Let me be frank, if I were a US citizen I would of course vote for Obama. But I cannot respect a piece of jelly.
I would virtually disagree with all positions of Ron Paul and even view him as political enemy. But I can respect him because he has debatable opinions.
Same over here, in the nineties we had a corrupt chancellor named Kohl and of course I would love to see him in prison. But he had clear pro-Europe convictions and he said that he does not reveal the names of the people who bribed him because he gave them a promise. I might not agree with this but he does not evade the issue, he takes a clear stance. Ironically his "pupil" is now chancellor and like Obama she is a giant piece of jelly.