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Idaho GOP Won’t Shop Paul’s Libertarian Boutique

Republican Ron Paul’s dismal “Super Tuesday” performance, even in states like Idaho where he predicted he could win, shows his supporters’ exuberance was no match for the well-oiled, well-funded campaign machine of Mitt Romney.

It also illustrates that Paul’s message of returning to the gold standard, abolition of the U.S. Federal Reserve and loosening laws on illicit drugs remains too quirky for most Idaho voters.

They may lean libertarian, but they’re ideologically less consistent than the Texas congressman.

Rather than shop Paul’s libertarian boutique, GOP voters appear to prefer Romney’s big box store, which might not excite their passions but has a bit of everything.

Larry Doyle, a Meridian, Idaho, resident who caucused in Ada County for Rick Santorum this week, put his views about Paul bluntly: “He scares me.”

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