While I decide which candidate I wish to support, I wonder if anyone has thoughts on the following issues with Paul. 1. His apparent hypocrisy about earmarks. While maintaining that he has never voted for an earmark, he requested several for his state in the latest pork-filled spending bill, justifying it by saying that people in his state wanted some of their money back. Promoting shrimp is not a national concern, imo. 2. He is, I'm told, a 10-term congressman, 72 years old, and, judging by his appearances and interviews, not in the best of health. Should the fact that he is old, apparently somewhat sickly, and a long-time congressman (perhaps even "Washington insider") with little to show for his agenda in 10 terms concern us? 3. He wants to throw the war on drugs "back to the states." Even speaking only of alcohol and nicotine, this would make some states drug shopping-centers and other states would be forced to either police residents bringing these drugs across state lines, or allow sales themselves, whose taxes would be needed to help pay for the costs to society. 4. He wants to eliminate aid to Israel. While I agree that many other nations should be cut off from our aid, I very strongly believe the US should support Israel with both financial and military aid, though with a lower profile, when possible. I'd like to hear the thoughts of others on these issues, including the responses of the pro-Paul posters.