Thanks to LAist for posting this Youtube video about Texas Congressman Ron Paul, Presidential hopeful for 2008 - "Currently this three-month-old video is #1 on the Technorati Charts for most talked-about video. Why do you allow the LA Times, and the local news stations to turn their back on the most interesting, and seemingly the most popular person in the race?"
He's a registered Republican, but acts like a Libertarian. He voted against the Iraq War, and voted against the Patriot Act. He's definitely worth listening to. I haven't seen anyone yet who has a sound agenda like Ron Paul with his experience and credibility.
Looking at his website however, right off the bat there are 2 things I take issue with:
- In 1976, he was one of only four Republican congressmen to endorse Ronald Reagan for president. (They say this like it's a good thing.)
- He was an unwavering advocate of pro-life and pro-family values. (Was or is?)
Like Ross Perot before him, he is definitely shaking things up.