Posted by Brad @ 2:35 am on May 26th 2007

“The Surprising Relevance of Ron Paul”

…Is the title of the article in the New Republic, by Michael Crowley.

I read it this morning through a subscription, and was trying to figure out how to repost it here without breaking any laws, so I was thankful to run into it at Lew Rockwell’s site. Here. Bonus points for it spurring Lew to use the word “hoary”.

While I’m at it, here’s a great interview with Dr. Paul in the Washington Post.

Sleuth: How do feel about a huge Internet phenomenon?

Paul: Well I haven’t quite realized that yet but if that’s true, I guess that’s good if you’re in politics. I love the Internet. I’m not going to get $100 million…but we might get a lot of supporters and we might get a lot of small donations. And then, maybe we’ll get a lot of votes.

Sleuth: Do you monitor how well you’re doing with hits on the Internet compared with other presidential candidates?

Paul: Not on a daily or hourly basis. I do think my staff watches it closely. There for a while I thought they were just sort of trying to pump me up, encourage me…But they’ve about convinced me, maybe this is for real.

Also contains Dr. Paul’s advice on exercise, chocolate chip cookies, and prostitution.

And finally, I have no idea what to make of this, and frankly it’s even a little frightening, but here’s a cute girl rambling aimlessly about her Ron Paul addiction on youtube. It’s amazing how much tolerance I have for people posting meandering blatherings if they’re A. pretty, or B. talking about Ron Paul.


  1. Here’s that same chick getting OWNED by Bill O’Reilly – who claims we need a social safety net. Hah! She just wasn’t able to form coherent counter-arguments, like the standard, “Okay Bill, you want a social safety net, you donate your money to that.” Bill repeatedly says Libertarians are “every man for himself kinda people”. Yet Rachel makes no attempt to interject, “Being against stealing isn’t the same as being against charity, Bill!”

    She sucked unfortunately. :(

    Comment by weltschmerz — 5/26/2007 @ 3:53 pm

  2. Hah! Ron Paul’s “vice” is chocolate chip cookies. That’s mine too!

    Comment by weltschmerz — 5/26/2007 @ 3:57 pm

  3. Aw crap, I didn’t realize she was an actual person; I thought she was just a random chick on the internet.

    And now I had to go and find her MySpace page.

    Although bonus points for the Ron Paul reggae mix, which somehow goes right past tacky and loops back around to pre-kitsch.

    Comment by Brad — 5/26/2007 @ 4:34 pm

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