News outlets are playing up the CPAC straw poll that Ron Paul won.
Some are asking "What does this mean?" Others are saying "Here's what this means."
Being a conservative blogger -- I'm a better at being a conservative than I am at being a blogger -- it's my duty to either ask what it means, or say what it means.
So, I'll do neither.
Instead, I'll tell you why Ron Paul is a nutcase: Because he's nuts.
Oh, sure, he has some good ideas. There are many, many issues where he and I agree. And, where we disagree, it's likely an issue where I'm more conservative than he.
But, there are areas where I agree with Barack Obama. Like sending more troops to Afghanistan. If the military says they need more troops, they should get more troops.
And, if we want to play to "I agree with ..." game, it could done with just about anybody.
And, on lots of issues, Ron Paul is right.
But, he's like that crazy uncle that fought in the big war. He was right about so many things, and has done a lot of good. But also walks down to the post office and pees on the plastic plants in the corner.
That's Ron Paul. Here's an old CNN video where he says he doesn't accept the 9/11 commission findings, and says that our presence in the region contributed to the attacks.
You know who else blames the U.S. presence for the 9/11 attacks? Osama bin Laden.
Yes, Ron Paul has some good ideas.
But he needs to shut up and go pee on the plants in the post office.
Update: I also posted this at IMAO. And boy, did it ever attract the Ron Paul trolls there!