November 20th, 2007
04:10 PM ET
13 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. Grant Devereaux

    The early primaries and caucuses are beiginning to look like they won;t buy the Corporate Media and Madison Avenue PR campaigns and are genuinely starting to look closely at the candidates. Edwards, Paul, Richardson, Huckabee and Biden could do surprisingly well- showing up broadcast pundits for what they truly are: talking heads who read press releases as fact.

    November 21, 2007 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  2. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Ron Paul doesn't have enough understanding about foreign policy to really make an effective president. He also would plan on reducing or eliminating many programs that help people. There are too many things that people have come to rely on that are done by the federal, state or local governments that Ron Paul might eliminate. He might prove to be an interesting advisor to the next president who ever that is, but should not be president.

    November 21, 2007 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  3. Steve in SC

    When it comes to electing our next president, this award is very similar to all these polls...WORTHLESS!!!!!!!!

    November 21, 2007 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  4. Katherine Tyler, Philadelphia PA

    It's amazing to me how many people who have not even bothered to go to Ron Paul's website ( read about his policies and platform criticize him. Ron Paul was Ronald Reagan's best friend in Washington DC. Reagan said Paul was the only man he knew in Washington who was honest and upon whose word he could depend. Dr.Paul did not always agree with Mr. Reagan, but Reagan always knew where he stood.

    Giuliani, Clinton, Romney, McCain, Thompson all will continue America on a fascist corporate empire path to destruction. While I do not agree with all of Dr. Paul's positions, his concern about an imperial presidency, an abandonment of the Bill of Rights, and a self-destructive foreign policy do resonate with me. HE may be just the man we need to undo Bush's profound mistakes.

    People should join me in making an honest evaluation of this man, before making a knee jerk summation of him.

    November 21, 2007 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  5. ronnie knoxville, tn

    you can vote for Ron Paul all you like; he's not going to win the nom. so he won't be on the nov. ballot

    November 21, 2007 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  6. Jake, San Diego CA

    I think one thing people get messed up about Paul, is that he isn't against helping people or any of that, what he's against is the Federal government getting involved. He believes the best people that can represent you are your local representatives.

    He wants to give power back to the states and I think it's a great thing, it allows you the people to better represented, instead of hoping or having to rely on Washington, people who have no clue or really don't care about you.

    So if you want a candidate that will:
    Give Power back to the people and not the lobbyist.
    Return our liberties and freedoms
    Follow the Constitution.
    And will keep us out of other country's business.
    Will bring our troops home and only use them to actually defend America, instead of fighting "Wars for Freedom"

    Then Ron Paul is your guy.

    Fighting wars for Democracy didn't work 40+ years ago, just like fighting wars for freedom won't work now. looks like some politicians could use a history lesson, you can't force others to like you by having a war.

    November 21, 2007 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  7. TruePatriot83

    Ronnie you are a fool. As a fellow Knoxvillian you are wrong. With an attitude like that you are not helping his cause. Let me guess you are rooting for good ol' Fred huh? 4.2 million in a day is not support huh? I dont see Thompson raising that. Do you ? Or any other candidates beside Romney? Last we need is another Clinton or Bush-like person in office. Dems and Rep are all the same. Right vs. Wrong not Right vs. Left bs. Grow up and quit drinking the Kool-aid. Ron Paul stands for everything our founding fathers stood for. Thats more than any lobbyist/ other pres candidate can say.

    November 21, 2007 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
  8. MJ Seymour,CT

    $9,000,000 raised since October 1, 2007 with the average donation being less than $100.00. This suggests average Americans are fed up with the media/corporations choosing our presidential nominees. Go Ron Paul!

    November 22, 2007 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  9. andrewmacrae

    This sentence has a massive typo "former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg won the "Maverick" award."

    Mike Blooomberg is still the mayor of New York, that is until we Draft him for President!

    December 14, 2007 12:00 am at 12:00 am |
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