I am proudly liberal. I am not an economic libertarian or social conservative.
With that, I heard Ron Paul interviewed on National Public Radio yesterday. Of course like any politician, he was playing to his audience. On NPR, he's talking about ending the war in Iraq and not, say, overturning Roe v. Wade. But with what I heard him say, he sure makes a lot of sense. I'd take him over George Bush any day. Of course, I'd take anybody over George Bush.
When it comes to the war on the drugs (he's against it) and U.S. foreign policy (on Georgia: "Who cares who started it?" "Why are our troops there in the first place?"), I like him. And unlike too many of his supporters (those that read and comment on this blog excepted, of course), he doesn't sound like the crackpot he probably is.