Ron Paul is in Fashion This SeasonSubmitted by DeMolay on Sat, 04/30/2011 - 00:37
Brian Doherty | April 29, 2011
So says Yahoo! News. While I have no idea why the word "fashionable" appears in quotation marks in the headline, I like it.
They rightly point out the potential electoral value of his Tea Party small government bona fides (though he's prone to upbraid Tea Party activists for not getting that a humble foreign policy is a necessary part of constitutional and affordable government), he was against the Iraq War before being against the Iraq war was cool, and he's the only candidate clearly serious about shrinking government spending and action in an era when that's the only thing left to do.
The Week (a magazine that I love yet which managed a couple of months back to run a half-page article on what CPAC meant to the GOP presidential field without once mentioning the name of the man who won the straw poll there for the second year running, Ron Paul) wonders why he's running again. They note his desire for a national platform for ideas he's one of the few pushing, desire to perhaps shift the GOP's center of gravity on spending, money, and foreign policy and grant that indeed, "he could actually win":