GD’s Top 100 of 2008

When I started this column last January, I did not expect to write over 100 articles in 2008; but that's what happened. Those articles generated  some 92,000 reads or hits, an amazing figure to me. Here are the top 100 articles, ranked by number of reads/hits. Originally, I was going to say a bit about each one, but this is already too long; so I will note only that it's been a great first year for the column.

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Top 100 of 2008

[Article, date published, number of reads/hits]
  1. Ron Paul's Delegate Wars (I). Published: April 13, 2008. 4,105.
  2. Ron Paul on Bob Barr: “We're allies.” Published: June 3, 2008. 3,382.
  3. Ron Paul's Delegate Wars (II). Published: April 20, 2008. 3,265.
  4. Ron Paul's former aide reveals: “We needed” Barr to vote for the PATRIOT Act. Published: May 24, 2008. 3,205.
  5. Paul: Pelosi spiked Iran bill. Published: June 17, 2008. 3,009.
  6. Bob Barr's Real Record (II). Published: May 22, 2008. 2,832.
  7. Huckabee's Back in the Race? — Why? Published: May 15, 2008. 2,610.
  8. Ron Paul's Delegate Wars (V). Published: May 11, 2008. 2,388.
  9. Ron Paul supporter Chuck Baldwin runs for President. Published: April 25, 2008. 2,308.
  10. Ron Paul's Delegate Wars (III). Published: April 27, 2008. 2,265.
  11. Bob Barr's Real Record (I). Published: May 22, 2008. 2,212.
  12. Barr – Paul Alliance Buzz Builds. Published: July 5, 2008. 1,913.
  13. Ron Paul is not running for President. Published: September 7, 2008. 1,883.
  14. Third-Party Debate Fiasco: Oct. 19 debate(s) cancelled. Published: October 18, 2008. 1,862.
  15. Sarah Palin and “Troopergate.” Published: August 30, 2008. 1,839.
  16. Barr vs. McCain (II): The Wasted Vote. Published: November 3, 2008.1,628.
  17. Bob Barr's Gun Record. Published: August 6, 2008.1,610.
  18. Ron Paul's Delegate Wars (IV). Published: May 4, 2008. 1,596.
  19. Phillies slams Paul and Barr at state meeting. Published: July 1, 2008. 1,402.
  20. FBI: No hard evidence linking Bin Laden to 9/11. Published: April 10, 2008. 1,274.
  21. Third-partying the rEVOLution in Louisiana. Published: October 31, 2008. 1,268.
  22. Ron Paul supporter Bob Barr to declare for President. Published: April 3, 2008. 1,260. 
  23. Rare Ron Paul footage in new Barr video. Published: July 27, 2008. 1,226.
  24. Third-party debate in early October. Published: September 27, 2008. 1,220.
  25. Bob Barr and the Gun Ban (II). Published: August 24, 2008. 1,176.
  26. Poll — What Should Ron Paul Do? Published: June 9, 2008. 1,163.
  27. The Republican race is not over. Published: February 17, 2008. 1,150.
  28. Ron Paul endorses Amit Singh for Congress. Published: May 5, 2008. 1,093.
  29. Bob Barr and the Gun Ban (I). Published: August 24, 2008. 1,074.
  30. Barrwatch — Barr polls at 6% in NC. Published: June 2, 2008. 1,060.
  31. No, Ron Paul has Not Dropped Out! Published: March 11, 2008. 1,055.
  32. Barrwatch — Barr hits 6% in a national poll. Published: July 9, 2008. 968.
  33. Paul supporters Lawson and Jones win NC primaries. Published: May 8, 2008. 966.
  34. Ron Paul wins Lifetime Achievement Award. Published: April 5, 2008. 963.
  35. Ron Paul Gets 16% in PA. Published: April 23, 2008. 923.
  36. Boston Tea Party nominee smears Barr. Published: July 13, 2008. 897.
  37. By the time of Super Tuesday … Published: February 11, 2008. 811.
  38. Paul – McCain negotiations reported. Published: September 2, 2008. 807.
  39. Third-party debate Oct. 19. Published: October 13, 2008. 798.
  40. Barr vs. McCain (III): Socialism. Published: November 3, 2008. 764.
  41. Barrwatch — Barr takes 6% in GA poll. Published: June 22, 2008. 754.
  42. Government or Anarchy? Published: June 29, 2008. 741.
  43. Trans-Texas Corridor changes direction. Published: June 27, 2008. 715.
  44. At last it can be said: Bob Barr for President. Published: May 13, 2008.  668.
  45. Ron Paul's No-Third-Party Deals. Published: November 14, 2008. 640.
  46. Michael Bloomberg / Ron Paul ticket qualifies for VA ballot.  Published: August 18, 2008. 632.
  47. “Snubgate” Scandal spreads. Published: September 12, 2008. 628.
  48. Baldwin will free Ramos and Compean. Published: September 15, 2008. 616.
  49. Huckabee's Mouth Misfires, Again. Published: May 17, 2008. 605.
  50. Chinooks of change. Published: June 21, 2008. 603.
  51. Nader: Third-party debate set to take place. Published: September 23, 2008. 596.
  52. Obama warned not to take peace vote for granted. Published: July 26, 2008. 591.
  53. Ron Paul and his rEVOLution. Published: March 28, 2008. 587.
  54. Iserbyt blows the whistle on John McCain. Published: May 7, 2008. 570.
  55. Operation RonDemption for Idaho. Published: May 2, 2008. 545.
  56. Paul vs. Lincoln. Published: February 2, 2008. 515.
  57. Phillies to conservatives: “Help me Beat Bob Barr!” Published: April 30, 2008. 507.
  58. rEVOLution or Reaction? Published: May 23, 2008. 494.
  59. Barr vs. McCain (I). Published: October 29, 2008. 488.
  60. Bob Barr denounces dog-killing drug raid. Published: August 14, 2008. 487.
  61. Bob Barr on the Bailouts. Published: September 21, 2008. 457.
  62. Barrwatch — Zogby has Barr at 6% again. Published: August 17, 2008. 447.
  63. Jamie Has a Hissy. Published: February 5, 2008. 442.
  64. Ron Paul helps launch Young Americans for Liberty. Published: December 7, 2008. 440.
  65. Pure Bunk. Published: April 17, 2008. 416.
  66. Barr blasts Bush on Iraq, Bailout bill. Published: October 7, 2008. 400.
  67. My endorsements for President. Published: November 4, 2008. 395.
  68. Libertarian kittens. Published: July 7, 2008. 388.
  69. Greenwald on Barr and Political Realignment. Published: August 4, 2008. 387.
  70. Mike Gravel joins Libertarian Party. Published: March 26, 2008. 385.
  71. Kirchick, Paul, and Anti-Semitism. Published: February 7, 2008. 373.
  72. Health Care vs. Pizza. Published: July 6, 2008. 369.
  73. Libertarian politics in Ontario, Canada. Published: November 10, 2008. 360.
  74. Bob Barr on climate change.  Published: July 25, 2008. 351.
  75. Ron Paul Endorsements Keep Pouring In … Published: March 12, 2008. 348.
  76. Boston Tea Party endorses Phillies for President.  Published: August 12, 2008. 340.
  77. May 25, 2008: Barr wins on sixth ballot. Published: May 26, 2008. 337.
  78. Vince Miller RIP. Published: June 29, 2008. 335. 
  79. You Tubing the Libertarian Race. Published: May 16, 2008. 332.
  80. The Irrepressible Mr. Imperato. Published: April 8, 2008. 330.
  81. Trouble in Boston Tea Paradise. Published: October 24, 2008. 328.
  82. Another article on those newsletters? Why? Published: January 30, 2008. 328.
  83. THE “NEWSLETTERS” FAQ ver. 1.2. Published: February 4, 2008. 319.
  84. Nader says, “We need more politicians like Dr. Paul.” Published: June 15, 2008. 308.
  85. Barr on Obama (I): Iraq. Published: November 28, 2008. 307.
  86. A Libertarian on George Phillies. Published: April 5, 2008. 294.
  87. Monds wins a million votes in Georgia. Published: November 7, 2008. 290.
  88. Barr and Nader agree to debate. Published: October 29, 2008. 287.
  89. Debating Jim Davidson (I). Published: July 21, 2008. 283.
  90. The Search for the Smoking Gun. Published: February 1, 2008. 275.
  91. “Snubgate” redux — Paul brushes off Barr, chooses Chuck. Published: September 26, 2008. 274.
  92. Smokin'. Published: June 10, 2008. 271.
  93. Ron Paul ends his campaign. Published: June 13, 2008. 245.
  94. Injustice at Nolan Chart! Published: November 23, 2008. 241.
  95. Barr campaign builds on Bailout issue. Published: October 5, 2008. 239.
  96. “Snubgate” — Barr skips Paul's press conference. Published: September 11, 2008. 229.
  97. Ron Paul Poetry. Published: March 6, 2008. 212.
  98. Barr on Obama (II): FISA. Published: November 30, 2008. 204.
  99. Libertarian Party wins more than 1,000,000 votes — downticket. Published: November 6, 2008. 195.
  100. The Party of Choice. Published: August 2, 2008. 151.

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