I'm no Ron Paul Fan, Melbo. My current choice is Fred Thompson. We'll see, closer to the election. If my 1ST choice is not the frontrunner, then, I will vote for the lesser of two evils. If Ron Paul were to run as a Libertarian, Constitutionalist or Independent, I would have a little more trust in Him. Ron running as a Republican is false advertizing. If Ron Paul were to be the only candidate running against Billary or Osamabama, then he would have my vote. Ron Paul's too out of touch with Conservatism, for me. Notice his voting record of over 60% liberal. Gun Control is a single issue, which Ron generally votes the right way. It's not enough to earn my vote. Ric Douglas http://nationaljournal.com/voteratings/states/index.htm?state=tx#vr SPECIAL REPORT: 2006 VOTE RATINGS Browse By State Delegation · Main Page Overview · Rating Methodology · Senate Votes · House Votes To search the vote ratings database or view different sets of scores, go to the Main Page Overview. Use the map on this page to view the complete set of scores for members of Congress in relation to other members from the same state. Choosing Alabama, for instance, will show all liberal and conservative scores for both senators and all seven representatives from Alabama. You can sort the ratings for House members from most or least liberal to conservative, and vice versa, or by district. How To Read These Ratings A score of 78 on economic issues, for example, means that the representative was more liberal than 78 percent of his or her House colleagues on key economic votes during 2006. "N/A" means the member missed more than half of the rated votes. "*" denotes members who have left their seat. The designations "E" and "S" and "F" in the results display refer to the "economic" and "social" and "foreign" policy votes used to determine overall ratings. Ratings Liberal Ratings Conserv. Ratings Composite Score Composite Score Results from the Senate E S F E S F Liberal Conservative Paul, Ron, R-Texas-14 48 56 77 51 44 20 61 39 http://newrepublicans.us/?page_id=377 Examine the following voting record for Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) and you will see for yourself why he is not endorsed here. 12/06/2006 Abortion Pain Bill Did Not Vote 09/26/2006 Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act No 10/20/2005 Firearms Manufacturers Protection bill No 06/22/2005 Flag Desecration Resolution No 04/27/2005 Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act No 06/03/2003 Desecration of Flag resolution No 04/09/2003 Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act No 07/17/2001 Flag Desecration resolution No 04/26/2001 Motherhood Protection Act (Substitute Amendment) No 04/26/2001 Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 2001 No 09/30/1999 Substitute Amendment to Unborn Victims of Violence Act No 09/30/1999 Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 1999 No 07/15/1999 Religious Liberty Protection Act of 1999 No 06/30/1999 Child Custody Protection Act No 06/24/1999 Flag Desecration Amendment No 06/04/1998 Religious Freedom Amendment bill No 06/12/1997 Flag Desecration Constitutional Amendment No No votes on Minor notification, and lack of support for the unborn by the means on not protecting pregnant mothers and their unborn children make Ron Paul weak on the abortion issue. Not limiting Gun manufacturers for frivolous lawsuits, and big bank money grabs by the ACLU and their ilk, makes Ron Paul Weak on Gun Control Votes against getting the government out of the affairs of my Church makes him weak on defense of the Church. Votes also show him weak on the defense of the flag. And when you consider that he has voted no vote to every defense appropriation bill that has come down the pike, you will determine his voting record is more Libertarian than Republican. If you caucus with the Republicans and have this kind of voting record, well that make you a RINO. The facts and the record speak for themselves.