Why the candidate appeals to men under 30. Republican presidential candidate U.S. Rep Ron Paul WIN MCNAMEE/Getty Images Since Ron Paul swept the youth vote in Iowa and New Hampshire, it’s become popular for press accounts to contrast the age of his supporters with the wizened appearance of the 76-year-old country doctor.
For Some, Waiting Is a Profession That Doesn’t Involve Tables March 2, 2005 The line-standers are out all night on Capitol Hill, looking homeless. "But we're not homeless," one of them says; just trying to keep warm in ski caps and puffy coats. Waiting 10, 20, 30 hours outside the House or the Senate, holding a place in line so some well-pressed lobbyist can sit upfront at a congressional hearing and bat eyes at all the right people -- this is democracy, or something like it.
Danny Day works six or seven days a week, sometimes twelve-hour days. Warehouses and distribution centers go up around the industrial highways of northeast Ohio, and Danny’s company comes in to finish the drywall. He muds the doorframes by hand, working so fast and so long with a knife and pan that at night the pain in his right forearm wakes him up. The white drywall mud disintegrates his leather work boots, so every two or three months he has to buy another pair at Walmart.