Ron Paul

Nothing without daddy

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Reading Rand Paul's prescription for a bigger and better GOP, I was struck by an interesting thought--since 1988, only one Republican nominee (coincidentally the only one I thought of voting for, Bob Dole), owed virtually none of his success in life to his dad. ( Rand Paul to say the least, owes everything to his dad). The rest--wow!Read more »

Calvin Trillin: Ron Paul, still standing

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Ron Paul, Stll Standing

 Mitt's opposite number is still in the race.

Paul has his supporters; he has his own base.

He has his own style, which is folksy, not canned.

Religion? He's got one. His prophet's Ayn Rand.

By Rand's wacko theories he's fervently gripped,

So he  won't do the flip-flops. He long ago flipped.

Calvin Trillin, The Naton (5/14/2012


Calvin Trillin: The situation

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So Mitt's officially an Etch A Sketch,

And Rick says JFK's speech made him retch.

Ron Paul's a ditz, and Gingrich is a letch.

Though nets are flung as far as tthey will stretch,

There isn't any white knight there to fetch.

Republicans thus sit around and kvetch.

Calvin Trillin: Deadline Poet: The Nation (4/16/2012)

Louis Dunn: Christian conservatives boo Ron Paul's 'Golden Rule'

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Guardian graphic by Louis Dunn

Rep. Ron Paul, in the  Jan. 17th  debate in  Myrtle Beach in the  Bible Belt of  South Carolina,  proposed that American foreign policy adhere to the "Golden Rule."  The audience booed him.

"My point is if another country does to us what we do others, we're not going to like it very much," according to Saul Relatiive in Yahoo News. "So I would say that maybe we ought to consider a golden rule in--in foreign policy. Don't do to another nation...what we don't want to have them do to us." Read more »