This is highly amusing to me for obvious reasons. The article itself:
Ron Paul is a hipster’s dream. He’s the vinyl section of the record store. He’s the rare gem at Goodwill.
Paul wants to legalize drugs (not just marijuana, all drugs) and keep the government out of Trust Funds. He’s a Libertarian in the purest sense, and he’s attracting a young urban demographic that’s tired of the same old “lamestream” politicians in the White House.
Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show is one of the few media outlets that is actually paying attention to Ron Paul. He’s praised Paul’s political consistencies and has even had him on the show a few times. When discussing the recent Republican political debates, Stewart explained, ” The guy is for gay marriage, legalizing drugs, and against military spending. He’s criticized Ronald Reagan. He’s certainly capable of winning his nomination, but the Republicans ain’t his party.” I personally can’t think of anything more hipster than ironically subscribing to the wrong political party.
He’s been nicknamed Ronstoppable by his young fans, and he’s finally living up to this name. After a “Media Blackout” of the candidate on both Liberal and Conservative outlets, CBS came out with an article last week about the Paul moving to the “Top Tier” of Republican candidates.
It’s true that Paul has a large body of well-educated and enthusiastic supporters. While other candidates are tripping over themselves in debates or being taken down by scandal, Ron Paul holds his ground. He appears strong against competitors at debates. When Republican hopeful Rick Perry pitifully turned to Paul to help during his infamous “I don’t know the 3rd…” catastrophe at the Republican debates, Paul didn’t miss a beat. He hilariously replied, “there’s five…” solidifying new supporters on the spot.
The primaries are months away, but Paul is gaining steam. Recent media attention has turned the impossible candidate into “Ronstoppable”. Let’s just hope he doesn’t get too mainstream.