posted on Jun, 18 2012 @ 12:33 AM
Folks, I think everyone is making too much about the Ron/Ran Paul issue. Ron Paul will turn 77 years young come August 20th. Ron was born in 1935. If
Ron wants to run for President again in 2016, Ron will be 81 years old and if he wins, he'll finish his first term a spry 85 year old man. I know
people are living to older ages and living more productive lives but I think even Ron knows that he is getting up there in age.
On the other hand,.....
Ran was born January 7, 1963 and is 49 years old. Ran will not be 77 years old until the year 2040, which means Ran could run for President on his own
in 2016, 2020, 2024,2028, 2032, 2036 or be his fathers age and run in the year 2040.
My point here is to be a good politician, you have to know which way the wind is blowing and react accordingly. I'm not trying to rain on anyone's
hopes, but I think it's valid to say that 2012 will be about Romney and his run for the White House. I think Ran realizes that over the long haul
being a team player and a "Republican" is important to achieve what he most may want later down the line- a run at the White House himself. Romney
wanted to be the Republican nominee in 2008 but John McCain had his turn instead. Romney was a good Republican and backed McCain in 2008 and the
Republican party rewarded Romney for his loyalty in this election cycle for 2012. Ran is watching closely this complex history of events unfold and
understands what is expected of him.
Ron Paul on the other hand realizes that 2012 might be his last shot at this and he's debating a scorched earth policy to try and switch delegates and
hog as much as the platform as he can at the convention, possibly no matter what the fallout will be- to have one last shot at the White House. Ran
realizes that if he follows in his fathers shadow in path of conduct at the Republican National Convention, then it would be like being a member of
Brutus' family showing up for Ceasers’ funeral- not a good thing. Ran could be seen "as just supporting his old man" however most of the
powerbrokers will see it as helping trying to cut down the Republican nominee at a crucial time in the race and they would NEVER forget nor forgive
Ran Paul- certainly not in 2016 and possibly in 2040. What the Republican powerbrokers could not do to the father (I think Ron is not likely to try
another run in 2016) then they will reserve there wrath to take it out on Ran Paul for a very long time.
Truthfully I think even Ron Paul knows his chances are about at an end and I think he would be the proudest Dad in the world to see Ran being sworn in
as a President of the United States. Ron is a politician too, and he understands that he can leave a mess that his son might not be able to recover
from if Daddy Ron goes for the nuclear option (try and steal delegates, showboat at the platform...behave badly...lol..). I know this is shocking, but
do not be surprised if Ron shows up and behaves and makes nice with Romney for the simple reason he does not want to ruin Ran's chances later.
Ron is still free to do what he wants and proceed any manor that he chooses, but Ran is doing the smart thing and trying to protect his future....
edit on 18-6-2012 by AckAckAttack34 because: spelling...sorry all!