posted on Oct, 5 2011 @ 09:57 AM
Ron Paul's campaign managers probably cringe when he speaks on certain issues. Winning a Republican primary is a totally different game than winning
a general election. Every time he is against a war, it's seen as unelectable. His position on a terrorist requiring a trial costs him votes.
There are three key GOP constituences. Fiscal hawks, war hawks, and values voters. If you can't win a big chunk of two out of three, you don't
win. And I guarantee you those people are quietly trying to win over the third group. They're good with one, hated by two, and must therefore get
But if you go and talk anti-corporatism to a Republican group, you're talking to the same people who own stock either directly or through their
retirement, and they see corporations as part of a capitalism system, that by and large, is justified in moving beyond any set of borders so they
don't have to pay money to the government as a bribe (taxes) for the work others aren't willing to do.
For my $.02, I think Ron would have a much larger constituency he could draw as independent from the anti-war left, but that's their decision to