Andrew Sullivan Hearts Ron Paul

Andrew Sullivan started out the morning by noting Ron Paul’s record fundraising haul and exclaiming it “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” I’m not sure about the analogy, but I guess it works for Sullivan, who has become the latest Ron Paul cheerleader.

Sullivan explains that Obama is his choice in the Democratic race, but in a choice between John McCain and Ron Paul, it’s Ron Paul who has won his heart:

But the deeper reason to support Ron Paul is a simple one. The great forgotten principles of the current Republican party are freedom and toleration. Paul’s federalism, his deep suspicion of Washington power, his resistance to government spending, debt and inflation, his ability to grasp that not all human problems are soluble, least of all by government: these are principles that made me a conservative in the first place. No one in the current field articulates them as clearly and understands them as deeply as Paul. He is a man of faith who nonetheless sees a clear line between religion and politics. More than all this, he has somehow ignited a new movement of those who love freedom and want to rescue it from the do-gooding bromides of the left to the Christianist meddling of the right. The Paulites’ enthusiasm for liberty, their unapologetic defense of core conservative principles, their awareness that in the new millennium, these principles of small government, self-reliance, cultural pluralism, and a humble foreign policy are more necessary than ever – no lover of liberty can stand by and not join them.

He’s the real thing in a world of fakes and frauds. And in a primary campaign where the very future of conservatism is at stake, that cannot be ignored. In fact, it demands support.

Go Ron Paul!

Well… Thanks for sharing Andrew. I love my liberty, but you won’t catch this liberty loving liberal supporting Ron Paul.  

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One Response to Andrew Sullivan Hearts Ron Paul

  1. Darrell Prows says:

    “Where the very future of conservatism is at stake”… A bit of hyperbole there, perhaps, but quite a pleasant sentiment nonetheless. I would call what it going to happen in 2008 a “knock down” but human nature is not going to change enough in the short term for it to turn out to be a true knockout.