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Aeon J. Skoble - 1/4/2008
I agree, David, and it's a promising start. Stay the course! :-)
Less Antman - 1/4/2008
Some friends and I were discussing the strong opposition to gay marriage in the country, and I commented on how 5 years ago it wasn't even in the conversation, and we were fighting for equal treatment under the law with civil unions (which now has majority support).
I do think the Paul campaign squandered some opportunities and could have done better than 10% by staying focused on the peace, non-intervention, and civil liberties focus that jump-started them, but last April it never even occurred to me that a campaign with so many libertarian themes would even be a part of the public conversation.
Truly hard-core libertarianism will never again sound to the old media and general public like it came from outer space: I will forever be grateful to Ron Paul for that.
Mark Brady - 1/4/2008
Andrew Sullivan writes that the independents went for Barack Obama and Ron Paul respectively. "Among independents, Clinton came a poor third: 17 percent to Obama's 41. And McCain lost out to Paul: 23 percent to 29. The men with the most support among independents - the people you need to win a general election - are the most despised by the Republican base. In they end, the Republicans poisoned themselves. Maybe they'll begin to recognize how far they've fallen."
David T. Beito - 1/3/2008
This is disappointing but not a disaster. Paul made it into double digets which is better than the polls indicated.
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- WSJ features an article by a conservative calling for the abolition of Black History Month
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