Michael Tracey on Ron Paul, the Youth Vote, and Occupy Wall Street


Ron Paul may have placed third at the Iowa caucus on Tuesday, behind a tied-up Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney, but he did so while pulling 58 percent of caucus goers under 30, according to MSNBC. Paul's popularity with young people is legend, and last night's showing proves it extends to conservative Iowa. Less well-known, writes Michael Tracey, is Paul's sympathy for young people whose political concerns overlap only slightly with his own: namely, the Occupy Wall Street movement.