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Written by David Frum
Editor's note: David Frum, a CNN contributor, was a special assistant to President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2002. He is the author of six books, including "Comeback: Conservatism That Can Win Again," and is the editor of FrumForum.
"However, Paul now is gaining a larger following, especially among younger voters attracted by his message of drug legalization and his comprehensive -- if utterly wrong-headed -- explanation of the country's economic crisis."
Yet at debates he's one of the most charismatic and here we go again with the term "Codger'.
Unexpectedly, young voters seem also to appreciate Paul's grandfatherly anti-charisma: his self-presentation as a good-natured old codger charmingly baffled by the modern world
The ill-fitting suits, the quavering voice and the slack-jawed laugh all support the image of an anti-politician, the lone voice of integrity in a sullied word.
Originally posted by lost in space
angus1745 You have mighty strong words against a party that I can not see as any worse than the other one. Need I remind you our great and wonderful pres is a democrat? Just a pawn of Bush, I'm sure. I did not decide to vote for Dr Paul because of weed, I actually studied the candidates! This my be a shock to you but I am not impressed with Obama.I just want my kids and grand kids to have a chance for a good life and not have to pay the rest of their lives for mistakes made by politicians in my time. We need strong cohesive leadership and we are not getting it from the people in office. The only presidential hopeful even talking about the long term American future is Ron Paul. The democrats have let us down also, mud slinging is not really appropriate. The American people need to work together for the future, our own, and the future of our grand children,
Congressman Paul cannot be allowed to gain momentum in Iowa, either within the Republican field or in preparation for a third-party general election run. Our country's future literally hangs in the balance.