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History will be made in Tampa August 27-30, when 2,286 delegates and 2,125 alternate delegates from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories gather together to nominate the next president of the United States at the 40th Republican National Convention.
In August, 2,286 delegates and 2,125 alternate delegates will make history at the 40th Republican presidential nominating convention.
Though they will be a diverse group – men and women of all ages and backgrounds, from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and five U.S territories – they will travel to Tampa with a single unified purpose. Their most important job is to nominate the Republican candidates for president and vice president of the United States and to launch them to victory in the November general election.
All we've heard from the talking heads and media pundits for months is that Ron Paul is simply unelectable and how he doesn't stand the remotest chance of receiving the nomination. Those of us that refuse to swallow what they have been trying to force-feed us have been minimized, mocked, scorned and ridiculed for continuing to voice our support for the the good doctor (especially by fellow ATS members, you know who you are). If he is really as insignificant as they would like us to believe, why have they almost made it a full-time job of RP bashing? Why expend so much energy and attention to someone who is not remotely even a threat? Kind of makes you wonder, doesn't it?
I’ll probably get flamed and bombarded with “I told you so”, especially after all the RP bashing I’m guilty of, but I must say that today’s announcement of Paul Ryan as Romney’s VP is extremely disappointing and I’m beginning to look elsewhere. I haven’t had a chance to read any opinions around the blogosphere on today’s pick but I’m really bummed. I feel smaller today than at any point in my life and my fear level about the survival of America is rising. I’d like to believe all the garbage coming out of Mitt’s mouth but I just can’t after this Paul Ryan pick….
I think I’m ready now; I’m ready to jump on the Gary Johnson bandwagon. Here is the problem I think we face. Although most democrats are disappointed in Obama and most republicans (especially conservatives) are underwhelmed with Romney I don’t see another candidate gaining any traction. I think the ONLY chance we have of saying HELL NO to both of these clowns is a Johnson/Paul ticket or a Paul/Johnson ticket.
What are the chances we'll see these two join forces? If that doesn't happen I think we're in for a bumpy ride and the destination isn't a place I want to end up.
Romney may not want people to know that Bain owned a company called Stericycle that disposed of aborted fetuses. Although some say that Romney severed ties with Bain in 2002, Bain went on to haul in huge profits from Stericycle's disposal of aborted babies from 2002-2004 while Romney was governor. I speculate that at least some of the paperwork that Romney destroyed while he was governor may have documented Romney's involvement in coordinating state funded abortions in Romneycare. Did Bain-owned Stericycle profit in any way from any legislation that Romney may have enacted or coordinated between 2002-2004?
"Another SEC document filed November 30, 1999, by Stericycle also names Romney as an individual who holds "voting and dispositive power" with respect to the stock owned by Bain. If Romney had fully retired from the private equity firm he founded, why would he be the only Bain executive named as the person in control of this large amount of Stericycle stock?...
In 2001, the Bain-Madison Dearborn partnership that had invested in the company sold 40 percent of its holdings in Stericycle for about $88 million—marking a hefty profit on its original investment of $75 million. The Bain-related group sold the rest of its holdings by 2004. By that point it had earned $49.5 million. link"
And weren't you the one who just a few days ago posted that you were so disillusioned with your man Mittens after announcing Ryan as his VP pick, that you were considering throwing your support behind Ron Paul? If you don't remember saying that, I will look for the exact quote from your post. Flip-flop much? (another thing you have in common with your candidate)
If Ron Paul cant win- Then Romney definately wont win because all of the Ron Paul supporters will not back Romney.
Simply put- Paul supporters see two evil men in front of them- both of which they will not accept. (some will because they think they have to in order to keep Obama out of office).
Independant candidates dont have the numbers to ever win an election, which is why Paul ran on the republican ticket.
If he ran 3rd party- he would have never made it this far. He also picked up MANY republican voters who found that their party candidate did not have their best interests at heart.
Johnson doesnt stand a chance just like Perot didnt because America has been divided into two extreme factions.
I will NOT vote for Obama...and I will NOT vote for Romney.
I will pander to nobody when it comes to my beliefs.
IMO- both of those men are power hungry criminals. Why would I back any of them?
There is no lesser of evil- just evil.
Originally posted by Signals
No, this is silly.
And I'm a RP supporter.
I voted for Ross Perot once upon a time, I'm not gonna waste my vote again.
We must support Romney, by far the lessor of two evils...