Skip to comments.Why the Ron Paul Campaign is Dangerous
Posted on 11/11/2007 12:39:35 PM PST by PlainOleAmerican
I hate wasting this much press time on Ron Paul. But the Paul campaign is becoming a real threat to the Republican primary process and if allowed to continue, he will take votes away from the most conservative Republican candidates in the party, not the most liberal. This is bad for the party and the country.
So, how Republican is Republican candidate Ron Paul?
If hes funded largely by anti-war leftists, from Democrat stronghold districts and counting on Democrats, Libertarians and members of the Green Party to win the Republican nomination, not very
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If Republicans want a nominee selected and funded by voters who normally support leftist Democrats, Ron Paul is your guy...
But if Republicans want a Republican nominated by Republicans to run against Hillary, it's time to put an end to the Ron Paul campaign...
Look-out-this-is-gonna-attract-the-swarm PING! ;)
They don’t have to like the facts, but it’s getting harder and harder for them to ignore them...
This column is right on the money (literally). Anyone willing to follow the money will find that this column is TRUE and accurate.
Not that Paul supporters have a history of checking their facts...
He gives instructions on his website on how to re-register to vote in the Republican primaries.
When I was in Pueblo yesterday, there were people in lawn chairs at every busy intersection in town with "Ron Paul" signs.
Pueblo is the second largest Democrat stronghold in Colorado.
In any case, he will not get nominated and will go away in the real main election. So I do not believe he wants to be the next Ross Perot.
This is the problem, right here...
Daily Paul is all over this strategy... They CAN botch the RNC nomination process by doing the same things they have been doing to online polls.
just because there are people willing to throw their money down the toilet doesn’t mean he’s dangerous.
Rudy is the most dangerous to the GOP precisely because he is not an anti-war kook.
How do you feel about Ron Paul?
I’m pretty sure the majority of Paul’s funding comes from perturbed libertarians.
And even if leftists do contribute to his campaign, it seems like they would be working against their interests, since Paul’s view of government is completely antithetical to liberal leftist ideology.
Although he is running as a Republican, he actually has very little support from rank and file Republicans, as every national Republican poll confirms. But it turns out that he has very little support from mainstream Libertarians either. As Dondero pointed out, Ron Paul is only attracting support from the leftwing side of the libertarian spectrum, virtually none of whom are Republicans.
According to official campaign fund raising filings posted at www.opensecrets.org, Ron Pauls top contributor is well known internet giant Google. Google, with Al Gore on the board of directors, has a long history of progressive political activism, both in the way they censor search results to bury conservative slanted stories, and in their campaign contribution habits, which is solidly Democrat, with the exception of Ron Paul.
Like Howard Dean before him, Ron Paul first grabbed headlines with his very hi-tech internet campaign, which is now easily explained by the fact that his largest constituency is in the computer tech community. It also explains how Paul supporters have perfected the art of spamming or jamming online polls, creating a false impression of bigger support while invalidating poll after poll. Other tech giants like Microsoft and Verizon top his donors list as well.
Among Ron Pauls top donor zip codes are of course parts of Texas, but also heavily liberal districts in Chicago (60614), San Francisco (94117), more than 80% of which supports Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Boxer, and Los Angeles Long Beach, which is his second largest donor area after Dallas.
What we have here is a candidate trying to win the Republican nomination by raising money from liberals across the political aisle.
This is why his fund-raising is not translating to improved poll positions.
His donors are not Republicans. So no matter how much money he raises, it is not translating into Republican support in the polls. He remains at or below 5% support in every national Republican poll, no matter how much money he raises.
Follow the facts first, then comment.
Here’s the problem with his campaign...
Not since their main goal is to lose the war on terror and Paul is more likely to do that than Hillary...
LOL! Reporting for duty!
I disagree that Paul is going to have much influence over who is going to be the eventual Republica nominee.
However, I’d much rather Democrats and other leftists waste their money by sending to Ron Paul. Leaves less for Hillary!.
Neither Giuliani or Paul should be a Republican nominee...
But only one of them is telling leftists to jump parties to screw up the Republican nomination process.
If Paul can get enough to do it to keep more conservative Republicans from getting the nomination, that could lock a Giuliani nomination...
This is gonna be a good one. You can just tell. ;)
I’m in for the ride...
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