It’s All About the Pauls: Ron, Rand, and Ryan

Tea partiers’ and libertarians’ growing influence in the GOP will be on full display when the three Pauls converge in Tampa for the GOP Convention.

David Kirby & Emily Ekins
Reason Magazine
8/25/2012

Tea Partiers’ and libertarians’ growing influence in the Republican Party will be on full display this weekend as the three the Pauls—Ron, Rand, and Ryan—converge in Tampa for the GOP Convention.

Ron Paul may be libertarians’ and the Tea Partiers’ past, Rand Paul the future, and Paul Ryan—well, he may be the best the Republican Party can do at the moment.

The three Pauls represent a dawning realization among strategists and pollsters that libertarians are among the most important slices of the electorate, up and down the ticket—from the presidency to key Senate races to key House races. The data show why…

…In Declaration of Independents, Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch chronicle the rising importance of independents and libertarians…

Read the entire article at Reason.com

 

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