Thursday, September 22, 2011

New Republic: How Ron Paul Lost His District

New Republic: How Ron Paul Lost His District:

.............. But just as his party moved quickly to leave him without his constituents, Paul's GOP competitors began sounding more and more like the congressman. "While we weren't watching," says Democratic consultant Stanford, "everyone became like Ron Paul over there on the Republican side."

That may be an exaggeration—on issues like foreign policy and the decriminalization of drugs, Paul remains on the fringe. Still, adopting the congressman's longstanding criticisms of New Deal and Great Society-era entitlement programs has become almost imperative for many of the other GOP candidates.

And such opposition has become closely identified with Perry's rising star, even as Paul faces the prospect of returning home from Washington to his house in Brazoria County—this time for good..........

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