I won't dispute you on Ron Paul. But I don't think it's because of his ideas, I think it's the messenger. He has no chance, but I think his ideas do. If someone else could arise who is perhaps more "presidential", I think that platform would win a general election. However, it won't happen in 2012. Maybe in 2016, after Obama's 2nd term, the Republicans will admit their platform sucks and change their ideology.