Ron Paul is the only candidate that is actively pursuing auditing and reforming the private Federal Reserve Bank. This is, hands down, the single most important issue facing America, with implications pertaining to the military, government spending, civil rights. It is because the Federal Reserve has such influence over so much of the country if ever there should be regulation it should be in the case of the Fed, which has zero substantive public oversight. Alan Greenspan admitted himself that the Federal Reserve is an independent organization responsible to no other government agency, including the presidency, that can overrule actions its actions: [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QkmLnNEvdU]YouTube - ‪Allen Greenspan when asked about the relationship of The Federal Reserve and the President‬‏[/ame] The 2008 economic meltdown was basically a shake-down of our elected government. Senators and Congressman from across the country have come forward and stated that they were told that if they didnt pass and sign into law the officially unnamed stimulus bill that the economy would crash and martial law would most likely go into effect. An incestuous group of current Goldman Sacs and former Goldman Sacs members working for the Treasury Dept and the SEC along with the Obama administration were convincing America that the sky was literally falling, and we must act. It made the fear-mongering lead up to the Iraqi War look tame: [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqNrw4aaWFg&feature=related]YouTube - ‪Obama Crisis!!!‬‏[/ame] But I am convinced that Ron Paul divides the Republican base too much to ever win the Republican candidacy. Plus if he was ever elected I believe he would be assassinated shortly before auditing the Fed. He also isnt a great speaker, he comes off as high pitched and at times poorly spoken. I fear he may be unelectable and the only other candidate that has addressed monetary reform is Herman Cain, and he isnt serious about returning to the gold standard hell, the man served as chair to the Kansas Federal Reserve Board.