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Speculation Mounts That Ron Paul Will Launch Third Party Presidential Bid On Tuesday’s Tonight Show
Mediaite ^ | 9/4/2012 | Noah Rothman

Posted on 09/04/2012 7:42:04 PM PDT by RightGeek

Speculation is mounting that Texas Rep. Ron Paul will mount a third party bid for the presidency as pressure from his supporters builds ahead of his appearance Tuesday night on NBC’s Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

According to a report, Paul’s supporters were deeply upset by how the libertarian Texas Representative was treated at the Republican National Convention last week. 300 of them joined in a conference call on Sunday night planning to urge Paul to launch a last-minute independent bid for the White House.

In order for Paul to appear on the ballot in all 50 states, he would have to join the Libertarian party’s ticket — either as former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson’s running mate or as his replacement. The party’s present vice presidential nominee, Jim Gray, would have to drop out of the race.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: larouchies; libetarian; obama2012; paul; rino; thirdparty; tonightshow
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I guess we will find out shortly
1 posted on 09/04/2012 7:42:14 PM PDT by RightGeek
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To: RightGeek

Rush was warning the ‘Stupid’ party this might happen ... sheesh ...


2 posted on 09/04/2012 7:43:58 PM PDT by 11th_VA (Keep your laws OFF my Big Gulp !)
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To: RightGeek

what a loser


3 posted on 09/04/2012 7:44:07 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: RightGeek

Not again!
4 posted on 09/04/2012 7:44:18 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: RightGeek; EternalVigilance; Charles Henrickson

Well, that should sound the death knell for EternalVigilance...


5 posted on 09/04/2012 7:45:36 PM PDT by bcsco (Bourbon gets better with age...I age better with Bourbon.)
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To: RightGeek

With Goode on the ballot in Virginia and now this. Can we say 4 more years of Obama? These people are more interested in themselves than the country.


6 posted on 09/04/2012 7:45:51 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: RightGeek

The GOPe should have known that not everyone would get back on the plantation after they bought the election.


7 posted on 09/04/2012 7:45:56 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: RightGeek

Ron Paul is certifiable.


8 posted on 09/04/2012 7:46:21 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Communist Party = Democrats. Socialist Party = Republicans. WE NEED A CAPITALIST FREEDOM PARTY!)
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To: RightGeek

But we really knew these peeps (Occupy) were already for him. This was all planned. Nancy embraced it......to split the ticket.


9 posted on 09/04/2012 7:46:40 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
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To: RightGeek

Ron Paul ~ Ross Perot ... Hmmmm

More than likely have the same effect.


10 posted on 09/04/2012 7:47:21 PM PDT by sawmill trash (Gun control is like trying to solve drunk driving by making it harder for sober people to own cars.)
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To: RightGeek

Uhhm, can he even get on the ballot at this point? I was under the impression that several states were starting early voting in a couple week, so the ballots have already been printed.


11 posted on 09/04/2012 7:48:02 PM PDT by apillar
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To: RightGeek

I can only appeal to the sane ones- but the other couple dozen are only hurting themselves.

Ron Paul has some legitimate issues- Romney has already called for an audit of the Fed, IIRC.

Nothing left amounts to a hill of beans in the current landscape, IMHO.


12 posted on 09/04/2012 7:48:12 PM PDT by One Name
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To: RightGeek

I am a libertarian.

Ron Paul would help usher in another four years of obama because he couldn’t get votes to win the pub nomination.

no excuse for a sorry loser. i remember ross perot, who gave us 8 years of the clintoon.

sorry. if paul wants to give us four more years of obama so he can prove himself to be as big of a narcissist as barry, then i have no respect for him.

blessings, bobo


13 posted on 09/04/2012 7:49:00 PM PDT by bobo1
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To: RightGeek

This is how we lose an election we should’ve won. Enjoy the gruel. No, those are not raisins.


14 posted on 09/04/2012 7:49:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: apillar

Quite honestly I think Ron Paul might take more votes from Obama than Romney...


15 posted on 09/04/2012 7:49:28 PM PDT by apillar
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To: RightGeek

I highly doubt it, but it would be excellent if Paul ran 3rd party. Paultards never had any intention of voting for the Republican nominee no matter who it was. They are not Republicans or conservatives and they hated all of our primary candidates other than their loopy leader. Most of the paulbots I knew in 2008 ended up voting for Obama or Libertarian - and they are going to do the same thing this time around. If Paul runs 3rd party, he will take far more votes from Obama than he will Romney.


16 posted on 09/04/2012 7:49:57 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: RightGeek

A great many of the Paul folks, in this area are either not registered to vote, at all, or not registered as Republicans.

No, a Ron Paul run would not be a good thing, but I think most of his followers would not go for Romney, anyway.

Also?

Rand Paul is finished, for any VP or Presidential bid, ever, if Ron Paul does this.


17 posted on 09/04/2012 7:49:57 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Parley Baer

Goode didn’t run in the GOP primary did he? If he didn’t pretend to be a Republican then I have no problem with him running. Paul ran in the GOP primary, aren’t there states that won’t allow him to run in the primary on another ticket?


18 posted on 09/04/2012 7:50:38 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: apillar

Was thinking the same thing.


19 posted on 09/04/2012 7:50:39 PM PDT by MNlurker
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To: RightGeek
RonPaul would be a drag on the race.


20 posted on 09/04/2012 7:50:47 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (RonPaul would be a drag on the race.)
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To: RightGeek

I didn’t realized he was that interested in seeing 4 more years of Obama. guess I was wrong.


21 posted on 09/04/2012 7:50:57 PM PDT by newheart (At what point does policy become treason?)
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To: RightGeek

Why Jay Leno? Why doesn’t the creep just go down to Charlotte and announce there. I know the communists will give him all the time he wants.


22 posted on 09/04/2012 7:51:00 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough of the freaks running the show yet?)
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To: RightGeek

He will get eight votes. People have no time for this &$*&-+$ nonsense this election.


23 posted on 09/04/2012 7:51:32 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: RightGeek

I guess I’ll take my ball and go home.....what a putz!!!! And his followers are immature little crybabies!


24 posted on 09/04/2012 7:52:40 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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To: Parley Baer
"These people are more interested in themselves than the country."

Or you could be completely wrong.

25 posted on 09/04/2012 7:52:45 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Kansas58
Rand Paul is finished, for any VP or Presidential bid, ever, if Ron Paul does this.

That is why I don't believe this will happen.

26 posted on 09/04/2012 7:53:35 PM PDT by Marathoner (Vote Romney 2012 to get rid of Obama. Vote Palin/West 2016 to finish the job.)
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To: Longbow1969
If Paul runs 3rd party, he will take far more votes from Obama than he will Romney.

Do you have any sources to back up that claim?

27 posted on 09/04/2012 7:53:50 PM PDT by airborne (MY HEROES DON'T WEAR CAPES. MY HEROES WEAR DOG TAGS ! ! !)
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To: Kansas58

I wondered if this was in the offing if Romney appeared poised to win or make it close.


28 posted on 09/04/2012 7:54:06 PM PDT by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: Kansas58

This is it for Ron Paul anyway, the end of his “career”


29 posted on 09/04/2012 7:54:36 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: sawmill trash

There is no way crazy Ron Paul gets 19% of the vote like Perot did in 1992.

There was something anti-stablishment appealing to people about Ross Perot.
Ron Paul is just batsh*t nuts, as are most of his supporters, and that will quickly become obvious to even the most clueless “undecided” voters.

Romney Ryan still win this one.


30 posted on 09/04/2012 7:54:45 PM PDT by sillsfan (Reagan and Sarah are right- WE win, they lose!)
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To: Lazamataz

I don’t think Paul will run Libertarian. It would doom Rand to the lunatic fringe after he gets booted from the R party. Not booted by the party but by conservatives blaming him, unfairly but correctly, for Paul getting obomo re-elected just as Perot got Clinton elected.


31 posted on 09/04/2012 7:54:49 PM PDT by citizen (America is at an awkward stage...Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards)
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To: apillar

He would. Not sure why people worry so much about this. Go to any Ron Paul forum. These people are not Republicans and they are not conservatives. In fact, they HATE social conservatives as much as they hate a country clubber like Romney. Paultards are simply libertarians who have realized 3rd party campaigns don’t work, so they are trying to take over the GOP. The Democrats had the LaRouchies to put up with, we’ve got the paulbots. If Paul ran 3rd party, he’d take FAR more votes from Obama than he would Romney. Go away paultards!


32 posted on 09/04/2012 7:54:49 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: RightGeek

I think it’s too late. To be placed on ballots each state has file deadlines that must be met. I believe those deadlines have passed, although I have not investigated (yet).


33 posted on 09/04/2012 7:54:49 PM PDT by Ray76
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To: GeronL

I just hope he doesn’t turn out to be the Ralph Nader of 2012. The country needs desperately to be rid of Obama.


34 posted on 09/04/2012 7:55:18 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans!)
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To: RightGeek
"In order for Paul to appear on the ballot in all 50 states, he would have to join the Libertarian party’s ticket — either as former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson’s running mate or as his replacement. The party’s present vice presidential nominee, Jim Gray, would have to drop out of the race."

Minor problem, I don't think Johnson is running because the Pubbies dissed him. Or maybe Hussein and Biteme would drop out, and Paul could run as a 'rat. Yeah, that would work! And there's still time!

35 posted on 09/04/2012 7:55:43 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: RightGeek

Wouldn’t be a surprise, the lefty bastard doesn’t have an interest in anything but himself. Just like the one


36 posted on 09/04/2012 7:56:58 PM PDT by Figment
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To: RightGeek

It will take weeks to clean up the ejaculate in the streets of Charlotte if Ron Paul announces a Third Party Bid for the presidency. The Democrats will be ecstatic. Obama will be a shoe in.


37 posted on 09/04/2012 7:57:13 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: sillsfan
There is no way crazy Ron Paul gets 19% of the vote like Perot did in 1992.

He doesn't need to. If he runs, I have a gut feeling he'll push hard in a few swing states (like Goode is in Virginia) where just a 1%-2% swing could push it to 0.

38 posted on 09/04/2012 7:57:42 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: apillar

i think that’s a possibility, or at least as many votes from obama as he takes from romney....he appeals as much to the far left howard dean type of voter as he does the paleo conservative...

also- what are the restrictions for getting on ballots at this point in time???


39 posted on 09/04/2012 7:58:32 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: RightGeek
My goodness gracious, what is it with these “little men”, like Perot and Paul, is ego that strong as to throw the race to O,Bummer?
40 posted on 09/04/2012 7:59:18 PM PDT by Gertie
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To: Parley Baer
With Goode on the ballot in Virginia and now this. Can we say 4 more years of Obama? These people are more interested in themselves than the country.

As if the entrenched insider Republicans and Democrats are not.

41 posted on 09/04/2012 8:00:42 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: apillar

Having been rejected from the party in one primary, can he jump into another party’s ballot that has already had their nomination process conclude?

You can’t vote in one primary and then sign a petition to get someone on the ballot in another party.


42 posted on 09/04/2012 8:01:02 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: 11th_VA

Rand Paul will be the loser and I don’t think that Ron wants to destroy his political career. We will see but I think that Ron knows its a young mans game and he is loyal to his son.


43 posted on 09/04/2012 8:01:09 PM PDT by ncfool (OMG 2012)
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To: RightGeek

A 3rd party bid from the right is Obama’s only hope but Ron Paul has to know this will bury his son.


44 posted on 09/04/2012 8:03:19 PM PDT by AU72
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To: Kansas58
No, a Ron Paul run would not be a good thing, but I think most of his followers would not go for Romney, anyway.

The OWS Paulians would vote for a continuation of Pelosi/Reid's culture of corruption in Congress.

45 posted on 09/04/2012 8:03:44 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: Kansas58

Rand Paul is finished, for any VP or Presidential bid, ever, if Ron Paul does this.

That would be a good thing. He can’t do much damage in the senate, but he’s just as nutty as the old man. The Paul brand needs to go away


46 posted on 09/04/2012 8:04:39 PM PDT by Figment
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To: GeronL

to be funded by 169 Soros- financed front groups....


47 posted on 09/04/2012 8:05:58 PM PDT by faithhopecharity
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To: ncfool

Hasn’t the Tonight Show already finished taping?

Why would this news be “embargoed” when Paulians support the Wikileaker as a “whistleblower”?


48 posted on 09/04/2012 8:06:42 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: GeronL
Bit of a resemblance here, dontcha think?


49 posted on 09/04/2012 8:07:15 PM PDT by lightman (Settling for the "lesser of two..." is still choosing Evil)
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To: RightGeek

Republican idiots at the convention brought this on by their own stupid actions.


50 posted on 09/04/2012 8:07:42 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (Sorry, gone rogue, gone Galt, gone international. Gone.)
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