As for Ron Paul being an extremist - how is liberty and actually wanting smaller government extreme? The troops will be coming home anyway, regardless of whomever the establishment picks because we can't afford to keep borrowing money to bomb other countries and then rebuild them while our own nation crumbles. Not only can we not afford it, but when the entitlement programs come to a screeching halt, the troops will have to come home to protect the government from the next civil war. Then we WILL have a foreign policy of non-interventionism. The American Empire Adventurism will cease, to become the beacon of liberty it is meant to be.