I really hate the fucking internet. It amplifies all nonsense in the chatterbox hivemind, and misses the point.
Ron Paul is dead in the water. His foreign policy amounts to allowing the world to fall into the hands of bad guys while nuclear proliferation surges. It's retarded. A withdrawal of Pax Americana
means the bad guys take over. They are out there, and no, they're not middle eastern. But they want to rule the world too.
Rand Paul, on the other hand, may be a viable candidate. His view is like his father's, except without sabotaging that which is actually functional in government. He is electable.
Santorum is only objectionable if you watch too much television and listen to too much popular commentary. He's a standard social conservative, seems smarter than average. Oddly, his last name is Italian which is odd because it doesn't sound like any Italian I've heard. (In fact, as far as I can tell, he's the only candidate who stands for anything other than finance and anarchy. I'll be voting for him, despite his Christian leanings. Absent the egalitarian provisions, Christian morality is closest to my own.)
We can't do much worse than the current illiterate we elected because he's black and thus twee/cute
. How ironic! We turned around history... except we did not. We just prolonged the fail.
Romney is scary because he's a standard neoconservative. He will do nothing except what is rational for him as a politician. This means pure whore.
The result is that the right is split, and Obama will win again in 2012, despite having done nothing but botch every single thing he has done in office. It's not his fault -- he's enslaved to democratic doctrine, which is neoconservatism + a faux pacifism that OKs extra-judicial killings and sending hordes of tomahawk missiles to bomb third world countries, but no! no! boots on the ground.
All of the above should be relatively obvious from a non-cursory view of politics with an eye toward history. Most of you will be unable to see it because you're saturated in (a) populist mass media and (b) social dogma that tends toward hive-think. Consider that for some time before responding, and I mean like weeks. It's pervasive and very subtle, like the nerve damage in the first chapter of Neuromancer