reply to post by onthedownlow
Why would you vote for anyone other than Paul if you seriously wanted Obama to be a one-term President? With the way the system currently works no
one outside of the two mainstream parties (Republican and Democrat) could win the election, let alone against a sitting President. Most parties
probably couldn't even get their name on the ballot, unless Paul were to suddenly decide to go third-party, which probably won't happen.
Then, why would you pick any of the other current GOP candidates over Paul? Romney is lucky if he can barely pull together a majority without
special conditions, the GOP honestly does not want the man. Plus, he has his reputation as a flip-flopper for a reason. Then you have Santorum and
Newt leftover, and they both have records just as bad as Romney's, if not worse, and then you have to consider how Santorum is with his religious
Now, how would Romney win if, as we all know, he is essentially the same as Obama, and most of the GOP seems to realize this, and therefore might
not even vote at all if he were to be the GOP candidate?
Now, how could Santorum win if he continues to pander to extremist Christians, in the process making a mockery of himself to the Left and
Independents, the former being especially crucial when an election comes around.
Now, how could Newt win? No, really, he's doing the worst in the GOP right now, if he hadn't won that one state back during Super Tuesday he
would have dropped out, and he probably will do soon anyways.
Now, how could a non-Paul third party candidate win? With the way the debates work, anyone running for a party outside of the Republicans or
Democrats is shut out of all debates, both party and presidential. Although the Libertarian party is supposed to show up on the ballot in all fifty
states, do you think they could pull it off with the way that they are ignored by the media?
Right now, Paul is the only candidate who could win the Independent vote over Obama, and probably even steal away a number of non-hardline
supporters of the party. Paul has been show numerous times in polls to be able to win over Obama, whether the people participating in the poll be
Republican or the participants be of mixed affiliations. One such poll has even made it onto TV, although it was graphically skewed to make it look
like Paul was at the bottom. Then, Paul is the only candidate, including Obama, who has a solid record in the government, so you know the man means
what he says.