Washington Libertarian Review

Political commentary from the State of Washington with a libertarian perspective.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

The Ron Paul momentum

Today's New York Times has this article that discusses the groundswell of interest that Ron Paul has generated on the Internet. Apparently Paul is as surprised as everyone else about the success of last Monday's internet fundraising drive.

Particularly important, although not explicitly stated, is that Paul's is not a traditional personality driven campaign, as were George Wallace's or Ross Perot's campaigns. While it is true that Paul isn't willing to softpetal any of his principles, it is also true that he is not micromanaging his campaign. Monday's $4 million fundraiser was organized and carried out by two internet junkies living in two different parts of the country, and whole independent of the campaign itself.

Clearly, it is the ideas, and not Paul's personality, that has created the Paul groundswell.


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