While Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, enjoys a loyal and tenacious, if tiny, following in the United States, he also has a presence in Europe and Asia. Thanks to his grassroots support on the Internet, a host of blogs all over the world advertise for the only anti-Iraq war Republican in the race.
Europeans for Ron Paul lists links to a dozen Paul-supporting blogs representing as many countries, including Britain, France, India and Brazil. These blogs feature original YouTube videos in their native languages. One particular video posted on Bavarians for Ron Paul combines Henry David Thoreau, the American Revolution and hip-hop.
Belgians for Ron Paul features a video in English, A Cry for Ron Paul, which calls for a politician with Paul’s libertarian ideals to free Belgium from what is portrayed as the excessive power and bureaucracy of the European Union and other governments.
Paul supporters from America post messages of encouragement on the blogs, thanking the creators for their efforts and wishing their European allies luck in finding a similar politician on their own continent.
In one YouTube video, Paul answers question for the video-game cable channel G4, where he talks about his Internet support and his disdain for federal regulation of media.