The Ron Paul Chocolate Standard

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May 2 2012 12:21 PM

The Ron Paul Chocolate Standard

My new story is a look at the Ron Paul campaign's sort-of-hush-hush campaign to win enough delegates to become a force at the Republican convention. In my lede I mention the existence of the "Ron Paul Chocolate Standard." This is not some hilarious contrarian joke.

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One thing I noticed while reporting the background details for this piece was the smart secrecy of the Paul movement. To hear activists bragging about their coups you have to poke around in message boards. The campaign doesn't want to spoil the party by blabbing about delegate counts.

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