they may be extremely different from the status quo, but that does not make them necessarily extreme in the ideological sense of the world. If anything, our current rules and way of doing things is rather extreme. extreme power and corruption of the gov't and the fed. extreme defiance of the constitution.
I completely agree. The sad thing is that most people are to ignorant to realize this and see Paul's ideas as extreme, when in fact they are in our best interest. People have been conditioned to believe that what the government is doing right now is right, so when someone like Ron Paul comes along, all the media has to do is build a fear of him, just like they do with everything else. That's just my opinion though.