Well, after looking at the results for the Super Tuesday election, it's become apparent that sanity will not come via a shortcut. Ron Paul can continue to try, but he is operating from a severe disadvantage.
I had hoped he would make it. I want the world to return to sanity. However, this is not to be. Of course, there is likely going to be questions about what I mean by "Sanity." Perhaps I will post a Mind blog about this.
Ultimately, fear wins out over bravery, as the "safer" candidates were chosen; all three of the other Republicans were successful in various states, and McCain has managed to pull out ahead.
Well, at least he's not into torture, so there is a little hope, at the very least.