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Itís Time for Ron Paul to Drop Out
The Red Side of Life Conservative Musings from New York ^ | 3/7/12 | RedInNewYork

Posted on 03/07/2012 9:56:30 AM PST by jmstein7

It is time for Ron Paul to pack up his bags and go back to Texas. To the best of my knowledge, nobody in the media or blogosphere (which is technically part of the media) has called for Paul to exit the race. So, let me be the first. Get out!


At various times, the media – in print and on air – and GOP establishment have called for the exit of Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry, and John Huntsman. Oddly, nobody has asked the same of Paul. Paul has already admitted that he probably won’t win any states or pick up a material number of delegates (enough to nominate him), yet nobody is demanding the end of this devious side-show! The four aforementioned candidates have, at various times, demonstrated viability. Paul admits he has none. Yet he persists, and nobody calls him out. Why?

One plausible reason is that the establishment is behind Mitt – no, don’t deny it – and Paul’s presence helps Romney in two ways. Everyone is aware of the “BroMance” between Paul and Mitt – despite the single, hollow ad Paul ran to try to dispel the consensus of a Romney-Paul alliance. Paul has dutifully attacked Romney’s opponents in both fora such as debates and in advertisements (particularly against Santorum). This is reprehensible behavior! Staying in the race to game it for another candidate is beyond despicable!


The second way Paul helps Mitt is that he does indeed siphon-off not-Romney votes. Numerous polls and exit polling since the Primaries began indicate that self-identified Tea Party folk and Conservatives vote for Paul in percentages large enough to be significant, but small enough to avoid giving his campaign any real steam. These votes would otherwise go, at this point, to Rick or Newt, based on last night’s exit polls in the various Super Tuesday states. So, I must reiterate the contemptible nature of this Paul strategy. Santorum folks in particular should be calling for Paul’s head! Based on the outcome in Ohio, Santorum would have beaten Mitt in the absence of Ron Paul. For all the bellyaching Rick’s folks have aimed at Newt, it is a fact that the margins Paul pulled would have put Santorum over the top. Realize that Santorum supporters should be furious with Paul!

I have heard other excuses, such as claims that Paul brings in the youth vote and otherwise non-GOP voters. If that’s the case, Paul supporters are so loyal to their candidate that, if Paul made a strong enough case, he could drop out and shift that support to whomever he endorses – which won’t be a surprise. In any event, many of these claims are specious at best, because if it is true that these people won’t vote for a non-Paul nominee, and Paul can’t win (nor would any sane nominee make him their VP), the value of his presence is moot.

So, Mr. Paul, stop gaming the GOP race – it’s disgusting. Cease your reprehensible behavior and get out!


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: apaulling; apaulogia; apaulogist; kenyanbornmuzzie; mittromney; newtgingrich; paulbearers; ricksantorum; ronpaul; shrimpboats; tehranron
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To: jmstein7

With him being in the race, it allows some people to see what liberterianism is. It also allows his opponents to see that some people agree with Ron Paul on alot of issues therefore his views can more easily come to the forefront.


21 posted on 03/07/2012 10:57:55 AM PST by hannibaal
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To: alloysteel

I think that, if Ron Paul gets a fair number of delegates, there’s a chance he could negotiate for a spot as the eventual VP candidate. Not likely, really, but maybe worth it to him to stay in the primary race.


22 posted on 03/07/2012 10:59:38 AM PST by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: jmstein7

Paul will NEVER drop out. He enjoys being the turd in the punch bowl far too much to quit now.


23 posted on 03/07/2012 11:03:31 AM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (Not Romney - Not ever!)
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To: jmstein7
Just donated another $100 to Ron Paul just for you.

How about telling the flip-flopper, the big-gov't-loving religious extremist or the morally/ethically corrupt-to-the-core serial adulterer to drop out instead?

24 posted on 03/07/2012 11:06:12 AM PST by LIBERTARIAN JOE (Ron Paul 2012)
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To: LIBERTARIAN JOE

I frankly don’t care if you like throwing money down the toilet.


25 posted on 03/07/2012 11:24:20 AM PST by jmstein7 (A Judge not bound by the original meaning of the Constitution interprets nothing but his own mind.)
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To: LIBERTARIAN JOE

Does nobody understand the ‘delegate’ issue with regard to the national convention?

Count all the delegates spoken for.

Now count all the caucus state delegates. How many of these are ron paul peolple ? You have no idea. We eill not see the true size of the Ron Paul base until the second floor vote.


26 posted on 03/07/2012 11:26:39 AM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: jmstein7
Why should any Ron Paul supporter believe that Sineater Santorum would be preferable to any Republican? Santorum has made it apparent that he knows little about the Constitution even though he has a law degree and has worked for the government practically his entire life (more even than Obama!).
27 posted on 03/07/2012 11:38:57 AM PST by ravinson
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To: LIBERTARIAN JOE; Jim Robinson

A few weeks ago, you would be a big pile of zot regarding that comment. Let’s see if Jim has gone soft lately.


28 posted on 03/07/2012 12:04:55 PM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd
A few weeks ago, you would be a big pile of zot regarding that comment. Let’s see if Jim has gone soft lately.

Sometimes the truth just hurts, don't it?

29 posted on 03/07/2012 12:14:23 PM PST by LIBERTARIAN JOE (Ron Paul 2012)
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To: LIBERTARIAN JOE; darkwing104; Old Sarge; TheOldLady
Lib Joe. Didn't your mama ever teach you some common sense?
 
 
 
 
 
Zot-watch ping


30 posted on 03/07/2012 12:24:16 PM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: maine yankee
Does nobody understand the ‘delegate’ issue with regard to the national convention?

I don't, but the campaign is having conference calls to explain it to us over the next few days, and then I'm attending the county mass meeting saturday. I hate having to become politically active this late in life, but Ron asked, so what else can I do?

Should have a good idea about how the county-level process works next week, at least the way it works in Georgia.

31 posted on 03/07/2012 12:25:09 PM PST by LIBERTARIAN JOE (Ron Paul 2012)
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To: RitaOK

You forgot your sarcasm tag.
Paul and Romney have partnered in this race, for some reason or the other.
Paul has bucked nothing, he has talked a lot but done nothing in his decades in Congress.
He needs to go away and take his actual few supporters with him.


32 posted on 03/07/2012 12:32:27 PM PST by svcw (Only difference between Romney & BH is one thinks he will be god & other one thinks he already is.)
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33 posted on 03/07/2012 12:34:22 PM PST by svcw (Only difference between Romney & BH is one thinks he will be god & other one thinks he already is.)
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To: svcw

Ron Paul is still amassing delegates away from Romney.

Ron Paul gets out and sends his delgates to Romney, in hopes that Romney needs the South and will put RAND PAUL on the ticket, maybe.

Ron Paul supporters are radicals who probably will go back into the underworld and won’t vote at all, with Ron out.

There are many reasons to try and get to convention. Ron Pauls and Newt are trying to get us all to convention. Santorum is just now catching on that he doesn’t have the delegates yet to be squealing for someone to get out.

He lags in PLEDGED DELEGATES. He is stuck with non-pledged delegates, who by the rules can wonder off anywhere and may be Paul supporters for all we know.

We need to watch the arithmetic.

Who knows, may be that the South will be willing to exchange Rick’s union favoring legislative record for the religious talk.

But. Maybe. Not.

Go Newt. (Who does lead now in PLEDGED delegates.)


34 posted on 03/07/2012 12:54:13 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt knows where all the bodies are buried, because he buried them.)
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To: RitaOK

Although you lay out a good case here, do you honestly beleive that people who support Paul would go to Romney? I do not.
It has already been demonstrated that Romney and Paul are partnering on something, either him as VP or his son (who by the way is no different than his dad, he just sounds more reasonable when he speaks).
Two things I know are this it as been and will be a nail biter all the way to the convention, and I will not vote for Romney - ever.


35 posted on 03/07/2012 1:10:05 PM PST by svcw (Only difference between Romney & BH is one thinks he will be god & other one thinks he already is.)
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To: svcw

I so agree! Without our trio all in, all the way to convention, we lose not only our message to the RINO Establishment, but all clout to deal with them at convention on the subject of, NO MORE RINOS!

I think conservatives are catching on that we can’t make it to the convention in a one-on-one competition. We will be picked off at our flank.

God be with us.


36 posted on 03/07/2012 1:51:53 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt knows where all the bodies are buried, because he buried them.)
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To: jmstein7

Ron Paul will never get out of this race. Not gonna happen. He loves being a spoiler.


37 posted on 03/07/2012 3:32:44 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: raulgomez05
I believe Paul will not endorse any other candidate.

Unless Cynthia McKinney runs again he will probably endorse Obama. He wants the person who hates America the most.
38 posted on 03/07/2012 4:59:36 PM PST by John D
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To: LIBERTARIAN JOE; Responsibility2nd; darkwing104; 50mm; SunkenCiv; humblegunner; Allegra; Eaker; ...


So long, LIBERTARIAN JOE (Posting History)

Hat Tip to Responsibility2nd

Paulistard troll takes a hot ride and ends up in a small pile of smoking bones





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Thank you JoeProBono

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39 posted on 03/07/2012 6:55:45 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: TheOldLady

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40 posted on 03/07/2012 7:01:23 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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