Originally posted by muse7
In my opinion he's no different than all of the previous presidents that promised "Change" and to do things different.
Nothing is going to change, absolutely nothing.
That's silly. You only let the establishment in this country win if you insist upon this idea that nothing will ever change from an election. As far
as I am aware, part of the reason why DC is the way it is will be because the voters continue to vote in the same clowns, and new clowns who claim at
first they are none the like. The voters have choices in this country, they just have to make their decisions wisely.
As for Ron Paul, why do people like him? Well there are many reasons. I think for many people they just like popping on the Ron Paul bandwagon. If
you're not a fan of Ron Paul, you won't score much browny points from members on this forum and others, it's in part about 'fitting in'. Interms
of policies, Ron Paul is an isolationist or non-interventionist, which appeals to many people. So far as I am aware, none of the candidates hold that
stances. This is also really the only issue I like about Paul, but beyond that not much else. He wants to end the federal reserve, but it's reality
that the federal reserve is not such a core issue to most people. To conspiracy theorist however, it's a big deal. Ron Paul is also a libertarian,
however, his economic policies essentially mirrors those of other GOP candidates, so he doesn't really stand out there.
Really, theres nothing much that sets Ron Paul apart from the others aside from his views of foreign policy. Oh he opposes the patriot act, although
this isn't a core issue either among GOP voters at the moment. Ron Paul is just the flavour of internet politics.