The thing that is pathetic is Barron's trying to insinuate that Ron Paul's votes are somehow an attempt to drive up gold prices for personal enrichment when Ron Paul has the most consistent voting record in all of congress. You can predict his vote ahead of time on almost any issue because he always votes on principle.
It appears to me that his investments are like an insurance policy on the worst case scenario that he has been warning about for decades. The remarkable thing about his investment performance is that it was done WITHOUT insider sweetheart deals like many other congressmen do for personal gain.
We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.
-C. S. Lewis