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?