Agreed, Paul hasn't a chance in hell of election - but, if he pulled off the nomination we'd be assuring more Obama.
Agreed, there's a pot load of RINOs being offered and probably the most RINO being touted as the for-sure nominee - in an "anyone but Obama" election the GOP is doing it's best to revisit 2008.
As for "frothing at the mouth over Ron Paul" I imagine you have read nearly identical comments made about each of the hopefuls - OK, granted that Crazy isn't so often used - but you need to allow me and others an opinion, and that is, sadly, nuts.
Fact is, if you took a poll of FR, there's NO ONE that even a large minority here is in love with. I like Bachman but she can be pretty zany herself, I like Santorum but he's about as exciting as gravel, I like Newt's brain but he did screw up when he had the chance and deep down I wonder about someone who writes alternative histories, Romney is probably less popular here than is Paul, and the beat goes on.
My real concerns with Paul are:
(a) He gives the other side someone to point at while repeating "see...we told you so". And;
(b) In the event he was actually elected be would havde to rule very much like Obama in order to do any of the things you cited.
“Agreed, Paul hasn’t a chance in hell of election - but, if he pulled off the nomination we’d be assuring more Obama.”
Even though I’m voting for him I realize that he doesn’t have any hope of getting the GOP nomination. The GOP leaders will make sure of that, in fact they have already signaled that Mitt is their choice by doing what they did in Virginia to Newt and Perry so the fix is in. Kind of reminds me of the Bob Dole nomination and may have the same results. We get some tired old RINO as the GOP candidate and then even the O looks like a better bet to most people come the general election. Playing it safe doesn’t always win.