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Originally posted by The Sword
reply to post by OutKast Searcher
The irony is that some RP supporters are fully aware that he won't win and they'll gladly give the election to Obama if it means screwing Romney.
If that's not partisan politics, then I don't know what it is!
Originally posted by The Sword
reply to post by schuyler
Ron Paul is just not as popular as some of his supporters claim.
What he needs is a wider audience and as much as I hate to say it, he needs to adjust his stance on some of the issues (which his supporters claim that he won't do in the name of "integrity") in order to get some of the anti-war liberals on his side (that is, if he even wants them there, which I doubt).
It's all about compromise and at his age, I don't see it.
Originally posted by popsmayhem
I agree, I liked ron paul and so did
alot of people i know until
he opened his mouth and sounded
like a whack job on foreign policy..
“My major problem is that I have no faith in the current leadership, which must lead us into an event on the scale of war with Iran or regional war,” Diskin told the “Majdi Forum,” a group of local residents that meets to discuss political issues. “I don’t believe in either the prime minister or the defense minister. I don’t believe in a leadership that makes decisions based on messianic feelings,” he added. Diskin deemed Barak and Netanyahu “two messianics – the one from Akirov…and the other from…Caesarea,” he said, referring to the residences of the two politicians. “Believe me, I have observed them from up close… They are not people who I, on a personal level, trust to lead Israel to an event on that scale and carry it off. These are not people that I would want to have holding the wheel in such an event,” Diskin said. “They are misleading the public on the Iran issue. They tell the public that if Israel acts, Iran won’t have a nuclear bomb. This is misleading. Actually, many experts say that an Israeli attack would accelerate the Iranian nuclear race,” said the former security chief.
I think they finally realized that Romney would have no chance of beating Obama. Not necessarily in a 1 v 1 race. But rather, in the scenario where Romney wins the R nomination, and Paul runs as an independent (Paul probably wont pull out and endorse Romney). If that happened, you would essentially have two republicans running against the incumbent. With Paul's growing popularity, just think of how many republican votes the Independent, Paul would pull away from the Republican ticket. Its far too risky for the GOP. Of course, if Romney loses, he can't run on the Independent ticket. So, all things being equal with this current scenario, Paul has the best chance to beat Obama.
That is just confirming what OS said, those people are not GOP. Anyone who would vote Obama over Romney is not part of the GOP, and the GOP do not care about them.
Also seems very childish, you just painted a very bad picture of some of RP supporters.
Originally posted by KnawLick
I'm new to ATS can someone explain the Ron Paul thing to me. Yes he has great ideas and I like him to...
But it is with the delusions that he is going to win the nomination and president, etc. Oddly it's usually coming from the same crowd that insist on TPTB. How can there be vast TPTB but yet they aren't powerful enough to make sure there is zero chance Paul's nominated...?