Paul Passes Thompson and McCain in GOP Primary

Betting markets show a surge for the libertarian presidential candidate.

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Over at the Fantasy '08 betting market run by the outstanding RealClearPolitics website, the chances of Ron Paul becoming the GOP presidential nominee (8.7 percent) have now surpassed those of Fred Thompson (7.8 percent) and John McCain (7.3 percent). Rudy Giuliani is still first at 43 percent, with Mitt Romney second at 29 percent. Given what Paul has said about the Federal Reserve—that it "fosters runaway debt by increasing the money supply" and is "run by unelected officials who are not required to be open or accountable"—Bernanke might want to get an early start on his post-Fed life as an economic consultant or professor. Just in case.

2008 presidential election
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