posted on Oct, 13 2008 @ 04:34 PM
While I would love nothing more than to have Ron Paul as President I can not see how this will succeed or even have a chance at success.
2008 Presidential Election Write-In Rules
The above URL details easy to read Write-in rules for the states. Take a look and then you will see why.
18 of the states will not count Write-in candidates that do not file intent.
At least 9 states disallow candidates to file intent as a Write-in if they lose the primary.
At least 3 states disallow a Write-in period.
That is 12 states right off the bat that are against a Write-in of Ron Paul.
If Ron Paul fails to file intent then it is 30 states against him. 30 States he can not win period.
Only 12 states appear to have no rules and 10 states are unclear in the chart. The Unclear ones can likely be determined via a previous post with
With the above in mind, If Ron Paul does not file intent to be a write-in he is doomed to loose period imho.
The above does not account for the Electoral Vote, the vote that actually elects the next President. I do not see the Electoral College voting for Ron
Paul, possibly if he files intent but not otherwise.
The only thing I see being accomplished is taking votes from actual contender.
As Ron Paul gave his endorsement (09/22/2008) to Chuck Baldwin
I will be voting for
Scroll to the bottom of the posts main text to see his endorsement.
Keep ties to Ron Paul by al means, but please do not write him in, instead vote for who he endorsed.