a party, and a country. It’s why many of us flew in for CPAC to an airport named for him.
In the 1990s, for those of us who were too young to appreciate President Reagan, we had Speaker Gingrich. “Newt is the man!” is what one CPAC blogger said to me, when I admitted I still enjoyed seeing him here as much as I did. I am a fan, not just an activist, when it comes to Gingrich. He broke a 40 year old hold the Democrats had on the House, he introduced Americans to the 10th amendment, he smashed up the old, destructive welfare system, and he cut spending to the point that the national debt went down.
Looking around at CPAC now though, seeing the students here and watching the excitement, it’s clear to me that the youth coming up today have their own hero, and his name is Ron Paul.