November 20th, 2007
04:10 PM ET
11 years ago

Ron Paul wins GQ's 'Dark Horse of the Year' award

NEW YORK (CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul received GQ magazine's "Dark Horse of the Year" award, his campaign announced Tuesday.

Paul, a Texas congressman, was the only 2008 presidential candidate to receive a 2007 "Men of the Year" award from the men’s magazine. However, former President Bill Clinton won the "Public Citizen" award and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg won the "Maverick" award.

- CNN Political Assignment Editor Katy Byron

Filed under: Ron Paul
soundoff (34 Responses)
  1. Anon USA

    Perhaps GQ could award itself the Most Insignificant Publication Award?

    November 20, 2007 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  2. DefendTheConstitution

    Ron Paul should have won the "Truth, Honesty and Constitutional Correctness" award or "True American President" award.

    He's the rare presidential candidate that has fought for his country, the constitution and fought against government corruption for over 30 years. He's the rare presidential candidate that has the American people's values at heart rather than the values of corporate America. He doesn't hide behind a carefully crafted image and doesn't pander to special interest groups. He spits the truth and everyone should demand the same level of integrity from all government officials.

    November 20, 2007 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  3. Anonymous

    Ron Paul would dismantle whatever parts of the government that Bush didn't sell off to the highest bidder. If you want Blackwater patrolling your neighborhood and all the good firetrucks to be rented out of Beverly Hills and no meaningful healthcare watsoever that's not provided by HMOs making billions, Ron Paul is your guy.

    November 20, 2007 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  4. ed, ardmore, pa

    Ron Paul is uniting millions from all demographics...

    November 20, 2007 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  5. Derek, Honolulu HI

    That is awesome!

    November 20, 2007 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  6. Cody Harding, Kinsley, KS

    So, he's the 'dark horse' now?

    Probably one of the Dark Horses of the Apocalypse...wonder who his rider is. Famine, Death, Pestilence, or War?

    November 20, 2007 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  7. ronnie knoxville tn.

    Wha? Pubic Citizen? Oh did I read that wrong ? Ah well congratulations Ron Paul. You are the anti-establishment hero

    November 20, 2007 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  8. Tim, Fridley,Mn

    Ron Paul has to win this election or our dollar is gone. He understands that this country is great not because we have Mickey Mouse and M & M.s, it's because we have the constitution.

    I'm glad GQ recognized that there are alot of Americans that know Ron Paul is the only honest candidate in the race.

    November 20, 2007 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  9. aj huntington ny

    shouldn't Obama be "the dark horse"? Oh, never mind...

    November 20, 2007 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  10. David, San Francisco

    Bloomberg is still the mayor of New York...yes?

    November 20, 2007 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  11. Jules, Greenville NC

    Awesome, I think GQ knows what a lot of people in the media are going to know after New Hampshire and Iowa. Ron Paul has real support and will be the next President!

    Yay for liberty.

    November 20, 2007 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  12. Michael, Dallas TX

    I see Ron Paul signs everywhere. It is insane. Although I do not think he stands a chance.

    November 20, 2007 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  13. Horace, Dubuque, IA

    I don't think Mike Bloomberg will appreciate being called the former mayor.

    November 20, 2007 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  14. Abrahem Hamadeh, Scottsdale, Az

    He shoulda won the next president of the year award 😛 good for Ron Paul

    November 20, 2007 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  15. Lorenz, Queens, NY

    Ron Paul has my vote

    November 20, 2007 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  16. Jose Card

    Congressman and Dr. Ron Paul is the man, who can think out of the box. He happens to have lots of integrity, too.

    November 21, 2007 12:22 am at 12:22 am |
  17. Michael, Jacksonville, FL

    I'm pretty sure Michael Bloomberg is still the mayor of New York. I learned how to proofread in elementary school.

    November 21, 2007 01:01 am at 1:01 am |
  18. James

    The moral and constitutional obligations of our representatives in Washington are to protect our liberty, not coddle the world, precipitating no-win wars, while bringing bankruptcy and economic turmoil to our people.

    Ron Paul

    November 21, 2007 02:45 am at 2:45 am |
  19. Michael Cincinnati OH

    Go Ron Paul! Stylish and competent! Check him out at

    November 21, 2007 07:14 am at 7:14 am |
  20. Alex, Cyberville IT

    He is a sexy man!

    November 21, 2007 08:42 am at 8:42 am |
  21. Melissa, Dallas, TX

    Looks like I'll be picking up a copy of GQ.

    Go Ron Paul!

    November 21, 2007 08:54 am at 8:54 am |
  22. Max, Boston, MA

    Zachary Taylor was a dark horse too.

    November 21, 2007 09:02 am at 9:02 am |
  23. Paul Sanders Huntsville Alabama

    What if "We the People" decided not
    to pay our income taxes next year. If
    we all agreed then Congress would have to put 300 million people in jail. Imagine the litagation cost, the jail
    costs, the cost of no one working to pay taxes, all for 535 people to have
    Power. How do you have power spending other people's money. When all men are created equal, it's sounds like Communism. If that's what America votes for next year, then bring on Hillary/Obama.

    November 21, 2007 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  24. Sabi Kanani, Dallas TX

    A happy day for every bare foot, backwoods, anarchist that is sitting on the front porch swing of this log cabin with his shotgun on his lap wish the IRS would set foot on his property to collect "dem libreal" taxes.

    Just too bad that the big government's US postal service is the only parcel carrier that can get to their bfe residence to deliver GQ. Darn!

    November 21, 2007 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  25. Danny Casolaro Martinsburg, WV

    Does anyone remember JFK?
    How about RFK?

    If Ron Paul gets that far, the people that REALLY control things would do a Kennedy job on him in a heartbeat.

    If you can't see that Hillary Clinton has already been (s)elected to be president, then you are living in fairy-tale land where America is still a democracy and actually has elections.

    November 21, 2007 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
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