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Ron Paul

Biography

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A candidate for the Republican nomination in 2008, and a long serving member of the House from Texas, Paul's campaign platform in 2008 in many ways paved the way for the rise of the "Tea Party" as a political movement.

Strengths

Strong fiscal conservative credentials, idealogical consistency on fiscal issues, name recognition among likely primary voters.

Weaknesses

Paul's fiscal conservatism appeals to many primary voters, but he also has libertarian tendencies on some social issues that may turn off some voters. Age might also be an issue, as Paul will be 77 in 2012, and the oldest sitting President was Ronald Reagan who was 77 when he left office at the end of his second term.
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