You're smart not to. No, he's not. And the only source that has stated that he is is the MSM. So... Please explain how he is a "nutjob". Because that has MSM written all over it. What exactly has he proposed that makes you believe he's a nutjob? The fact that he wants our government to abide by our Constitution? Considering that MOST of our politicians don't, I guess that could be viewed as crazy. But by not following it we're headed for disaster. I'll tell you why he isn't at the forefront of the race. Simply stated, the American people (the majority) don't understand, let alone care about his #1 issue, monetary policy and abolishing the Federal Reserve. But they will care very soon, as our economy continues to tank and the dollar loses even more of its value. Do you think the government sending checks out to stimulate the economy is a joke? Forget about the fact that it isn't going to do anything to help us, the seriousness of the recession we're in is going to become very apparent to every American who isn't already extremely wealthy. And I wasn't intending any disrespect for anyone here. Zach made a douchebag statement and I reacted to it, but I don't mean to come across as a jackass who thinks he knows everything. The problem is, I do know what is causing the problems America is facing right now. It all stems from the Federal Reserve and the fact that they were illegally given the authority to basically counterfeit money that our government then has to borrow (at significant interest) to keep the economy going. Ever wonder why we have a $9Trillion debt? It's not just overspending folks. Has anyone here ever stopped to contemplate how much money that actually is? Does anyone have any worry about the fact that over the next 5 years our government has promised another $55Trillion to American citizens in the form of Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and various other entitlements? Is anyone concerned that there is NO money to pay for all of these entitlements? So the government is going to have 2 choices... Raise taxes by a TON, or borrow that money to hide this debt from all of us. Well, the 2nd option isn't really an option because nobody in their right mind is going to continue lending to us when they know they will never get it back. Our sources of borrowing (including the Fed) will dry up, and then our government goes bankrupt and they won't have the money to pay for even the most basic services that we need from them, like national defense. If you think that the politicians who continue to run up this debt give a damn about anyone but themselves, you're dreaming. Here's a really good link that explains what is going on. I would recommend that everyone here at least read this article so that you understand the seriousness of our country's monetary problems. http://www.rense.com/general61/bbil.shtm Listen, I'm probably an old fart compared to most of you guys on this board. I'm 37 and have been a SyX fan since I first heard about them 10 years ago and I've been a member of this forum for years and have always enjoyed the people here, barring a few current members. I have always thought of this place as a community of "friends". That's why I'm even bothering to follow up with you guys on this. You guys need to know what's coming before it's too late. You are the generation who can make the biggest impact on our country, but you have to understand what we're facing if this country is going to survive. I know that sounds crazy, but it's frighteningly true. So please check out the link I provided above. If you don't believe it, fine. If you do, and want to know more, send me a PM and I'd be happy to discuss it with you. But don't ignore it because the information is too important.