Ron Paul R-TX is an actual Medical Doctor, he’s known as Doctor No. He claims he will "never vote for legislation unless the proposed measure is expressly authorized by the US Constitution” so Paul often casts the solitary "no" vote against proposed legislation.
Dr. Paul once wrote “The notion of a rigid separation between church and state has no basis in either the text of the Constitution or the writings of our Founding Fathers. On the contrary, our Founders' political views were strongly informed by their religious beliefs.”
How interesting and contradictory, then, that he is also a devotee of Ayn Rand; her philosophy of Objectivism had atheism as a defining core value. Contrary to popular belief he did not name his son Rand, who is a US Senator, in her honor. Many consider him, with his belief in smaller government, to be a prototype for the Tea Party. Others deem him to be outlandish, and far from the political mainstream; perhaps both views are correct. This is his third attempt at the presidency and he is not expected to do well this time either.