Pretending that Ron Paul Doesn't Matter Won't Make Him Go Away
Over at The Atlantic, Ricochet member (and provocateur) Conor Friedersdorf has just posted an article under the headline above. A grab:
Paul's very presence in the race, and especially his strong showing in Iowa polls, puts every Tea Party voter who supports any other candidate in the uncomfortable position of voting against the more principled, consistent proponent of small government, and for the guy they regard to be more electable, or partisan, or better at formulating zings against liberals.
I'm not supporting the man myself--on foreign policy, I just plain can't--but there's a case for taking Dr. Paul seriously.