Ron Paul is a lost cause. He’s not electable nor does he have any chance of competing against ANY front running Dem candidate. He may espouse some of the “I wish it could be like this” thinking but reality wins out in this GOP voter’s opinon. I won’t waste my vote on Paul.
There’s actually NO GOP candidate that I feel is adequate enough to run against the Dems in 08. None of them with possibly the exception of McCain could motivate GOP voters. I puke (figratively of course) thinking about a HRC presidency. Four more years of Clintonian democracy leaves this voter cold. Obama reminds me a lot of JFK but I also think he’s watched the game films and is coached to “be like JFK”. I like Obama. He is what the Dems need at this time. Would I vote for him? No. His politics and record along with HRC’s is as left-wing as it comes.
This is the age of “media bits and bytes” and how candidates “look and feel” to voters. It really is style over substance IMHO. All the present candidates have taken lessons from ole’ Dick Nixon in 1960. Don’t look bad, keep to the platitudes and talk about “change”. What the hell is the mantra “change” all about? If asked, the Dems talk about tax increases, programs for every single group in the US and “cleaning up Washington”, plus demonizing ‘big business”. The GOP offers nothing better. They have offered the same old party line. Ron Paul may make more sense but guaranteed he will not be nominated nor could he bring GOP voters to the polls. He is not electable. He is like a mini-Ross Perot.
Paul is unelectable, and the rest of the GOP candidates must know they’ll come in a long second next year. Do I like it? h$%% no! Will I live with the GOP’s choice and support it? H$%% yes. The Democratic alternative is no alternative at all IMHO.