NPR had a nice little story about the swell of support for Ron Paul in Iowa. The story begins:
At first glance, it’s not easy to figure why Ron Paul is so popular with young people. At 76, he’s old enough to be their grandfathers, something he alluded to at a packed rally at Iowa State University in Ames Thursday night.
“I understand this is a busy week, some of you are involved with studyin’ so this was a chance not to have to study for a couple hours right? But I have a lot of children, a lot of grandchildren but I’m always advising them study hard get your courses down,” Paul told the crowd.
Several hundred young people, mostly students, packed the Great Hall of Iowa States Union building. Many wore flannel shirts and knit caps on a cold snowy night. They listened intently as Paul, standing behind a lectern touched on some of his more esoteric views, on Austrian economists and returning to the gold standard. But they responded with enthusiasm when he got to issues they could relate to, like the threat he says is posed by the Patriot Act.
Read the rest of the story HERE!