Republican primary presidential candidate Ron Paul delivered 4,000 babies when he was a doctor and he delivered again Friday by bringing his populist message of less government and more individual liberty north.
The maverick former U.S. congressman, Texan and libertarian stopped by Ottawa to share his beliefs at a gathering of conservative-minded thinkers at the Manning Networking Conference hosted by Preston Manning.
Liberals and New Democrats bemoaned his appearance while Conservatives jammed the hall to hear Paul debunk the left for embracing a nanny or social-welfare states through taxes and spending.
"The left, the far left will say that debt doesn't matter. When you get into a problem what you want to do is just spend more money," Paul said.
Much of his address was plucked from the anti-war, anti-establishment script he used last year when he sought his third nod to lead the Republican Party.