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Old 04-18-2012, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Why write in anyone when you'll have an experienced Libertarian on the ballot in Gary Johnson? He's more qualied than Ron Paul.
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:44 AM
 
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This election, just like all others, has already been decided by the world banking leaders.
So is it the Bilderberg group, the Trilateral Commission or the Stonecutters?

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/f/fa/HomertheGreat.png/235px-HomertheGreat.png (broken link)
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Old 04-18-2012, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Upstate
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I'm a little baffled on the agenda of Ron Paul supporters. Ron Paul did not get the support in the primaries to win the nomination. Let's face it, he did spout some views that were unconventional, such as his Israel and Iranian views, etc... But I get that Dr Paul is the is the only true, limited government candidate. I support those ideas.

But Ron Paul supporters have this "holier than thou attitude". Instead of helping remove Barack Obama from office, they will still vote for Paul, even knowing (from history) that there is a very good chance that will give Obama another term.

BO is far more removed from Pauls ideas than Romney is. But all I see when I hear RP supporters saying they will write in RP's name, is that they are sticking it to the GOP and will pat themselves on the back for being a "true" American for voting for Paul.

So what is the agenda? Are RP supporters going to wait until 2016 and hope that the democrats have so destroyed this country that everyone will turn to Libertarians?

As for me, I'm not a big supporter of Romney and I didn't vote for him in the primary. But he will be the GOP nominee and while he is similar to the last two presidents, he is not as bad as the current one. If Romney does not do what he says and this country is no better off in 2016, then out he goes. By then maybe a third party will have more influence and a better chance of beating an incumbent.
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Old 04-18-2012, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Land Of Moose, Blueberries, and Chickadees
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I'm a little baffled on the agenda of Ron Paul supporters. Ron Paul did not get the support in the primaries to win the nomination. Let's face it, he did spout some views that were unconventional, such as his Israel and Iranian views, etc... But I get that Dr Paul is the is the only true, limited government candidate. I support those ideas.

But Ron Paul supporters have this "holier than thou attitude". Instead of helping remove Barack Obama from office, they will still vote for Paul, even knowing (from history) that there is a very good chance that will give Obama another term.

BO is far more removed from Pauls ideas than Romney is. But all I see when I hear RP supporters saying they will write in RP's name, is that they are sticking it to the GOP and will pat themselves on the back for being a "true" American for voting for Paul.

So what is the agenda? Are RP supporters going to wait until 2016 and hope that the democrats have so destroyed this country that everyone will turn to Libertarians?

As for me, I'm not a big supporter of Romney and I didn't vote for him in the primary. But he will be the GOP nominee and while he is similar to the last two presidents, he is not as bad as the current one. If Romney does not do what he says and this country is no better off in 2016, then out he goes. By then maybe a third party will have more influence and a better chance of beating an incumbent.

Let me try to explain it to you this way:

First of all, the primaries are not over.

Second, many people feel that in voting for Obama or Romney, they will be voting for "the lesser of the two evils" just as they did in 2008 when it was between Obama and McCain.

I don't vote for evil. Period.

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Old 04-18-2012, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I'm a little baffled on the agenda of Ron Paul supporters. Ron Paul did not get the support in the primaries to win the nomination. Let's face it, he did spout some views that were unconventional, such as his Israel and Iranian views, etc... But I get that Dr Paul is the is the only true, limited government candidate. I support those ideas.

But Ron Paul supporters have this "holier than thou attitude". Instead of helping remove Barack Obama from office, they will still vote for Paul, even knowing (from history) that there is a very good chance that will give Obama another term.

BO is far more removed from Pauls ideas than Romney is. But all I see when I hear RP supporters saying they will write in RP's name, is that they are sticking it to the GOP and will pat themselves on the back for being a "true" American for voting for Paul.

So what is the agenda? Are RP supporters going to wait until 2016 and hope that the democrats have so destroyed this country that everyone will turn to Libertarians?

As for me, I'm not a big supporter of Romney and I didn't vote for him in the primary. But he will be the GOP nominee and while he is similar to the last two presidents, he is not as bad as the current one. If Romney does not do what he says and this country is no better off in 2016, then out he goes. By then maybe a third party will have more influence and a better chance of beating an incumbent.
Not speaking for all Ron Paul supporters, but many of us are former Obama supporters that truly wanted drastic change from the hellish years of George W Bush.

We have now seen that Obama continued those same policies and even intensified some (NDAA, Foreign Wars, War on Drugs, Bailouts, Unaccountability at The FED, Bush Tax Cuts in place).

There is absolutely no reason to believe that Romney would be any different than OBushMa.
I don't care what words he manages to convey out of his robotic mouth.

Bush campaigned on a message of limited Government HAHA. Obama campaigned on a message of Bringing the Troops Home and reigning in Wall Street HAHAHA.
Ron Paul hasn't changed his message since the 1970's.
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:21 AM
 
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Despite what the media would lead you to believe, this race is far from over, and there are still hundreds of delegates up for grabs.
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:51 AM
 
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Romney doesn't have the delegates. The primaries were rigged for Romney while Ron Paul was winning the delegates. Paul will take the nomination on the second ballot.
In a dream world.

Ron Paul will never get the Republican Party nomination for president.

Never.
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:51 AM
 
Location: western East Roman Empire
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I'm a little baffled on the agenda of Ron Paul supporters. Ron Paul did not get the support in the primaries to win the nomination. .... But I get that Dr Paul is the is the only true, limited government candidate. I support those ideas.

Instead of helping remove Barack Obama from office ... NOT A WORTHY OBJECTIVE IN ITSELF.

they will still vote for Paul, even knowing (from history) that there is a very good chance that will give Obama another term. NO IT DOESN'T, QUITE THE OPPOSITE: HISTORY SHOWS THAT WRITING IN RON PAUL WILL HAVE NO IMPACT ON THE GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS, UNLESS A SITUATION ARISES LIKE IN FLORIDA IN 2000.

BO is far more removed from Pauls ideas than Romney is. WRONG, OBAMA AND ROMNEY ARE ABOUT THE SAME. I.E. THEY TAKE MARCHING ORDERS FROM THE SAME RULING CLASS.

But all I see when I hear RP supporters saying they will write in RP's name, is that they are sticking it to the GOP. YOU DON'T KNOW ALL RON PAUL SUPPORTERS, GOP IS ONLY A PART OF IT.

So what is the agenda? A VOICE FOR SOUND MONEY POLICY AND MAINTAINING A CONSTITUTIONAL BALANCE OF POWER; IT REALLY HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH POLITICAL PARTIES, IT HAS TO DO WITH A CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC AND A SOUND ECONOMIC POLICY FRAMEWORK

By then maybe a third party will have more influence and a better chance of beating an incumbent. NO IT WON'T. THE CHANGE, IF ANY, WILL COME FROM ABOVE AND FROM WITHIN, THAT'S WHY A FIGURE LIKE RON PAUL STAYS IN ONE OF THE TWO PARTIES, IN HIS CASE IT HAPPENS TO BE REPUBLICAN, BUT IT COULD ALSO BE THE OTHER WAY AROUND.

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Old 04-20-2012, 02:36 PM
 
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In a dream world.

Ron Paul will never get the Republican Party nomination for president.

Never.
The GOP doesn't even want Romney. MCM is shoving him down everybody's throat. Ron Paul is the true Republican candidate and will win on the second ballot.
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Despite what the media would lead you to believe, this race is far from over, and there are still hundreds of delegates up for grabs.
you keep right on believing this up til and even after the convention when Romney gets the nomination. At least it gives you something to dream of, even it it will never happen.

Nita
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