Skip to comments.Paul to GOP: Why don't you Neocon Constitution-haters like me?
Posted on 03/20/2008 7:11:35 AM PDT by jdm
Representative Ron Paul, Republican nominee for Congress in Texas district 14, believes there is a 'New Right' conspiracy against him in the GOP.
Despite the fact that he shifted effort from his Presidential campaign to ensure he beat the mainstream Republican, Chris Peden, in the Texas 14 primary, and that he still has neither endorsed John McCain for President nor even acknowledged that he needs to work with McCain to ensure Republican victory in November, Paul thinks the burden is on the party to come to him.
Says the Washington Times:
The Texas congressman says neither he nor his supporters have heard from Mr. McCain or Republican National Committee Chairman Mike Duncan since March 4, when the Arizona senator accumulated enough delegates to clinch the party's presidential nomination.
"I don't think they want them," Mr. Paul told The Washington Times, adding that indifference doesn't surprise him because the party's establishment has deserted traditional conservative principles for big government and foreign intervention.
"We don't agree with them," he says. "We agree with the Old Right, and they're the New Right, which is 'The Wrong,' [because] the New Right has morphed into neoconservative."
Look, Congressman, it's very simple: You have sold yourself as a Republican to the voters in your home district. They believed it, but the rest of us are not bound to do the same. After all your outlandish rhetoric this campaign season, the burden is on you to prove that you are back in the fold by endorsing John McCain for President. Just take that one step, and that will prove we can work with you.
Had you won the Republican nomination, surely anyone who failed to back you would have been relegated to Republican in Name Only status, and been held up for mockery and attack. The time has come for you to hold up your end of the deal and avoid that fate. Nobody will ask you to campaign for Senator McCain, though it would be nice of you to do some outreach to your supporters. Just ask your supporters to vote for him, though, in one simple, unambiguous statement. I have no connections inside the national GOP, but I have to believe that is all anyone wants.
He’s totally nuts.
I don’t LIKE him because he is a NEO CON.
Good riddance, Ron Paul.
You may want to look up the definition of a neo-con. Ron Paul does not quality.
Paul has more conservative in his little finger than McCain has on his entire hand.
If it weren’t for his idiotic take on isolationism, and his refusal to reject the nutcase racists that infected his publications team at one point, then he’d be viable.
But, if one simply takes 20 conservative issues and compares Paul and McCain, Paul would rate a 19 and McCain would be lucky to get to 9.
McCain still is not my choice UNLESS he picks a known, viable, non-Cino, conservative running mate.
I’m actually going to (gasp!) stand up for Paul on this one—if he doesn’t agree with McCain’s stands on issues, there’s no real reason for him to make the symbolic move of endorsing him.
And honestly, considering the makeup of the odd coalition of supporters that Paul put together during his run, I’d say more of them will be voting for Ralph Nader than would vote for John McCain anyway.
Ron Paul is many things, but he’s certainly not a neo-con. If anything, he’s nearly a line-by-line Libertarian. Open borders, isolationist, minimal government, and so on.
There. Fixed it for you. :o)
Because he’s a freak??
unless you are shrimp-boater, then Ron Paul is a liberal as John Murtha.
You also forgot the Alex Jones 911-truthers.
Will Paul take the Constitution Party nomination?
And the Party's establishment's side of that bargain would be...?
Anyone who attempts to equate Paul and senile John Murtha is going to have a tough sell with me. State your case.
Is this phrase trying to imply that McCain needs Ron Paul to win in November?
I don't know whether McCain will win or not (I suspect he will), but I know the Ron Paul endorsement will carry him about as far towards victory as the endorsements of a barber named Gus in Des Moines and bus driver named Suzie in Laredo.
Paul has his anti-war base of moonbats, but they are not voting for McCain. Ever.
And the r3VOLutianries will be around for years to mess things up. The local GOP is now neck-deep in Pauleroids wanting to pass idiot resolutions against the war in Iraq, and calling for the dissolution of the Federal Reserve, and siding with the progressives on every local issue.
There are plenty of them who still believe they can steal the nomination this fall if they get enough delegates to switch their vote from McCain to Paul.
It couldn’t be because he acts as if he is a few bricks shy of having a full load could it?
That's a tough call. I don't think he wants to be Nader(R) on this cycle, though he would certainly be a good fit with either the Constitutional and Libertarian parties. I think he's more likely to stick with his congressional race and hold other Republican's feet to the fire when he takes office.
He’s right. I will oppose him, and anyone who supported his just. Until he gets his head screwed on straight about the war, I want nothing to do with him.
RP trashes the Republican Party every chance he has then whines they don’t reach out to him........what a fruit cake.