This year's attendees at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) voted in their straw poll as to whom they would like to see elected President. The winner this year - libertarian (not conservative) Ron Paul. My assessment of Mr. Paul is that he is off the deep end on a majority of issues - living in every bit as much a fantasy world as those on the far left. The fact that he won the straw poll may not be that meaningful, but by the same token, I am now looking at everything coming out of CPAC with a much more critical eye than in the past. CPAC has definately come down several notches in my estimation. And if a significant number of conservatives do in fact embrace the folly and fantasy of Ron Paul, that bodes very poorly indeed both for the upcoming elections and, more importantly, any chance to right our rapidly sinking ship of state.