Ron Paul Redux: The Texan Congressman Has an Unlikely Intellectual Heir

Source: The UnPopulist
by Steve Chapman

“When he ran for the GOP nomination in 2008 and 2012, [Ron] Paul came across as a rumpled gadfly voicing unvarni­shed opinions that put him on the fringes of the party. But today, at 88, he can look with pride on an ideological heir who is young, handsome and slick — and happens to be in perfect harmony with the modern Republican Party: No, not Rand Paul, Ron’s son, the three-term Republican Senator from Kentucky. It is the practicing Hindu and son of Indian immigrants: Vivek Ramaswamy. … Not only do both self-identify as libertarians, they represent the same flavor of populist paleolibertarianism [sic]. The main difference is that Paul was starkly at odds with the prevailing ideology of the GOP back then. Ramaswamy, on the other hand, is fluent in the language of today’s very different GOP.” (09/05/23)