Washington's good doctor
To write off Ron Paul as a loopy reactionary ignores his courageous stand on Iraq and Israel
Thursday March 27 2008
This article appeared in the Guardian on Thursday March 27 2008 on p34 of the Comment & debate section. It was last updated at 00:03 on March 27 2008.
No presidential election for a long time has excited so much interest as this year's, outside and inside America. In personal terms, a black man, a woman and a septuagenarian war hero make most elections in most countries seem thin stuff. And yet the truth is that, while Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama slug it out in a popularity contest (or a competition in gaffes that may yet be disastrous for the Democrats), there's little to choose between them politically...