He hasn't a prayer, he is too liberal/libertarian/stormfrontlike for almost all republican voters and too crazy for democrats/liberals. He has -some- good ideas, I suppose, but he's the Ralph Nader of the right.
Then there's the bit about wanting states to basically devolve and end the federal government's centrality. And opposing the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as well as saying in a Dec 2007 Cspan interview that if we wanted the slaves to be free, we ought to have bought their freedom and left the owners with some profit.
Oh. And not believing the separation of church and state is a good idea (though voting against faith-based initiatives) or that evolution is real.
And he wants to withdraw from the UN and the WTO (which could or could not be a good idea, but probably isn't what most voters want to happen). He's an isolationist.
He actually does have some good ideas and during the early debates had the best answers to the questions posed. Or maybe it just sounded that way because he actually answered the questions instead of doing a stump speech song and dance. Plus the questions were so carefully scripted that he didn't have a chance to show his extremism.
He is too "out there" for me, however the money he has raised is pretty significant. His numbers are going into the double digits, despite the fact that the media and the republican party are trying to pretend he doesn't exist. Where I live ( which is a scary place) I have seen more Ron Paul lawn signs and bumper stickers in a 200 mile radius than any others. Actually I haven't seen any others. The area I am talking about is west Texas/Southeastern New Mexico. In this neck of the woods the republicans don't like McCain, and as one person said to me "they won't be voting for a brotha or a sista" I think Texas' primary is going to be interesting, on the republican side as well as its importance to the democratic candidates.
Ok hijack over...back to Barak vs Hilary. honestly didn't mean to get this thread off track