Larison counters Brink Lindsey's dismissal of the broader implications of Ron Paul's candidacy:

A coalition that argues in defense of civil liberties, national sovereignty, and border security and calls for an end to empire at the same time without succumbing to any strains of cultural radicalism could have very broad appeal.  It would essentially be campaigning on all those important matters that the established parties have badly neglected and campaigning against the ruinous policies that the parties have embraced.

At this point, you'd think people would stop under-estimating Ron Paul, wouldn't you?

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