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Reason Writers at Matt Welch Says "Ron Paul Ties GOP in Knots"

Writing at's Opinion section, Reason Editor in Chief Matt Welch talks about the awkward position that Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) has put the Republican Party in after his strong second-place showing so far in the primary season. Sample: In both 2000 and 2008, the top two GOP delegate-winners ran on explicitly anti-libertarian platforms. As John McCain wrote in his campaign memoir "Worth the Fighting For," "I welcomed a greater, if still limited, role for government in national problems, anathema o the 'leave us alone' libertarian philosophy that dominated Republican debates in the 1990s.
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