Joe Carter has this observation

The Ron Paul Phenomenon is Not About Ron Paul — It will take a more astute political mind than I possess to comprehend this Ron Paul phenomenon. All I know is that it has less to do with the candidate than about people’s desire for something different. When Rod Dreher, Andrew Sullivan, Vox Day, John Derbyshire, and the 9/11 Truthers all agree on a candidate its safe to say that they aren’t all seeing the same thing.

I think I can fill in the blank here because WE are all seeing the same thing: principles.

Ron Paul is a consistent, true voice in a wavering, cynical, partisan-charged world, and that’s attractive to a lot of folks. Sure, I don’t agree with all of the man’s policies, but I respect how he positions and defends them. And while the Howard Dean campaign was mainly about the power of internet technology providing a way to push an unknown anti-war candidate into the mainstream, Paul’s internet phenom is much more about the idea of freedom and the principles this country was founded on.

Democrats and Republicans…take note.

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