I hope America follows her roots and NOT the popular vote!! I know my vote will never change because Rom Paul can lead this country better than any other prospect on the table. Including the independents ; )
CPAC only reduces their own image by voting for Ron Paul. I'm sure the liberals had a great laugh at this, I know I did.
Obama will be better funded than most any republican candidate and as the incumbent he can manipulate various circumstances (think Chicago politics). And most importantly the MSLM will be running interference for him. They did a superb job of getting him elected (threw Hillary under the bus, refused to talk about Rev. Wright, or Obama's lack of experience on and on..)
I'm not yet checking out of this election as I don't yet know who the republican candidate will be. But short of a powerhouse Governor (not Pawlenty) Obama wins a second term! Remember where you heard it first.
I'm curious, what is it about Dr. Paul that you do not like? Monetary policy? Foreign policy? I've read a few of his books and have to say that they were great. I love that he's so willing to throw the bullshit flag on asshats from both sides of the political spectrum. It's awesome to see an elected politician at the federal level, call for such strict adherence to the constitution. The United States would be in a much better place IMHO if we had a helluva lot more Ron Pauls in the congress.
That being said, While I love his message, I don't hink he's the right messenger. Something about him just seems to turn people off.
CPAC doesn't mean anything because most voters are not, in fact, "conservative". I believe well over 90% of the voting populous are statist populists -- i.e., liberals and neocons -- whether they realize it or not.
That said, Paul's message resonates with the youth because they know that government would have them be slaves to the older, more profligate generations.
Stand by your comment ZEB, why throw an insult towards something I hope this country should have in her still? Then you storm off towards the bottom of the page. LOL Can Paul be that GOOD you don't have that much hope for him, or even this country and what she needs?
Paul is unelectable. I've said it many times and don't know how else to say it. I know his message is appealing, but find a candidate who can actually win who has that same message. Paul will NEVER become President. Nor will he ever get the republican nomination. This endless pushing of Paul is tiresome and quite frankly immature. I'd like to see all the 20 something's who are in love with Ron Paul back a candidate who can actually win.
That's just the problem ZEB, let's say you have 'A' qualities that relate to one's character, and 'B' qualities that are that persons policies. Finding someone with matching positive 'A' and 'B' qualities seems to be impossible or at least not very probable. So now would you rather have someone with the right policies that doesn't have the strongest personality or someone that is very personable with shit policies? With that said, Ron Paul seems to be the yin to Obamas yang.
He's also the loser to Obama's winner. It matters not what I think the mass majority of the people who begin paying attention 30 days from the election will look at Paul and laugh all the way to the Obama voting lever.
I implore everyone to just stop talking about Paul it's only going to hurt worse (like I predicted when the Paulies swarmed all over him in 07') when he goes down to defeat and I assure you he will.
So just stop...don't do it anymore...do something else.