Seems like there's quite a following, judging from Ron Paul stickers on the front of head shops in Seattle as well as Ron Paul signs in the yards of houses where there are continual parties. Why do they support him? Because he wants to legalize drugs and he opposes the war. What about his other positions, what about social justice, what about the environment?
From On the Issues.org
"Paul scores 5% by the LCV [League of Conservation Voters] on environmental issues"
"Property rights are the foundation of all rights
We must stop special interests from violating property rights and literally driving families from their homes, farms and ranches. We also face another danger in regulatory takings: Through excess regulation, governments deprive property owners of significant value and use of their properties--all without paying "just compensation."
Property rights are the foundation of all rights in a free society. Without the right to own a printing press, for example, freedom of the press becomes meaningless
Source: Campaign website, www.ronpaul2008.com, "Issues" Sep 1, 2007"
So, isn't the environment a groovy thing to fight for? Shouldn't you, like, care about his stance on that, bro? And property rights as the foundation of all rights...you know that means Wal-Mart too, which I'm sure you oppose.
So, like, Ron Paul isn't all that cool although he has a righteous stance on drugs and is against the war.
He probably doesn't care about Tibet either.
(at which point in this conversation said hippy stoner would take a hit from a bong and repeat the immortal words of The Dude from The Big Lebowski: "That's, like, your opinion man.")
Which isn't to say that opposing Wal-Mart or caring about Tibet is a bad thing, of course, but instead to say that causes like these, relatively lightweight compared to more basic issues, have become façionable with the sort of do nothing hippy set.