Whether or not you like Ron Paul, you have to acknowledge that something is going on. There is a disaffected center that is sending America a signal. It’s not the center of Joe Lieberman, but the freedom-loving center — the "stop trying to run my life" center. It’s the: Nolan Chart center (which is the top).
Old school conservatives better sit up and take notice. These crazy Ron Paulites make up the future of conservatism — one that has been reluctant to participate due to all the power brokering, the partisanship, and the sell-your-soul pathologies of the two-party system. While retaining their small government roots (and their Constitution-centric suspicion of power) they are more socially liberal than conservatives of old. They are also suspicious of the wisdom of foreign wars — for better or worse. They cannot be ignored. For as the old guard dies off, a new guard is going to emerge with all the tricks, technology and fervor of the Deaniac left, and they’re going to fight for an America that radically distributes political power, empowering individuals and their communities to do good in the world without all of government’s nannying. Watch out.