In 2008, the Republican Party held its national convention in St. Paul, Minnesota. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) was there, bringing the house down at his "Rally for the Republic." And Reason's Matt Welch was there, too, surveying the skies for signs of optimism and engaging in what the Beats called "spontaneous bop prosody" and what you would likely call something else altogether.
As the Ron Paul Festival wraps up today in Tampa before the delayed Republican National Convention, click on the image above to take a listen to the greatest poem about Ron Paul that you will hear all day.
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