One of the things that I have learned so far in my campaign is that many of my good friends who are Democrats are glad that I am running, but just can't support me because I am running as a Republican. Apparently, tolerance and being open minded requires adherence to a one Party government.
Libertarians have absolutely no place in the Democratic Party. We do not accept that government is the solution to any of our problems, while my Democratic friends seem to believe that anything can be solved with the right government bureaucracy. On the other hand, some Republicans, especially social conservatives are frightened by the libertarian approach of letting each person make choices for themselves.
Ron Paul created mixed feelings in my mind, because I disagree with some of his foreign policy positions. I do not believe that we have the ability to hide behind our oceans and pretend the rest of the world doesn't exist. On the other hand, it is obvious that he has a message that resonates with a large portion of the population.
I was somewhat worried that the Paul supporters would just sit out the coming election, and then I found this:
While McCain may not be the ideal choice. We still have to choose. Deciding not to choose is still a choice, and the consequences can be horrific. If McCain can garner the support of the Paulies, he just may yet win.
In spite of what my wife (The Good Democrat) thinks, I want McCain to win.
Otherwise, God help us all.