Here's an Ron Paul endorsement that probably raised eyebrows back in 1988:
THREE MINOR-PARTY HOPEFULS AIM TO BE NOVEMBER SPOILERS, By PATT MORRISON of the LA TIMES:
Paul, 52, is an obstetrician and a former four-term Texas Republican congressman. He bolted the GOP last year for the Libertarians, after a maverick political career that often ranged him against both parties, opposing income taxes, invasive laws and even congressional perks. With a campaign budget of more than $3 million (he rejected federal matching funds because "we don't believe in taking stolen money"), Paul is on the ballot in 47 states and Washington and has stumped in California 20 times, recently at a stellar fund-raiser thrown by "one-time acid guru turned New Age sage" Timothy Leary.
Leary was an early LSD advocate who's mantra was "tune in, turn on and drop out," -- a message that doesn't exactly jive with the GOP of 2012.