Typepad is swallowing some of your comments as spam; I’m working to liberate them. Our apologies, the problem should be cleared up soon and even right now most comments are getting through. The bottom line is that there are far many more comments on Ron Paul (and the federal budget) than you might have thought. I recommend that you read them all, especially the ones critical of me.
By the way I regard Obama as the most intellectual candidate; having been a law professor is part of that. Of course that needn’t make him the best candidate; Woodrow Wilson was an intellectual but a disaster as President. There is no doubt that Ron Paul is very widely read and is an admirable defender of individual liberty. I’ve also met him and I believe his IQ is high. But if you think that he is intellectual, ask yourself what standards of evidence and procedural rationality he applied when he wrote this. Sorry people, but I have to call ’em as I see ’em. As I said in my previous post, I’m still happy with the idea of protest votes for Paul.
And by the way, as long as I’m courting controversy, here’s a study on how much early environment shapes the brain and IQ.