Dubious Honor

Introducing The Douches Of The Year: The Republican Presidential Candidates

Ron Paul

He may make Andrew Sullivan’s heart go aflutter, but Paul’s name was  on crudely homophobic and racist newsletters for years. There’s also the time he gave the keynote address to the John Birch Society. And, lest we forget, a former longtime aide claims he wouldn’t even shake a gay man’s hand.

Yes, Paul’s hardcore libertarianism might mean he’s okay with gay marriage—but it’s also why he wants to end Social Security, abolish the Federal Reserve and gut the Food and Drug Administration.

We might all be able to get married under a Paul presidency, but we’d be too poor and sick to celebrate.