Originally posted by HauntWok
reply to post by infrared
Because party politics is part of the problem in this country.
Maybe so. But I think there are much bigger problems in this country than that, and debating that someone willing to tackle these problems head on
isn't the right guy because of his particular party affiliation is as nonsensical as someone saying Obama wouldn't be a good president because he
was black. We all know his skin color has nothing to do with his lack of performance.
No vote is a waste, and part of the stranglehold the two party system has on this country, is that they have convinced people like yourself that any
vote for a 3rd party candidate is a waste of time. What this country desperately needs in my opinion is a truly independent president free from party
line politics and free to do the will of the American people instead of the will of their party.
I don't think a president is bound to only make the same decisions as the rest of their party. If that were the case, there wouldn't need to be any
early debates to see which candidate gets to move on. Any party will be fine, as long as they have the right agenda and aren't willing to be a
puppet for the real people who run our country. And if you can't see a drastic difference between Ron Paul and all the other republicans I don't
know what to tell you.
It's definitely your right to support whoever you like, as is ours. And though your independent vote wouldn't be a waste in theory because that's
who you strongly believe in, the point is that if Ron Paul lost by only a few votes, then some of those votes for independents could be considered
wasted since they most likely have similar goals as we do, yet we ended up with another flunkey in the white house instead of someone who might do
most of the things we were all after in the first place. My opinion is that Paul will need all the help he can get to win. Then again you may be so
closed to views other than your own you may not even care, and having Perry win instead wouldn't even phase you. And that's ok too.
Did I say that? Did I say that ALL Ron Paul supporters without exception act like cult members? I don't think so, so please, if it offends you,
perhaps it's a sign that you recognize those behaviors in yourself.
Well actually, your exact reply to my suggesting you should support Ron Paul was: "And be a mindless cult member?"
This broad generalized statement does indeed insinuate that ALL Ron Paul supporters without exception are mindless cult members since you didn't
bother to define who or how many of us were cult members in that sentence... Ex: You could have said, "And be a mindless cult member like you?" or
"And be a mindless cult member like some of you?" But no worries, I don't think many people are offended by comments in a forum.
It's the fact that you would make such a comment instead of give real reasons/issues why you wouldn't support Paul that demonstrates that maybe you
don't even have any or you're just trying to be a nuisance. Which is it? I in fact haven't seen any cult like behavior surrounding Ron Paul, just
a lot of people excited to have someone they can vote for that doesn't suck.
Not at all, just simply showing my disdain for Ron Paul, and those that choose to follow this 30+ year Republican blindly because he says things they
like to hear. We have a President now that got elected cause he said things that people like to hear and ended up lying about many of those promises.
1. Ron Paul won my trust not just because he says what I want to hear, but because I can clearly see that he is a genuine individual who means what he
says, doesn't reek of corruption and has a 30+ year history to support that. And I follow no one blindly.
2. I didn't hear our current president say one damn thing that sounded good during his campaign. And from my initial judge of his character, it
doesn't surprise me that he didn't deliver on his promises. So maybe there's more to it than that.
3. Disdain = Progress. You know your cause is making significant progress when the critics come out and say they disdain it. If you weren't doing
anything, they would have nothing to disdain. Keep up the good work everybody!