Skip to comments.Ron Paul Warns GOP Not To "Capitulate" On Taxes, Won't Rule Out Indy Bid (Hannity radio interview)
Posted on 11/18/2011 4:43:24 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
Ron Paul with Sean Hannity discussing the economy and the election. Paul talks about the lack of attention he receives, if he is not ignored altogether. Paul says he and his staff were "annoyed" by the fact that he only received 89 seconds to speak at the last Republican debate.
Paul warned his Republican colleagues in the Congress that they better keep their pledge to not raise taxes. He says if they do "capitulate" on taxes then people will make them pay.
"I have no intention of doing that," Paul says of a third-party run if he doesn't get the Republican nomination. However, when asked several times by Hannity to rule out an independent bid, he would not.
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Libertarians are Liberals.
Libertarians care more about being Socially Liberal than they do about being Fiscally Conservative.
If a Libertarian runs a strong third party campaign, it just means that votes are siphoned away from the Republican.
This is how Obama gets his second term.
We’ve been here before.
Bill Clinton became president with 43% of the vote.
Is vote for roupaul over mittens or zero in the general...
Is vote for roupaul over mittens or zero in the general...
YUP! Ross Perot.
I would walk ten miles uphill in the snow barefooted to vote for Dr Ron.
I heard the interview, and Paul isn’t going to run. He kept repeating he had no intention or plans to run and didn’t want to. Hannity kept on asking if he would say that under absolutely no circumstances would he run, and Paul kept saying he had no intention to run.
Stupid radio and a useless line of inquiry. If there is any out at all involved in the “no intention”/”no plans” response it would probably involve developments about as remote as an invasion by space aliens. Paul will stay on the reservation if for no other reason than to help Rand’s prospects for the future.
A vote for IndyPaul is a vote for four more years of Zero...
That’s probably why he’s not ruling it out. If Romney is on the ticket, the GOP will be in real turmoil with the base, and Rep. Paul would have good reason to run as an independent.
And in 1968, a vote for Nixon ended up being a vote for Johnson, the same inept handling of Vietnam, none of the Great Society was repealed and in fact Nixon created the EPA.
So says you. I see a hell of a lot of people that flat out refuse to vote for mittens.
You have that right! But Ron Paul is already siphoning votes from real contenders. The GOP isn’t going to elect a Libertarian like Paul. He knows it, but gets to keep the money after his failed bid. Doesn’t matter what his numbers look like in Iowa. Paul is a non-starter.
Have you considered keeping your shoes on and driving up the hill?
Never mind, walking barefooted in the snow might be ‘normal’ for Paul supporters.
Even the threat of this makes me ill.
And a vote for Romney/Gingrich is a vote for four years of Romney/Gingrich.
If there is a RINO on the GOP ticket, I’m voting 3rd Party by writing in Sarah Palin as my choice for President.
I refuse to vote for mittens under ANY circumstance. If Dr. Paul runs obey, though he HAS said he will NOT, I will vote for him if mittens is the nominee. Is that clear enough?
If the nominee is anyone BUT Dr. Paul, Obummer stands a good chance of getting reelected and CWII starting...
Yes, GOP should NOT cave on taxes, no conservatives are not going to back Paul.
If he runs as an independent, the three people who would vote for him will not make a difference to either main stream candidate.
Are you trying to say here that only Paul can beat BHO?
I think CWII is almost assured, no matter what happens with the electoral process. The 50-state union is living on borrowed time.
He’ll steal more votes from Obama than from the GOP.
That kook is a great asset to Obama. He pollutes and dilutes the GOP race. He has never had any chance of winning and never will. His only support is the same cult that always promotes him.
I’m saying he’s the only one running who fully honors the Constitution. I believe he COULD READILY beat Obummer and I believe his 1.5 trillion and 3-4 department cuts in year one of his administration are the only things that can PEACEFULLY restore the republic.
I’m losing faith in any GOP candidate doing anything to reverse the course we the United States is heading towards.
A third party candidate who appeals to both sides and wants to put America first would be great.
Ross Perot could have a great shot of doing this had he not got out because of threats to his family and than got back in and asked the Admiral to join him as VP.
Watched some of “Unreasonable man” about Ralph Nader’s 08 bid. In that film he talks about being threatened and offered millions of dollars to drop out by several sources because they knew it would hurt Gore.
We need to be saved and this two party, same party of nitwits don’t give a crap about anyone but their jobs.
I don’t want to jump to the presumption that you are a moron.
So let me explain that if election day happens to be clear and sunny and I live in Coral Gables next to the polling station I would put on my shorts and vote for Ron Paul barefooted.
But if I lived in, say Alaska ten miles from the polling station and someone like you had stolen my vehicle, or slashed the tires and taken my shoes because of some pathetic foot fetish.
Then on my Oath if Ron Paul Paul were the Republican nominee I would walk barefooted to vote for him.
I know, I know,
I am a anti semetic jew hating nazi.
I know your tactics, save your breath.
Now thats funny.
Many of the things Dr. Paul says are appealing, but he is a better talker and conversationalist than a serious leader. He just is too much a NUT, and a dangerous nut at that. He thinks that we can get along with Iran by being more friendly to them. He is clueless on real-world foreign policy. That is dangerous, and could be fatal for America.
If the race is between Obama and Paul, I will seriously consider moving to Poland and I do not even speak Polish! Or maybe I will go to Lithuania. Who knows.
Unlike Perry, bet the old man could name the departments he wants to cut.
No matter who wins, the GOV will continue to explode with more BS departments.
If they nominate Newt or Romney, I’m done with the republicans. If I wanted to pay for abortions, I don’t need them to force me to pay for them.
Meet the new twirp, same as the old twirp...
Your beginning wasn’t very good, kinda flat. Your ending, well, it sucked.
BUT, that stuff in the middle was absolutely hilarious.
Just so you’ll know, I kinda like Paul, except for that sanity thing. ;>)
Seriously, you should vote for the candidate that you believe in and trust the most, but if your going to make it public that you’re a Paul supporter, you need to be ready for the wisecracks and jokes.
I meant you no harm, but Paul is such a target rich environment that guys like me just can’t help it. I know, I know, it’s a self control issue...LOL
The Republican circular firing squad continues.
OK to Cheers, nuff said
Obama has no greater asset in this race than Willard Romney.
They touch on that and losing Clinton's state too.
If the GOP House agrees to raise taxes, he has said he wouldnt rule out a possible 3rd party run.
But if the GOP house does raise taxes, Ron Paul is the least of our issues. We likely wont win in 2012 anyway in that case. The party will be a mess. The libertarians will be mad. The conservatives will be mad. The fiscal conservatives will be mad. Only the moderates will be happy.
The College Dolts have no place to go, hows that Hopey Changey workin' for them now, jobless living in Mom's basement.
Ron Paul on the other hand:
* Allows them to vote from someone who is anti-war / isolationist in foreign policy.
* Allows them to vote for someone who is Pro-Dope.
The Anti War Stoner vote goes to Paul instead of Oboingo...
That horse left the barn a long time ago. "It" has been over for some time now.
Ron Paul has done nothing but raise money and run for President in the last 25 years..believe me, my hubby is 78 years old, and I have canceled checks he has given to Ron Paul...I put a stop to it after his 3rd run for president...my hubby and I live only on SS...
I have allot of Christmas cards from him ($25 donation or more) I have family pictures, and also Ron Pauls family Christmas Cook book ($100 donation or more)
He is nothing but a fund raising machine...JMHO
That's what I think.
Look at it this way: The Republicans cannot win by nominating a "moderate", which is another way of saying "liberal lite".
Ron Paul is the exact opposite of Obama and any other liberal, so he has the best position to articulate real differences between conservativism and liberalism.
If a RINO is nominated, we lose (again!).
When has Paul done that, he is not a conservative he is a libertarian.