I like Ron Paul. I like what he stands for, his courage, his intellect and his commitment. He is crystal clear, he makes no apologies, and he does not flip flop to appease the latest group getting some TV exposure.
He handles the media better than any of the Republican candidates and seems to have their respect.
One thing is for sure, if I were a militant thinking about messing with the United States, the last person I would want to see in the White House is Ron Paul.
Don't let all that foreign policy, foreign aid pullback, no war talk fool you. If some foreign power decides to mess with Ron Paul's United States he had better be ready or one hell of a fight. Ron Paul does not strike me as a person I would want to cross.
The knock on Ron Paul is he gives away the farm: reduces the military, cuts foreign aid, reduces government intervention, eliminates social programs, emphasizes personal liberty, lowers taxes, returns states' rights.
So read that last sentence again.... What truly seems so bad about all of that?
The people who really don't like Ron Paul are the people who make their living slopping it up at the public trough. From an overly indulgent welfare system to over-bloated bureaucracies, these people might just get kicked off the gravy train. That would be a shame.
The problem is electability. No one, including me, thinks Ron Paul can win the presidency. Nor should he. We do need to take a serious look at the issues Paul raises, but a kneejerk turn in that direction would be impossible to pull off and strangling to even attempt.
I want to see Ron Paul have a strong voice at the Republican convention and a major role in the platform.
He can help shape the future, and more important, he can help clear the path for the legion of new, young energetic Republicans he has attracted to the GOP. They are the future of the Party and most likely the country.
For this, we forever will be indebted to Ron Paul and what he accomplished.
Your vote for Ron Paul is not wasted, it is an investment in the future.
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