Skip to comments.Run Ron Run! Why a 3rd Party Run by Ron Paul could help the GOP. (Vanity)
Posted on 12/31/2011 6:36:09 AM PST by no dems
Just read on another thread where "American Idol" winner and recording artist, Kelly Clarkson has endorsed Ron Paul (spiking her CD sales 442%). He's also liked by Barry Manilow, White Supremacists, anti-Semites, the "Occupy" protesters, the anti-war crowd, and tons of other Liberals. So, I'm thinking....
Let Ron Paul run as a Third Party candidate. He is more like Dennish Kucinich than he is Rick Santorum. There are a lot of ultra-Liberals who are very disappointed with their "Hope and Change" President, but they'd never vote for a Republican. That would give them an outlet for a "protest vote" against Obozo and would actually probably help the GOP candidate. Am I right or am I crazy? Anybody???
You might be on to something, but I don’t know. As much as Ron Paul DOES get a lot of otherwise leftish support, I don’t know if it breaks the 50% mark or not, so it’s hard to say what would actually happen.
Everyone always compares it to Perot/Clinton/Bush and says “It will make us lose” just because we lost in THAT case.
But I agree with you, I think it will do exactly the same thing as before, except in our favor.
It depends on who the republican candidate is. If it's a RINO like Romney, many disaffected conservatives might go the Ron Paul route as their own protest vote.
Position by position, Perot was more like Kucinich than Reagan, and yet his persona won him an inordinate number of conservative votes.
I fear a third party run by anyone (especially Paul) will guarantee Obama a second term.
Leftists who “like” Ron Paul, like him as a Republican. In other words, they are advising us to choose him as our candidate so the nation gets a choice between Communism and Legal Weed.
If he ran against the communist, they would quickly learn that he wants to turn off entitlements and a gazillion other leftist “programs” and then the shine would wear off real fast.
Thinking Paul will take any votes from Obama is crazy. All the leftists will vote for Obama.
Why would it give it to Obama? I mean seriously, state your case other than flippantly calling because it happened before to our disadvantage.
I think you’re onto something here... Deep inside - I’ve been thinking RP is polling higher because the young idealist indie’s love him, he’s cool to them or whatever. I cannot for the life of me think that a rational, conservative could even consider him as our Commander in Cheif. The Young Liberal/Anarchists/Extremist Libertarian vote will pull votes from the Dems.
The problem with some of Paul’s support, is some is so far left it meets the far, far right around the bend. He really plays a nasty game. I would not consider it a completely black or white issue, although my gut says people like white supremacists may not vote as much as anti-semitic leftists.
This is the Moronic Assertion of the Week. Anyone who that takes votes away from Obama’s GOP opponent helps to re-elect Obama.
The sooner Ron Paul goes away....the better.
It is so important to shore up enough support to ensure an O-bozo defeat.
Now, after Republicans take control and they let us down once again.
3rd party independent conservative run would be just dandy with me.
That includes even the notion of a 3rd party run....which would be absolutely ignorant.
Ron Paul would pull 6 conservative leaning votes for every 4 liberal leaning votes. Obama is the savior of liberals, they will vote for him if it hairlips the world.
I could see as many as 4 people running at this point.
and either a conservative like Gingrich or a RINO like Romney if either loses.
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