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Brian Doherty on Why Young People Love Ron Paul

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Published on May 9, 2012

"This is no longer just a set of weird ideas that individuals scattered across the country believe in," explains Reason's Brian Doherty, "this is a movement now."

http://www.amazon.com/Ron-Pauls-rEVOL...

Doherty's new book, Ron Paul's rEVOLution: The Man and the Movement He Inspired, charts the rise of the 76-year-old Texas congressman and GOP presidential hopeful to national prominence. Why does the unassuming politician and obstetrician command such a huge following among young voters? "After a lifetime of feeling lied to by every politician they see," says Doherty, "here's a guy that they know who is speaking the truth as he sees it."

A week ago, Doherty spoke with Reason about Ron Paul's central but largely unacknowledged role in creating the Tea Part movement (http://youtu.be/jYnjJ6T4u1Q)

Approximately 3 minutes.

Produced by Sharif Matar. Camera: Matar and Tracy Oppenheimer.

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