Brian Bailey Preface to the Revised Edition

Ron Paul

One of the best parts of the presidential primary season, and especially the incredibly long one we're in the middle of, is the chance to look at candidates who would not normally attract much attention — think Alan Keyes, Pat Robertson, Steve Forbes, Wesley Clark, Paul Simon, etc... The flavor of the moment is Ron Paul, the Republican congressman from Texas and former Libertarian Party presidential candidate. Paul has received substantial support online, where purity of position is a huge plus. That attention has led to a substantial profile piece in the New York Times Magazine this weekend. If you want to get up-to-speed on Paul and his supporters, check out the full article.

For extra credit, read the Economist profile and watch Paul's hour-long Q&A at Google.