Perhaps the best news from the past week, and the surest proof that the tea party isn’t over, is that Ron Paul came in a very strong second place in the straw poll.
If Ronald Reagan were cocaine for conservative, this guy is full blown conservative crack. He is an ancient warrior who has devoted his life to caging this wild and uncontrollable government and stopping this immoral spending. He is the only candidate for president in our lifetimes who might have earned Ayn Rand’s endorsement.
Whether Mr. Paul actually becomes the nominee or not hardly matters anymore. What matters is he was dismissed as a kook four years ago and this year all the other GOP candidates have adopted the old man’s philosophies.
• Charles Hurt’s column appears Wednesday. He can be reached at email@example.com
By Elaine Donnelly
Extending sexual misconduct to combat units
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Entertainment News and Reviews from Washington, D.C. and beyond.
Reviews, insights and commentary from an eclectic observer.
The world as veteran journalist Vance Garnett sees it, and saw it.
Benghazi: The anatomy of a scandal
Vietnam Memorial adds four names
Cinco de Mayo on the Mall
NRA kicks off annual convention