Ron Paul is something of a lightening rod, and he gets sneered at quite a bit, largely because he looks and sometimes talks like that crazy uncle one is simultaneously appalled at and entertained by at family events. But here’s the thing – on a lot of things, and on some of the most important things, Ron Paul is right. The Republican party needs more libertarian thinking because we need to dramatically shrink government. Unless the Republican party can address that fundamental issue head on, it’s not going to be so different than Democrats.
Or, to quote Senator Jim DeMint:
“One of the things that’s hurt the so-called conservative alternative is saying negative things about Ron Paul,” DeMint told conservative radio host Laura Ingraham. “I’d like to see a Republican Party that embraces a lot of the libertarian ideas…
“You don’t have to agree with everything he’s saying, but if the other candidates miss some of the wisdom about what he’s saying about monetary policy … that will be to our detriment.”