[QUOTE=Warfish;4060527]It's always sad to see a truly bright mind overtaken by a cult. Be that cult one of religious superstion and fear, or one of desperate wishful thinking, the results are always the same. Spouting silly illogical PR talking points, wishful dreaming and doe-eyes lovefests instead of cold hard reality, and the same big eyed, blank looked far-away stare of one who's drank one glass too many of the "special" cool aid at the last cult meeting.
It's exactly this foolish clinging to Ron Paul, a horrible uncharismatic done-nothing-of-note politician with horribly unrealistic and often counterproductive ideals, that bars the door for real third options to come forward.
Because all the cultists keep saying "Rooooon.... ..Paaaaaaaulllll.... ...Roooooon... ...Paaaaaulllllll...." over and over and drowning out everyone and everything else.
Ron Paul is a total unelectable national-level failure and a no-chance nobody who will never amount to anything more than he is today, a fringe Rep from a small district in Texas with a thin resume of actual legislation and accomplishments.
Some of his ideas (the standard issue Libertarian-based Conservatvisim) are good and solid, but most of his stuff is pipe dream foolishness, no different from Dennis Kucinish or other far away space cadet losers with cult-like followings.[/QUOTE]
You've failed to get my point entirely. And you are sounding a bit like JSJ with your cult comments too. You don't want to become that, do you?
I have clearly stated that Ron Paul is [B]unelectable[/B]. I don't know how many times I have to repeat that before you realize that I agree with you. It's funny, whenever we have a Paul thread, people post the same thing over and over and over and over as if the post before theirs didn't even exist. "Many great ideas, some bad ones, no charisma". Repeat, repeat, repeat. You're not bringing anything new to the table with that. I have no delusions of him being anything more in public office than he is now.
What I'm saying is he has touched a sector of the public that to this point was completely disinterested. Many of Paul's positions are ones that you share, Warfish. [B] Many [/B]of them. The few that you despise (which are what exactly?) are causing you to overreact to the facts of what he is affecting.
Like I said, only time will tell, but some day, if and when [I]you[/I] get your dream candidate, you can take it to the bank that he/she will list Paul as an influence.
Again, I will ask you, and I hope you answer this time: WHO ON THE RIGHT BESIDES PAUL IS DISCUSSING AN END TO THE WAR ON DRUGS?