By Bryan Caplan
I just got back from LA, and Ron Paul’s signature was everywhere. A random “Who is Ron Paul?” billboard. A mini-rally at the Palm Springs public market. A button on the collar of my flight attendant.
I have to admit that these sightings weird me out. I’m so used to being completely against everything that any publicly visible group is for, I don’t even know how to respond. When a teen holding a Ron Paul sign walks past me on the street, what am I supposed to do? Give him a thumbs up? Cheer? Stop him and start arguing about immigration? When my flight attendant asks me what I want to drink, do I say “I sympathize with your button”?
You tell me.