Skip to comments.Presidential hopeful Ron Paul sees crises ahead for country
Posted on 09/17/2007 1:05:51 PM PDT by presidio9
Texas Congressman Ron Paul said in Seattle on Friday that America is approaching an economic and constitutional crisis due to growing debt, bad trade deals and assaults on personal liberty.
And even if he beat all the odds and won the presidency next year, he said, the problem would be beyond what he alone could fix.
"The time is coming. I believe that the great debate is coming," Paul told more than 400 mostly young people who attended his constitutional lecture at Seattle University.
The lecture was organized by Seattle University law students. What's the appeal of Paul to the young supporters?
"Everything," said Malisa Gurule, a third-year law student who headed the drive to get Paul on campus.
Gurule, 25, said she had never donated to a presidential candidate until she saw Paul in the Republican debates. She's also never voted in a presidential primary or been involved in a caucus, though she says she will do whatever is needed to help Paul get the GOP nomination.
"He's the only person saying something different," she said. "He's not afraid to attack the status quo."
(Excerpt) Read more at seattletimes.nwsource.com ...
Like Perot, maybe he is a spoiler bribed by the Clinton Crowd
“crisis due to growing debt, bad trade deals and assaults on personal liberty.”
He was doing so well, then
“And even if he beat all the odds and won the presidency next year, he said, the problem would be beyond what he alone could fix.”
he just sort of petered out.
Paul’s message on Iraq is the same as all of the Democrats: He wants to cut and run. It remains to be seen who he will spoil for.
Not the least of which is his victory.
Ron Paul doing great in Seattle. Who would have thought?
Except he attracts far more lefties than he does conservatives.
There is one crisis which can definitely be averted...
...by failing to elect Ron Paul.
The place is full of anti-war kooks. He will do very well in Seattle.
Like Perot, maybe he is a spoiler bribed by the Clinton CrowdI was thinking this, too, but I was also thinking that maybe this time it might just backfire and hurt Clinton. If we all hang together, and don't go falling for the "purity over victory" sentiment that is sometimes expressed in FR.
Discontent Conservative voter? I think not.
With his advocacy of antiAmerican antiwar policies, his constant whining about wartime measures necessary to investigate, identify and apprehend our Islamofascist enemies and the domesticong who conspire with them and his role as Al Qaeda mouthpiece in American politics, paleoPaulie is sure to delight not only Seattle but Berserkeley, Yale, Harvard, Manhattan, Gay Francisco, and every other antiAmerican venue in our country. He will be crushed wherever real Americans vote.
Unfortunately, he’s probably more right than wrong about the future.
But, as he admits, he’s not the right guy to fix the problems when they come.
I’d be VERY interested to see how many of these same folks he’d attract if Rep. Paul wasn’t so loudly against the Iraq war, and just stuck with his domestic libertarian/conservative stands. In Seattle, probably very few.
The only good thing I can see coming out of this is if Paul’s anti-war stance gets people “in the door,” so to speak, and interested in his other small-government Constitutionalist ideas. I don’t agree with Paul’s stand on Iraq, but at least I can understand where he comes from, and believe he’s sticking with his principles to oppose it. Problem is, 99% of the strident anti-war folks out there aren’t libertarians or paleocons. They’re America-hating radicals who’d just as soon see this entire country destroyed and remade into some sort of a socialist or Communist state. At least Paul doesn’t want THAT.
Did he serve shrimp cocktails?
That’s one hell of a vision Gloomy Gus has. He ain’t the next Reagan.
I believe that's what is commonly refered to as, "APauling..."
Only crises I see is Ron Paul
high five to you.
Our staggering debt, combined with the socialists intent to get the government to provide more while taxing investments out of the country.....will result in national bankruptcy.
Forgot the </sarc>
Ron Paul supporters marched along side ANSWER this weekend.
At some point, the messenger becomes the Message...and Ron Paul has attracted enough zanies...it is almost as if they are trying to discredit the constitutionalist small government view.
Hmmmm. I’d probably vote for Paul before I’d vote for Romney. Might vote for Paul before Huckabee just because he seems kind of left wing. Otherwise I’d vote for the other Republican . . .
It’s good to see that Rosanne is keeping busy after her show went off the air.
Which crisis will it be?
The OJ crisis I’m seeing 24/7 on TV?
Or the Britney crisis that even Neil Cavuto seems obsessed with?
She ended up going to work in a number of conservative interest groups, and now heads up a rather prominent one. I won't mention her name, but if you saw her today you would never guess that she once organized raves and that she had piercings in some very nontraditional places...
"1. Barry go back on and promote Ron Paul!
Barry, since you support Paul, please go on TV somewhere and talk about him!
Posted at 1:32PM on Sep 17th 2007 by Jacob Weishaupt
Note: “Conservative” and “Libertarian” are as different as “Republican” and “Democrat.” A lot of people on this website don’t seem to understand that.
I figure he will run on a third party, the PAAAP (Paul’s Anti-American Appeasement Party). I think it will hurt the democrats more than the Republicans though. The true Republicans who vote, will vote for a pro American who wants to win the war on terror. It is the democrats who want to loose, and they are the only people who would vote for cut and run.
I agree. The NWO crowd will eventually bring this country to it’s knees. Can't have all that pesky personal wealth, sovereignty and freedom getting in the way.
Someone else wrote that at least Paul is sticking to his principles in opposing the Iraq thing. If that were all he was doing, then I'd say more power to him. But the fact is that he has stepped over the line into moonbatism, and for that, he has lost any shred of support I had for him, and I speak as someone who has voted for him for PRESIDENT in a past national election..
Corporal punishment back in primary education might help. JMHO
LOL, That conjured up a very disturbing image.
There were two directions to go when replying to the article. You chose differently than I. I just don’t feel comfortable allowing this guy to address real issues when his fixes are as flawed as his are.
That being said, I agree with your take on this, and the NWO crowd is alive and well even here.
Here at FR, a conservative site, according to founder Jim Robinson, members preferring Ron Paul are currently totaling 5.5% in the poll on the lower right side of the cover page.
Non-members go for Paul at the rate of 20.7
Yet RP gets more threads than any other candidate.
Guilty as charged. The one and only reason that I post Ron Paul threads is I enjoy reading 40 or 50 posts about what a complete jackass the good doctor is. I also enjoy hearing from the nutters defending him.
Guilty of having an obscene camel toe.
What was your first clue, Rep Paul?
don't leave out Jackson Mississippi. I have a dear friend there who thinks RP walks on water and despises Bush. She includes an upside down flag and a quote from Paul in all her emails. He must be a very charismatic man... she literally believes he can do no wrong!
The major crisis in this country is traitorous appeasing Liberals.
Over 7,000,000 views. Please tell me shes an aspiring actress, and not some demented fan ready to slash her wrists.
There is simply no way that the Clinton’s could bribe Ron Paul. I have many issues with the man and I believe his nomination by the GOP would be an unmitigated electoral disaster but I do not believe the man could be bribed.
I'm not sure, but I think that the creature in the video was a male.
Unless they bribed him with Shrimp earmarks......