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Originally posted by RRconservative
I think Ron Paul was just in it for the money.
Originally posted by mecheng
I scratched my head as well when he bowed out... He seemed to have an awful lot of donations but IMO used very little of it... did you hear, read, or see any ads when he was running?
That said, they (MSM) never gave him a chance.
I said this in another thread... we need someone like him to bring together the best elements of the major 3rd parties and run. All of these 3rd parties seem like little, "quack" organizations run out of the basement of someone's house.
Grab the best of the group, put together a solid platform (middle-class, human rights, constitution, government of the people - for the people), and start now (while the dems & repubs are looking like buffoons) and attack... I honestly think they could pull it off.
The 3rd party invited to the Presidential debates was last seen when Ross Perot threw such a scare into the PTB that a debate committee was formed that decides who is invited to the debates after the National conventions. The committee is comprised of nothing but (SURPRISE!!)Democrats and Republicans which in essence destroyed any chance of the nation seeing anything more than a Republican and a Democrat in any Presidential debate since or in the future.
Maybe wishful thinking, but I consider myself moderate/conservative and it seems everyone I know is absolutely fed up with repubs and are not thrilled with dems and just want someone... anyone, who will represent middle America & true conservative values.
[edit on 24-9-2008 by mecheng]
Originally posted by sdrawkcabIIAre you people serious? You're still talking about voting. Listen, if Ron Paul got 10 million votes, and the other guys got 0, Ron Paul won't be President. You really, seriously think they'd let him be President?
Originally posted by Wise Dome
I support Ron Paul and many of his views on economic policy but why didn't he run as an independent?
That's not making sense to me. He has said these times are dire and he even says that we have no real choice in this election, why didn't he run if he thinks it's this important?
I would vote for him if he would have ran for President as an independent.