Rep. Ron Paul, Texas Republican, laughs as he is complimented on being punctual upon his arrival to speak to supporters of his presidential campaign at a Jasper County town-hall meeting on the inner track of the Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa, on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Rep. Ron Paul, Texas Republican, laughs as he is complimented on being punctual upon his arrival to speak to supporters of his presidential campaign at a Jasper County town-hall meeting on the inner track of the Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa, on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)