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Ron Paul delays judgement on possible Sarah Palin presidential bid
The Daily Caller ^ | December 29, 2010 | Steven Nelson

Posted on 12/29/2010 3:22:35 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Texas Republican Rep. Ron Paul is declining to offer his assessment of Sarah Palin’s libertarian appeal, or her chances of winning his endorsement in 2012.

Paul, a politician not known to mince words, is withholding judgment on a potential Palin presidential campaign, according to Jeff Deist, Paul’s chief of staff.

“[Congressman Paul] doesn’t comment on Palin, especially as she is not a candidate at this point,” Deist said.

Palin has been subject to significant criticism from establishment Republican figures, as well as potential rivals for the Republican nomination in 2012. Barbara Bush said in November that she hopes Palin “stays in Alaska.”

In December, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee criticized Palin for having “misunderstood” Michelle Obama’s advocacy of healthier food in schools.


TOPICS: Texas; Campaign News; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: 2012; army; bush; freepressforpalin; gomerhuckleberry; gop; lping; military; obama; palin; ronpaul; rulesofengagement; sarahpalin
I'm sure Governor Palin is on pins and needles. Mrs. Barabara Bush, bless her heart, is a politician's wife, PERIOD. Governor Huckabee ought to worry about his pardons of murderers and pro-amnesty history.
1 posted on 12/29/2010 3:22:40 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
...according to Jeff Deist, Paul’s chief of staff.

I wonder what religion this guy practices?

Anyways, I know that for Ron Paul it will come down to whether or not she supports bringing the troops home from Afghanistan and Iraq. I don't think it's likely that she supports ending the wars, as is probably the case with all Republican candidates unfortunately.

2 posted on 12/29/2010 3:29:21 PM PST by GunRunner (10 Years of Freeping...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah is closer to Paul than most of the other candidates. Also I believe that Jeffersonian Libertarians are very much in line with what Palin professes. The problem is we have a lot of libertarians that are liberal-tarians. They see no problem with thought crimes laws, reverse discrimination, weak borders, the abridgment of the freedom of religion, or the government promoting deviance.


3 posted on 12/29/2010 3:30:06 PM PST by Maelstorm (Better to keep your enemy in your sights than in your camp expecting him to guard your back.)
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To: Maelstorm

I’m one who likes Sarah Palin and also Ron Paul.

I do not like Romney, Huckabee or Gingrich.

There might be some big government libertarians, who are actually liberals, but Ron Paul isn’t one of them.


4 posted on 12/29/2010 3:37:12 PM PST by truthfreedom
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She’s a pro-abort and a politician’s wife.


5 posted on 12/29/2010 3:37:17 PM PST by FrdmLvr (Death to tyrants)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If Ron Paul is considering running himself, why would he comment on Sarah Palin?

I hope he doesn’t run, but that’s another issue.


6 posted on 12/29/2010 3:47:12 PM PST by cowtowney
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To: truthfreedom
I do not like Romney, Huckabee or Gingrich.

There really isn't much to like.

Sara Palin is 10 steps above all of them when it comes to conservative political conviction.

7 posted on 12/29/2010 3:48:17 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: GunRunner

I support ending the wars with massive firepower. Applied until the objective of total surrender is met. This namby pamby nation building routine of winning hearts and minds is absurd.


8 posted on 12/29/2010 3:54:41 PM PST by screaminsunshine (Americanism vs Communism)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who cares?


9 posted on 12/29/2010 3:55:53 PM PST by McGruff
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To: GunRunner

I spent a long time thinking about Ron Paul and his stance on the war on terror and have come to a conclusion. He is correct, this is something we have to completely rethink as a strategy. We are doing nothing but expending capital, and on some of the same ground that destroyed the USSR. I now firmly believe that we need to bring nearly all troops home, and when force is needed to be applied, use a HUGE HAMMER....then bring them home again. It should not take 10 years to reach an objective. If it does, that objective is not to win, but to do exactly what GW said he was against, NATION BUILDING..... That is not our job, take care of our own borders, people and the economy.


10 posted on 12/29/2010 3:59:55 PM PST by runninglips (Don't support the Republican party, work to "fundamentally change" it...conservative would be nice)
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To: screaminsunshine

Your idea of what a war is, is disgusting....but 100% correct. If you go out with an objective to destroy a people AND their mindset, there is only one way. Tell the generals to make a plan to reach your stated goal, then approve it or come up with another. Either way, let the military go about it their own way. Without regard to borders, or civilians. War is hell, you cannot make It properly, aiming for Purgatory.


11 posted on 12/29/2010 4:04:59 PM PST by runninglips (Don't support the Republican party, work to "fundamentally change" it...conservative would be nice)
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To: runninglips
...this is something we have to completely rethink as a strategy. We are doing nothing but expending capital, and on some of the same ground that destroyed the USSR.

I now firmly believe that we need to bring nearly all troops home, and when force is needed to be applied, use a HUGE HAMMER.

I've come to the same conclusion. I am sick to death of our people getting killed for what has become a blurred, and incomprehensible objective. Don't even get me started on the suicidal ROE.

We're doing Vietnam all over again, as far as I can see. Either go in there to WIN, or ship our good people home. I want to see sufficient force applied (which we are fully capable of rendering) to accomplish VICTORY. The meat-grinder has got to stop.

12 posted on 12/29/2010 4:10:25 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It has to do his heart good knowing that Palin was one of the first name politicians who stuck their necks out to endorse Rand Paul when the Republican establishment was behind someone else.


13 posted on 12/29/2010 4:10:51 PM PST by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Also keep in mind that the George Bush that Barbara Bush married was a liberal northeastern republican.


14 posted on 12/29/2010 4:11:57 PM PST by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: runninglips
You know. I got into it with a good ol southern boy the other day about General Sherman. Then the debate went to the present wars in the mid east. He then started out on the same thought as you..get in, get at it, get it over with and then leave. I set him back on his heals when I said that I was glad he supported WT Shermans strategy on war.
15 posted on 12/29/2010 4:17:08 PM PST by crz
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To: runninglips
I now firmly believe that we need to bring nearly all troops home, and when force is needed to be applied, use a HUGE HAMMER....then bring them home again. It should not take 10 years to reach an objective. If it does, that objective is not to win, but to do exactly what GW said he was against, NATION BUILDING..... That is not our job, take care of our own borders, people and the economy.

Wow...so am I a Ron Paul fan now? What you just said is so logical, mainly the part "It should not take 10 years to reach an objective. If it does, that objective is not to win..". I so agree with you and...Ron Paul? Is it really what he thinks? I thought he was more to criticize the USA all the time and never wants to fight back, whatever happens to us. Anyway, I am a Palin fan, but I also think that this war is ridiculous with the new laws. Our soldiers get killed because they don't even have the right to fight back anymore...this is not only ridiculous and against all rules of engagement, this is treason and a crime against our army. That HAS to stop.

Ok ..so Sarah first but then Ron Paul..ah.... I gotta study that guy a bit more it seems.
16 posted on 12/29/2010 4:31:36 PM PST by American Dream 246 (Open your eyes. Freedom is not a one day fight. Enemies of Freedom are legion.)
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To: American Dream 246
Our soldiers get killed because they don't even have the right to fight back anymore

I hope there are a bunch of Mitch Rapps there whose guiding star is "F**k the rules of engagement."

17 posted on 12/29/2010 5:08:46 PM PST by Ole Okie
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To: runninglips; Windflier

I appreciate what both of you have said about the US avoiding “wars” such as Afghanistan or even Iraq, but there is no evidence whatsoever that the US will actually and fully avoid these kinds of military/nation-building ventures in the future.

Thus, I think we simply need to urge our government that it get better at doing this. Not that we have been so bad at it relative to how it might have gone.

But the idea that we’re gonna become fanatical isolationsists (as Ron Paul would have us become), or that we’ll just nuke ‘em back to the Stone Age when they act up (as I would have it), no, we’re not gonna do either of these things.

We’re gonna keep doing the nation-building thing. That’s the cold hard fact of the matter.


18 posted on 12/30/2010 7:16:23 PM PST by PaleoBob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have some respect for Ron Paul on certain matters, especially his desire to audit the Fed, but he is just as political as everyone else in Washington and no Republican there is committed to anyone or anything as regards 2012 at this point. On this one, Paul is just another political insider.

Ho hum.


19 posted on 12/30/2010 7:18:57 PM PST by PaleoBob
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To: PaleoBob

We are going to Nation build, but only until we have no money left to do so. That time is not far off, then the only time we will do anything is at the bidding of our creditor....China.


20 posted on 12/30/2010 9:53:38 PM PST by runninglips (Don't support the Republican party, work to "fundamentally change" it...conservative would be nice)
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To: runninglips

We are going to Nation build, but only until we have no money left to do so. That time is not far off, then the only time we will do anything is at the bidding of our creditor....China.


Are you kidding me? We ran outta money DECADES ago. It didn’t stop us from getting into two more fiascos, though, did it.


21 posted on 12/31/2010 7:37:33 AM PST by PaleoBob
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To: PaleoBob

We haven’t been out of money yet, as long as we can borrow it. Soon, we will not be able to. Wait until interest rates hit 12%, what will the interest payments be on our debt.


22 posted on 12/31/2010 12:11:25 PM PST by runninglips (Don't support the Republican party, work to "fundamentally change" it...conservative would be nice)
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