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Old 05-03-2008, 11:38 PM
 
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Ron Paul likes Obama's foreign policy plans because Obama said he would "talk" to foreign leaders. Talk is cheap (i.e. It doesn't cost anything.) Ron Paul is all about things not costing anything.

Beyond Ron Paul's ideas on the monetary system, I think he's off on his own little planet. Government does spend too much money on stupid things but Ron Paul goes completely in the opposite direction. He'd like to not spend any money on anything.

I can't see Ron Paul supporting many of Obama's other ideas.
Many would consider Ron Paul to be a Libertarian and while he has those leanings, I would consider him a strict constitutionalist.

The function of the Federal government is quite clearly stated and outlined by the constitution, and he has no problems with it functioning as deemed by the constitution. There is nothing in the constitution about the Federal government managing our education or health care so thus he opposes these, not because he denounces education or health care but because it is outside the scope of the constitutional framework of our government. If we wish to include such things, then he does not oppose adding them via a constitutional amendment, although I suspect he would vote against them anyway as they are better handled at state and local levels.

Ron Paul does one thing that none of the current candidates want to discuss and that is curtailing our massive spending habits. Both Hillary and Obama want to add further costs for various programs like national health care and McCain wants to spend us broke trying to expand the American empire through military means. What do they all have in common, more spending and more spending.
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Old 05-03-2008, 11:41 PM
 
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I for one hope he DOES NOT endorse McCain. Our current mode of electioneering is to try to convict your opponent by pointing to outrageousness of some of his/her supporters.

Given some of the racist positions taken by Cong. Paul, Senator McCain does not need this baggage.
No, ron paul doesnt need McCains baggage, Ron Paul is WAY out of McCains league when it comes to human decency...
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Old 05-04-2008, 06:52 AM
 
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Many would consider Ron Paul to be a Libertarian and while he has those leanings, I would consider him a strict constitutionalist.

The function of the Federal government is quite clearly stated and outlined by the constitution, and he has no problems with it functioning as deemed by the constitution. There is nothing in the constitution about the managing our education or health care so thus he opposes these, not because he denounces education or health care but because it is outside the scope of the constitutional framework of our government. If we wish to include such things, then he does not oppose adding them via a constitutional amendment, although I suspect he would vote against them anyway as they are better handled at state and local levels.

Ron Paul does one thing that none of the current candidates want to discuss and that is curtailing our massive spending habits. Both Hillary and Obama want to add further costs for various programs like national health care and McCain wants to spend us broke trying to expand the American empire through military means. What do they all have in common, more spending and more spending.
I feel the same way. We have the Federal government dealing with drugs in sports! Why? State and local level government should be dealing with education or health care. If you teach or treat people in New York you cant teach or treat people in Florida with out a state approval.
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Old 08-26-2008, 11:21 AM
 
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Ron Paul not ready to endorse McCain, likes Obama's foreign policy...
Because rational people can agree on rational policy instead of the extreme (and fantasy based) PNAC theories of foreign policy.
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Old 08-27-2008, 03:54 PM
 
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Old 08-27-2008, 03:58 PM
 
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Old 08-27-2008, 05:03 PM
 
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Why isn't Ron Paul the nominee? He seems to have many of the traditional values of the Conservative Republicans.
the republican party introduced new conservativevalues food chain politics and bamboozlement of americans. cloudy politics buthis followers wont question.

ron paul is by far the best candidate americans are not that bright to pick a sincere candidate. ron paul would be seconds from being called a communist, dictator, socialist like all republican loving dictators do.
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Old 08-27-2008, 05:05 PM
 
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I for one hope he DOES NOT endorse McCain. Our current mode of electioneering is to try to convict your opponent by pointing to outrageousness of some of his/her supporters.

Given some of the racist positions taken by Cong. Paul, Senator McCain does not need this baggage.
Agreed...I'm sure McCain would get the klan/white supremacist vote anyway but he does not need their official endorsement.
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Old 08-27-2008, 06:35 PM
 
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Why isn't Ron Paul the nominee? He seems to have many of the traditional values of the Conservative Republicans.

Because he is a nut.
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Old 08-27-2008, 06:37 PM
 
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Because he is a nut.
Pathetic...name calling because you likely dont even give the guy a chance or cant understand what he has to say.
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