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Reason Writers at CNN.com: Matt Welch Says "Ron Paul Ties GOP in Knots"

Writing at CNN.com'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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