The Venn of Ron Paul and Other Mysteries of Libertarianism Explained

How the nation's most unique presidential candidate overlaps with everybody.

| Fri Jan. 6, 2012 3:26 PM EST

Congressman Ron Paul's third-place finish in Tuesday's Iowa Republican Caucus was a remarkably strong showing for a candidate who has so little in common with mainstream Republicans. Perhaps the nation's most politically unique congressman, Paul shares policy stances with conservatives, liberals, and libertarians, while differing markedly from all of them.

So where does Paul fit in the Libertarian universe?