Originally posted by Blaine91555
I've been vigilant about watching all the Candidates whenever possible on any news forum. Mr. Paul has been on a great deal lately, so I've seen a lot
On three recent occasions when asked, he would not rule out a third party run if he is not nominated. That troubles me and is what my question is
As a third party candidate it seems obvious to me that he would split the Conservative vote and guarantee an Obama win. Would you as Paul supporters
approve of him doing that, knowing that it means Obama would win?
Obama will certainly end up with 48+% of the vote and the math simply does not work out for anyone but him to win if a third person pulls even a few
percent of the vote. I doubt Mr. Paul will do that, but then he seems to not want to rule that out. I is so certain that Obama would win that it would
almost make Paul and Obama supporter.
I'm going to answer the question Blaine. But you need to understand him on the third party issue. He's telling people like it is. He's 99.9999% sure
he will not. This means he does not
want to do it. He knows the risks involved and stands a much better chance winning if he runs as a
So if Paul runs third party guaranteeing a win for Obama, you support that? You want Obama to win?
I'm just being realistic here. We've seen this before with Ross Perot. It worked out as I fear this one would.
This is pure speculation. I do understand your concerns and why you would come to this conclusion, but Paul isn't Perot. Paul's strong grass-roots
following could make the outcome very different.
Folks, You are so locked in Groupie mode, I don't think you are really responding to my question.
Yes they are responding Blaine...as will I. And you use the term groupie a bit too loosely with Paul supporters. I would agree with you if you were
talking about Obama's supporters, but many of RP's supporters are very educated or at least understand his message. Yes, you do have the
anti-establishment voters who think yelling, "End The Fed" is cool, but the majority are Fed Up, not only with Obama, but with government in general
and want real change.
On the Forum on the Huckabee Program the other night he was all over the place. He used to be a good speaker, but these days he does not seem to be
able to finish sentences or give complete responses. Left me wondering if there is an underlying health issue.
He did seem to have a brain-fart on the Amendment to the Constitution question I believe. That's probably the worst I've seen from him only because
that's his baby. But he always tries hard to give his honest opinion and not the usual rhetoric and it shows he's also human. Also, take a look at his
campaign site and his schedule in particular. He's working his tail off and I'm sure all the travel would wear anyone down.
I've personally not decided anything yet. Too early for that. I'd like to think I would vote according to what is best for the entire country, rather
than risk Obama again. I know for a fact he is dangerous, negative and the most divisive President in my memory. To me getting rid of him is the most
important thing facing us as voters.
Well, this just tells me you have made up your mind. You're voting anti-Obama...No Matter What!
Which pretty much means you'll be voting for a Republican...No Matter Who!
Because you've already given us your feelings on a third party vote!
So, none of this should really matter to you. Unless you really need to give yourself an excuse to back Paul?
Come on Blaine!! We know you're a closet Paul Groupie!
Gingrich has become interesting to me and his history if you look beyond his personal transgressions is a pretty good record. I think he would right a
lot of the bad that has been done by the last two Presidents.
Did you read my thread from the other day?
Should check this out also...
I didn't get any good debate out of those threads. That's probably because it's hard to debate the truth.
Oh, and to answer your question...
Everyone else will just net the same results for the American People. So...we don't care!
Yes, we will vote for him no matter what!
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