So a third of the country agrees with:
• A man who claims that bloodthirsty Islamist terrorists are morally equivalent to Americans?
• A man who vocally encourages the despicable 9/11 Truther movement?
• A man who embraces virulent anti-semites and is inspired by those who despise Jews?
• A man whose foreign policy prescriptions are so "far left" that they are outright dangerous?
• A man whose strongest supporters vilify Ronald Reagan, William F. Buckley, Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, Ed Meese, Sarah Palin, etc.?
• A man who despises Israel, a beacon of freedom in an otherwise barbaric Middle East?
• A man so power-hungry that he refuses to rule out a third-party run, which would very likely help reelect Barack Obama?
Jeffrey Lord offers the quintessential summary of Ron Paul for conservatives:
The Ron Paul campaign is really about re-educating America to what can only be called Neoliberalism. Which, based on the evidence and writings of its supporters, appears to be a thin gruel of free markets and non-interventionism seasoned heavily with anti-Semitism, morally obtuse Neo-Confederates, and an outspoken contempt for both conservatism and conservative leaders past and present.