The Washington Times reports today that Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul, Republican from Texas, has risen from the level of “who’s that” to “sleeper.” The Times reports:
“While I am very skeptical that he will win the nomination, historically challengers’ biggest impact has been in shaping the debate – forcing the more popular candidates to address issues they might like to gloss over,” said Merrill Matthews, resident scholar at the Institute for Policy Innovation in Dallas. “I suspect Paul’s principled opposition to massive government spending and the war could reach out to two different GOP groups – one large, one not so large – with the message: ‘You are not alone.'”
As we’ve learned in recent days, there are a few exceptions to Rep. Paul’s principles on government spending. Clearly the missis is happy to have the good doctor working in Congress on her behalf.