Actually if you would put a little time in on some history research you would find that Democrats are closer to being Socialist and that the Repub Party is closer to Communism with their desire of having just the Elites and the peasant classes.<quoted text>
Ron Paul is SMARTER than you.
Ron Paul realized early that within a two party system you have to be ONE or THE OTHER to get elected and make changes.
Dimocrats being the closest to Communism, he chose to register as Republican.
The Republican party has been his Taxie ever since, it gets him reelected and his voice is heard.
How many Libertarians got that far?
Also about Ron Paul's voice heard-- 47 Bills presented in 14 years and ONE passed. Almost 700 NO votes.