Republicans will never accept Ron Paul

Blah, blah, blah, Ron Paul is awesome.

As college students, we’ve all heard them –– Ron Paul supporters who rant and rave about how their libertarian savior is going to bring freedom back to the country, legalize pot and pull us out of Afghanistan. Allow my prickly beard to burst the idealistic bubble for you all: Ron Paul could never be president. And considering the circumstances, that’s probably the biggest compliment anyone could give him.

What Americans claim to crave from their politicians is honesty. We say we want the truth, but when it comes right down to it, the facts can be downright depressing. So instead we go for a candidate who tells us what we want to hear. We go for a candidate who claims their political party was doing it right all along. We vote for whomever can scream their pre-written talking points the loudest. Love him or hate him, Ron Paul isn’t that guy.

Ron Paul is running for the Republican Party’s nomination, but in many respects, it’s hard to see why. As a libertarian, Paul believes in a small government that doesn’t mess with America’s free-market economy (totally kosher for Republicans). But Paul also believes the federal government should keep it’s hands off same-sex marriage, get rid of torture and pull out of all foreign wars (all about as kosher as a roasted pig wrapped in bacon).

What’s worse, Ron Paul has held the same views on just about everything since he was elected to Congress in the 1970s. Compared to every single Republican front runner, Ron Paul is the only one who hasn’t been made a fool of by flip-flopping opinions. Michele Bachmann is pretty consistent as well, but being consistently crazy is rarely a positive attribute.

Ron Paul is really the only viable Republican candidate who hasn’t made a fool of himself, period. Whether it’s Rick “Oops, I did it again” Perry fumbling through a debate, or Herman “selective memory loss” Cain fumbling through a co-workers underclothes, each candidate that has seen a sharp rise in popularity has been cut off by a corresponding scandal.

Ron Paul represents a drastically changing voting demographic for the Republican Party. His supporters aren’t interested in comparing religious views, protecting family values or reincarnating Ronald Reagan. They’re interested in absolute freedom, in the very core sense of the word. And that gives the old guard, Republicans and Democrats, the heebie-jeebies.

Unfortunately, this is what dooms Ron Paul from the very beginning. In order to become president, it’s absolutely necessary to be endorsed by one of two major political parties. In order to be endorsed by one of these parties, a candidate must win votes during the primary/caucus cycle taking place now, something Paul just can’t do.

In a general election, it’s very likely that Ron Paul could give President Obama a run for his money. In an election within the Republican party, Paul doesn’t stand a chance. With each candidate trying to out-conservative each other, there just isn’t room for radical ideas.

The real irony of the situation, is that Ron Paul might be the only chance the Republican Party has at unseating Barack Obama next November. With a firm grip on a loyal block of college-age voters, Paul steals votes that would otherwise go to Obama, giving Republicans their first ever shot at attaining the youth vote.

But Ron Paul won’t win the Republican nomination because he’s not really a Republican at all. He’s a true Libertarian, trying to hitch a ride into the White House on the coattails of a political party that claims to be his kin.

While I often feel more comfortable on the left side of politics, Ron Paul has made me question exactly where my loyalties should lie. Smaller government sounds a lot better when it’s carried over into all aspects of politics, including social issues that conservatives often abhor, like same-sex marriage or legalization of marijuana. Consistency is why Ron Paul has supporters in the first place, but it won’t win him any friends amongst GOP regulars.

It’s a pity, but this election is again looking like it’s going to be a choice between two political parties, instead of two individual candidates. Like it or not, as long as Mitt Romney doesn’t have literal skeletons stashed away in his closet, he’s the only Republican who has a chance at winning the nomination. And that will most likely mean a pretty easy win for Barack Obama.

Unless of course someone were to run as a third party candidate, stealing votes from both Democrats and Republicans and creating mass chaos among the party elites … but who would be crazy enough to do that?

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  • Tyler
    November 17, 2011 | Permalink |

    Wow … honestly don’t know how to feel about that “article.” More of a blog post, imo, and rife with speculation and misinformation at that.

    Who made you [the author] the leading authority on elections? How much US History have you read? And what do you think of the founding fathers? A bunch of old fools writing laws which have no applicability today, huh?

    You have no applicability today. Stop shunning the men who give selflessly of themselves so that you may live a freer life.

  • John
    November 17, 2011 | Permalink |

    Ron Pual is probably our best shot at restoring the greatness of America. If we get a big party Republican or a big Party Democrat as the main stream press is trying to engineer in order to keep their corporate sponsors happy (happy = continuing the flow of advertising $$$), we will remain on course to bankrupt our nation. Don’t blame the corrupt politicians or the corporations that bought them — it is us, the voters, who tolerate our big government, crony capitlaism system and listen to the siren song of unfillable promises given by two bit politicians.

    Ron Paul is a statesman. That is so rare in politics that most people have no clue what to make of him because they are used master politicians (tell the people what they wnat to hear to get their votes, then do what their corporate masters tell them to do).

    America is the Titanic heading for the iceberg that will sink it. Ron Paul is the only vialbel candidate who is willing to change course before we sink!

  • Robin
    November 17, 2011 | Permalink |

    Thank you, James, much enjoyed the article. I especially liked the way it pointed out the utter futility in political labels. “Republican”, “Democrat”, Right”, “Left” and all the various nomeclature in between is meaningless. All of it, as Dr. Paul has frequently said, boils down to what size and what role our federal government should encompass.

    Though, if one wishes to put a label on it, try “Classic liberals”, the original liberals who believed in small government and individual librety.

    Alas, as much as I’d love to register as a “Classic Liberal”, our two party system doesn’t allow it. So I’m switching to Republican in order to vote for the good Doctor in my state’s primary.

    Time to bring integrity back into politics.

  • TLR
    November 17, 2011 | Permalink |

    Thank you for the Ron Paul article, but please don’t dismiss Ron Paul so easily. He appeals to everyone, not just one party–it’s all parties, all incomes, races, religions, etc. The new GOP isn’t the old GOP. We are all tired of the same old thing that has driven America into the ground. Ron Paul has the solutions to get us out of the ditch, and we the people are demanding it. He represents true change, and that’s why he is soaring in the polls.

  • Yourface
    November 17, 2011 | Permalink |

    I appreciate the view you gave of Paul, his integrity, consistency and such. I don’t see this article as bashing him like many others have, but I would say that the title is more applicable to 2008 than 2012. This is more about America waking up then Repubs waking up. The policies we have now are hurting EVERYBODY and they are infuriating EVERYBODY. Everybody is getting sick of having two parties b/c lately they look very similar. A more appropriate title would be “Will Enough Republicans Accept Ron Paul?” as opposed to “Republicans Will Never Accept Ron Paul”. You’re totally missing some very important distinctions.

  • Jonny
    November 17, 2011 | Permalink |

    A lot of people quick to comment without reading the entire post. What the author is getting at is that Ron Paul may be ideologically consistent and have strong followers, but the institutionalized parties will continue to marginalize them because his ideas go against many of their interests. At the end you see that he is suggesting that Paul might want to try to run third party (in a tongue-in-cheek matter)
    What I am seeing, and I hope it reflects reality, is that the Republican Party is changing. In Iowa, for example, polls show that 75% of voters are more concerned about the government’s fiscal policy and the economy rather than social conservative issues, something the state has been historically well-known for. I think that many Ron Paul supporters understand that it will still be a tough road to get him to the White House, but we also believe that even if he does not get there, the journey was worth it for the sea-change that is starting to happen in this country. It is clearly not a movement of the majority yet, but we are hopeful that it will continue to grow and that people will see the importance of reforming our fiscal policy and restoring personal liberty and adherence to the Constitution. I didn’t realize 6 months ago how eroded has become our Constitutional freedoms and like so many that we see thought that people were just overreacting. The movement (whether you want to call it “Tea-Party” or something else), I believe, will continue to grow even if it does not end up being Paul who wins.
    That being said, I’m not quite sure of the author’s intentions and what he is trying to stir up, but I really believe that Ron Paul has a shot to take this and we should be encouraging others to be bold, even foolishly so, in our support of someone we believe to be a TRUE REPRESENTATIVE of the people. Let’s get excited, not anxious or depressed!

  • Lindsay
    November 17, 2011 | Permalink |

    Ok seems like a lot of people are commenting on this article without having read past the title. Attention Ron Paul enthusiasts! This is not a the usual hit piece you are used to reading! I know they are all over the place and you are used to having to defend Dr. Paul, but if you actually read the article, the author is saying Republicans won’t accept Ron Paul for all the wrong reasons, and that they SHOULD accept Ron Paul. It’s just mocking all the other anti-Ron articles, so it’s hard to tell at first, but I think this was a very well-written piece. Thank you, and please forgive the Ron Paul supporters that only read the title.

  • Brice
    November 17, 2011 | Permalink |

    This is obviously taken with humor and for people that dont usually read Dyer’s articles, that is going to make this a stingier read for you.

    His points are true, and as a centrist, I’m pretty sad that Paul cant get a fair shake. The Daily Show has pointed out the lack of coverage for Paul in the straw polls twice in the last three months and people are trying to find more about his economic plans in hopes of understanding it, something that you dont see with Cain’s 9-9-9 deal.

    When it comes down to it, backing a third party candidate or a guy like Ron Paul, the voter has to think outside the box and knowing what you believe in. That is just too much for the passive/lazy voter who blindly follows a party and “hopes” for “change.”

  • Eric
    November 17, 2011 | Permalink |

    Are you guys not reading the same article as me? Yes the title is bad, but 90% of the article praises Ron Paul.

    Change the title Dyer and be loved lol

  • sputnik
    November 17, 2011 | Permalink |

    Don’t be so sure of your self James Dyer.. Sure Paul may have trouble gettting old republican right wingers to vote for him but the simple truth is , if he can win in the primary and caucus states .. He is tied for first n Iowa and coming in second in New Hampshire . A first or second place win in both those sates will give him more media attention and he could snow ball after that…. Also US Paul supporters are not all Republicans , many of us are libertarians and democrats masquerading as Republicans so we can vote for him in the primaries . You look at how he wins more straw polls than any other candidate , you look at how he always wins online polls and even traditional (flawed) polling is beginning to see him surge. With all that you have to recognize there are people willing to vote for him , people willing to work in phone banks and people willing to run up and down the streets carrying signs for him. All that translates in to WIN WIN WIN! Who cares what the OLD GUARD thinks anymore? this election will be decided by the younger generation , a STORM of NEW VOTERS and array of libertarians and democrats who are voting for a MAN not a Party!

  • AdamK101
    November 17, 2011 | Permalink |

    The Republican Party Establishment would be wise to embrace Ron Paul so as to be associated with leadership for real change rather than be left behind defending status quo positions.

    When presented with the choice of never ending wars, bankruptcy, and full scale Depression or starting the process of recovery by attacking the deficit, Ron Paul’s message can only grow among voters.

    There are already signs of support for Ron Paul coming from traditional Democratic voters who are close observers of the political scene. As Ron Paul’s views become more known to mainstream Democrats, particularly when it comes to the wars, one can see the great potential for his winning the general election. Polls show that Ron Paul already beats Obama when it comes to independent voters.

    The Republicans can not afford anymore surprises. Ron Paul has no skeletons in his closet. His consistency to principles when it comes to voting record as well as personal life can only be admired. Bringing and keeping the hearts and minds of the massive following that Ron Paul has among the younger generation should be very appealing when it comes to the future of the Republican Party.

    The most important reason why the Republican Party Establishment should embrace Ron Paul is doing what’s best for the country. The trust and credibility that Ron Paul has earned will allow him to successfully explain the need for some patience and sacrifice to work our way out of the present economic crisis, which will be required of our next President. The actions that he proposes are absolutely needed to start the recovery process.

  • Duvexy
    November 17, 2011 | Permalink |

    Interesting, as a Republican I love Ron Paul and will be voting for his next year. So, Republicans will vote for him and so will democrats.

  • Bubby
    November 17, 2011 | Permalink |

    I liked your article.

    http://www.bluerepublican.org

  • Cal Elson
    November 17, 2011 | Permalink |

    Not a bad article, but I suspect you wrote it before the latest polls showing Ron Paul tied for the lead in Iowa and in second in New Hampshire.

    Ron Paul has been elected 12 times, as a Republican. He’s from a conservative district in Texas, not some libertarian hippie commune. He appeals strongly to fiscal conservatives, and constitutional conservatives, and to those who value personal integrity and consistency. He’s more socially conservative than many Libertarians, but wouldn’t force it on people like Santorum would.

    The biggest fallacy in this article, and throughout the news media, is that “Republican primary voters” won’t support Ron Paul, as if they are some pre-selected set of people with unchanging views. Anyone can vote in the Republican primaries — all they have to do is register as Republicans first, and many states don’t even require that. Primary turnout is very low. A candidate like Ron Paul with so many very committed supporters can do much better in the primaries than those with lukewarm support.

    A case in point: I wasn’t a Republican primary voter until four years ago. I changed my registration to Republican so I could support Ron Paul. Many others did the same thing, and many more are doing it now.

  • Lifelong REPUBLICAN
    November 17, 2011 | Permalink |

    Whoever the author of this article is I have something to tell YOU as a lifelong Registered Republican. Please email me if you would like to see proof of my registration card. The Tea Party wasn’t formed because of Obama it was because of the foolish neoconservative wing of the Republican party that put America on the PATH to BANKRUPTCY that the Democrats and Obama doubled down upon. Here is why Ron Paul is going to win my friends and I just dare you to refute the facts. Or else keep on pushing your establishment propaganda! He is WINNING in IOWA and 2nd in New Hampshire in the polls now. Here is all you need to PROVE Ron Paul is the BEST candidate for President for any doubters that think he is “unelectable” whether they are Republican, Independent, or Democrat. Thank you for reading and sharing now!:

    1) This video shows that the FEC (Federal Election Commission) proves Ron Paul gets SEVENTY-ONE PERCENT of all donations from active duty soldiers more than any other Republican candidate combined. He even receives more money from them than Obama as well. Our troops support his respect for the Constitution, our economy, and foreign policy. Please respect them and watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QYEn5uXX4E

    2) “Ron Paul bests President Obama 48 to 39 percent among independent voters. The poll also showed Paul as the ONLY Republican candidate leading President Obama among independents.” Here’s the proof. http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20111116006079/en/Ron-Paul-Leads-Obama-Independents-Poll-Shows

    3) Foreign policy experts agree with Ron Paul as well
    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/11/foreign-policy-experts-agree-with-ron-pauls-controversial-foreign-policy/

    4) Here is Ron Paul’s plan for national security and restoring our foreign policy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhmF7sNlraU

    5) Ex-CIA Chief Confirms that he supports Ron Paul because he is correct about foreign policy more than ANY other Presidential candidate:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyYo-lqmm7s

    6) Ron Paul to bring our troops home and stop wasting money overseas to protect our own borders. More civilians were killed last year in ONE Mexican border town than ALL of Afghanistan COMBINED! Can anyone with a brain explain why our troops are overseas fighting an endless war for Empire in the Middle East when we are not protecting our back yard as a Republic? http://nation.foxnews.com/afghanistan/2011/02/28/more-civilians-killed-last-year-one-mexican-border-town-all-afghanistan

    7) General Fuller in charge of training the Afghans was fired for speaking THE TRUTH about the corrupt dictator in Afghanistan (President Karzai) who is saying that if Pakistan ever declares war on the United States they will defend Pakistan instead of the United States. Afghanistan is our enemy. Please read and share. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45169527/ns/world_news-south_and_central_asia/#.TrdWIrJTYTA

    8) As for the economy Ron Paul has been right for 30 years and has the best plan for a balanced budget backed up by economic experts. His voting record is perfect on the issue as well. He has never voted for an unbalanced budget. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIAVKUqeuQw

    9) He is a doctor who has personally delivered 4,000 babies and is pro-life because he respects how precious every life is AND also respects a woman’s right to prevent pregnancy with birth control methods such as the morning after pill because it’s impractical to police that. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1HQboY8Oss

    10) Ron Paul is also against ALL forms of torture including water-boarding because it is immoral, it interrogation experts say it never works, and water-boarding is against both the Constitution and International Law.
    A) Proof water-boarding is illegal. http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2011/nov/15/ron-paul-says-torture-illegal/
    B) Multiple military branches say torture never works
    http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2011/05/interrogation-experts-from-every-branch-of-the-military-and-intelligence-agree-torture-doesnt-produce-useful-information/
    C) Matthew Alexander is a former senior military interrogator who conducted or supervised more than 1,300 interrogations in Iraq. His latest book is Kill or Capture: How a Special Operations Task Force Took Down a Notorious Al Qaeda Terrorist. Alexander is currently a fellow at the Burkle Center for International Relations at the University of California-Los Angeles. chttp://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/05/04/tortured_logic

    11) Finally, Here is how to register yourself and others as a Republican even if you may now be a Democrat or Independent to help Ron Paul win the GOP primary nomination in your state. Thanks! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HawiHvxloms

  • Rynosaur
    November 17, 2011 | Permalink |

    Obviously you (the author) are not seeing what is going on clearly. Paul isn’t running for the GOP nomination, he is just collecting would-be GOP voters to come over to the third party with him, where he wins the Presidency. I thought you were supposed to be smart!

  • Mike Parent
    November 17, 2011 | Permalink |

    Ironically, it may not matter if the Republicans accept him. Independents and Democrats who decide to vote in the Republican primaries will shift the balance. Dr Paul has the largest Ind. support out of all the candidates.
    My advice is, if you really want change, get out and get everyone you know to vote.
    JMHO, but Dr Paul is the only candidate who cares more about the USA than for his political career.
    Dems and Reps, different pages from the same bad book!
    LEAP.cc NYPD, ret.

  • eyeswide open
    November 17, 2011 | Permalink |

    Funny, as im reading this article, I’m also printing out the form my state uses to change political parties for me and my family… right now! Im a reg dem but, Ive had an epiphany these past few months and it seems I will become a republican for this primary. Not in the news yet, but RP supporters all over the country are doing that this year in states where you have to make a choice to vote for a particular candidate. I encourage all dem and independant to change their registration this year to vote for RP.They haven’t been polling or even mentioning people like me.. Then again, they havent been mentioning RP either.

  • ded
    November 17, 2011 | Permalink |

    You have no idea what your talking about…. Republicans wont accept the idea of small gov’t? That’s the foundation of the republican party is small gov’t. I guess if you don’t agree with fraud, corruption, taxes, war, inalienable rights being alienated, and mob rule then your s.o.l because that’s what the two party system offers. Stop caring about ur boss being happy at the expense of your country and the truth, you tool. I could give two sh**s about republ\demo\lib I care about my country realizing that it is freedom and liberty that made this the greatest nation ever, now it is ignorance, denial, and avoidance that is making it the laughing stoke of the world.

  • Justin
    November 17, 2011 | Permalink |

    Your beliefs are shared by a lot of people unfortunately. Dr. Paul is the best for America. The only way to get him in is by showing up to the state primary and voting. Bloomburg has him in second in Iawo and N.H which in my view its better to take second twice than take first in on forth in another. Paul has a chance yet don’t throw him away quite yet. Vote for Americas future, vote During. Ron Paul 2012

  • Jim McClarin
    November 17, 2011 | Permalink |

    Couldn’t agree more. America needs a true leader, someone who finds out what the public wants to hear and makes it part of his stump speech. Ron Paul has completely the wrong idea how to lead. He figures out stuff for himself, then he tries to convince the public of his viewpoint. What a fool!

    Another thing, what’s with all this honesty crap? Hearing someone spout the same ideas all the time wears a little thin. We want someone who knows enough to change his mind on his convictions whenever he decides to begin campaigning for office. That way we know he’s really thinking of us and has an earnest desire for our vote. Ron Paul doesn’t even seem to care about our vote because he never alters his message for us.

    One more thing, we want someone who looks good in a suit, and the suit had better be expensive. Obviously courting our vote is a lot like courting our daughter. How would you feel if some old guy in a rumpled suit showed up to take your daughter out — especially if he has worked for decades as an OBGYN. (You know where HIS hands have been!) No, we want a perfect Ken for our Barbie, and for our vote too.

  • Steve
    November 17, 2011 | Permalink |

    This is a good paper and most of the stuff in it is right! However, your ending needs a little work. Paul isn’t crazy! You pretty much said that he wasn’t in the whole paper!

  • Steve
    November 17, 2011 | Permalink |

    But running as a 3rd party doesn’t make him crazy, it makes him the great person that he is!

  • jeremyb802
    November 17, 2011 | Permalink |

    When the federal government spends more each year than it collects in tax revenues, it has three choices: It can raise taxes, print money, or borrow money. While these actions may benefit politicians, all three options are bad for average Americans.

    -Ron Paul

  • Billy
    November 17, 2011 | Permalink |

    “Allow my prickly beard to burst the idealistic bubble…” That’s about the point you lost most of your credibility. Are you bragging or trying to convince someone that you can finally grow a beard? Ron Paul is WAY ahead in ACTUAL polls, number of supporters, number of ACTUAL HUMANS sending financial support, donations from the military and he’ll probably win Iowa and New Hampshire and PROBABLY the nomination and then if that occurs he will be able to EASILY defeat Barak Obama for the presidency. Thanks for showing us how much a liberal arts/poltical science degree is worth in the real world kid, but don’t quit your day job.

  • Bullet Gibson
    November 17, 2011 | Permalink |

    Mr. Dyer,
    Really interesting article and I enjoyed reading it. While I understand understand what you are saying and even concede some of what you say, as a Ron Paul supporter I hope you are wrong. I can’t speak for others, but for me I can no longer stand to even look at the other candidates on BOTH sides. Watching them pander and outright lie to us, knowing the whole time that they will NEVER change anything. Just more wars, more debt, more crony capitalism, more spending, more taxes and more onerous laws for US to bear. The whole time watching their fat smug faces as one party screams at the other in an attempt to keep us from noticing that they have the SAME POLICIES. I have to look at myself in the mirror at night. I will NEVER again vote for one of those pigs. I will write his name in if I have to.

  • Dave Infinger
    November 17, 2011 | Permalink |

    This author is as messed up as a sprayed cockroach. These hacks will do anything to try to minimize, marginalize and ignore Ron Paul. Well, remember this sack, the election is over in a year but you will be writing and trying to get these Paul people to read your articles, it won’t happen. You will fade like the sand in an hour glass. Be careful declaring war on Ron Paul, his supporters have a long memory and will do all that they can to see to it no one will read your pathetic articles.

    We respond only to let you know there are many of us out here in reality and we believe that if Paul doesn’t get the nomination, he definitely woke up many people to the fact that hacks like you are not worth the time it takes to read one of your paid hack jobs you are doing to an honest man.

    You don’t believe us, as Fox News how much their audience has dropped. Yep, we are many and we are the people you need in order to keep your pathetic job. Remember, no us and you don’t get a paycheck sack.

  • Joseph
    November 17, 2011 | Permalink |

    I really liked this, even as a Paul supporter (I finished reading it, instead of just jumping on the headline — apologies for those who didn’t). It’s a way to start a real conversation about what’s going on in this country while pointing the finger at everyone for neglecting themselves intellectually, morally, and politically. Great job.

  • November 17, 2011 | Permalink |

    I just turned 18 and registered Republican so I could vote for Ron Paul. I am a staunch supporter, and I’ve put in some volunteer work on behalf of his campaign.

    Naturally, I saw the title of the article and thought, “Oh boy, here we go again”. However, I thought you made some great points, though some I disagree with.

    I believe Paul has a good chance to win the nomination. If this comes to pass, the right/left dichotomy will be smashed. The Republican party will be ripped to shreds between the neoconservatives and Paul-supporters. It’ll also rip the Democrats to shreds since a lot of things Democrats believe in – anti-war, marijuana legalization, etc – could very well be accomplished under Paul’s “Republican” administration. It will expose the Democrat kingpins for who they really are – self interested and hypocritical (just look at how Obama did not end the wars and escalated the drug war).

    I, for one, look forward to a new political landscape.

  • Tom
    November 17, 2011 | Permalink |

    “Nothing can stop an ideas whose time has come.”

    Ron Paul 2012

  • Heddon 150
    November 17, 2011 | Permalink |

    Genius….. I see a few of the front ranks of the ensemble don’t understand undertone, but those of us sitting here waiting for this to play out do. Well written, how do I subscribe? You just made a fan.

    ……and just so I can keep the pace car moving…….

    Ron Paul 2012!…

    I can only pray more people think this rationally…..I hope he wins….it will change the trajectory of everything.

    A country with no:

    Bigotry
    Racism
    Infringement
    Hatred

    …….and most of all….no more FEAR

    What a nation we could be.

  • November 17, 2011 | Permalink |

    Ron Paul is going to pull an upset in Iowa, though now it’s less of an upset with him actually high in the polls. I’ve been saying it for a while now and this will definitely shake things up in the race. Even when you don’t agree with him, at least you know you’re getting what he really believes and not just talking points.

    http://www.whatthehellbook.com/the-book/

  • nb
    November 18, 2011 | Permalink |

    1. Best way to increase web traffic, write about Ron Paul. (An indication of why he is a top tier contender).

    2. If he gets the nomination, are you kidding, Republicans would vote for anyone, and I mean anyone, if it means dethroning the chosen one. Everything that is “Republican” today is basically, “Say whatever the opposite of what Obama says…” You are way off here. The fact that he will have an R next to his name will get these sheep to vote.

    3. Paul is the only one that dominates the independent vote. You are close, by stating that he also dominates the youth and will steal many of those from Obama, but you have to go farther in stating he will indeed capture many more of the independents which is necessary in this election. Many have dejected to becoming independent in the last decade because of George W.

    The Repub’s are in the bag, whoever gets the nomination, they are voting for, in huge numbers. The tea party 2010 elections were a prime indication.

    Get off your ass and do some research, Repub’s won’t shun him, the only people staying home during this election are the Ron Paul supporters if he doesn’t get the nod from Republicans to go up against Obama. I’m done, go back to your dorm James.

  • gao xia en
    November 18, 2011 | Permalink |

    Your prickly beard is scratching Romney’s scrotum.

  • WideAwake
    November 18, 2011 | Permalink |

    “If you analyze it I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism. I think conservatism is really a misnomer just as liberalism is a misnomer for the liberals — if we were back in the days of the Revolution, so-called conservatives today would be the Liberals and the liberals would be the Tories. The basis of conservatism is a desire for less government interference or less centralized authority or more individual freedom and this is a pretty general description also of what libertarianism is.”

    RONALD REAGAN, Reason Magazine, Jul. 1, 1975

    Of the four members on the Executive Committee of our County GOP in Texas, I can proudly say that two of us wholeheartedly support RON PAUL ONLY.

  • Karen
    November 18, 2011 | Permalink |

    On the contrary. Ron Paul is a core principle Republican. The Libertarian party is a recent break off of the Republican party that was created as a reaction to the Neocon interlopers of which the likes of Rick Perry, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann and Mitt Romney are. Hence the name RINO – Republican in name only.

    Ron Paul is a true Republican.

  • Jlenta
    November 20, 2011 | Permalink |

    The headline of this article should say, NEOcons will never accept Ron Paul…. because they aren’t true conservative republicans.

  • Phil
    November 20, 2011 | Permalink |

    “Ron Paul is running for the Republican Party’s nomination, but in many respects, it’s hard to see why.”
    No it’s not hard to see why; it’s the only means he has of achieving victory. We have a corrupt two-party political system. Ron Paul would get zero media coverage if he didn’t run for the GOP nomination. It wouldn’t matter if Ron Paul had a billion dollars, because that still didn’t stop the Comission on Presidential Debates from excluding Ross Perot from the 1996 debates.

  • James Dyer
    November 27, 2012 | Permalink |

    Called it.

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