He can't get traction because his social and foreign/defense policies are diametrically opposed to those of most in the conservative movement. No one who thinks the traitor Bradley Manning is a hero and patriot is going to be a serious force in the Republican party. No one who thinks it is okay if Iran gets nukes is going to get anywhere in the Republican party. Ron Paul isn't a conservative, he is a Libertarian. He's only using the GOP label because he realizes now that 3rd party's wont work and no one would pay attention to him with an (L) after his name. Thankfully after this cycle the charade will be over since Paul is not running again for his House seat. His son, on the other hand, seems much better and I hope Rand can turn out to be the kind of real conservative with some libertarian leanings that might make for exciting future leadership. The real question is whether Rand is actually like his father and hiding it, or if he really does believe in sane social and foreign/defense policies.
You are right, but there is no other way to vote against Romney.
“Ron Paul isn’t a conservative, he is a Libertarian. “
Ron Paul is not a libertarian. He’s a kook. You can be anti-war without having to defend Iran or ‘rationalize’ 9/11.
There is also Virgil Goode of The Constitution Party.