sniping going on today about Ron Paul, I thought a non-judgmental thread that asked DUers whom they want as the Repuke nominee to run against Obama in 2012 and their reasons would be a useful aid to discussion.
I will start.
For myself, I would like to see Obama run against Ron Paul because I think the philosophical debate between the competing poles of government should do (and cost) as little as possible (Paul) vs. government should provide for the common welfare (Obama) would be a good one for this democratic republic.
As a side note, I think Obama would win in a landslide of 1964 proportions and would probably have coat tails for down ballot races.
But the main reason I favor Paul as the Repuke nominee is that I think democracies are healthiest when they have vigorous debate between starkly opposing visions.