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Old 12-21-2011, 05:49 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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The Governor is worried about Iowa losing its place as the first to vote on the primary calendar. Iowa shouldn't vote first all of the time but not because of Ron Paul. It's time for some kind of rotation system where all of the states eventually have a chance to be among the early voting states. Iowa, NH, SC shouldn't be winnowing our GOP candidates every stinkin' Presidential election.

I'm not voting for Ron Paul but if my candidate doesn't win Iowa I would like it to be someone other than Newt Romney. I would like to see three different candidates win the first three states to make those of us in states who vote later on down the line more relevant in the primary process.
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Old 12-21-2011, 05:51 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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The governor governs a loser state. He's used to being a loser. Isn't 2nd place considered the 1st loser?
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Old 12-21-2011, 05:51 AM
 
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Man, the Republicans and Democrats alike are absolutely TERRIFIED of what would happen if Paul became the nominee.
I dunno MSDNC has been all about some Dr. Ron Paul the past couple weeks. It's been nothing but a love-fest for the guy over there.
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Old 12-21-2011, 06:03 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I dunno MSDNC has been all about some Dr. Ron Paul the past couple weeks. It's been nothing but a love-fest for the guy over there.
It's pretty clever. Give Paul enough support to splinter to GOP and pull that support at just the right time. Once the GOP is at the point of no return, jam the airwaves with his "racist" newsletters and associating it to the racism and "failures of the free market". Unfortunately, the genie will be out of the bottle by then. The Blue Republicans are proof of that. Unfortunately, they're pretty stupid to even bother supporting Paul with this thought process because the newsletters will get zero traction, just like they got zero traction 4 years ago. Even extremely "progressive" folks I've candidly talk to agree with the spirit of the newsletters. They just won't say it publicly for fear of their careers or jeopardizing their social circles. Also, by then, he will have captured the attention of the anti-war, pro-gay, pro-drug civil rights crowd. It will force Obama to campaign in California, NY, PA, and spend enormous amounts of time defending what are supposed to be true lock Dem states.
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Old 12-21-2011, 06:06 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Paul can always run as an independent. If he can win no matter what, why not do it?

Oh sorry, that's a blinding flash of the obvious.
Thats what I don't get. If he is such a rebel why is he in this hateful all the way for the complete power of the rich party? Plus he had to be supporting all their ideas all these years to keep favor in HIS chosen party? Why has the tea party that he supposedly started abandoned him for newt?
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Old 12-21-2011, 06:08 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Thats what I don't get. If he is such a rebel why is he in this hateful all the way for the complete power of the rich party?
Paul is not running as a Democrat, it just looks that way because he's stealing your anti-war pro-drug votes.
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Old 12-21-2011, 11:22 AM
 
Location: SC
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Well is ralph nader running as a green party candidate again ?
Last time he was the Independent Candidate.
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Old 12-21-2011, 01:22 PM
 
Location: California
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The truth is Ron Paul won't be able to get the Republicans and Democrats in the Senate and Congress to support him. He can't push through ANY of his ideas without them.
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Old 12-21-2011, 01:29 PM
 
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I'm thinking the gop would rather have Obama for 4 more years
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