GQ Picks Ron Paul as a ‘Man of the Year 2007′

By Jennifer Parker

Nov 20, 2007 6:48pm

ABC News’ Jennifer Parker Reports: GQ magazine has chosen Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul as one of their "Men of the Year 2007."

Paul, 72, appears in GQ’s December issue with GQ’s other men of the year including Hollywood heavyweight Tom Hanks, hip-hop artist Kanye West, new James Bond actor Daniel Craig, actor Casey Affleck, baseball star Alex Rodriguez, and tennis ace Roger Federer.   

Calling him the "Dark Horse of the Year," the Texas congressman is the only White House contender to make GQ’s cut.

"He has tapped into his party’s silent minority, one that won’t abide torture, reckless spending, or endless war," GQ writes in their December issue on stands Nov. 27th.

"And his supporters (and admittedly, there are some real conspiracy-minded moonbats among them) have rewarded Paul for his courageousness, to the tune of more than $5 million in campaign contributions in the third quarter — about the same as John McCain has raised. It isn’t a revolution, but Ron Paul’s candidacy serves as a reminder that electoral politics needn’t be a joyless march to a clothespin vote. It can be daring and kind of kooky, too," GQ says.

Former President Bill Clinton, and potential First Gentleman, also made the cut for his foundation’s charity work in Africa.

The magazine also selected New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg — long-rumored to have considered a 2008 White House bid — to be among their ‘Men of the Year 2007,’ calling him a ‘Maverick’ politician.

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