Surely A Large Human
Date registered: Jun 2006
Vehicle: '08 C219
Location: Between Earth and Mars
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He certainly doesn't have the glossy campaign experts that Presidents past have had; his blackballing by the media and GOP are so overwhelmingly colluded that it has me ready to drop off the grid. Of course, I'd miss this place too much.
That said, some "big names" probably won't be around forever, because they're quitters, and someone will get those votes. My gut tells me most of the people who backed a GOP candidate who later drops out, will probably swing Democrat.
Paul's campaign is loaded with goodness if you already know about him and are on-board. Otherwise, he's failed to convey "libertarian" in a way that doesn't sound like Ted Bundy meets Mr. Smith, and that's a great shame.
I think he's tapped into a huge, latent pool of libertarian leaning individuals, and turned people on to the truth of fiscal conservatism and to a lesser extent, constitutionalism. There's a lot of talk about "civil liberties" disappearing. The cure for that is to elect people (not just the President) who believe civil liberties are more important than anything else. They're called Libertarians, which is not slang for liberal veterinarian.
If a candidate comes along who can preach these messages in a coherent, non-confrontational manner, they'll be awfully difficult to ignore.
Let's face it...any change from the status quo is good, because at this rate, our dollars will be worthless in about a decade. I see the dot-com bubble and the housing bubble as tiny little bubbles living on a gigantic planet-sized bubble, which is our economy at large. This simply cannot go on.
The Presidential election will be vitally important to the nation; the elections for congressmen will be even more important. Ignore party affiliations, they don't signify anything anymore - Rove/Cheney and Pelosi have seen to that. Study your candidates as individuals. Make smart choices.