Ron Paul kicks off his 2012 presidential campaign this morning in Exeter, NH, the "birthplace of the Republican Party" in 1853 (hey, it's got to be true, Ripon, Wis., it's in the NHGOP platform).
It is unlikely that Paul, a U.S. representative from Texas, has changed his libertarian gusto from 2008. It will be interesting to see how the press treats him this time. Will the narrative be the same?
Doctor Paul was Tea Party before today's Tea Party activists donned their party clothes. Paul showed last go 'round that he has a deal of appeal in the Base. But in a crowded New Hampshire Primary field, will he be just another spoiler? Will he be the conscience of the Republican Party?The Bernie Sanders of the Right?