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Friday, June 22, 2012

For the Ron Paul Wing, Now What?

The Paul people in Oklahoma held their own rump convention in a parking lot. The Arizona Paul fans made news for booing Josh Romney. That booing is symbolic of the struggle between two significant competing visions of what the Republican Party will be, a struggle, by the way, that is no longer between a vast majority and a tiny fringe. Paul people consider themselves not weird outsiders, but the true conservatives who actually want to rein in government within affordable, constitutional limits. Ron Paul’s campaign spokesmen are quick to distance themselves from any hint of the Paul movement being an angry, raucous anti-establishment rabble — the words “respect” and “decorum” flow from their lips as much as “limited government” and “end the Fed now.” But Paul’s supporters want to keep fighting, and ferociously.
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Judy Morris,
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