posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 10:31 PM
Originally posted by CrikeyMagnet
Originally posted by Observor
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
As has already been pointed out, even if Paul wins Republican nomination, many Republicans (typically the war-party) would vote for Trump as an
Really? Just hearing his name in a serious sentence about presidential nominations has made me lose my remaining faith in human intelligence.
(Nothing against you! I just can't see any redeeming qualities in this pompous windbag.) (Or do you suppose Trump is bagless like a Dyson
Were you referring to Trump in your statement there?
Yes, there is talk of Trump contesting as an independent should Paul win the Republican nomination. There are elements in the GOP that do not
want to see Paul as President. But despite their best efforts if Paul wins enough delegates to the convention, they have no choice but to nominate him
as the GOP candidate. However, they would prefer Obama over Paul as the President, so would have to field another candidate, just to ensure Paul
doesn't get all the GOP votes simply because war-party Republican voters may hate Obama more than Paul and don't find another "serious"
This is not the first time it happened. Not sure if you are old enough to remember the '92 election which Clinton won against George H.W. Bush. Ross
Perot was fielded as an independent to defeat Bush and he managed that. Unless someone is creative enough to claim that Perot drew votes away from
Clinton, Perot was fielded by Republicans to defeat their own official nominee, Bush. This
shows the results of that election.