Originally Posted by NYCGP
While I agree Ron Paul is no messiah. It is refreshing to see someone capable of thinking for himself. Fiscally conservative and Socially liberal. He is kind of a nut job.
I see myself as a fiscally conservative person with a few liberal opinions concerning our social concerns. But, some of his ideas are down right scary concerning our military, amongst other things.
He's libertarian, not a social liberal. Not quite the same thing.
But I get your point. In a weird way, he appeals to both liberals and conservatives.
Personally, what appeals to me is his strong belief in our constitutional freedoms and liberties. Unlike most politicians, he refuses to compromise in this area, which is refreshing to see. That, and he doesn't infuse his personal beliefs into his policies (at least, not as much as others).