Ron Paul: Those Tired of 'Unwinnable' Wars Love Me

The Texas representative explains his recent straw poll win
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 20, 2011 11:19 AM CDT

(Newser) – Why did Ron Paul do so well in a GOP straw poll over the weekend? Simple, he said on Today this morning: He’s popular with all those who are tired of the “endless, undeclared, unwinnable wars dumped on the young people" and the rising US national debt. "That's why the current young people ... they're with me, because they're getting dumped on." The 75-year-old Texas congressman, who garnered 612 votes to second-place Jon Huntsman’s 382, added that the US "shouldn't be warmongers. We shouldn't be the policemen of the world." (Read more Ron Paul stories.)

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