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Originally posted by Praetorius
reply to post by Southern Guardian
I personally couldn't care less about "disgruntlement" - if I don't have anyone WORTH voting for, I'm not going to bother. Romney may talk a good game (according to some people, anyway...), but I'm still waiting for someone to give me 3 fundamental and significant differences between his and Obama's policies.
edit on 6/6/2012 by Praetorius because: (no reason given)
But that's still not enough to think you would get change. Even with Ron Paul. You have an entire Congress to contend with. Any President or Presidential candidate can get as specific as they want about their personal policies, you have to vote in a Congress willing to back those visions and policies. Well, only a certain number of seats are up for election every two years. To realistically turn over Congress to the point that any President could get his policies in place would take more than the potential eight years of Presidency, and by that time the American voting public will have lost patience.
That is what Ron Paul the President would face.
Originally posted by Southern Guardian
Ron Paul has made it clear, he will not win the nomination
Texas Rep. Ron Paul acknowledged in a message to supporters Wednesday evening that he will not end up with enough delegates to win the Republican presidential nomination -- an obvious statement that may still come as a disappointment to the congressman's hard-core supporters.
Paul urged his backers to use the Republican National Convention in Tampa as an opportunity to advocate for their policy priorities, and pointed to several down-ballot races where like-minded candidates could use support.
(Also on POLITICO: The 25 best quotes from Ron Paul’s 2012 campaign)
"When it is all said and done, we will likely have as many as 500 supporters as delegates on the Convention floor. That is just over 20 percent! And while this total is not enough to win the nomination, it puts us in a tremendous position to grow our movement and shape the future of the GOP!" Paul said in the message. "There are many issues to fight for in Tampa. Also, candidates like Justin Amash, Kurt Bills, and Thomas Massie need your support as we move into the fall."
The funniest part of the article is that he predicts he'll have as much as 500 delegates come convention time. That's not going to happen, not by a long shot. Nevertheless Ronnie is not banking on winning the nomination, and I'm not surprised. To me Ron Paul stopped taking his run toward the nomination seriously when he decided to not actively campaign in major states like Florida or Texas, or when he stopped actively campaigning, period. It was just his supporters that were in serious denial (and many of them still are on this board). I'm beginning to think that Paul's agenda and goals are not so much in line with those of his supporters.
These two statements from both Ron and Rand Paul are very interesting:
"And while this total is not enough to win the nomination, it puts us in a tremendous position to grow our movement and shape the future of the GOP"
(on Ron Paul) "he's been nothing but an asset to the Republican party. He's brought alot of youthful enthusiasm, alot of indepedents, alot of people who have become disgruntled with the Republican party:
I have no doubt that most Paul supporters will end up voting for Romney come November, most of them will inevitably fall in line. But nevertheless both Rand and Ron Paul have been doing a good job returning voters to the fold, the GOP needs all the support they can get. Romney is also being smart in not attacking Ron Paul, he'll be smarter in taking on Rand or Ron Paul onto the ticket as well.edit on 6-6-2012 by Southern Guardian because: (no reason given)