Anyone know anything about Ron Paul? I youtubed him about a week ago and was very surprised that A)he doesn't immediately strike me as a twit B)is actually accepted as a republican party member C)was actually on the ballot this year and D)as far as I can tell so far, actually seems to UNDERSTAND the US Constitution
Most of his voters live in compounds or believe Jews control the USA via the Federal Treasury, he believes in THE FREE MARKET and he only believes in parts of the Constitution.
We have a long history of dealing with Paulbots on a couple of other sites....its more of a cult than a political movement, at the end of the day. While undoubtedly some people have good reasons for following him and are not obviously insane, they seem to be the minority. There are much better Libertarians out there (ie ones who actually believe in allowing women to have abortion and not stripping naturalized Americans of their citizenship) and there are better political philosophies out there (ie ones that dont tell you to prepare to take it up the ass from corporations).
Also, amazingly, his supporters found out that spamming his name on 4chan and digg surprisingly didn't translate into anything like Presidential success, and neither did alienating everyone who registered doubt or questions about his policies with cries of "shill" and "Nazi". A funny thing, that.
And now, many of them seem content to try and bring Barak Obama down, presumably because if they cant win, they want Clinton or McCain ruin the country.