The greatest appeal Ron Paul has for me, is plain and simple: He's not selling me on anything! Every other candidate I have EVER watched uses the phrase "If I'm elected President" or "When elected President" or "If you vote for me"... and on and on. If these candidates had anything true, honest, and real to bring to the table, they would not waste time telling people how great it will be.... once they are elected.
Ron Paul, understands the basics of this country's Constitution, and I absolutely 100% believe that he intends to follow it. He is a self-made man, a doctor, husband and father. We could use a few more Ron Paul's if you ask me!
If the government would abide by the Constitution, and only the Constitution, there would be many freedoms left untouched, and many great opportunities for people to self-sustain in any way they chose. That's what America is all about! Being who you are, and doing what you want, barring an act of violence or treason.
People who think the government should "fix" things that are wrong with the system don't understand it's true role. The government doesn't just HAVE money, they take it from you and me. They don't just hand out social security checks, or welfare assistance, bailouts, or even tax refunds. They don't just HAVE those funds, they take them from us! Well, maybe if they got their hands out of our pockets and just did the job they promised to do which is to UPHOLD THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION, there would be far fewer messes to be cleaned up! Government is made up of humans, plain and simple. We've all known enough people to know that we are dangerous to ourselves and eachother. Generally as a society, we protect our own, and it works as long as everyone is doing it. Of course we help our neighbors when there is danger, but for the most part we mind our own business, and live our lives how we see fit.
Ron Paul is definitely the way to go. The only people who won't like what he does for this country are the ones on welfare who don't contribute anything to the system in the first place. Do us tax paying citizens really care that they can't afford to get their kid an XBOX for Christmas because they have to pay their OWN bills? I sure don't! No kid NEEDS and XBOX, and no mother NEEDS fake nails. These are extras, in a more luxurious lifestyle, if YOU can afford it.