Screw it...I'm on a roll. I don't care who's not listening.
Let's be honest, the crop of contenders for the GOP nomination is laughable. Entertaining as all hell but laughable. The idea that everyone has seemed to come up with is to try to be the more like Reagan than everyone else while also claiming to fiscally responsible despite of the massive debt that we obtained under Reagan. Then there's Ron Paul.
A lot of my friends seem to think it's hip or something to support Ron Paul. Supposedly, he's honest. Trust me though...he's not honest. In fact I can't really muster up any reason to believe that he's any different from Romnewtrickbachorum. He's a libertarian's wet dream but I'm not so sure that he's even a libertarian. Okay there are a couple things perhaps such as he wants to end the war on drugs and he wants to eliminate income taxes.
Outside of that, as far as I can tell he's probably the ost racist of all of them and that's saying something. He wants free markets but he also wants to keep the brown people out. We're talking about a guy that refers to MLK day as "Hate Whitey Day." He wants English to be the official language of the U.S. He doesnt think government should involve itself with gay marriage but he's on record as being opposed to it (like Obama).
Libertarians are usually atheists and this guy is about as big a fundamentalist Christian as you'll find outside of the fellow down in Texas who prayed for rain last April and got fire. He doesn't believe in evolution (more like evilution, emmiright?) or human-assisted global warming (fuck science). For the record, Huntsman is the only person in this crop that accepts the theory of evolution. To put this in perspective, if you look at the age of the planet and what most of these assholes believe the age of the planet is...it would be like saying that the distance between New York and SanFrancisco is 1 yard. That's how wrong they actually are yet perfectly willing to support the idea. Along with this he's not at all a friend of church/state separation which I thought was important to libertarians as well.
Let's see...he's a physician which is interesting. My problem with politics is that everyone always seems to be either a lawyer or a businessman but there aren't really any great thinkers. Where are the scientists and the engineers and the teachers? So here's Paul...a doctor. Must be a smart guy. But wait...he thinks life begins at conception! He also appears not to support any research for alternative energy sources and has a tax plan that would benefit the rich.
How is he not a Republican again?