The GOP convention isn't over, yet. In fact, it hasn't even started. I still pick Ron Paul to win. Long shot? You bet, but we've had long shots before.
Why Ron Paul?
He's consistent. He has doggedly supported the Constitution for 30 years, even when it wasn't popular.
He's for letting people spend their own money, rather than having the government take nearly half. He will eliminate all of the Corporate wars of greed, bring all of the troops home and close bases overseas. But he's not afraid to go to war if it's warranted. When we discovered that there were no WMDs or Al Qaeda camps in Iraq, did we apologize and leave? No, we stayed and made things worse, despite our mistakes in being there in the first place. And Bush made jokes about the mistakes, but did nothing about fixing them. Cute!
He would slash spending by $1 Trillion the first year. That by itself gets my attention. The government is spending like a drunken pirate with a stolen credit card. Enough!
Ron Paul would restore the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Without these, America has lost its identity. It's starting to look too much like Soviet Russia or Nazi Germany.
Ron Paul would also eliminate the IRS and personal income taxes! Outrageous? No! With government spending slashed, they don't need that source of income.
America has turned into a Nanny (Communist) State and the Communist takeover was relatively peaceful. It was a creeping erosion, slow and methodical over decades. Ron Paul would help restore America to its true greatness -- land of the free and home of the brave -- a land of the people, not the corporation.