We know there is lots and lots of racism in the newsletters that GOP presidential hopeful Ron Paul published in the 80s and 90s, but what else is there? From a 1996 report in the Houston Chronicle:

In later newsletters, Paul aimed criticism at the Israeli government’s U.S. lobbying efforts and reported allegations that President Clinton used cocaine and fathered illegitimate children.

Stating that lobbying groups who seek special favors and handouts are evil, Paul wrote, “By far the most powerful lobby in Washington of the bad sort is the Israeli government” and that the goal of the Zionist movement is to stifle criticism.

Relaying a rumor that Clinton was a longtime cocaine user, Paul wrote in 1994 that the speculation “would explain certain mysteries” about the president’s scratchy voice and insomnia.

"None of this is conclusive, of course, but it sure is interesting," he said.

So, to recap, there is: Racism, criticism of Israel, and baseless accusations against a still-wildly-popular political figure. There’s doubtlessly some woman-hating in there somewhere, too. This is your current front-runner in Iowa, GOP.

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