Ron Paul

Doug Henwood dhenwood at
Sat Nov 20 11:57:52 PST 1999

From Brian Doherty's profile of Texas libertarian Rep. Ron Paul in the November issue of The American Spectator:

>Paul taps into a streak of Texas populism, which can manifest itself
>in an LBJ-like "make government do for the little guy" attitude, or
>a more Lone Rangeresque respect for the rugged individualist. Nation
>columnist Alexander Cockburn is an unlikely Paul booster for his
>stances on issues like privacy and Waco. Cockburn says he's "always
>had a soft spot for Texas populists." When asked what he didn't like
>about Paul, Cockburn could only say, "his reverence for gold is a
>little excessive."

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