Most political commentators on cable and pundits in the media do fully understand one of the big sleeper issues that could dramatically affect the campaign. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) will probably be the only presidential candidate in either party taking an unequivocal position to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan and engage in a broader withdrawal of our military around the world at a time when voters are tired of war and budgets are strained to crisis levels.
I read this article the other day and thought, "Wow. That is a very good point that I have not considered much."Will this anti-war position bring in some liberal Democrats and independents to vote for him for the Republican nomination, since there will be no contest on the Democratic side? Some states allow crossover voting, and there will be plenty of time for protest voters to register Republican in states that don't allow crossovers.
He really will be the only anti-war candidate (besides Johnson). Anyone that is very anti-war as their big issue will only have Ron Paul to turn too. That is also true on Gitmo and any other war related issue. That could bring in more potential support for Ron Paul.
It might be just as, if not more, helpful to work hard at recruiting Dems and Republicans.