Ron Paul

I have not talked about Ron Paul.  I probably should, even only because amongst his supporters he’s generated an almost messianic buzz – hell, even his website says “Hope for America”.

But the problem is that I can’t vote for Ron Paul. It’s not that I don’t like him, because I do.  He’s like that quirky uncle that has all those crazy stories and ideas about stuff.  Don’t believe me?  Look at his Congressional record: after 9/11 he wanted to grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal to hunt down specific terrorists.  Now, while I’ve always wanted to be a modern day privateer, I don’t think it’s quite practical to round up Nathan and the rest of the Fortune Hunters and go after Osama.

But I like Ron Paul.  I know he won’t get elected, and I kind of feel bad for his supporters, because they’ve put so much faith in their candidate of choice.  I guess, in a perfect world, I’d be able to vote for Ron Paul in the general election.  But I know that he won’t make it out of the primaries, even though I’ll probably toss my vote to him.

I mean, how could I not like a guy that wants to disband the BATF?

11 thoughts on “Ron Paul”

  1. Ron may get my vote still. Unless Thompson gets the nod from the GOP, I see no reason to vote for any of the statists the Republicans are offering over the statists that the Democrats are.

    And make no bones about it, 4 years of Hillary! may be the best thing that could ever happen to the Republican party.

  2. No, you’re not quirky. You’d be that awesome Uncle that lets his nephews shoot off bottle rockets and teaches them how to shoot even though Mommy is scared of letting her precious offspring near guns.

  3. *8* years of Hillary! and there won’t *BE* a Republican party…

    *8* years of Hillary! and there won’t *BE* a Democrat party, either, just Dear Leaders and peasants.

  4. When you end your post with a line like “I mean, how could I not like a guy that wants to disband the BATF?” perhaps you should ask yourself again “how could I not” one more time.

  5. I never played Crimson Skies, unfortunately. And I do so like the idea of blowing up Zeppelins.

  6. Thane, I am thinking you need to get your Reading Comp skills checked – I was saying that I like Ron Paul because he wants to disband the BATF.

    To Alcibiades – Crimson Skies for XBox is my favorite XBox game ever, and it is some of the most fun I have ever had.

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