Not at all. A lot of people think Ron Paul sounds off the wall. We're so used to being spoon fed the party line answers that will get votes that when someone who looks to The Constitution and the intentions of the Founding Fathers for guidance, it looks "weird" or "off the wall" or "crazy" to us.
Read The Constitution, understand the intentions of the Founding Fathers. Read about some of Ben Franklin's insights and Thomas Jefferson's ideas. It takes some work, but when you do this, you'll start to understand where Ron Paul is coming from and see how brilliant he really is.
In a snapshot:
Be non-interventionalist. Be friends with all countries but don't go to war unless it is absolutely a last resort and never strike first.
Children born to slaves should be provided a path to citizenship but the 14th amendment is now outdated and being abused by people coming here illegally, having children
and citing the amendment. We need to repeal that.
We need to remove the carrot for illegal immigration.
We do need to change immigration so that we are getting people in who truly want to be Americans.
We need to cut government waste - the Founding Fathers came to this country so they could have, in part, less government in their lives. We need to get back to that.
Remove the income tax. The Founding Fathers actually spoke to this and said an income tax should not be put into place. When you cut waste and change our foreign policy, you can cut the income tax out.
These are just some of his ideas as I understand them.
No. He's not off the wall. He's dead on accurate and wants to bring this country back to what it should be.
In short, if you think you can do a better job running your life than the government can, vote Ron Paul.