Ron Paul: myth and cultus
This is a hot topic. Ron Paul popularity seems to come from the fact he does have some integrity. Sometimes I wonder how thin things have gotten with integrity is enough to make someone seem supremely reasonable. I consider it necessary, but not sufficient. The cult of Ron Paul says more about what the US political climate than about Ron Paul. The myth of Ron Paul seems to make him every thing to everyone: Lew Rockwell and company see him as a harbinger of anarcho-capitalism, many see him as a bringer of Third Party politics, and eventually even the French nationalist Le Penn is interested in him. In a strange way, the integrity of Ron Paul is used as a way NOT to deal with the current situation as Ron Paul cannot win in the party he runs in since he could not possibly get enough financial support.