posted on Feb, 28 2012 @ 09:39 AM
Originally posted by marinesniper0317
reply to post by mrnotobc
Too bad they will be to drunk or high to vote come election day...seriously I would say more than half only support him due to his open drug stance,
the rest might care about foreign policy and war but that is just my opinion.
You are Soooo wrong here. I am a 40 y.o. father of 3, in a very conservative town which is strongly supporting Ron Paul. His appeal to many is the
honesty in his message. We all know the ship is sinking. Ron Paul is the only person in government with the cahones to say it out loud.
If you still think he will get the GOP nod YOUR FREAKING DREAMING...if he runs as an independent he will lose BADLY...but its his right to run
regardless of the consequences of 4 more years of Obama.
I don't have a crystal ball, but I suspect you are right. As an independent the MSM can continue to marginalize him and play the divisive card all
day long. I still think he would get significant numbers, at least double digits (I would predict 20+ %) in a national 3-way election. That would
certainly send a clear message.
You RP fanatics are no different than the Obama fanatics...he will gut the Military 100 times worse than Obama which means laying off a good
portion of our Active duty and reserves...under RP I believe this country will see misery for 5-10 years similar to the great depression with all the
radical changes he THINKS he can make. Unemployment will shoot up overnight. Our friends and allies around the world will laugh at us, OPEC will
probably dump the dollar, we will lose any global strength we had an be turned into a 3rd class country.
He's not running for dictator, nor does he believe in BEING a dictator. His ideas would move the government towards a smaller, more constitutional
model. He's not some megalomaniac, nor a fool. Changes would unfold in a logical and stable manner, not an overnight 'armaggedon of layoffs'.
More than 1.4 million people serve in the active Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force, and more than 1.2 million serve etc. Let not forget
about defense contractors and all the tech and inventions that come out of the military...
You cannot stop and turn a Aircraft carrier on a dime which is precisely what RP wants to do...
This is the very root of the problem sniper. Can't you see that our government is owned and operated by these very interests? Wars are provoked,
laws and policies implemented, in order to further the gains and profits of the warmongers? THe industry began to serve the war effort, now the war
effort serves the industry.
Ron Paul's changes would be hard...IMO a good analogy is someone kicking an addiction. The suffering experienced is the ONLY way to get back to
being healthy. And I am willing to endure that suffering so my kids can have some semblance of the country I grew up in.