Is Ron Paul the GOP’s Chuck Norris? (Daily Paul Mentioned)Submitted by legalizeliberty on Sun, 07/10/2011 - 16:53
Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.), an official candidate for the GOP presidential nomination, has been delivering roundhouse kicks to a number of government organizations in recent weeks. Just this last week, Paul slammed the TSA for “government ineptitude and indifference” and introduced the American Traveler Dignity Act of 2011 to combat what he called airport security’s “sorry situation.” Throughout June, Paul decried President Obama’s use of military force in Libya and beat up on the Federal Reserve for mishandling the U.S.’s monetary policy and the gold at Fort Knox.
Paul, who is well-known for his frankness about his Libertarian beliefs, seems to be acquiring the character of Chuck Norris. Norris, who is famous for his role in “Walker, Texas Ranger” and numerous action movies, always played characters who shot from the hip. The same characteristic is widely recognized in Paul by his grassroots supporters. Fan sites such as the Daily Paul and RonPaul.com have been responsible for generating a lot of grassroots support for the Texas Congressman’s presidential campaign.