(Original post by CandyFlipper)
I do wish they would change their views on social issues. Maybe there's hope if young people are more libertarian. Ron Paul does keep saying that its talking to college campuses that makes him the most optimistic about his message getting through to people. I think athiesm is rising in the USA for example, so hopefully religion will have less and less of a hold over the republican party.
I agree that whilst libertarians are less popular within the republican party, Ron Paul would do better overall then Sarah Palin because independents and democrats definitely prefer him! He should definitely run in 2012.
And I don't think it makes you homophobic to call someone queer when they've just sat you down on a bed and then walked in wearing little speedos, lol - thats fair enough really.
There is no way he could win in a presidential election. Firstly, he would not have the support of the Republican establishment which is fine if you are running for congress, but in a presidential election if you don't have the RNC raising money for you then you are not going to win.
Secondly, he is too much of a dove on foreign policy. It may well be that his approach may work better. But he would get hammered by the media, other candidates and especially 527 groups - labelling him as 'weak'.
Finally, the Religious Right makes up a considerable proportion of an already depleted Republican Party. So if you cannot get their votes then you going to struggle to get the nomination never mind get elected.
The Bruno point was more of a joke by the way, I just found that scene quite funny.