RonPaul has shifted from last campaign as the guy with a reputation for idea-based politics that didn't descend to personal attacks on opponents, to the guy seen as most aggressive in direct attacks on his fellow candidates.
Paul was challenged about this point at last night's debate. Below, his latest take on why all three of his quasi-viable fellow contestants are no good, serial hypocrites, fake conservatives, and flip-floppers. Three men with one vision for more big government, with Paul the only one ready for real change:
-- Libby Copeland writing in the women's section of Slate wonders why young men seem to dig Ron Paul so much. Without actually addressing whether his ideas make moral or political or practical sense, she concludes that young men like Paul's ideas because they are black and white and simplistic and make the young men feel smart.
-- Associated Press slams Paul for flying first-class a lot on his congressional budget, and gets very in the weeds on the amounts involved. It fails to get similarly in the weeds on the amounts he returns to the Treasury unspent from his office budget, though it mentions that "he says he regularly returns money from his congressional account to the treasury." (It was $141,580 last year.)