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Ron Paul doesn't pose a threat until he can break through to the senior citizen vote
Milwaukee Story ^ | 10.18.11 | Robert Wilkens

Posted on 11/02/2011 7:26:14 AM PDT by packback

In most polls Paul is neck and neck with the frontrunners among voters 18-35 but then is trounced with voters over 50 and especially over 65 where he garners almost no support.

(Excerpt) Read more at milwaukeestory.com ...


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KEYWORDS: 2012; blogpimp; habitualblogpimp; repeatblogpimp; rino; ronpaul; seniorvoters

1 posted on 11/02/2011 7:26:15 AM PDT by packback
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To: packback

Yes, if we can only convince the geezer set to accept heroin sold at 7-Elevens, legalizing whorehouses in every community and giving the finger to Israel and every overseas ally, Ron’s in like Flint!


2 posted on 11/02/2011 7:36:22 AM PDT by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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To: packback
It's the young, upwardly mobile libertarian crowd...they idolize Paul..and they donate to him.

IMHO, the key question is if/when Paul drops out, and whom he endorses..

3 posted on 11/02/2011 7:38:15 AM PDT by ken5050 (Cain/Gingrich 2012!!! because sharing a couch with Pelosi is NOT the same as sharing a bed with her)
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To: packback

He’s broken through to the blog pimps, I see.


4 posted on 11/02/2011 7:41:08 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: ken5050
IMHO, the key question is if/when Paul drops out, and whom he endorses..

Paul won't endorse the actual Republican nominee. My guess is he runs indie. Paul is not really a conservative and doesn't belong in the Republican party in the first place.

5 posted on 11/02/2011 7:42:13 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: packback

The threat Paul poses is if he pulls a Perot (no insult to Ross intended). Even shaving 1% from our side in a close election could give it to nobama.


6 posted on 11/02/2011 7:48:01 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: TruthHound
...no worries, Roxanol can be purchased with a prescription, at the local gas station, prostitutes hang out, Stormfront can lobby Congress for their interests, and former servicemen can say that the WOT is a mistake and a failure...

...Any questions???

7 posted on 11/02/2011 7:48:13 AM PDT by gargoyle (...it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them...)
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To: Longbow1969
I'm pretty sure that Pal recently ruled out any third party run. He said it would really hurt the GOP nominee.

This is is political swansong, and if he ran as an indie..he'd really hurt his son's future in the party, and I think the other son is running for the House. Nope..Paul will play nice this time.

Also, whule he's nuts on foreign policy, on fiscal matters he's pretty much spot on. So, maybe he'd like an Asst`Treasury Sec slrt, or even to a FedReserve post..that would asre make for some interesting meetings..

8 posted on 11/02/2011 7:50:03 AM PDT by ken5050 (Cain/Gingrich 2012!!! because sharing a couch with Pelosi is NOT the same as sharing a bed with her)
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To: ken5050

Last time it was Ralph Nader, Cynthia McKinney, and Chucks Baldwin.


9 posted on 11/02/2011 7:52:08 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: ken5050

I am voting for RP in the GOP primary, despite the fact I disagree with his foregin policy stuff.

He is the only one, the ONLY ONE, talking about dismantiling FEDZILLA


10 posted on 11/02/2011 7:53:42 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: ken5050
I'm pretty sure that Pal recently ruled out any third party run. He said it would really hurt the GOP nominee.

I'm pretty sure he didn't. I just saw him on the Fox News roundtable the other night and he refused to rule it out. He only said he had no plans to run as an independent - which is obviously what a current Republican candidate would say. I recall the table kind of laughing at how he parsed the statement to leave himself an out.

You make a good point about his son though. If he runs indie it really might hurt Rand's future in the party, so that might effect his decision.

11 posted on 11/02/2011 8:03:31 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Longbow1969

I think I saw it on TheHill..I’ll do a google search..Ron Paul Third Party..you can try also..see what wecome up with..


12 posted on 11/02/2011 8:05:48 AM PDT by ken5050 (Cain/Gingrich 2012!!! because sharing a couch with Pelosi is NOT the same as sharing a bed with her)
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To: packback

Older Voters = well informed


13 posted on 11/02/2011 8:06:22 AM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: mnehring
"The threat Paul poses is if he pulls a Perot (no insult to Ross intended). Even shaving 1% from our side in a close election could give it to nobama."

Fear not my FRiend

As you know, Paul drones are not Conservatives. America's anarchists and malcontent radicals will pull votes from O'Zero more than any GOP'r.

14 posted on 11/02/2011 8:09:07 AM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: packback

Ron Paul photo’s are needed on this thread.


15 posted on 11/02/2011 8:10:14 AM PDT by gitmogrunt (Lessons In Disaster: LBJ, Carter,Clinton,Obama.)
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Thank You Ron Paul

- The Islamic Caliphate
16 posted on 11/02/2011 8:15:50 AM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: ken5050
" and whom he endorses.."

There isn't anybody.

17 posted on 11/02/2011 8:17:25 AM PDT by Designer (Nit-pickin' and chagrinin')
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To: lormand
"Older Voters = well informed"

You forgot the "end sarcasm" tag.

Are these the same people who strongly believe in Socialist Insecurity, Mediscare, and all the rest?

18 posted on 11/02/2011 8:21:12 AM PDT by Designer (Nit-pickin' and chagrinin')
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To: Longbow1969

FYI..it’s on his own website...ronpaul.com...he dismisses any talk of a third party run...


19 posted on 11/02/2011 8:23:14 AM PDT by ken5050 (Cain/Gingrich 2012!!! because sharing a couch with Pelosi is NOT the same as sharing a bed with her)
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To: packback

Why would seniors support Ron Paul? They have the least to benefit from fiscal responsibility. Ron Paul’s foreign policy is untenable, but if we are going to be honest, the GOP’s fiscal policy is untenable as well. We are going to have a fiscal crisis unlike anything anyone can imagine and it is inevitable unless we change. I can’t support Ron Paul, but unless we start to get onboard with his financial message, aka cutting TRILLIONS NOW! then either my or guaranteed my children’s generation are going to suffer miserably.


20 posted on 11/02/2011 8:31:19 AM PDT by douginthearmy
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To: gitmogrunt
Ron Paul
21 posted on 11/02/2011 8:44:18 AM PDT by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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To: lormand
Older Voters = well informed

So who did this?

22 posted on 11/02/2011 8:44:38 AM PDT by douginthearmy
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To: Designer

It’s not a case of “strongly believe in.” Whether or not they AGREE with the need for these government programs, they have been forced to pay into them their entire lives. Forgive them if they get edgy when constantly threatened that they’ll get no return on what has been confiscated from every paycheck they’ve ever received.


23 posted on 11/02/2011 8:51:42 AM PDT by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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To: Designer
"Are these the same people who strongly believe in Socialist Insecurity, Mediscare, and all the rest?"

Allow me to think like a Ron Paul drone....

Yes, absolutely. If you are against a 'suicidal isolationists/Blame America 1st/Islamic useful idiot' then isn't it obvious that you are also a socialist who believes in SSI, medicare and all the rest.

It goes without saying

/ mega-uber-gynormous sarcasm

24 posted on 11/02/2011 9:10:21 AM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: douginthearmy
"So who did this?"

Tip O'Neal, Bob Michaels, George Mitchell, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, the Two Bushes, Tom Dachle, Nancy Pelosi, Robert Byrd, Bob Dole, Trent Lott, Bill Frist, Mitch McConnel, John Boehner, Barney Frank...

...but Paul drones blame their fellow Americans first

25 posted on 11/02/2011 9:20:15 AM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: lormand
I'm sorry, I don't understand. You do know, don't you, that sarcasm never works, here.

Were you being sarcastic when you said the seasoned citizens were "well informed"?

I guess I simply recoil every time I hear of "the greatest generation". (ptooie!)

The so-called "greatest generation" has managed to remain uninformed about quite a lot.

26 posted on 11/02/2011 9:25:19 AM PDT by Designer (Nit-pickin' and chagrinin')
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To: lormand
Tip O'Neal, Bob Michaels, George Mitchell, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, the Two Bushes, Tom Dachle, Nancy Pelosi, Robert Byrd, Bob Dole, Trent Lott, Bill Frist, Mitch McConnel, John Boehner, Barney Frank...

All of whom seized power in a military coup and ruled against the peoples wishes ... oh wait.

Look, this conflict has been going on for years. The country has been slipping towards socialism for nearly a century. Conservatives of all ages have been fighting against this for years, and statistically, older people are more conservative than younger people.

BUT!!! The mess we are in did not happen overnight and MANY older people voted for this socialist crap their whole lives and my children and grandchildren will pay for their politics. I just don't give the older generation carte blanche.

27 posted on 11/02/2011 9:39:33 AM PDT by douginthearmy
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To: ken5050
IMHO, the key question is if/when Paul drops out, and whom he endorses..

I am sure it will be the one who is closest to his political agenda. The one who like him blames America for every problem in the world. The who like him endorses OWS. The one who like him wants special rights for gays. The one who hates our military. The one who like him wants legalized drugs. Obama, of course.
28 posted on 11/02/2011 2:52:33 PM PDT by John D
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To: mnehring
Last time it was Ralph Nader, Cynthia McKinney, and Chucks Baldwin.

But I do not think McKinney nor Baldwin are running this time, and I do not think Nader hates America enough to suit the surrender monkey.
29 posted on 11/02/2011 2:55:16 PM PDT by John D
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To: mnehring
The threat Paul poses is if he pulls a Perot (no insult to Ross intended). Even shaving 1% from our side in a close election could give it to nobama.

Appeasement Paul may shave 1% from our side, but every other paulbot vote will come from Obama. Paulbots are not programmed to vote for anybody who does not hate America. Obama hates America almost as much as Appeasement Paul, so that is where the paulbots will go, if their leader decides not to run independent.
30 posted on 11/03/2011 11:27:49 AM PDT by rideharddiefast
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