Tuesday, December 11, 2007


Another Reason To Love Ron Paul

Not only is he a comic book fan -- his favorite is a Batman comic:
'My favorite comic book superhero is Baruch Wane, otherwise known as Batman, in The Batman Chronicles. 'The Berlin Batman,' #11 in the series by Paul Pope, details Batman's attempts to rescue the confiscated works of persecuted Austrian economist, Ludwig von Mises, from Nazi Party hands. “Batman's assistant Robin writes in the memoirs, '[Mises] was an advocate of individual liberty, free speech, and free thinking... and so, should I add, the Berlin Batman.' Batman, a Jew in hiding in Nazi Austria, was willing to risk his life for the sake of the promulgation of freedom, and I find this to be super-heroic.'
Admittedly, it is "non-canon", i.e. an alternate or variation on the traditional Batman, but it so random and rare that Paul definitely gets points for being aware of its existence .

Conversely, if the question just happened to get to a Paul staffer who was aware of the comic, Paul gets major kudos for actually having someone on the campaign who knew about the story -- and matching it with Dr. Paul's philosophical viewpoint. Now, just try to imagine how much polling Hillary Clinton would have done before assessing what her favorite comic should/would be.

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