The American Conservative - Ron Paul Cover StorySubmitted by Michael Nystrom on Wed, 06/20/2007 - 10:21
Thanks again to Gary Tanashian for this tip: Gary says, "Michael, here is another - HUGE - one for you: The American Conservative has put its weight behind Dr. Paul! Simply awesome." Awesome indeed, and a great story! June 18, 2007 Issue Copyright Â© 2007 The American Conservative
Maverick Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul finds that being right is the one thing his party wonâ€™t forgive. by Michael Brendan Dougherty At first glance, he looks like every other congressman in the Canon Building. His suit is dark. His tie is striped. He is convivial with his colleagues, who genuinely like him. But there is something different about Ron Paul. You can hear congressmen when they walk down the hall, strutting their own importance. After all, there are regulations to be implemented, special interests to serve, a teetering American Empire that would collapse without their management. They wear black or cordovan leather shoesâ€”captoes, wingtips, and broguesâ€”clacking down the hall, their bellies full of medium-rare steak from Capital Grille. They are surrounded by ambitious interns and legislative aides. They fiddle with their BlackBerries. You canâ€™t miss them tromping out of the elevators. Ron Paul is easy to overlook. He takes the stairs; he does not have an entourage. You canâ€™t hear him coming because heâ€™s wearing plain black tennis shoes. In a bag he carries a can of soup that he will heat for himself in the microwave in his office. Beneath pictures of Austrian economists Frederick Von Hayek and Ludwig Von Mises, he will eat his lunch alone and in peace. Continue reading here...