I'm still a neutral observer on Ron Paul.
Having said that:
Is he for doing away with Entitlements? Yes he is.
Is he and outsider in the Republican Party? Yes he is. In fact he calls himself a Libertarian but chooses to not run as one.
Is his past, most notably the Racist Newsletter he signed and paid to distribute, controversial? Yes it is. The Letters are real and copies exist in
Libraries around the country. They have been scanned and posted often in the past.
Is he telling the truth about not knowing what was in the letters he signed and paid for? I don't know? If true though, he was very foolish to do so
which makes it twice as difficult to believe.
I remain neutral, but think Paul should run as a Libertarian instead of trying to do so from inside a different Party with a different platform.
What is missing here is that he cannot break the single digit barrier in real Polls of likely voters nationwide. Can he be elected? No.
Even with that being the case, I do support him running and putting his ideas out there. I see him like many other fringe Candidates over the years
who run knowing they have no chance. He is doing it for exactly the reason I mention. Nothing wrong with that either. I'm for Free Speech and lots of
it, while so many these days are only for Free Speech if it agrees with them. Sadly it's the Party of Obama that is most guilty of that, trying to
silence speech while pretending to be for Free Speech and a Free Press.
A new phenomena now is that the Paul supporters seem to be opposed to any Free Speech that does not agree with them. The name calling and calling
people wrong who are pointing out facts is proof of that.
Folks, you are either for Free Speech or against it. If for it you are OK with debate and don't resort to name calling and anger. If against it, you
resort to name calling as a Straw Man to try and silence others speech.
I think one of Mr. Paul's main issues is that he is not very good at public speaking or presenting his message. That skill is critical to bringing
together enough people to be electable. Look at how Obama was able to win using just his skin color and his speaking skills, even though he had no
real qualifications to lead.
To quote a person I've enjoyed watching in all this - "How's that worked out for ya"