I can see from your statements that you aren't going to be persuaded to join his side, but as far as I know, his only deviation from current conservatism is in his foreign policy. Even if you believe that America should be the police of the world, surely you would concede that we can't afford to provide universal security indefinitely, anymore than we can afford to provide universal healthcare or welfare. We're broke. Ron Paul's "Plan to Restore America" is far and away the boldest budget proposal of any candidate, and I hope it is incorporated into the party platform in August. So, even if he's a RINO who's only in it for personal enrichment, he would be the best choice for the nation this year.