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Remember that embarrassing M-A-V-E-R-I-C-K photo from the McCain campaign in 2008? Ron Paul’s supporters benefit here from brevity: less of them to look silly and more enthusiasm to pull it off.
via  BBC Day in Pictures 
(credit: Lara Solt/The Dallas Morning News/AP Photo caption: Allen High School seniors show their support for Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul during a town hall meeting at Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas.)
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Remember that embarrassing M-A-V-E-R-I-C-K photo from the McCain campaign in 2008? Ron Paul’s supporters benefit here from brevity: less of them to look silly and more enthusiasm to pull it off.

via BBC Day in Pictures

(credit: Lara Solt/The Dallas Morning News/AP Photo caption: Allen High School seniors show their support for Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul during a town hall meeting at Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas.)

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 In this New York Times collage, Ron Paul and the Baptists are paired with nihilism at a Santorum rally. GOP contest defies meaning. 
via The New York Times
(photo credit: Tony Cenicola/The New York Times caption:  A variety of allegiances were on display as Mr. Santorum spoke at the “Rally for Rick” at Herrin High School.)
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In this New York Times collage, Ron Paul and the Baptists are paired with nihilism at a Santorum rally. GOP contest defies meaning.

via The New York Times

(photo credit: Tony Cenicola/The New York Times caption: A variety of allegiances were on display as Mr. Santorum spoke at the “Rally for Rick” at Herrin High School.)

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 The belt-level reach photo doesn’t flatter Rep. Paul who is looking more and more irrelevant in the media each day. In this case, almost like an upright corpse.
via The Charlotte Observer
(photo credit: Chuck Riedel/AP Photo caption:  Republican presidential candidate, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas talks to the media after a rally at the University of Missouri, Thursday, March 15, 2012, in Columbia, Mo.)
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The belt-level reach photo doesn’t flatter Rep. Paul who is looking more and more irrelevant in the media each day. In this case, almost like an upright corpse.

via The Charlotte Observer

(photo credit: Chuck Riedel/AP Photo caption: Republican presidential candidate, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas talks to the media after a rally at the University of Missouri, Thursday, March 15, 2012, in Columbia, Mo.)

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Hawaii Caucus: This is how they vote in foreign countries 
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(photo credit: Kent Nishimura / EPA caption:  Caucus goers wait to cast their ballot at a Republican Presidential Caucus at the President McKinley High School Cafeteria in Honolulu, Hawaii, on March 13, 2012. This is the first year the State of Hawaii is using a caucus to decide how its delegate votes are used.)
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Hawaii Caucus: This is how they vote in foreign countries

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(photo credit: Kent Nishimura / EPA caption: Caucus goers wait to cast their ballot at a Republican Presidential Caucus at the President McKinley High School Cafeteria in Honolulu, Hawaii, on March 13, 2012. This is the first year the State of Hawaii is using a caucus to decide how its delegate votes are used.)

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Except for some shit-stirrin’, Newt’s pushing up tulips. 
via The Charlotte Observer
(photo credit: David Goldman/AP Photos  caption:  The tour bus of Republican presidential candidate former House Speaker Newt Gingrich waits for his return outside a campaign event, Tuesday, March 13, 2012, in Vestavia Hills, Ala.)
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Except for some shit-stirrin’, Newt’s pushing up tulips.

via The Charlotte Observer

(photo credit: David Goldman/AP Photos caption: The tour bus of Republican presidential candidate former House Speaker Newt Gingrich waits for his return outside a campaign event, Tuesday, March 13, 2012, in Vestavia Hills, Ala.)

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Call it a GOP 2012 litmus test. On first pass, the idea of these portraits on display at the CPAC conference is DC is to lend as much gravitas as possible. Study the first three more closely, however, and the mouths say “I’m not getting very far here.” As for Paul, he looks too much like W.C. Fields. 

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(photo: Jonathan Ernst / Reuters caption: Drawings of the Republican presidential candidates, from left to right, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul, are displayed at a booth at CPAC)

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Call it a GOP 2012 litmus test. On first pass, the idea of these portraits on display at the CPAC conference is DC is to lend as much gravitas as possible. Study the first three more closely, however, and the mouths say “I’m not getting very far here.” As for Paul, he looks too much like W.C. Fields.

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(photo: Jonathan Ernst / Reuters caption: Drawings of the Republican presidential candidates, from left to right, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul, are displayed at a booth at CPAC)

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From our man, photographer Jonathan Gibby, out on the campaign trail: 
At least sometimes, Ron Paul prays with his eyes open.
©Jonathan Gibby
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From our man, photographer Jonathan Gibby, out on the campaign trail:

At least sometimes, Ron Paul prays with his eyes open.

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If you think DC is messed up now….

Love the photo. Reminds us GOP candidates/campaign best understood as weird science fiction movie.


(photo: Reuters caption: Republican presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Ron Paul speaks via satellite during the Personhood USA Presidential forum in Greenville, South Carolina January 18, 2012.)
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If you think DC is messed up now….

Love the photo. Reminds us GOP candidates/campaign best understood as weird science fiction movie.

(photo: Reuters caption: Republican presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Ron Paul speaks via satellite during the Personhood USA Presidential forum in Greenville, South Carolina January 18, 2012.)

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Bag’s Take-Away:
So much for the straight-shooter.
Getting hammered for his isolationist views on the GOP’s “when’s-the-next-war” psyche, and sensing, for the first time, his campaign is “in the game,” Team Paul lined itself up yesterday behind the cammo. Great shot, right? with the flags and the fatigues — except for the fact the soldier, by doing a political endorsement while in uniform, is clearly in violation of the Hatch Act.  
In this case, the hard light and finger pointing can be read a different way. What was really violated, blown to bit, even, was something much bigger — the sense that Paul would never pander.
via: Talking Points Memo
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So much for the straight-shooter.

Getting hammered for his isolationist views on the GOP’s “when’s-the-next-war” psyche, and sensing, for the first time, his campaign is “in the game,” Team Paul lined itself up yesterday behind the cammo. Great shot, right? with the flags and the fatigues — except for the fact the soldier, by doing a political endorsement while in uniform, is clearly in violation of the Hatch Act.  

In this case, the hard light and finger pointing can be read a different way. What was really violated, blown to bit, even, was something much bigger — the sense that Paul would never pander.

via: Talking Points Memo

(photo credit: Mike Theiler/UPI/Newscom )

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Bag’s Take-Away:
I’m always a little concerned when, making fun of oddballs and “outliers” — whether we’re talking Ron Paul or Gaddafi — they come back to bite us. We’ll see on Tuesday.
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A Ron Paul campaign sign, Des Moines, Iowa. (Joshua Lott)

Bag’s Take-Away:

I’m always a little concerned when, making fun of oddballs and “outliers” — whether we’re talking Ron Paul or Gaddafi — they come back to bite us. We’ll see on Tuesday.

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A Ron Paul campaign sign, Des Moines, Iowa. (Joshua Lott)

Tags #Ron Paul    #Iowa Caucus    #GOP    #photography    #politics    #photojournalism