Both Ron Paul and Bernie Sanders have attracted a small, but extremely fanatical group of supporters. They’ve both drawn a committed group of people that like to clog up Facebook stories or online news with their comments, usually multi paragraph rants.
Ron Paul’s supporters tended to post long rambling conspiracy theories about mistrust of the Federal Reserve and a mistrust of government in general. They generally distrusted paper currency and preferred precious metals, usually advocating a return to the gold standard. As nutty and as long winded as they were, I didn’t run across then nearly as often as Bernie Bots.
Sanders’ ardent supporters are really getting on my nerves. Maybe they think that if they scream Feel The Bern loudly and often, that’ll increase his less than zero chance of getting the nomination. I almost lost my lunch reading about how “Our Bernie can’t be bought…” followed by the usual Big Banks bad, Wall Street bad drivel.
Right now, I’m going to say I find Bernie supporters more obnoxious than Ron Paul’s, probably because Sanders is drawing many young people who are more active on social media. I do still see some of Ron Paul types, usually in the comments section of financial news articles. But the feared hyper inflation hadn’t occurred and gold prices are dropping so they seem to have retreated. Also Rand isn’t using Ron’s economic doctrine during his campaign.