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  •  I think it would mix things up (0+ / 0-)

    and we would not hear so much "Beltway wisdom."  I mean, it could easily be written off as "you're young but you don't understand," but you need an under 30 to explain Ron Paul to you, for example.

    Santorum/Bachmann 2012

    by sujigu on Tue Feb 14, 2012 at 08:39:08 PM PST

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    •  The appeal of Ron Paul... (1+ / 0-)
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      Luthien Tinuviel the younger set seems to me to be about pot, and being selfish.

      Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight! Clean Coal Is A Clinker!

      by JeffW on Tue Feb 14, 2012 at 08:55:57 PM PST

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      •  It's more than that :P (1+ / 0-)
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        Much more than that, I'll write about it sometime I guess.

        Santorum/Bachmann 2012

        by sujigu on Tue Feb 14, 2012 at 09:08:02 PM PST

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      •  his anti-war stance is appealing to many (1+ / 0-)
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        The first time many people hear Ron Paul, they are attracted by the simplicity of his message and some parts have a lot of favorable resonance -like legalizing pot and no more war. He sounds like a hippy from the sixties!

        But then you get to the no government at all stuff, the gold standard, civil rights, and you realize he is the next best thing to a lunatic. Despite that, he still gets points from many simply because he is an iconoclast and not afraid to voice his opinions.

        I think many Ron Paulites are simply using him as a medium to transfer disdain of the entire government in general. He would seem to be a useful tool for the neo-conservatives and neo-liberals who both want to downsize government (at least the safety nets) and privatize

        Ron Paul has a defined learning arc.

        “Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.” FDR

        by Phoebe Loosinhouse on Wed Feb 15, 2012 at 01:57:23 AM PST

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