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Will Ron Paul Pick Up Many Of Rick Perry's Voters?
The Christian Science Monitor ^ | January 19, 2012 | Peter Grier

Posted on 01/20/2012 5:52:29 AM PST by truthkeeper

Will Ron Paul benefit from Rick Perry dropping out of the presidential race? There’s been lots of talk today about how Newt Gingrich might pick up voters from the Perry campaign’s demise, but less about how it might affect the libertarian from Texas, who – it must be noted – is now one of only four major candidates left in the race.

Congressman Paul himself joked about picking up Perry supporters Thursday morning. Asked for his reaction to the Perry news by a CBS News reporter, Paul said, “I’m glad, I’ll have all his votes!” Then he laughed. Clearly, he was kidding.

“If somebody else likes a Texan maybe [they’ll] come to me,” Paul continued, then kept moving along shaking hands with supporters.

Strictly speaking, Paul certainly will benefit from Mr. Perry pulling out. Mr. Gingrich won’t get all of Perry’s support. Paul, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum will all pick up a share.

(Excerpt) Read more at csmonitor.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: galvestonsnoopy; rino; ronpaul

1 posted on 01/20/2012 5:52:34 AM PST by truthkeeper
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To: truthkeeper

P.S. Ron Paul refuses to release his tax returns!


2 posted on 01/20/2012 5:53:32 AM PST by Saundra Duffy ( For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: truthkeeper

Nope


3 posted on 01/20/2012 5:54:03 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: truthkeeper

Is this a news article or wishfull thinking on the part of the Monitor staff?


4 posted on 01/20/2012 5:55:02 AM PST by MSF BU
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To: truthkeeper

I cannot understand why Christian Science has survived but the paper is actually sort of interesting as long as you read it knowing there is falsehood in the Christian Scientology


5 posted on 01/20/2012 5:55:02 AM PST by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: truthkeeper

*snort*

Now that’s funny. Most Texans I know think Paul is nuttier than squirrel crap.


6 posted on 01/20/2012 5:55:32 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: rarestia
Paul is my congressman, 14th dist TX. People in TX that voted for Perry against the Libertarian/Paul candidate won't switch to Paul just because he's a Texan. I wouldn't mind seeing Paul as Secretary of the Treasury though. I'm just hoping the next “republican” candidate for the 14th is really a republican and not a libertarian crony of Paul's. Not that I'm all that against libertarianism as a philosophy. Just the characters in the Libertarian party are, well characters.
7 posted on 01/20/2012 6:05:01 AM PST by dblshot (Insanity: electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: Saundra Duffy

Tax returns? I’d rather see a mental health report.


8 posted on 01/20/2012 6:06:33 AM PST by Cato in PA (Alas, poor Mittens! We knew him too well.)
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To: truthkeeper

No way, Jose!


9 posted on 01/20/2012 6:06:59 AM PST by mkboyce
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To: truthkeeper
I wouldn't think so. Perry's supporters a generally pretty intelligent.
10 posted on 01/20/2012 6:07:22 AM PST by tbpiper
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To: Cato in PA; Allegra

Ha


11 posted on 01/20/2012 6:09:30 AM PST by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: truthkeeper

Will Ron Paul Pick Up Many Of Rick Perry’s Voters?

Only the ones on drugs.


12 posted on 01/20/2012 6:11:09 AM PST by ZULU (LIBERATE HAGIA SOPHIA!!!!!)
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To: tbpiper
I wouldn't think so. Perry's supporters a generally pretty intelligent.

LOL! Ouch.
13 posted on 01/20/2012 6:13:27 AM PST by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: truthkeeper

If Perry had enough voters to matter he would still be in the race.


14 posted on 01/20/2012 6:15:50 AM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: truthkeeper

I am amazed how naive most writers are about endorsements. There’s no thinking on the part of Perry or Newt that Perry’s endorsement is going to magically translate each Perry supporter to Newt. It’s not about that.

It’s about timing, and this was perfect.
It’s about momentum, and with that, Perry’s kind words might impact undecideds, left over Bachmann folks, or squishy Santorum voters who were debating whether or not to switch to Newt.

Further, it could harden support from squishy Newt voters who also liked Perry.

In other words, it is sheer shallow lazy thinking to contemplate this in terms of “the Perry 5%” or whatever. The impact might be much greater, or much less, than that 5% when it’s all said and done.


15 posted on 01/20/2012 6:15:49 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: ZX12R

I’ve never seen so many consonants in one tagline. :-)


16 posted on 01/20/2012 6:19:23 AM PST by truthkeeper (Vote Against Barack Obama in 2012! (That's my story and I'm sticking to it.))
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To: truthkeeper

The premise is stupid. Why would people who support a reasoned person go to a member of the lunatic party.


17 posted on 01/20/2012 6:19:52 AM PST by svcw (For the new year: you better toughen up, if you are going to continue to be stupid.)
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To: truthkeeper
After Paultards running this ad? I don't think so.


18 posted on 01/20/2012 6:22:21 AM PST by mnehring
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To: mnehring

LOL...is that for real??


19 posted on 01/20/2012 6:31:06 AM PST by truthkeeper (Vote Against Barack Obama in 2012! (That's my story and I'm sticking to it.))
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To: truthkeeper

Now this is like asking ‘Will it snow tomorrow in hell?’. Sometimes I just think some ‘journalists’ are simpletons and whether that is the case or not they certainly thing most of us are. Ok Paul and Perry are both elected officials from Texas and both served in the military. They share some of the same ideas on the size of govt but I don’t know ONE Perry supporter for who Paul would be their first choice now that Perry has dropped out and I know many of them some of them who were a part of the campaign from the beginning. I’m sure there may be a few just like I’m sure that some John Huntsman supporters went to Newt and Santorum. Some voters are eclectic and when talking with real voters sometimes its a ‘Dear God experience’ similar to the shows where a camera is shoved into a passer by’s face and they offer their humble ‘reasoning’ for supporting a candidate and you realize that all the well thought out reasons and arguments for supporting such and such that political gurus dwell over are like a fly in a hurricane for many voters.


20 posted on 01/20/2012 6:35:47 AM PST by Maelstorm (Better to keep your enemy in your sights than in your camp expecting him to guard your back.)
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To: truthkeeper
I don't think many Rick Perry supporters were 9/11 truthers so the answer in no.
21 posted on 01/20/2012 6:41:18 AM PST by McGruff (Go Nuclear Newt.)
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To: truthkeeper

yep
http://www.mediaite.com/online/ron-paul-supporter-runs-full-page-newspaper-ad-seeking-possible-rick-perry-mistresses/


22 posted on 01/20/2012 6:47:00 AM PST by mnehring
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To: truthkeeper
Some, maybe those who must support a fellow Texan, feel they cannot support a candidate with a less than stellar personal history, consider the other three remaining not Libertarian-Conservative enough and/or too infected with Washington Beltway and Wall Street thinking and money. But probably not more than a small portion of the Perry supporters who have held on to his candidacy to the very end. The rest jumped ship in one direction or another long ago. The immediate endorsement of Gingrich was probably at least somewhat persuasive with such bitter enders.
23 posted on 01/20/2012 6:49:21 AM PST by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: truthkeeper

At 2% or so it won’t matter one way or the other regardless of have the fall.


24 posted on 01/20/2012 6:53:53 AM PST by deport (..............God Bless Texas............)
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To: truthkeeper
LOL...is that for real??

Yep. Austin liberals have been trying for over a decade to dig up dirt on Rick Perry.

25 posted on 01/20/2012 6:55:16 AM PST by Drew68
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To: truthkeeper

If I had to bet I’d bet Newt gets the lion’s share of Perry’s votes on Sat.


26 posted on 01/20/2012 6:56:54 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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Will Ron Paul Pick Up Many Of Rick Perry's Voters?

Not this one. Yes, Governor Perry was my guy. I believed that he was the most qualified and conservative candidate in the race. I will continue to follow Governor Perry in my support of the man he wisely endorsed, Newt Gingrich.

27 posted on 01/20/2012 7:06:30 AM PST by Drew68
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To: truthkeeper

With Perry gone, that leaves only 3 candidates who have had only one wife and has (as far as we know) been faithful to that one wife.


28 posted on 01/20/2012 7:29:58 AM PST by Lorianne
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To: Lorianne

“With Perry gone, that leaves only 3 candidates who have had only one wife and has (as far as we know) been faithful to that one wife.”

Yes. Unfortunately, one of them is a spastic, anti-Semitic, Muslim-loving, 9-11 truther lunatic. Yet another is an oily, phony, dishonest, homosexual-pandering, Planned-Parenthood-donating-abortion-enabling liberal. So those two are out of the running.


29 posted on 01/20/2012 7:47:42 AM PST by CatherineofAragon
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To: Lorianne

So we have left a reasoned guy who has made huge mistakes and asked for forgiven and stated he is a repentant man but married a third time.
Another who is a muslim lover, 9/11 truther, racist, anti-Semite but married once.
Another who is a pro-homosexual agenda, pro-abortion, anti-gun guy but married once (unless you count the celestial marriages in his “temple”, then he would be a polygamist.)
The another guy who seems to be a perfectly nice fellow with reasoned thoughts and married once but hasn’t won anything in years, and was unable to to keep his senate seat.
Got it.


30 posted on 01/20/2012 8:38:00 AM PST by svcw (For the new year: you better toughen up, if you are going to continue to be stupid.)
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To: Saundra Duffy

P.S.

-Ron Paul says he will NOT accept his congressional pension.
-He gives back a large portion of his current congressional pay to the Treasury each year.
Recently it was $70,000 that he gave back.
-He is the only one who says that if, elected he’ll only accept presidential pay of around $39,000 per year - the average for an American worker - not the $400,000+ per year salary currently paid presidents.


31 posted on 01/20/2012 11:46:34 AM PST by freedommom
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To: Saundra Duffy

P.S.

-Ron Paul says he will NOT accept his congressional pension.
-He gives back a large portion of his current congressional pay to the Treasury each year.
Recently it was $70,000 that he gave back.
-He is the only one who says that if, elected he’ll only accept presidential pay of around $39,000 per year - the average for an American worker - not the $400,000+ per year salary currently paid presidents.


32 posted on 01/20/2012 11:47:00 AM PST by freedommom
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To: svcw

I’m not deeply knowledgeable about Catholic repentance but I know my Presbyterian preacher would have looked for someone to repent to both God and the injured. Don’t see Newt’s ego allowing the latter. Don’t get the sense Newt’s been successful with making apologies to his 2nd wife.


33 posted on 01/20/2012 12:09:39 PM PST by sick1 (Don't fear the freeper)
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To: freedommom
Ron Paul says he will NOT accept his congressional pension. -He gives back a large portion of his current congressional pay to the Treasury each year. Recently it was $70,000 that he gave back.

That is the only reasonable thing for him to do. Can you name one thing he has done to earn it?
The only thing I can think of that he has done for about the 30 years he has been in congress is blame America for everything he can think of.
34 posted on 01/20/2012 12:11:29 PM PST by rideharddiefast
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To: rideharddiefast

Gratuitously insulting a candidate, with whom you may disagree on certain issues, neither refutes his arguments, nor does it advance the cause of any other candidate. All it does, is make it more difficult for Republicans to come together, after the Convention, to defeat Obama.


35 posted on 01/20/2012 7:45:49 PM PST by freedommom
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