|added Sun September 16 2007 at 4:14 PM
|If you're not online much, chances are strong that you've never heard of Ron Paul unless you pay close attention to the Republican Primaries. Heck, even if you are online a lot, that's no guarantee that you've heard of him, unless you happen to read digg. He's been hitting the headlines of digg for a few months now, but I've been mostly ignoring it. There's a lot of crazy stuff on digg, and just because the digg community latches onto one concept doesn't always mean it's especially important.
On a bit of a whim, I decided to check him out a couple nights ago and randomly found out that there was a rally last night. I read enough on his site that I decided it would be worthwhile to check him out.
I can't quite figure out if I support him or not. I agree with a lot of his opinions, and I agree with the overarching theme of his candidacy, but there are a few things that I don't see eye to eye with. How much do you have to agree with a candidate before you can support him (or her)? I'll try to get around to breaking down the issues with another entry, but there's something besides the issues that has me wondering. My question (and I'm not alone) is why does he do so well in straw polls and on the internet, but so poorly in traditional polls?
There's more to read. Read the extended entry.