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(Beatweek Magazine)   Ballot evidence suggests Ron Paul planning to run as third party candidate   (beatweek.com) divider line 15
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2012-08-17 10:57:59 AM
4 votes:
The Libertarians already have a nominee: Gary Johnson

Yet his name was not at all mentioned in the article, just more RON PAUL nonsense.
2012-08-17 12:10:31 PM
2 votes:
No, just no. He should shake up the convention and if that fails, throw his support behind Gary Johnson (who is more libertarian-leaning that Ron Paul...Ron Paul is a Republican than leans libertarian on some issues).
2012-08-17 07:15:11 PM
1 votes:
Yes, because when I think of cutting-edge political journalism, I think of Beatweek. Me personally, I'd love it if he ran, but it's highly doubtful. I think a lot of it will depend on how he's treated in Tampa.
2012-08-17 04:01:12 PM
1 votes:

Zerochance: iawai: Being somewhat connected to many Paul supporters, I don't think that the potential Romney voters are much more numerous than the potential Obama supporters.

The larger group are those that don't care about either of those guys and will vote their conscience, whether writing in Paul, staying home, or showing support for the LP.

Obama's gonna win no matter if Paul runs independent or not. The GOP doesn't have enough cross-over appeal, and they blew trying to get some by blowing out Paul in the early primaries. Romney's just not a winner, and it's not Paul's fault, nor his supporter's fault.

What kind of Paul supporters are you hanging out with? Because I do know quite a few myself, and I can lump them into two groups: compulsively contrarian, neo-anarchist malcontents, or young republicans who voted for Bush but conveniently switched party affiliations out of embarrassment.


I'll bet $100 that you are exaggerating the number of Paul supporters you know and the breakdown you described of their demographic makeup.

I'm not a Paul supporter, but I'm in many ways closer to him than others. The gold standard stuff is one of a few issues that he has dead wrong.

In any case, the ones I know will likely know more about your preferred policy than you do. You're just picking out the obnoxious ones and deciding that they're all like that. I'll bed by "know" you mean you read the obnoxious bloviating of Internet Libertarians, who are the worst sort of people.
2012-08-17 01:45:11 PM
1 votes:

pdee: He would be a better choice than Tweedle-D or Tweedle-R.



This, although I'm not terribly frightened at the thought of another 4 years under Obama. I'd just like to see both R's and D's forced into a timeout.
2012-08-17 01:43:36 PM
1 votes:
I don't really care who ends up as an independent on the ballot, I will probably be voting for them in November. Sure as heck not voting for the major parties
2012-08-17 01:34:45 PM
1 votes:
2012-08-17 01:23:36 PM
1 votes:
He would be a better choice than Tweedle-D or Tweedle-R.

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2012-08-17 12:25:58 PM
1 votes:

FishyFred: There's a difference between followers who just can't let it go and Ron Paul actually making a sincere effort to get on the ballot.

But putting him on the ballot in Washington will accomplish nothing.


I disagree. It won't change the outcome of the 2012 Presidential elections, but because of some of the rules we have here, it could have effects on whether or not the GOP qualifies as a majority party in 2014.
2012-08-17 11:58:33 AM
1 votes:

Aarontology: PC LOAD LETTER: Aarontology: The Libertarians already have a nominee: Gary Johnson

Yet his name was not at all mentioned in the article, just more RON PAUL nonsense.

The article's author is against RP.

Yeah, but he's still talking about RON PAUL as if he's going to be the Libertarian nominee. He isn't.


I agree. I think the author doesn't know what Libertarians are.
2012-08-17 11:46:15 AM
1 votes:

PC LOAD LETTER: Aarontology: The Libertarians already have a nominee: Gary Johnson

Yet his name was not at all mentioned in the article, just more RON PAUL nonsense.

The article's author is against RP.


Yeah, but he's still talking about RON PAUL as if he's going to be the Libertarian nominee. He isn't.
2012-08-17 11:34:12 AM
1 votes:

Aarontology: The Libertarians already have a nominee: Gary Johnson

Yet his name was not at all mentioned in the article, just more RON PAUL nonsense.


The article's author is against RP.
2012-08-17 11:25:24 AM
1 votes:
no way he would do it. first off his son needs the RNC money. secondly Adelson,Koch and others would pay him not to. besides isn't it too late to get on the ballots?
2012-08-17 11:22:46 AM
1 votes:

GAT_00: I hope he does it. You know, for the lulz.

And I'd say that no matter what he does to the polls. I'm voting Green if I can in November anyway.


you're in tennessee? yeah, vote green. it'll go overwhelmingly for romney anyway.
2012-08-17 10:53:43 AM
1 votes:
There's a difference between followers who just can't let it go and Ron Paul actually making a sincere effort to get on the ballot.

But putting him on the ballot in Washington will accomplish nothing. Put him on the ballot in some swing states and then you'll hear some serious wailing and gnashing of teeth.
 
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