Originally Posted by Curtis2011
IMO, Ron Paul's most popular policies are simply his economic idea of massive federal spending cuts. The other candidates have noticed that "big spending cuts" = big applause from Republican audiences (who generally want smaller government), thus they've adopted some of those ideas while leaving Paul alone in his less popular ideas like abandoning the Middle East entirely or almost entirely.
I find it interesting that his "less popular ideas", which also include a focus on civil liberties, though unpopular among Establishment Republicans, are nonetheless likely to appeal to Democrats.
That said, I find it even more interesting that no one seems to have noticed that such makes him more
electable in a general election. If the Republicans were really
as bent on defeating Obama as they say they are, then it would seem to be much less likely to go so unnoticed.