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Enthusiasm, Excitement, and Ron Paul: The Young GOP Delegates

ftorres Wrote: Aug 30, 2012 12:30 PM
-- While libertarians have been tamping down on the idea that Paul Ryan is even a small win for the limited-government crowd, Kenney thinks it's a step in the right direction. -- This despite the fact that Ryan's record does not show him to be a "limited government" advocate by even the most liberal interpretation of the concept. Nor is he a "fiscal conservative," as his budget shows, which only slows down the GROWTH but makes no real cuts. Ron Paul mentioned to Neil Cavuto on Tuesday that the reason Ryan is seen as some sort of "libertarian" budget-slasher is because the Democrats, in their infinite stupidity, exaggerated his fiscal "conservatism" and made him more attractive to conservatives in the GOP.
Enthusiasm runs high amongst some of the younger official delegates to the GOP 2012 convention. They stand out in the crowd of predominantly older Republican activists by their brisk pace and infectious energy.

Another way they're easily distinguishable: they are on the Ron Paul team in far greater numbers than their older colleagues. They were also in a hurry - Wednesday night's activities kicked off with a Ron Paul tribute video, and Sen. Rand Paul spoke shortly afterwards.

Luis Larotta, a young Ron Paul-supporting delegate from Texas, said "we're the new face of the party. We're the new blood,...