With a presidential election approaching this year, I've begun seeing a lot of signs and stickers around town for Republican candidate Ron Paul, like this one:
This sticker is obviously a copy of the iconic Barack Obama "Hope" posters of the 2008 election. To me, an image of a 77-year-old Republican man scowling does not inspire the optimism and hope of the 2008 Obama poster:
I don't know much about Ron Paul, except that he is a Republican with libertarian tendencies, meaning he is ideologically against federal social programs like the Department of Education and health care.
For some reason, Ron Paul has become very popular with my demographic: 20-30 something hipsters. Frankly, I don't understand why, especially given his staunch pro-life stance and the fact that he opposed The Civil Rights Act of 1964. Incicidentally, Ron Paul was 29 years old in 1964. Hipsters, why do you love this 77-year-old Republican man so much? Educate me.