Presidental Canidates

I had some downtime today and took it upon myself to read up on the views of some of the candidates for the 2008 presidential election. In order to get a good feel for the different candidates, and since many of their own webpages lack good information, I read the Wikipedia pages on them. Of course Wikipedia has its issues, but the information on their views is factual in nature and well sourced. After reading the pages on Clinton, Obama, Thompson, Romney, and Paul, I must say that I like Ron Paul the most. His views on almost everything align with my own, such as his views on government spending, foreign policy, abortion, individual liberties, gun control and certain economic policies, just to name a few things. As much as I favor Ron Paul, it seems that he does not have the same support behind him that the other candidates do. I cannot see a Republican winning the presidency in 2008 due to their rampant unpopularity at the moment, so I think that the Republicans need someone who can easily distance himself from the Bush administration, something that Paul can easily do based on his voting record. I’m unsure if Ron Paul can win the Republican nomination, but I think that if he did, he would have the best chance against his Democrat opponent, however I don’t think that mainstream Republicans will go for someone like Paul.  Theres always a chance, however, and i will be voting in the Republican primaries this year, even if New York doesn’t matter since other states have loaded their primaries so early…


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