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Old 04-19-2008, 11:25 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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What have been the criticisms of Paul? Why hasn't he been embraced? What in his background has repelled people away from him?

And don't give me this crap about people having flawed judgment.
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Old 04-19-2008, 11:34 PM
 
Location: AZ
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Im a huge ron paul supporter.
but people dont like him because the media has told them he has no chance and no one will stand on the losing team even if its RIGHT.

no one stands up for whats right anymore. People are embarrased to support him.
Its all ludicris
and no doubt u will get hatefull remarks about how dumb you are and how you should just shut up. Thats how people really feel about free speach, its always a great thing till u bring up something they dont like and then they tell u to shut up and sit down.
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Old 04-19-2008, 11:38 PM
 
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He's just too separatists and that can be dangerous. Look at the history of the US before both World Wars. Separatism made our entry into those wars late and thus millions of needless people died for no reason.
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Old 04-19-2008, 11:39 PM
 
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I think people's impression of a candidate are the driving force when picking a candidate. If a candidate "complains" about the problems, people are put off by it. Ron Paul has great ideas but may be too extreme for people to accept, they like slow and gradual change as it will "soften" the impact of change. I think that people are also more attracted to other candidates who speak on their "level". When Ron Paul talks a lot of people don't really understand and so they sort of turn off their minds about him. People are willing to give up a little bit of liberty, safety, and are even willing to screw over someone else if it gets them a little bit "more". They get the sense that Ron Paul will probably do things in a way that offers them no real benefit (i.e. entitlements). Its not about flawed judgment, its about how a candidate impresses upon the people and how the candidates will give "more" to them. Ron Paul doesn't come off as a great or even fairly good public speaker, his agendas will pretty much eliminate entitlements and put when you put those two together, people will be turned off by it.

Personally, I like his ideas. He takes a blind eye in discriminating one American from another. He wants stability in the economy as well as protecting privacy of American lives. This comes at a cost, the loss of entitlements and many people aren't willing to give that up... especially when there are candidates out there promising them even more entitlements..
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Old 04-19-2008, 11:43 PM
 
Location: AZ
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I think people's impression of a candidate are the driving force when picking a candidate. If a candidate "complains" about the problems, people are put off by it. Ron Paul has great ideas but may be too extreme for people to accept, they like slow and gradual change as it will "soften" the impact of change. I think that people are also more attracted to other candidates who speak on their "level". When Ron Paul talks a lot of people don't really understand and so they sort of turn off their minds about him. People are willing to give up a little bit of liberty, safety, and are even willing to screw over someone else if it gets them a little bit "more". They get the sense that Ron Paul will probably do things in a way that offers them no real benefit (i.e. entitlements). Its not about flawed judgment, its about how a candidate impresses upon the people and how the candidates will give "more" to them. Ron Paul doesn't come off as a great or even fairly good public speaker, his agendas will pretty much eliminate entitlements and put those together and people will be turned off by it.

Personally, I like his ideas. He takes a blind eye in discriminating one American from another. He wants stability in the economy as well as protecting privacy in American lives. This comes at a cost, the loss of entitlements and many people aren't willing to give that up... especially when there are candidates out there promising them even more entitlements..

^^^^ Thats a great way to sum up just a few of the reason!
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Old 04-20-2008, 12:21 AM
 
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What have been the criticisms of Paul? Why hasn't he been embraced? What in his background has repelled people away from him?

And don't give me this crap about people having flawed judgment.
Paul panders to the rightwing lunatics !! guntoting and white supremacists


CHeck out some opf his newsletters in the 80s and 90s
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Old 04-20-2008, 12:23 AM
 
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He's just too separatists and that can be dangerous. Look at the history of the US before both World Wars. Separatism made our entry into those wars late and thus millions of needless people died for no reason.
so instead of joining in JUSTwars, AMERIKKA now stars UNHOLY wars ???
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Old 04-20-2008, 12:41 AM
 
Location: AZ
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Paul panders to the rightwing lunatics !! guntoting and white supremacists


CHeck out some opf his newsletters in the 80s and 90s
hes an advocate of state rights and the constitution, but ^^^ is agreat example of what i was saying earlier.
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Old 04-20-2008, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Albemarle, NC
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You can't condense our problems into a three word slogan or a bumper sticker. The issues we face have far more difficult solutions than just giving the government more power to fix all the problems they created. Paul wants people to take personal responsibility for themselves. He also wants the government to stop making people dependent on a system that can't support itself. Based on the numbers of people who are voting Democratic, I can only assume most people want more government in their lives, not less.
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Old 04-20-2008, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Washington state
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What have been the criticisms of Paul? Why hasn't he been embraced? What in his background has repelled people away from him?

And don't give me this crap about people having flawed judgment.
He's way too out there. Just for starters, he wants to dissolve everything from the FDA to the EPA, anti choice, anti civil rights legislation, racist newsletters, now he's going to be the Keynote Speaker at the John Birch Society's 50th Anniversary Celebration. The American people rarely embrace extremists.
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