Noticed more buzz about Ron Paul lately? If not, you may very well be living in a cave.
He’s the spitfire candidate running for the GOP nod that’s quickly generating a significant following among young people. Take a drive through my city – a city chock-full of angry young lefties – and you’ll see no shortage of handmade “Ron Paul in ’08” signs nailed to telephone poles and hanging on overpasses. Troll around the various social networking sites and you’ll notice his name on many “top friends” lists.
Why so much buzz for a man running for the Republican nomination, especially among left-leaning young voters? Some might say it’s he because he has vowed an immediate end to the Iraq war. Others might say it’s because of his no-nonsense approach to fixing the healthcare crisis. I just think that people are afraid of the Texas Congressman. Cross him the wrong way and he just might drop kick you in the face!
I’m keeping an eye on him. It’s probably going to depend on how Darfur stacks up against the other issues on election day for me. I wasn’t particularly impressed with his insinuation that the situation in the Sudan was a “feel good reason” that we shouldn’t be involved in. Ummm… It’s a flipping genocide Ron. Nobody feels good about genocide – especially the people being genocided.
Anyway, I digress. He’s a candidate worth watching out for. Some are calling him this election’s Howard Dean (in a good way).