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10 Reasons Why Ron Paul Should be Vice President
USA ELECTION POLLS.COM ^ | 16 AUGUST 2007 | AP

Posted on 08/16/2007 5:33:32 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist

10 Reasons Why Ron Paul Should be Vice President

August 16, 2007

If Ron Paul fails to win the Republican nomination, it may seem absurd to consider Ron Paul as the vice presidential running mate to any of the other Republican presidential candidates. But before you think so, we have brainstormed this here at our office and found that Ron Paul would make the best choice for Vice President.

The major item of concern in choosing a vice presidential running mate is to select someone that can help you win and to find someone whose strength is your weakness. In 2004, John Kerry chose John Edwards to help him carry the south (that did not happen). In 2000, George W. Bush who lacked foreign policy experience chose Dick Cheney. In 1996, an old and tired Bob Dole chose former football player Jack Kemp.

There is very little evidence to suggest that a Vice President will help you win the nomination. Edwards did not help Kerry carry the south. Bush won by the slimmest of margins in Florida but that was not attributed to Dick Cheney, and Bob Dole still seemed old despite Jack Kemp being on his ticket.

The reality is that Ron Paul could change all of that if he was second in line to a Rudy Giuliani or a Mitt Romney, etc... And here is our reasons for saying so.

  1. Ron Paul has the largest online army of every presidential candidate in either party and choosing him as your running mate would allow you to tap into that. Imagine all the free bloggers and YouTube videos posted for you.
  2. Ron Paul has the largest grassroots organization through meetup of all the candidates and they will invariably support you for free as they are doing for Ron Paul right now.
  3. Imagine all the money that can be saved from having a free online presence and an already established grassroots organization. Use that money to win the battleground states of Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
  4. Ron Paul's antiwar message resonates with the majority of voters and has been able to attract Independents and Democrats into the party.
  5. Ron Paul still has the visions of Ronald Reagan: small government, less taxes, etc... and falls in line with true conservatism.
  6. Republican voters will not care that you selected Ron Paul as a running mate and not vote for you but you may sway other voters to come into the big tent.

  7. By selecting Ron Paul as a vice presidential running mate, you will keep him from running as an Independent third party candidate that spoils a close race against the eventual Democratic nominee. There have been many instances of libertarians running for office and spoiling a win for the Republican party in an attempt to move the party platform.
  8. Ron Paul can be no worse than Dick Cheney.
  9. Disinterested voters for the cause of liberty who have been fed up with the process are choosing to support Ron Paul and will be excited with Ron Paul on your ticket. Nobody ever got excited about John Edwards, Dick Cheney, or Jack Kemp the way they would with Ron Paul.
  10. Young voters, 18-29, make up approximately 17% of the voters in a presidential election. They tend to support the third party candidate at a rate of 2:1 and they favor the Democratic candidate over any other demographic. Look at Ralph Nader and John Kerry voters in 2004. Ron Paul will be able to cause a shift in the young voters. Causing a shift in young voters would have its greatest impact if voter turnout was increased which would be likely to happen.

So it is our contention that if Ron Paul does not win the presidential nomination, the eventual winner whether it is Rudy Giuliani, John McCain, Fred Thompson, or Mitt Romney; they should select Ron Paul for the maximum likelihood of winning.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 08/16/2007 5:33:35 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

1. Hillary Clinton wants to win...


2 posted on 08/16/2007 5:34:25 PM PDT by Duke Nukum (...no more I follow, no more obedience pay.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Paulastians spamming FR is one reasoning I’ll never vote for L Ron Paul.


3 posted on 08/16/2007 5:35:21 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

4 Reasons Why Ron Paul Should Not Be Vice President:

1. Abraham Lincoln

2. James Garfield

3. William McKinley

4. John F. Kennedy


4 posted on 08/16/2007 5:37:01 PM PDT by conserveababe
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To: Drango

LOL. Have some fun guys! He’s not going to win anyway....right?


5 posted on 08/16/2007 5:37:06 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I’d prefer him to be given the task of restructuring the federal bureacracy.


6 posted on 08/16/2007 5:37:28 PM PDT by pissant (Duncan Hunter: Warrior, Statesman, Conservative)
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To: Drango

I second that opinion.


7 posted on 08/16/2007 5:39:02 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: pissant

I think he could be a great attorney general.


8 posted on 08/16/2007 5:39:47 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Greed is NOT a conservative ideal.)
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To: conserveababe

LOL


9 posted on 08/16/2007 5:40:31 PM PDT by pissant (Duncan Hunter: Warrior, Statesman, Conservative)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

One witty Freeper made the excellent suggestion of making Paul ambassador to Nauru. Sounds about right.


10 posted on 08/16/2007 5:41:09 PM PDT by SolidWood
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To: cripplecreek

He’s not a lawyer, he’s a doctor.


11 posted on 08/16/2007 5:41:52 PM PDT by pissant (Duncan Hunter: Warrior, Statesman, Conservative)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
If Ron Paul fails to win the Republican nomination, it may seem absurd to consider Ron Paul as the vice presidential running mate to any of the other Republican presidential candidates.

Absurd is the thought that he might not fail.

12 posted on 08/16/2007 5:41:56 PM PDT by ConservativeofColor
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To: pissant

Dammit Jim.


13 posted on 08/16/2007 5:42:45 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Greed is NOT a conservative ideal.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

“it may seem absurd to consider Ron Paul as the vice presidential running mate”

Stop right there and it’s perfect.


14 posted on 08/16/2007 5:43:10 PM PDT by Grunthor (When life gives you lemons, you throw them at the mean people and hope it gets them in the eyes.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
A Fred/Ron ticket is easier on my stomache than a Rudy/John ticket...who knows, maybe Ron might drag his own foreign policy views out of the 19th century into the light of now.
15 posted on 08/16/2007 5:43:39 PM PDT by crazyhorse691 (The faithful will keep their heads down, their powder dry and hammer at the enemies flanks.)
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To: cripplecreek

He is a doctor, not a lawyer. Make him surgeon General he might actually be suited to that job.


16 posted on 08/16/2007 5:44:01 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I think Ron Popeil should be vice president. Just set it and forget it.

But wait! There’s more!


17 posted on 08/16/2007 5:44:21 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I am for traditional moral values, a strong national defense, and free markets.)
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To: crazyhorse691

Fred and Ron? Now THAT’s absurd.


18 posted on 08/16/2007 5:44:34 PM PDT by SolidWood
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

This article is complmentary of Paul?

Ok I’ll bite and even help a little...

11. Abbott had Costello...


19 posted on 08/16/2007 5:44:41 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (Vote for the man who will keep those Barbary Pirates at bay, RON PAUL 1816!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
But before you think so, we have brainstormed this here at our office and found that Ron Paul would make the best choice for Vice President.

Puffed out chest, Line of the week.

ROFLOL

20 posted on 08/16/2007 5:44:50 PM PDT by org.whodat (What's the difference between a Democrat and a republican????)
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To: Ditter

yes but he would abolish that position


21 posted on 08/16/2007 5:45:30 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I am for traditional moral values, a strong national defense, and free markets.)
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To: SolidWood
What Eugene McCarthy said about Walter Mondale: "He has the soul of a Vice President."

One witty Freeper made the excellent suggestion of making Paul ambassador to Nauru. Sounds about right.

Nauru is 8 square miles in area and has no army. They say it's slowly sinking into the Pacific. Sounds about right.

22 posted on 08/16/2007 5:46:44 PM PDT by x
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To: conserveababe

I stand humbled at your your awesome reply. Job very well done...


23 posted on 08/16/2007 5:46:48 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (Vote for the man who will keep those Barbary Pirates at bay, RON PAUL 1816!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
I really take exception to your #8. I think Dick Cheney is fantastic and he could do a superb job in any office.

In trying to kick Dick Cheney you make yourself look stupid.

24 posted on 08/16/2007 5:47:26 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: pissant
Hate to tell you Pissant, but being an attorney is not a requirement.
25 posted on 08/16/2007 5:47:44 PM PDT by org.whodat (What's the difference between a Democrat and a republican????)
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To: cripplecreek

You forgot “I’m just a country doctor”


26 posted on 08/16/2007 5:48:11 PM PDT by pissant (Duncan Hunter: Warrior, Statesman, Conservative)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

The one reason he shouldn’t be Vice President is that he’d be a heart beat away from being President.


27 posted on 08/16/2007 5:48:15 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny
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To: crazyhorse691

Don’t get crazy on us now Crazy...


28 posted on 08/16/2007 5:48:33 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (Vote for the man who will keep those Barbary Pirates at bay, RON PAUL 1816!)
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To: org.whodat

Probably not, but I’m guessing its commonplace.


29 posted on 08/16/2007 5:49:04 PM PDT by pissant (Duncan Hunter: Warrior, Statesman, Conservative)
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To: org.whodat

I kind of wondered if being an attorney was a requirement.


30 posted on 08/16/2007 5:49:23 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Greed is NOT a conservative ideal.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

One reason he should NEVER be Pres or VP - he is a nut!!!!!!!


31 posted on 08/16/2007 5:49:50 PM PDT by mathluv (Never Forget!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

” He’s not going to win anyway....right?”

No. But people are free to support him. It’s just distracting when a small number of people try to spin his popularity so much.


32 posted on 08/16/2007 5:51:35 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Never bring a knife to a gun fight, or a Democrat to do serious work...)
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To: SolidWood
One witty Freeper made the excellent suggestion of making Paul ambassador to Nauru.

Paul is actually more suited to be King of Sealand.



33 posted on 08/16/2007 5:52:25 PM PDT by peyton randolph (tag line taking a siesta)
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To: Drango

Posting something in support of your candidate is one thing. Posting something in support of your candidate and then pinging your buddies to gang up on anyone who disagrees with the candidate is a whole different story. That’s what got the Rudy Boosters in trouble. The Paul boosters should learn from that example.


34 posted on 08/16/2007 5:52:49 PM PDT by conserveababe
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To: SolidWood

Fred and Ron? Now THAT’s absurd.


No, absurd would be Rudy/John...anything with a Ron in it would be a last ditch effort.


35 posted on 08/16/2007 5:53:37 PM PDT by crazyhorse691 (The faithful will keep their heads down, their powder dry and hammer at the enemies flanks.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
By selecting Ron Paul as a vice presidential running mate, you will keep him from running as an Independent third party candidate that spoils a close race against the eventual Democratic nominee. There have been many instances of libertarians running for office and spoiling a win for the Republican party in an attempt to move the party platform.

I have thought about this, and wouldn't Ron Paul probably pull more away from the democrat candidate then the republican? Assuming Hillary wins, Ron Paul is the only legitimate antiwar vote and thus many young people and far left would be a fan (they would also be bigger fans of his libertarian views on social issues as they relate to government interference). I don't think a republican gets hurt by adding another antiwar candidate.

36 posted on 08/16/2007 5:57:33 PM PDT by SouthJrzReaganite18 ("Mental institution, Michael, something you outta think about." - Fred Thompson to Michael Moore)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Do you Paulbots ever give up?

If the VP thing doesn’t work out, how about dog catcher?


37 posted on 08/16/2007 5:58:58 PM PDT by toddlintown (Six bullets and Lennon goes down. Yet not one hit Yoko. Discuss.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
A Ron Paul Ron Paul Ron Paul Ron Paul Ron Paul Experiment

Ron Paul Ron Paul Ron Paul Ron Paul Experiment, Part II: The Sequel

38 posted on 08/16/2007 6:00:38 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: SouthJrzReaganite18

The far left are not fans of libertarianism. Libertarians oppose welfare, gun control, affirmative action, and federal funding of the arts - all liberal sacred cows.

You give the far left too much credit.


39 posted on 08/16/2007 6:01:25 PM PDT by conserveababe
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Now that’s some major brain trust thinking.


40 posted on 08/16/2007 6:04:53 PM PDT by jwh_Denver (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k08yxu57NA&NR=1)
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To: peyton randolph

7 reasons to move to Sealand
This is why, if given the chance you would want to move to the Principality of Sealand…..

1) It is the only country with no army and no police force

The nation is so secure that an army and police force are not needed. The inhabitants of the nation look after the daily running of the Principality and see no need for an army or police force.

2) It has the lowest crime rate in the world – 0%

As the Principality is very difficult to reach and with a lowly population, crime is not an issue so it officially has the world’s lowest crime rate!

3) It has the highest GDP per person in the world

With only a handful of inhabitants who run their own businesses the GDP of the country is the highest in the world, beating even the likes of trillion dollar economies such as Hong Kong

4) It fought off the British Navy single handedly and won

The British Royal Navy tried to seize control of Sealand in 1968 but the islanders fought back and fired upon the Navy who retreated. The battle was brief but after the point of retaliation from the Principality the Navy and no other country has since attempted to invade or attack Sealand

5) There is no personal tax; everything you earn is tax free

Sealand has its own economy, own banking and own rules. There is no tax on personal earnings and is a complete tax free haven for the inhabitants

6) It has its own secure data centre

The Principality has its own data centre’s on the island. If Sealand wanted to, they could host and distribute any type of file without fear of prosecution as they are outside all countries laws and jurisdictions! The file sharing network PirateBay tried to purchase the island in 2007 to take advantage of this loop hole, but failed in their attempted purchase!

7) It has the world’s smallest postal service

Never worry about your letters being delivered late! The island has issued their own stamps and using drops to the mainland and around the world are officially able to send and receive their own mail under their own national postal service


41 posted on 08/16/2007 6:06:56 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I am for traditional moral values, a strong national defense, and free markets.)
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To: ari-freedom
Libertarians, before you get your hopes up too much...this is Sealand:

42 posted on 08/16/2007 6:10:12 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I am for traditional moral values, a strong national defense, and free markets.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist; Petronski
Ron Paul has the largest online army of every presidential candidate in either party.



Riiiiight. I stopped reading right there.

43 posted on 08/16/2007 6:14:43 PM PDT by jdm
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
I wonder how long Ron Paul will have served as president before some of the people on this thread realize just how wrong they are about him.

He will make a great United States president.

44 posted on 08/16/2007 6:15:25 PM PDT by Abcdefg
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To: Drango
Paulastians spamming FR is one reasoning I’ll never vote for L Ron Paul.

what specifically is it about him that is so distasteful to you?

45 posted on 08/16/2007 6:18:27 PM PDT by Revelation 911 (prov 30:33)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Ron Paul is 72. His age would be a factor against him, but most importantly I see no reason why he would want to accept second spot on the ticket.


46 posted on 08/16/2007 6:22:22 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur (Save Fredericksburg. Support CVBT.)
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To: cripplecreek
I kind of wondered if being an attorney was a requirement.

Actually you are not required to be an attorney to be on the supreme court.

47 posted on 08/16/2007 6:22:33 PM PDT by org.whodat (What's the difference between a Democrat and a republican????)
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To: org.whodat

That’s what I thought so it didn’t make sense that he would need to be an attorney to be AG.


48 posted on 08/16/2007 6:24:01 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Greed is NOT a conservative ideal.)
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To: Revelation 911
what specifically is it about him that is so distasteful to you?

Iraq - wimp
Earmarks - shrimp

49 posted on 08/16/2007 6:25:06 PM PDT by dirtboy (Impeach Chertoff and Gonzales. We can't wait until 2009 for them to be gone.)
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To: pissant

50 posted on 08/16/2007 6:31:34 PM PDT by lormand (democRATs, soft on terrorists, hard on Americans)
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