Original Title was they ignored Ron Paul, but really as the quotes below show, it went WAY BEYOND just ignoring him. They ridiculed arrested,
tormented, and lambasted not only Paul, but his active supporters as well! And then, they lost by an amount smaller than those votes that they
intentionally drove away.
Looks like maybe they did! There are already several threads out there blaming Obama, blaming Demographics, blaming Sandy, blaming Christie,
demanding a restructuring of the GOP platform, and all those threads have merit, but this graphic seems to be the most direct indicator.
Imagine Gary Johnson's million votes, and all those Ron Paul votes poured into Romney's total, and you have a GOP victory.
Paul was the only one that could have united the party and pulled some of the Democrats over to his side. Although he is religious, he isn't
fanatical, although he is conservative, his conservative views satsify the liberals need for more freedoms. He is exciting, he had support of the
Paul would have gotten all the same votes Romney got, it wouldn't have lost the party anything, but he would also have gotten a bunch of those Gary
Johnson votes, and a bunch of those Obama votes.
Before you say, "Nuh uh," there are 3 black people in my office alone that voted for Obama, because the couldn't vote for Paul, and they didn't know
anything about Johnson. They figured all things being equal, vote for the black guy, but if they had a chance to vote for a cause, or an ideal, or a
political statement, they would have LOVED to have taken that opportunity.
If the Republicans had nominated a uniter and a visionary, they would have won the election. I would have voted for Paul, but never Romney. I voted
Johnson, but if I had to choose R or D, I would have chosen Obama.
More to chew on:
How the GOP
threw the election...
Governor Romney’s loss is not much of a surprise for many given the startling similarities between him and President Obama. Even during the
primary many polls showed him losing to Obama in the general election and yet the Republican Party put a great deal of effort into squelching the one
candidate who could beat Obama, Dr. Ron Paul.
When Ron Paul went to the Republican National Convention in August, he brought with him the youngest delegation in the history of the Republican
How were they welcomed? When they arrived, their signs were confiscated and torn up before their eyes. The Maine delegation was summarily unseated and
sent home because they contained too many Paul supporters. At the last minute, the Rules Committee changed the ballot access requirement from five
states to eight states to prevent Ron Paul’s name from being entered into nomination. They even prevented his name from being mentioned from the
The establishment’s abominable treatment of Ron Paul supporters at the RNC was only the culmination of a corrupt and shameful primary season. In
Louisiana, Ron Paul delegates were arrested when it became clear that they were in the majority at the state convention. In Arizona, desperate party
bosses turned off the lights at the state convention to prevent Ron Paul supporters from being elected to a party position. In both Maine and Nevada,
Romney campaign officials were caught distributing fake delegate slates. In Missouri, police were called to shut down the St. Charles caucus when a
Ron Paul victory appeared imminent.
“It’s a shame the party hasn’t been more welcoming of these young people,” confessed a Romney delegate to me at the RNC.
Is it any wonder why the GOP lost? It alienated and disenfranchised its own most active voices and counted on the extreme religious right to carry it
through. Bad strategy!
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edit on 8-11-2012 by darkhorserider
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