The "serious" statement was because Ron Paul has about as much chance of winning the White House as I do. It doesn't matter how much many he has raised through small donations, it will not stop the juggernaut of cash that both Obama and Romney will toss into this election. Cash does work. All you have to do is look at Santorum vs Romney. Santorum spent a fraction of the money on his campaign that Romney did, and to his credit, gathered quite a few delegates with that little bit of money. However Romney's money ended up defeating Santorum. Money = advertising. Advertising = votes. Depending on the source, Ron Paul has less than 50 million raised so far. Romney's goal is to raise 800 million. Some say that he might get a trillion. This will be the most expensive campaign in American history.
Though some of Ron Paul's domestic policies are great, his foreign policies are downright dangerous. True, he wants Congress to declare war... no problem with that, but it is also true that he does not think a nuclear armed Iran would be a threat.
Ron Paul also wants to cut off all support for Israel. It has been so vehement that many think he is anti-semitic. If we don't support Israel, they will cease to exist in a blood bath that will make Hitler look like Peewee Herman.
Ron Paul does want to pull all the troops back, from everywhere. This is known as isolationism. Look it up in history and tell me if you think that it worked for us before. Nature abhors a vacuum. If we are no longer the leading super power in the world, guiding its direction, then some other power will be. Who would you want that to be? China? Russia? The Islamic Caliphate?
I would much prefer it to be us.
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