Skip to comments.Rand Paul Asks Father's Supporters Not to Give Up on GOP
Posted on 07/21/2012 10:30:45 PM PDT by Innovative
Despite his father's invitation to the Republican Convention apparently having been lost in the mail, Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is encouraging the army of Ron Paul supporters not to give up on the GOP.
As The New American reported at the time, on June 7, the younger Paul told Sean Hannity that while his "first choice had always been [his] father," now that the nominating process is over he would be campaigning for former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney.
During the interview, Rand Paul recounted a 30-minute meeting he had with Governor Romney in Washington, D.C. recently. During this meeting, Paul reports, he and Romney discussed many issues important to himself and his father.
Finally, Senator Paul told Hannity that he believes that with Mitt Romney there is "a lot of kinship on those issues" that are important to Ron Paul and his "legion of young supporters."
(Excerpt) Read more at thenewamerican.com ...
I hope Rand Paul has a long and successful political career.
Many of his supporters are anti-war liberal democrats who probably never really planned on voting for him in the general.
Well, I’m anti stupid wars, but I’m no liberal nor a Democrat. Haven’t seen anyone say what the goal is in Iraq or Afghanistan. Saying we fight a global war on terror (terror being a tactic, and thus, incapable of surrender) means the government can start a war at any time and continue it perpetually. We are sacrificing our good men and women for what exactly?
Per the article at New American:
“The first issue mentioned by Senator Paul was the audit of the Federal Reserve. Saying that he and his father believe that there should be more transparency and more congressional oversight of the unconstitutional central bank, Paul went on to say that this [the audit of the Fed] is something Governor Romney was supportive of throughout his campaign.
Those loyal to his father and to the cause of auditing or abolishing the Federal Reserve know that not only has Mitt Romney not supported this critical plank of the constitutional platform, but in fact he has explicitly spoken out against it.
I think Ben Bernanke [the chairman of the Federal Reserve] is a student of monetary policy; hes doing as good a job as he thinks he can do. Im not going to spend my time going after Ben Bernanke. Im not going to spend my time focusing on the Federal Reserve, Romney has observed.
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Oy! Gov. Romney speaks with a forked tongue!
We get nothing, not even the oil.
I said "many" NOT "all". I'm sure you can agree with me on what was said in my comment.
Of course there are legit Libertarians and legit Constitutionalists who support the man.
But there are many anti-war, liberal democrats who also "supported" him in the GOP Primaries but doubtful they were really planning on voting for him in the general.
I actually searched, today, to see how I can register as an Independent in my county. I am SICK to death of how this country is headed (and frikkin’ SICK of the RNC sending me pablum through the mail, which I shred, and email, which I delete.....and the Rebubics (thanks Mark Levin) left me long ago. ESPECIALLY during McCain as being the pick. I may vote for Romney .....but it will be the lesser of two evils....like I did for McCain (because of Sarah). I’m SICK of having to make the “lesser of two evils” choice!!!!!
Sadly, I’m where you are now. I have been a hard working Republican since 1980. I always hit the streets and my check book. They left me in the dust. I’ll be watching to see if real conservatives (not Chris Christie) have a voice at the convention, and to see who exactly is the VP choice; expecting nothing. I am so sorry for my daughter & any kids she may have.
The party has plainly spoken. We conservatives are asked to kiss off, as “they” are moving left. Obviously. We can’t influence the party, and we can’t go Third Party without a competent, experienced soul with broad influence. America is changed.
My mother worked sooooo hard to get RID of the damned ‘DixiCrats’ where we live....including the ones that changed over and ‘claiming’ to be ‘Republicans’. It makes me sick. We deal with the ‘Dixicrats’ even to this DAY, here.
LOVE you , Mom. I poo poo’d you, but now I’ve awakened!
We were NEVER about ‘race’....we were about ‘responsibility’.
The party has plainly spoken. We conservatives are asked to kiss off, as they are moving left. Obviously. We cant influence the party, and we cant go Third Party without a competent, experienced soul with broad influence. America is changed.
I don’t know about going ‘third’....but I sure as HELL will want to RECLAIM.
Beck was right about the “Overton Window”.
On balance, the Democrat record is worse in all regards: politics, freedom, war, ethics, morality, economics. It's a no-contest, no-brainer decision.
Most of them come from an economics/small government perspective, but are oblivious of the threats from Communism and Islam. Each time I talk to them, I am forced to remind them that they need to talk about the threats from Communists as much as they talk about the Federal Reserve and that Ron Paul is flat out wrong when he describes Muslims as victims. After all, Islam is anti-liberty as well. Many Ron Paul supporters are naive about Islam and do not know how to answer this point.
Pssst. It’s not only Ron Paul supporters that have given up on the GOP.
I’m with you my friend.
I doubt Rand is going to have much luck getting libertarian leaning Constitutionalists to vote for the socialist Ronmey.
The gop has been unofficially telling conservatives to go to hell since at least 1988. The only change is that it’s now official gop policy.
Rand Paul has little sway with his father’s supporters. His support of willard is looked at more as an act of betrayal than anything.
You are absolutely correct that Democrat politicians have always been the ones who started useless wars in the past. That makes it that much more painful that Bush and other Republicans were so eager to send our troops into a conflict that was bound to result in guerilla war. It’s as if none of them had ever read a history book, and people like Wolfowitz and Perle, who were so arrogant and stupid in predicting it would all be easy, ought to hand their heads in shame.
I suppose some liberals supported Paul in the primary, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they were more likely to support Romney. As far as I can tell, there isn’t much difference between Romney of MA and their guy Obama.
There should not be open primaries. Only registered Republicans should be allowed to vote in Republican primaries. I don’t care what the donkeys do. ;-)
I suppose some liberals supported Paul in the primary, but I wouldnt be surprised if they were more likely to support Romney. As far as I can tell, there isnt much difference between Romney of MA and their guy Obama.
There should not be open primaries. Only registered Republicans should be allowed to vote in Republican primaries. I dont care what the donkeys do. ;-)
Would that not defeat the goal of most (re: liberal) “Dr.” Paul supporters? If Liberals could NOT vote in GOP primaries “Dr.” Paul would get no support at all....
Well, some of us consider him to be the true conservative. Real conservatives know that war is never easy nor quick, and that troops should never be sent for some policy wonk’s dreams of democracy among barbarians.
“Well, some of us consider him to be the true conservative.”
Then you are not a conservative yourself. Or can’t tell the difference. Either way, Ron Paul does NOT belong in the GOP. If you want a surrender monkey, 9-11 “truther” as POTUS you are free to vote for him. But you, and your ilk, would probably find a warmer reception over at the Huffington Post or DU then you will here.
Mainstream GOP will not vote for Ron “freaking” Paul (or the new darling “Rand”). Under ANY circumstances. Get used to that fact. If I was to get “Dr.” Paul a birthday present, you know what it would be? A full mental check up. (And the apple don’t fall far from the tree.)
If you want to vote for a liberal, fine. Go ahead. I have stated repeatedly that there is no way I will vote for
Romney. Not one chance in heck. Like most of the mainstream GOP I will simply stay home. But if you think for even one second I would vote for a mental patient like Ron Paul, you need to join him in delusion. (Most Paul supporters already fall into that delusion. That he has a SERIOUS chance to actually become president. I just shake my head in wonder).
You want to vote liberal, go ahead. But get over to DU where people will actually take your nonsense seriously.