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Doherty’s Ron Paul’s Revolution: The Man and the Movement He Inspired

When asked by a debate moderator to use one word to describe himself, Ron Paul said, “consistent.” It is the accuracy of this adjective as applied to the libertarian-leaning Texas Congressman that underscores the rise of Ron Paul as chronicled in a new book on the subject.

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Congressman Ron Paul at an event hosted in his honor at CPAC 2011 in Washington, D.C. Please attribute to Gage Skidmore if used elsewhere. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ron Paul’s Revolution: The Man and the Movement He Inspired is the latest book by Brian Doherty (pictured to the left of his book), the senior editor of Reason magazine. Since 1999, Doherty has witnessed and written about the ascension of the humble obstetrician to iconic status. Doherty’s important contribution to the growing Ron Paul catalog isn’t so much a year-by-year account of the enigmatic lawmaker’s political career as it is an attempt to identify a handful of factors that have fueled his rise to national prominence.

Consistency is one of the prime factors in this equation according to Doherty. “Consistency, integrity, believability, and passion” have attracted supports from the Left and the Right, Doherty told The New American in an interview about his book.

Although the existence of an army of rock-ribbed Ron Paul backers is all but ignored by the members of the traditional media, there is no arguing with the math. Paul draws thousands of cheering, chanting admirers to every stop on the campaign trail and this has been the case since he set his eyes on the White House.

The relevant question now isn’t whether a Ron Paul event will be packed to capacity, but why this is so.

Doherty admits that the undeniable appeal is perplexing given many of Paul’s less-than-mainstream policy positions. “By the normal standards of political success, Ron Paul does it…….

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via Doherty’s Ron Paul’s Revolution: The Man and the Movement He Inspired.

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