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Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul is supposedly getting more blog hits than anyone else right now. And his Google search ranking is outdoing Paris Hilton. Ron Paul says this on his election web site:

Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas) is the leading advocate for freedom in our nation's capital. As a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Dr. Paul tirelessly works for limited constitutional government, low taxes, free markets, and a return to sound monetary policies. He is known among his congressional colleagues and his constituents for his consistent voting record. Dr. Paul never votes for legislation unless the proposed measure is expressly authorized by the Constitution.

Robert Scoble runs the 34th ranked blog in the world (I'm in the 100,000 list). His comments are worth reading. Take these as some comfort that there are those doing some serious thinkers on the blogosphere who are thinking US politics:

What about his stance on Global Warming? He doesn't have a single word about it on his issue page. What about rebuilding Louisiana? Not a single word. Fixing the health care system? Not a single word. I believe all three of the Democratic candidates believe we'll need to nationalize health care. That'll cost money. Yet Ron Paul wants to pull more money out of government and "give back to the people." I've heard this line before. It doesn't work.

I guess there's one reason to want Ron Paul as Republican candidate. He looks wholly unelectable. But then I would say that.

Thanks to Dennis Howlett for the link.