Rep. Ron Paul, G.O.P. Loner, Comes In From Cold - NYTimes.com
"If there is vindication here, Mr. Paul says, it is for Austrian economic theory — an anti-Keynesian model that many mainstream economists consider radical and dismiss as magical thinking.
The theory argues that markets operate properly only when they are unfettered by government regulation and intervention. It holds that the government should not have a central bank or dictate economic or monetary policy. Once the government begins any economic planning, such thinking goes, it ends up making all the economic decisions for its citizens, essentially enslaving them."
He's being let in from the cold because he's been right, and everyone else has been wrong. "Wow, a non-corrupt, principled politician! What a novelty!"