Ron Paul for President, says Conservative Political Action Conference poll

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  1. ericbythebay

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    fuck Ron Paul.
     
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    DAMMIT. I thought it read RU PAUL for PRESIDENT...:eek:.
     
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    Now THERE is a person who'd get my vote!
     
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    Me too. I know the STATE OF THE UNION addresses are gonna be "fierce" and entertaining.
     
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    Maybe third run for office will be the charm? ...yawn.

    Haven't we learned to keep Texans out of the White House? :rolleyes:
     
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    You know i didn't really mind Ron Paul at first, until i started seeing him advocating all these conspiracy theories and talking about government like it's some martian entity that shouldn't be involved in the economy, which he also sensationalizes. now just his name screams mediocrity and 4chan potheads.
     
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    LOL!!!!

    Work it, grrrrl! :biggrin1:
     
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    Ron Paul is just another right-wing nutcase. Anyone that can appeal to the so called 'base' of the right is a de facto nutcase.
     
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    Besides, he has his own issues right now. Doesn't he have three challenges coming from his current party?
     
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    the man has absolutely no chance.
     
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    Ron Paul really splits it down the middle on the gay marriage issue. It does sound like he would support full equality for gay couples, just so long as they didn't expect to get married in church.

    That said, he is a conspiracy theorist and a bit of a crank. And we're so far past Federalism being in any way viable that I'm not sure what he's thinking there. It's sad when the most reasonable guy the Repubs can hold up for a Pres nominee is Ron Paul.
     
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    nice summation here:

    Ron Paul Wins Over the Tea Party Movement: Why Incumbents Should Worry

    Over the weekend, Ron Paul won the CPAC straw poll for president. Many [COLOR=#005497 ! important][COLOR=#005497 ! important]pundits[/COLOR][/COLOR]http://kona.kontera.com/javascript/lib/imgs/grey_loader.gif
    immediately dismissed the win, for a lot of reasons. (The Atlantic did a roundup of all the "he's irrelevant" comments.) My take on Ron Paul is this: He says a lot of off-the-wall stuff, but his bottom line is that he's a limited-government libertarian. And he's not Mitt Romney, the establishment GOP choice. I think that's why he won.

    Nix hits the nail on the head, in terms of the anti-Nanny State, limited [COLOR=#005497 ! important][COLOR=#005497 ! important]government[/COLOR][/COLOR] message of the tea partiers, and how all incumbents, not just Democrats, are at risk: "The Tea Party is sending a genuine grass-roots message to both Democrats and Republicans. And they'd better listen up and learn fast," he concludes. A New York Times/CBS poll from earlier this month supports this: Only 8 percent of respondents think that most incumbent members of [COLOR=#005497 ! important][COLOR=#005497 ! important]Congress[/COLOR][/COLOR] deserve to be re-elected; a whopping 81 percent said it's time to "give new people a chance." That's putting it nicely--I think if the [COLOR=#005497 ! important][COLOR=#005497 ! important]election[/COLOR][/COLOR]http://kona.kontera.com/javascript/lib/imgs/grey_loader.gif
    were held today, it would be a tidal wave against incumbents.

    Ron Paul Wins Over the Tea Party Movement: Why Incumbents Should Worry - Mary Kate Cary (usnews.com)
     
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    Being on a college campus, it's not too hard to find a Ron Paul supporter, and they were especially visible near the election. Mr. Paul is a bit of a nutter himself, but his supporters surely make even him look fairly sane.
     
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    Honestly I don't know. I don't follow him. His tirade against the Fed is truly off the deep end and has lost me.
     
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    CPAC had a lot of attendees, but the vast majority of those attending, and then voting in that straw poll, were age 25 and under. I've heard the range given as being between 67-71%, depending on the outlet. Given their love of him in 2008, that they overwhelmingly voted for Ron Paul is about as surprising as a poll of 70-yr olds showing that early bird buffets rock and Lincoln Town Cars roll.
     
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    Well then, colour me nuts.










    That kinda didn't come out right.............:confused:
     
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    The only thing I can say about him: he would wreck the bloated cow that is the executive branch, and his successor will be forced to remake it, likely into something saner.

    He's definitely the only advocate for change I can believe in. Not that it'd all be good, of course.
     
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