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Originally posted by Flatfish
reply to post by hawaiinguy12
Didn't he just get through running for president in 2008?
I'm not saying that Ron Paul doesn't have a few good ideas but if he ever had a chance at becoming president it was destroyed by some of his son's recent position statements made while campaigning for the U.S. senate. Remember, the acorn never falls very far from the tree.
IMO, the republican party's biggest problem with selecting candidates is that their choices seem to always want to carry everything to the extreme and I believe that most people, be they republican or democrat, have a more moderate approach to problem solving.
Originally posted by TrueAmerican
Originally posted by Flatfish
...if he ever had a chance at becoming president it was destroyed by some of his son's recent position statements made while campaigning for the U.S. senate. Remember, the acorn never falls very far from the tree.
That's the biggest piece of BS ever. Why is Ron Paul being held accountable for the views of his son? Are you accountable for the views of your father? Or the views of your brother or sister? NO!
Stop perpetuating total BS like this. Ron Paul is Ron Paul. He is not Rand Paul. And he is not anyone other than him. His ideas are his own. How many different other ways must I phrase this?
And frankly, his son's views have NOTHING to do with why Ron Paul will have a hard time becoming President.
[edit on Mon Aug 16th 2010 by TrueAmerican]
Originally posted by Solomons
Ahhh great, sadly i still think he won't win....let's face it, most people are idiots that fall for cheesy catchphrases and like their politicians to be like celebs with all the glitz and glamor, to hell with actual policies...they have a very short memory and attention span also. As usual the media will make sure that yet another groomed puppet wins and the status quo is upheld.
[edit on 16-8-2010 by Solomons]
Originally posted by creepypirate
I well work my hardest to help elect Ron Paul for president... Man that actually feels good to say.
Even if America doesn't elect him, America might learn a thing or two and the process.hopefully.
Originally posted by ChrisF231
This is bad, very bad. Why? Because Ron Paul will take votes away from the Republican candidate and that means Obama will win by default.
Get ready to watch Obama's 2nd coronation.
Originally posted by Dark Ghost
Dr. Paul might have a devoted legion of fans, but his age is very much against him. According to Wikipedia he will turn 75 in the next few days which would make him 77 by the 2012 Election year. I don't doubt his capabilities, but would the greater population be willing to elect somebody that age?
[edit on 17/8/2010 by Dark Ghost]
Originally posted by vapor
Finally a candidate who is not just the lesser of two evils.
As for Dennis, he says one thing then does the opposite. He was against Obamacare then voted for it, he was for an audit of the federal reserve then voted against it. These are the big issues that really show where someone stands. He is not on the same side as Paul IMO.