First things first, I never said gold was not going up. My vote was to buy and hold in the stock market and I have been proved right on that. I bought when the market was around 7000. And the panic stricken public of which YOU are a part of sold the market at that level and lost big time.
As for the other topics that you mentioned:
You accused me of having something against you, I do not. You are the typical naive wide eyed 20 something who, because of lack of experience and the proper political education thinks that Ron Paul can actually win. You're drinking the Ron Paul Kool Aide. It's a special blend for the 20 something naive. As form me I can't help but poke a stick at you for such sloppy political thinking, as I did in 08'. And every last thing that I predicted about Paul in 2008, right down to his ending numbers came true! It's not necessarily that I don't like the man (I'm sure he's a very nice guy) it's just that I KNOW he's not going to become President. It is obvious to me and others who actually understand the political process. And yet you rant on about how Paul is going to win. It's the best entertainment that I've had on PWI threads in years. So nothing personal John I think you're a smart kid on some other topics. But you have a Ron Paul blind spot which will only go away. You wouldn't do that now would you John?
Next, it matters not the small number of people who will switch to libertarian it will be too late for Paul by then as he will be out of the race.
And I critique republicans all the time, it's just that you don't get all teary eyed when I do that so you don't remember it. Or, giving you the benefit of the doubt, maybe you just haven't read the thread. I said that Bachman will not get the nomination and more over she should not get asked to be on the ticket. I think she is a net negative for the republican party this time around. And I gave a detailed response as to why. Interestingly enough one of the reasons (and only one) has to do with her being a Congresswoman. Not unlike Ron Paul Congressmen are usually not good leaders because of their lack of executive experience. In addition to that they represent a very tiny district compared to say Governors who get elected to the Presidency more than from any other background. So you can see some similarities between Bachman and Paul. Of course Bachman is not a shriveled up old man, in fact she's pretty nice to look at. However, that's not going to help her. In a general election Obama would defeat her easily.
Furthermore, I said that Perry was going to give Romney a very tough time in the Primaries because of Romeny's religion. Since the republican primary voter tends to lean more right, (just as the democrat primary voter leans left), Perry will have an advantage and not just in the Bible belt states. However, in the general election Romney is a better bet to beat Obama than Perry because of Romney's more moderate positions. With the exception of Obama the more moderate the candidate the better his chances of winning a general election. That rule went out the window when the media didn't vette Obama. But I assure you the media will be in full force against whomever gets the republican nod.
Finally, I've already given you extensive lists of why Paul cannot win. All I am doing now is having fun reminding you on occasion about why I will end up being correct, and YOU John will be wrong about Paul AGAIN!
So buck up John we are only in August of 2011 we have a long way to go. There will be many more posts by me about Ron Paul and I predict that unless you suddenly gain a lot of political savvy, you are not going to like any of them.