Hit & Run

Matt Welch on the Bright Side of Ron Paul's Third-Place Finish


For Ron Paul's most ardent supporters, last night's third-place finish in the Iowa caucus was an undeniable disappointment. The dream of boomeranging from an Iowa victory to a New Hampshire resurgence to an anything-is-possible Super Tuesday has now gone to re-write. But as Editor in Chief Matt Welch explains, Paul fans and supporters of limited government more broadly have many reasons to be cheered by last night's results. Here are seven of those reasons.