Another reason the righties don't like him, or maybe the main one, is that, batcrap crazy as he seems, he occasionally commits the biggest gaffe of all: sometimes he tells the exact truth, which is anathema to wingnuts on both ends, money and base alike.
Raw Story, links at site.
Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul said Thursday that President George W. Bush’s administration was actually happy after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2011.
Speaking to about 1,000 students on the Iowa State Campus in Ames, Iowa, Paul explained that the Bush administration was eager to capitalize on the attacks.
“Think of what happened after 9/11, the minute before there was any assessment, there was glee in the administration because now we can invade Iraq, and so the war drums beat,” Paul told the crowd, according to Politico. “That’s exactly what they’re doing now with Iran.”
“Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda have been explicit, and they wrote and said that we attacked because you had bases on our holy lands in Saudi Arabia, you do not give Palestinians a fair treatment,” Paul said before being interrupted by boos from the tea party crowd. “I didn’t say that, I’m just trying to get you to understand what the motive was behind the bombings.”
As you can guess, the neocons/Busheviks are not exactly thrilled with this, having spent ten years trying to hide the truth which was expressed in public in ten seconds. They're calling Paul crazy. Heh. The truth will set you free, which is the last thing they want because it will put them outta business.