ReasonTV: Brian Doherty on Why Young People LOVE Ron Paul!Submitted by AnCapMercenary on Thu, 05/10/2012 - 21:07
This is a follow up interview from the last one.
Published on May 9, 2012 by ReasonTV
"This is no longer just a set of weird ideas that individuals scattered across the country believe in," explains Reason's Brian Doherty, "this is a movement now."
Doherty's new book, Ron Paul's rEVOLution: The Man and the Movement He Inspired, charts the rise of the 76-year-old Texas congressman and GOP presidential hopeful to national prominence. Why does the unassuming politician and obstetrician command such a huge following among young voters? "After a lifetime of feeling lied to by every politician they see," says Doherty, "here's a guy that they know who is speaking the truth as he sees it."
Approximately 3 minutes.
Produced by Sharif Matar. Camera: Matar and Tracy Oppenheimer.
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More from the world of news and commentary regarding Ron Paul--last candidate challenging currently ahead Mitt Romney for the GOP presidential nod--continuing to win control of delegations and state party apparati:
Politico does a decent job trying to explain the technicalities of how his people are doing what they are doing in caucus states, and what it might mean.
Brian Doherty | May 10, 2012
My new book, Ron Paul's Revolution: The Man and the Movement He Inspired, will be officially released next week.
The book is the culmination of 24 years of following Ron Paul's career. I first met him in January 1988, when he spoke at an event organized by a group I was part of, the University of Florida College Libertarians. Paul was then running for president as the candidate of the Libertarian Party.
He drew 100 or so people, mostly there to witness a political curiosity, not yet dedicated fans. We got him a good write-up in the school paper, the Independent Florida Alligator. It was exciting that through the vehicle of someone running for president, that we got our then-utterly-ignored libertarian ideas widely read about in the paper.