Ron Paul comes across as honest, sincere, rational and has a sense of humour .. he is willing to say America has done bad things and should mind it’s own business, he doesn’t believe Iran is building nukes and understands that the hype is contrived. What’s not to like?
Well here are some critiques:
We should never depend on politicians like Paul or anyone else. However I like Paul because I recognise his sincerity. He is in the Republican party because it is the only way to get elected; he is really Fringe. After losing the candidacy in 2008 he refused to endorse McCain and instead supported positions, held by fringe candidates, which coincided with principles he considered axiomatic. This is why many on the principled Left respect him despite their differences. This video is very interesting: