OK, I know I'm in a very small minority as far as the internet is concerned, but I think Ron Paul would be a terrible President. Yes, I love his policies on the Drug War, on Capitol Punishment, I respect his views as a M.D; and I admire his honesty, but at the end of the day he is a man who genuinely believes policies from the 18th Century will work in the 21st, and that is insane.
Free Market Capitalism as envisioned by Adam Smith did make this country what it is today, we were the first country to latch onto it as an economic system; however, what Congressman Paul (and I would imagine most Americans) forget or don't know, is that Capitalism has one key tenant that is the linchpin for the entire system to work: The Principle of Perfect Competition.
In short the Principle of Perfect Competition means that no one controls princes, a relatively easily enforceable rule in the late 18th and 19th Centuries when there were no companies big enough to do such a thing, and only the government had that kind of power. Once the industrial revolution came around and one man could wield the power of tens of thousands, and entire industries could be controlled by singular entities like Standard Oil and US Steel, it became possible for non-governmental entities to control prices, and with that the Free Market died.
The Free Market is Dead, Globalization is here to stay, and if we don't act responsibly as the global hyper power, who will?
Ron Paul's ideas are largely outdated and would be irresponsible to put into practice; he is not a realistic man, and should not be taken seriously as a candidate for president. Ever.
EDIT: I just realized that this looks kinda like a Tully's Coffee advertisement.