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View Poll Results: Paul supporters would you vote for Mitt Romney-Rand Paul ticket?
Ron Paul supporter, and would vote for Romney-Paul on Nov 6 5 17.24%
Paul supporter, would not vote for Romney if Ayn Rand was VP and Murray Rothbard was Treas Sec'y. 19 65.52%
Not a Ron Paul supporter, my opinion is neither here nor there in this poll. 5 17.24%
Voters: 29. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-11-2012, 12:22 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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Will Rand run as Romney's VP? I think not. I hope not.

Will I vote for a Romney/Rand ticket? No.

Will I at least vote for Romney with Ron Paul as VP? Still NO.



Some crazy Ron Paul supporter, will off Romney and have their guy where he thinks he should be in the first place.

Just say'n....
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Old 04-11-2012, 12:41 PM
 
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What does the VP pick of a Vice President, former CIA Director, and former envoy to China have to do with the VP picks of nominees who do not have foreign policy experience?

Nothing. Nothing whatsoever.
I'm saying that when Bush Sr ran he picked Quayle who didn't have much experience
at all in foreign affairs or anything else really. He simply wanted him for the young vote draw and because he was a social religious conservative.

Similar to other post who compared the JFK/LBJ ticket. Kennedy never would
have won without LBJ on that ticket - he could not carry the south without it.

I don't think they are looking at their VP picks with experience really of any type, as much as where they think they are lacking at the gut level of the party.

Just like Romney may pick Rubio from both the Hispanic and New Tea Party
aspect. Nothing really to do with anything other than that....
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Old 04-11-2012, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Just a simple question. I'm not trying to make any points, but I'm just curious as to the attitude of Ron Paul supporters. Rand Paul already stated that he would be 'honored' to run as VP nominee with Romney. I think Rand Paul as VP makes a lot of sense. He would bring in tea party voters, and would add the Southern balance that Romney so desperately needs. And he would bring in at least some Ron Paul supporters, whose numbers are not insignificant as proven by the primaries.
i guess this tells us how the Ron Paul supporters really feel. It is him or no onr. There is no middle ground, which is really too bad I think. I have been saying for months, life is a give and take proposition. The Paul people seem to think there is no room to give even a little.

Nita
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Old 04-11-2012, 12:52 PM
 
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Exactly. Its either obey the constitution or don't there is no middle ground. Paul obey's the constitution none of the others do so its Paul or nothing. Well Paul or Johnson in my case.I am not even sure I could support Johnson since he supports Israel and giving them aid.
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:52 PM
 
Location: NC
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Just curious: What if Ron Paul does not win the nomination, decides not to run third
party and endorses the libertarian candidate e.g. Gary Johnson
Hypothetical of course would/could you vote Libertarian?
No.

Nothing against the LP. I like them better than the GOP and Democratic Party. I am somewhere between a libertarian and a minarchist myself. I think the LPers should join the GOP and help us Liberty-Republicans. If the LPers help, we can dominate the GOP. What's in a name as long as we fight for liberty?

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i guess this tells us how the Ron Paul supporters really feel. It is him or no onr. There is no middle ground, which is really too bad I think. I have been saying for months, life is a give and take proposition. The Paul people seem to think there is no room to give even a little.

Nita
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I feel like vomiting and get physically sick when I think of voting for anyone else. I HATE the other candidates, so how can I vote for them? They stand for everything I hate, so how can I vote for them? They stand for nothing I like, so how can I vote for them? I can't find ONE good quality with them. ONE...even just one tiny thing. Nada. Zilch.

If we vote for someone else, what do we get anyway? You said "give and take". What do we take? That the GOP wins? Does it look like I care about the image of the GOP?
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Old 04-11-2012, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Out West
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Just a simple question. I'm not trying to make any points, but I'm just curious as to the attitude of Ron Paul supporters. Rand Paul already stated that he would be 'honored' to run as VP nominee with Romney. I think Rand Paul as VP makes a lot of sense. He would bring in tea party voters, and would add the Southern balance that Romney so desperately needs. And he would bring in at least some Ron Paul supporters, whose numbers are not insignificant as proven by the primaries.
No. What difference would it make, it's not Rand Paul calling the shots, it's still Romney.
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Old 04-11-2012, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Out West
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i guess this tells us how the Ron Paul supporters really feel. It is him or no onr. There is no middle ground, which is really too bad I think. I have been saying for months, life is a give and take proposition. The Paul people seem to think there is no room to give even a little.

Nita
No. What is "too bad" is when you decide that your ONLY choice is to pick the lesser of two evils, when you SELL OUT instead of standing up for your principles.
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Old 04-11-2012, 02:19 PM
 
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Ayn Rand is a popular author who is perceived to be a Libertarian, and Murray Rothbard is one of the Austrian School heavyweights and you could call him the American Ludwig von Mises.

As for the poll, I picked the 2nd. Rand would not pick to be VP anyway. Any thinking person knows a VP is a powerless position anyway. That's what happens when you rely too much on the mainstream media
Thanks. Yeah I know who they are, it was just unrelated superfluous info.
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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i guess this tells us how the Ron Paul supporters really feel. It is him or no onr. There is no middle ground, which is really too bad I think. I have been saying for months, life is a give and take proposition. The Paul people seem to think there is no room to give even a little.

Nita
Well put, and this was what I was curious about. I am 90 in agreement with the Libertarians, but I have a problem with the purist approach. In politics and life, when you demand all or nothing invariably you will get the latter.
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:26 PM
 
Location: NC
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Well put, and this was what I was curious about. I am 90 in agreement with the Libertarians, but I have a problem with the purist approach. In politics and life, when you demand all or nothing invariably you will get the latter.
That's one way of spinning it.

I'll put it another way. Do you expect complete fidelity from your wife/girlfriend or you OK with compromising just a little just in case she can't help sleeping around?

Either you are for the Constitution or you are not.
Either you are for the redistribution of wealth or you are not.
Either you are for liberty or you are not.
Either you are for government intervention or you are not.
Either you are for socialized medicine or you are not.

There are no ifs and buts about it. In politics, when you compromise "just a little", you are still whoring yourself. We are not willing to prostitute our principles, and therein lies the difference.
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