posted on Apr, 24 2012 @ 03:52 PM
Originally posted by ChaoticOrder
The whole world is behind Ron Paul!
Why would you say that I wonder? He has very little support here?
His supporters are very loud and they may hang out at ATS, but outside of this small community he is an interesting side note, who runs at every
Presidential Election of late. Then he takes the excess money at the end and uses it for his political causes somehow. Perfectly legal and others have
done the same. It does mean his idea's are very important to him. Running for high office is no doubt very grueling work.
You see in the US you can benefit from campaigning even if you don't win. Paul never had any intention of winning. He is trying to get his ideas more
attention and have influence at he Convention, which is a good thing, don't get me wrong. The more idea's the better even if I'm not personally a
I'm what we refer to as a "swing voter" and don't belong to a Party. Paul is a Libertarian who for whatever reason runs as a Republican, even though
he is not truly one himself and his idea's often run contrary to the Party Platform. He's interesting, but not a viable candidate. In fact if he were
to suddenly decide to run Third Party, he would guarantee Obama another four years and in fact become an important part of Obama's Campaign.
I don't think he would ever do that though. He's about bringing awareness to his idea's. His idea's are valid even if they only appeal to perhaps one
in twenty voters.
I often wonder why he does not have the courage to run as a Libertarian and question his pretense at being a Republican. I'd think he would use his
celebrity to advance the Libertarian Parties influence in the US. We need more alternatives. He could help with that, but what he can't do is win a
Presidential Election. Even Gingrich is ahead of him in potential Delegates and Gingrich is out of the race for all intents and purposes.
like I said, don't get wrong as I'm just being honest here. I like some of his idea's, others are to radical for me and most everyone else in the
country. Even though we are Representative Republic, you still have to have a majority following here to gain high office.
I do think what he is doing is a good thing and wish him well at getting his message out at the Convention. I pray however he does not get full of
himself and run third party handing the White House to Obama on a silver platter.
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