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What will we do without Ron Paul?

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posted on May, 15 2012 @ 10:21 PM

That’s probably a bit much, especially the “e’en,” but the departure of Dr. Ron Paul from the presidential race — he announced Monday that he wasn’t competing for any new delegates, and clarified the statement on Tuesday — left a distinctly autumnal feeling in the air. It was the sort of news that gave you the urge to march around attempting ineptly to adapt Auden’s poem about the death of Yeats to the occasion.

What are we going to do without Dr. Paul?

All the strange uncles of the 2012 race have been lopped off. Thanksgiving dinner is bound to be quieter, but it will not be nearly so amusing. There will be no 9-9-9, no End the Fed, no sweater vests. We are left, on the right side of the aisle — depending on how exciting the week of news is — with either the Worst Man Ever, a Wealth-Addled Menace to Both Dogs and Humans, Who Is a Vampire and Predator and Destroys Businesses and is a Terrible Cultist, although possibly not all at the same time, or A Man So Bland That It’s Impossible to Finish This Sentence Without Drifting Off to Sleep. This is the trouble with our two-party system. It has a tendency to weed out strange uncles.

So, is this it?

Or is there a real chance of Dr. Paul to be elected in an independant seat?

Dr. Paul's "dirty politics" aside. I want to see him go for the throat of politics as an Independant. I believe that he's set his platform, a platform leaning on the middle (R or D). I think he can sway enough voters towards him.
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posted on May, 15 2012 @ 10:30 PM
we'll do what we've always done without him. until i see him walk on water, he's just another one of us.

posted on May, 15 2012 @ 10:46 PM
RP is going all the way to the republican convention as a republican. Third party candidates never win nominations. This is because they go “start to finish” as a third party candidate. If he goes all the way to the convention and loses to Romney as a republican candidate, he will than sign on as a third party candidate. RP and all his supporters are not going to roll over and vote for Romney if he wins. Not only will the Republican Party lose a boat load of their base to RP, but RP will also gain the independent voters and most of the Obama voters who will not vote for a republican, but would be will willing to vote for someone else. Most of my liberal friends have told me that they would vote for RP, just as long as he doesn’t stay on as a republican.

I will vote for RP either way, but don’t you see the logic in RP switching over to a third party candidate?

1.RP would take away all the loyal voters who will not roll over for Romney.
2.He would take most of the independent voters.
3.He would gain all the democrats who will not vote for a republican.

If RP becomes a third party candidate, he WILL become the POTUS!

Edit: Don't fret my friends, RP will go third party, and once he does, Romney-Noodle and Obama-jad will be wetting themselves.

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posted on May, 15 2012 @ 10:55 PM

Originally posted by DOADOA
we'll do what we've always done without him. until i see him walk on water, he's just another one of us.


Seriously, all the drama over at Paul forums is driving me nuts. First off, not really anything has changed...we keep doing what we're doing, and the campaign focuses remaining funds where there's best returns, instead of ongoing state votes that are effectively decided. We go on to the conventions and do what we can there.

Then, regardless of what happens in Tampa or in November...we keep doing it. Get involved and initiate change from the ground up to get back to roots.

Do I want to see Paul as president? Of course, I see him as definitely the best option. But is this only about Paul or the presidency, and does this end there if that doesn't pan out? Of course not.

Good lord...I just want the republican party to actually be again what it once was, and perhaps use it to restore some common sense to this nation.

posted on May, 16 2012 @ 10:58 AM
YAY it's over...

You mean RP isn't president right now like some people were preaching?


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