As expected, the Ron Paul supporters went bonkers when I said that while I like Ron Paul and many of his ideas, I did not think he could win the general election and gave my reasons. I had about 90 comments and only a few did not follow the protocol for publication. Keep it clean, respectful and on topic next time and your comments will go up.
It was interesting reading some of the comments and links here and on my Facebook. Most said why they think Ron Paul is great. Hey, that's cool. But again, I never said I disagree with his ideas. Just that he can not win the general. Few tried to disprove any of my points on that. While some brought up good points, others proved the points I made and probably even made them stronger.
Several said that they knew Democrats that planned on crossing over and voting for Ron Paul in the primary but as expected (and as I predicted) they said they will cross back over and probably vote Obama in the general.
One person said Ron Paul would win and the reason was because he was going to pardon all the drug dealers in prison. They even provided a link to the video where he said it. While we can argue the pros and cons of legalizing some drugs, the thought that America is going to rally around the plan to turn loose thousands of crack and heroin dealers to sell drugs to little children is delusional. Obama could beat Ron Paul on that video alone.
Others reinforced my predictions that they would not vote for anyone else even after the primary and yet somehow they absolutely sure and somehow expected everyone else who they had been ripping to shreds for months to fall in line and vote for Ron Paul if he were to win the primary. It was funny in that they were usually the most absolute ardent people who would not do the same were the shoe on the other foot. The disconnect from the reality of human politics was saddening.