Ron Paul Deploys the Rand Bomb

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Aug. 5 2011 5:23 PM

Ron Paul Deploys the Rand Bomb

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On Ron Paul's just-released Iowa schedule for the week: Four events with his son, Sen. Rand Paul. The duo will be campaigning in Mason City, Cedar Rapids, Waterloo and Des Moines on Wednesday, then again in Ames on Thursday.

With Romney out of the straw poll, the establishment GOP nightmare has to be a Ron Paul victory -- not out of the realm of possibility. That happens, and the storied state GOP event becomes just like the student-friendly, libertarian-leaning CPAC.

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter. You can reach him at daveweigel@gmail.com, or tweet at him @daveweigel.