Happy Hour Vid: 'Ron Paul Does Very Well in Meaningless Contests'

Matt Welch retorts: "And also, contests in which Ron Paul does well are immediately called meaningless"

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Congressional Republicans have made headlines lately for their unity of purpose, but in the days following the Conservative Political Action Conference, it's become clear that not every member of the GOP wants the same things. In a recent episode of Bloggingheads, Matt Welch, editor-in-chief of the libertarian journal Reason, teases out the text and subtext of CPAC with Washington Times correspondent Eli Lake. They wonder--where's the libertarian groundswell in Middle America? What does it mean that Ron Paul polled so well at the conference? And what ever happened to the CPAC rap show?

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