Why Ron Paul? Let Me Count the Ways

I recently registered as a Republican for the first time and cringed when I did. It isn’t that I hate Republicans or what they say or stand for, but the idea of identifying myself with a group that has, for 10 years, eroded and compromised the principles that they espouse regularly on right-wing news outlets left a bitter taste in my mouth. I had originally intended to reregister as an Independent from my previous registration as a Libertarian, but I decided to go Republican. Why? Ron Paul. But why Ron Paul? It isn’t the man