Crisis, Levithan, and the 4th Turning
Our host has reviewed the book The Fourth Turning on his site and I would suggest everyone read it.
It is one reason, that except it might be slightly early, that a Ron Paul presidency is a certainty.
The part of the cycle we are about to encounter is the Kondratieff winter, or what the authors of the 4th turning call "Crisis". It happens every 4th generation, and was the origin of our revolutionary war (tax and regulation), the civil war, the great depression through WW2, and now.
Paul is the prophet. He has been compared to Gandalf. What the authors say is all those childrens stories take few forms, and one is the wise elder mentoring young heroes. The iGeneration. (The me generation speaking to the iGeneration if you will). He is the right person with the right message (and his total candor and honesty) speaking to the right people (Youth hungering for exactly that - they want to restore the shining city on the hill).
If things start crashing before the votes starting, his election is a certainty. And watching the summer of 2007 echoing 1929 or 1987 is a good sign it might happen.
Beyond that, I trust in divine providence. We ask how, but the only answer is to just do what is right and honorable and trust God to provide - yet it took the founders 10 years to throw off the British so fortitude might be the most important virtue here.