Here’s a chance for us to summarize all the reasons why Dr. Paul cannot win.
I think his philosophy differs from the majority of American people. Most people don’t want to be self-reliant. They want to be cared for and to live a carefree existence, so long as they get to vote for whomever will administer the ‘goodies’.
People are also very short term thinkers: if you tell them that such policies have us promising 59 trillion dollars in benefits, they’re actually HAPPY because it sounds like paradise to them. They then go happily back to painting their toenails or listening to their I-pod.
In summary, Dr. Paul’s philosophy is designed for men (and women who are real women). The voters mostly have the minds of children.[/quote]
That’s nice, HH, but if he gets the Republican nomination, which his supporters are working tirelessly to ensure, he will be free and clear of the competition and the race will be his to win. It’s not about doing this, that, and the other thing. There are specific objectives that need to be reached, and if he passes them, he’s in - just like that.
I would suggest framing your argument for Ron Paul’s inability to win in the context of “Why he he won’t earn the nomination,” “Why he won’t win some state’s primary”, or, “Why he wouldn’t win in the general election”.
These are specific claims that can be analyzed scientifically. What you wrote above is too vague to be of merit to a formal discussion.
Remember people, it’s not about convincing the entire population of the country. At least, not at this stage. It all starts with two states: Iowa and New Hampshire. If he loses both, he’s almost guaranteed finished. If he wins, his momentum will be unstoppable. He’ll go on to earn the nomination and a landslide victory over Clinton.
When you frame the argument around the specific objectives that he is facing, his chances look a whole lot better.
There is no wishful thinking required to imagine a Ron Paul win in Iowa, where he is polling third, ahead of the top tier except for Romney and Huckabee. And in New Hampshire, his outlook is even better. Now, add in the voter turnout factor: There won’t be a single Paul supporter who misses the primaries. Can Huckabee and Romney make that claim? Probably not. It’s realistic to assume that he could win these primaries.
You see, this entire election is going to be decided next week. This is it, folks.
If he wins in both states, he’s going to be our next president. The rest of the year will be one giant inauguration parade for Ron Paul.
P.S. Ron Paul is right about the Civil War, but he cannot say all that he knows. The South had a right to secede, and there is no good reason why it shouldn’t have done so.