Given that you know a lot about politics, maybe can help me out here. Why shouldn't I donate my time to Ron Paul? I know he's so crazy he makes moon-bat lunatic Dennis Kucininininch look like wizened statesman Mike Gravel. I know his most ardent supporters are 16-year old pothead, redneck, cowboy, nerds. I know he looks like a Keebler Elf.
But consider the following. He's representing Congress, which has an 11% approval rating. But Dr. No always votes against Congress. Therefore, he must have a 89% approval rating! I'd better hop on this bandwagon!
More importantly, he has the best stance on both Iraq and Iran. He and Obama are among the few credible candidates who opposed the war from the beginning. On most of the important issues, he's spot-on: Iraq withdrawal, not bombing Iran, and among the lone voices in favor of returning to the gold standard (not itself important, but a welcome warning against the dollar hegemony). He's not a perfect match on everything, but I do trust him to act thoughtfully. Most importantly, whenever he's in a fight, he has a habit of standing up for the little guy. He's always questioning dogma.
At this point, it seems he can't win. But then again, neither does Obama. Support for either is a protest move. But supporting Ron Paul is a more effective protest. With his newfound wealth, he'll become a major force in the Republican party. He has the potential to revolutionize the party. A Republican Party without the evil! Could you imagine! Having an election in which there were two candidates that weren't completely evil. An honest choice!
Anyhow, I've made my case for Ron Paul. I look forward to having you point out what I'm overlooking. In the meantime, I'm going to go out on a limb and say this is Romney's election to lose. He's either vastly ahead or gaining rom-entum in Iowa, Michigan, South Carolina, Nevada, and New Hampshire. Giuliani would drop mighty quickly in the polls if he lost most of those states. Plus, he's realized his religion could become a campaign issue, and he's taking the necessary steps to win points with evangelical crazies. This is especially exciting news, because in the spirit of rooting for the underdog, it would be very cool to see a Mormon president. Also, and more importantly, Romney is the best target for humor: