Via Dale Carpenter at the Volokh blog, I was referred to this devastating indictment, in (what may be) Ron Paul's own words, of Ron Paul. James Kirchick of The New Republic, which has had its own fair share of problems through the years with alternately endorsing and damning its authors' handiwork, has tracked down back issues of Paul's Ron Paul Political Report, or as it was more appropriately entitled at one time, The Ron Paul Survival Report.
One must scroll down a bit to get to the meat of what Paul published or (maybe) wrote in the 80s and early 90s, on the subject of black people and homosexuals, but it's pretty damned vile. See for yourself. Paul of course denies that he wrote any of it, it was done by anonymous others with whom Paul doesn't (necessarily) agree, but read the article and, again, see for yourself.
I'm going to call the primaries now. I predict that Barack Obama will win the Democratic nomination. I predict that John McCain will win the Republican nomination. Though I disagree with both men about a great many things (and like a number of things about both men, in fairness), I think that McCain is also indisputably better qualified to be President of the United States.
I'll call things further. I believe that Paul is going to run as a third-party or independent ticket, an even meaner Ross Perot, in November. He's not going to get the Republican nomination, and he's not going to stand for a hawkish moderate like McCain on "his" party's ticket.
McCain, after Bush, will have his work cut out for him anyway. But with whatever minuscule lunatic fringe Paul is going to pull away from the Republicans, it's going to be harder still. That fringe, when it votes, tends to hit the (R) by default. If the election is close, Obama will win, in part because of Ron Paul.
Again, read the article, and decide for yourself if my scenario wouldn't be the most poetic of justice.