In theory, everything points to Ron Paul being electable. He can out-left the Left and out-right the Right. But I think that's also his downfall. He has too many enemies, and those enemies have too much power. Just look at this list:
- The Federal Reserve
- Wall Street Bankers
- Military Contractors
- Federal Drug Warriors
- Big Labor, Unions
- Big Agriculture
- Foreign Recipients of Federal Aid
I hate that I believe this to be a real possibility. I hate that I see our society as one obsessed with entitlement, the desire to benefit at the expense of others, and the desire to control unpopular habits and behavior at the point of a gun.
And another point, I'm not sure we deserve a Ron Paul presidency. Our cup is filled to the brim with this belief that the American government can do no wrong, and if it does, all we need is a little reform. Reforms haven't worked, and won't work. Ron Paul is the only one running for the presidency that understands this, and will do something about it. And that just might get him killed.