Skip to comments.Paul Voters Not Necessarily Party Voters
Posted on 12/30/2011 12:41:42 PM PST by presidio9
With Representative Ron Paul performing solidly in Republican presidential polls and near the top in Iowa a recurring question nags at political wise-guys: Will the Texas libertarians corps of loyal and energized supporters be an asset to an eventual Republican nominee?
Or will they be a liability if that nominee is not named Ron Paul meaning, they will vote only for Mr. Paul as a third-party or write-in candidate, or stay home altogether, which would probably help the prospective Democratic nominee, President Obama?
Based on discussion with a dozen supporters at candidate events across the state including a Paul rally of about 500 here Wednesday night the Paul Posse contains a considerable Ron or Im Gone population.
Of those people interviewed, three said they would vote for the Republican nominee if it was not Mr. Paul, and two said they were not sure. But seven respondents said they would support only Mr. Paul in the general election either as a write-in or third-party candidate (the latter of which Mr. Paul has not ruled out). Ideally, they said, he would be the Republican nominee.
If the Republican Party is going to remain viable, it needs to nominate Ron Paul, said Sean Curtin of Iowa City, who estimates that that Libertarian-Constitutional constituency that supports Mr. Paul makes up 25 percent of the Republican Party.
And if they dont nominate Mr. Paul?
I would not vote for anyone else, said Eric Grote, who travelled to Iowa from Turkey, where he lives half the year,
(Excerpt) Read more at thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com ...
In another shocking development, fire is hot.
Paulbots are the scum of the earth. They’ll vote for Obama if their neo-nazi messiah Ron Paul doesn’t get the republican nomination.
Mr. Grote, any Muslim sympathizer is happy to vote for Paul, as well as Democrats who wish to ridicule the Republican party, since they don’t have to be registered Republicans to caucus in Iowa.
It obviously needs to be repeated again and again on this conservative website: If you are not prepared to vote for the Republican candidate (even Mitt Romney) to defeat Barak Obama, you don't belong here.
Actually they are party voters. Democrat party, that is.
Besides the kooks and nuts who support Paul, the libs have a vested interest in supporting him.
Are these the same unemployed live in the basement types that voted for the anointed one last time?
They are still unemployed cause the hopee-changee didn't work...
( sarc off ).
I have been saying for eons, he will get the Anti-War-ers, The Stoners, and I amend that now to add the Hollyweirders and maybe even the Anti-Semites.
What a frickin' carnival this cycle is becoming.
Sarah please throw your hat in after NH....
Actually, it appears that you need to be reminded that the owner of this site has stated that he will never vote for Romney....so I guess you don’t belong here if you would vote for Romney.
If you liked Barry’s bow to Muslim despots, wait til you see RP tie himself to a four poster bed in his BVDs!
“It obviously needs to be repeated again and again on this conservative website: If you are not prepared to vote for the Republican candidate (even Mitt Romney) to defeat Barak Obama, you don’t belong here.”
Mr. Plantation Overseer, you might want to issue your directives to the site’s owner, just to see how quickly he jumps to compliance upon your say so.
As for me, if Mitt Romney is the best the GOP can come up with, the GOP is part of the problem. If the best the GOP can come up with is Romney, the GOP needs to be ground out of existence.
Like a free bird from a great height, I eject high velocity guano all over Mitt Romney and any organization or individual who would assist his creep to a higher and warmer rock.
I will crawl over broken glass to vote against Mitt Romney. Bank on it.
Piss on you, pal. Looks like you just numbered your days on this pro-life conservative forum. I will NEVER vote for Romney nor allow him to be supported on this forum!!
Again, I can't stand Mitt Romney, but I am smart enough to understand that he is preferable to Barak Obama if only because we won't get three more Elana Kagens on SCOTUS under him.
I will repeat my point in a way that you can perhaps understand: If you see no difference between the Conservative candidates (Dr. Paul is a libertarian, not a conservative) and Barak Obama, you don't belong on this website.
I’m a Paul Supporter, but I do not live under any delusion that he can get the nomination straight up, I’m hoing for a brokered convention with no clear majority winner, then we can walk away from Romney whom I can not support under any circumstances. I will write in RP if Romney is the nominee, Ive lived in New England for 40 years, I know who Romney is.
shurrrrre. He's a RINO, man. He'll fold. You can trust in that. Bush the Elder was a paragon of GOP virtue compared to Romney...
See post 14 on this thread. I can’t and won’t be supporting Mitt Romney, but if I have to chose between him and Barak Obama (and I believe the blood of patriots requires that I do), I will hold my nose and vote for Romney.
Stay home if you must. My point is, was, and will be that the Paulestinians on this website are doing Romney’s work for him.
BTW, Dr. Paul has a 56% rating from the National Right to Life Foundation.
Well, you won’t be choosing him on this pro-life website. The day you do will be your last day as a FReeper!!
“I will repeat my point in a way that you can perhaps understand: If you see no difference between the Conservative candidates (Dr. Paul is a libertarian, not a conservative) and Barak Obama, you don’t belong on this website.”
I will repeat myself in a way perhaps you can understand:
1) Romney and Republicans like him are as much the enemy of life, liberty and prosperity as Obama and Democrats like him. ‘Republican’ does not equal ‘conservative’, and the amount of overlap has been in sharp decline for over twenty years.
2) I will not whore my vote to Romney, or to the Menshevik party just because it is ‘better’ than the Bolshevik party.
3) You may pander or compromise with any who are interested, it is not my concern. But if you do choose to get in bed with a ‘lesser evil’, you are in a compromising position with evil.
4) I am a guest on this site with or without your approval. If you do not like it, that sort of makes me laugh.
That's a strong possibility. What were're essentially talking about here is the difference between a guy we KNOW will appoint liberal activist judges, and a guy who COULD do so. This paradigm is generally referred to as "the lesser of two evils." The idea is to avoid getting to that point in the first place. Because Dr. Paul is a liberatarian, not a conservative, we know that he won't be winning the nominiation, even if his solid following and organization gives him a strong showing in the Iowa CAUCUS. All he's doing there is hurting the other viable not-Romney candidates.