A dear lady on Facebook commented:
I can not understand why Ron Paul does not have stronger support.
To which I responded:
Because the mainstream Repubs AND Democrats have no desire to operate Constitutionally. Zero desire.
A local businessman and church person said:
I agree positionally about 80-85% with Ron Paul. However, the remaining percentage is off the charts in another area code entirely, with regards to my family's beliefs.
(I would lay odds that the sticking points are the Holy War on Drugs, and Paul's belief that not every war the US participates in is Divinely Inspired.)
The (moot) question is, do you want a President who will govern MORE constitutionally, or less? We have the unenviable choice of a big-government Democrat, or a big-government Republican, which is to say, little choice at all. "Anybody but ______" has continued to get us mired more deeply presidency by presidency. Maybe we as voters need to drop the pragmatism tactic, and really vote for principles. (Holding one's nose and pulling the lever cannot be defined as principled.) Constitution or no? Herein lies the choice. This November, we have next to none.