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Defend Liberty, Draft Judge Napolitano For President In 2016
Forbes ^ | 12/04/2012 | Lawrence Hunter

Posted on 12/04/2012 11:26:02 AM PST by Bull Man

Although Ron Paul has yet to be specific about what’s next for him, it is highly unlikely he will run for president again. So then, what’s next for the Liberty Movement now that it won’t have presidential candidate Ron Paul to hug anymore?

The Movement that Ron Paul built lacks only a true and steady successor to hoist sails and steer it on its way, plugging his ears to the siren song of the Republican Establishment that would lure him onto the shoals of partisan accommodation. -snip- The next Liberty-Movement candidate, therefore, must be prepared to give the run his all, fight like a tiger to the end but also be willing, if necessary, to accept a strategic defeat to position the movement to win the next time around. This will require a long-term investment, both by the candidate and by his backers.

This is why Revolution PAC intends to organize a grass-roots campaign to draft Judge Andrew Napolitano as the Liberty Movement’s new helmsman, a man who really could win on principle in 2016 and who everyone in the Movement, and many people outside it, can rally round enthusiastically.

Next week, Revolution PAC will announce the formation of a committee to draft Napolitano—the person Ron Paul said he would choose as his running mate—to pick up Ron Paul’s mantle and run as a Republican in 2016 for President of the United States. The Committee will launch its Draft-The-Judge Campaign with a nation-wide petition drive gathering signatures to demonstrate a groundswell of support for Judge Napolitano’s candidacy.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2016; napolitano
The GOP hasn't given us any other choice. What say you?
1 posted on 12/04/2012 11:26:07 AM PST by Bull Man
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To: Bull Man

Palin/West 2016


2 posted on 12/04/2012 11:28:05 AM PST by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: Bull Man

For one horrifying moment I misread your headline. I thought you were talking about Big Sis...


3 posted on 12/04/2012 11:34:24 AM PST by SandyInSeattle (2 Corinthians 4:8)
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To: Bull Man

I’ll second that. Napolitano/Ryan 2016. GOP would want Napolitano/Rubio though. NO to Rubio!!!


4 posted on 12/04/2012 11:34:35 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Bull Man

I have no problem with the judge at all, but as far as his running mate goes, I do not want ANYONE in the GOP. I am done with that pile of crap party.

If someone such as West, Palin, Ryan, or DeMint wants my support, then they will have to leave that party.

To Hell with the GOP.


5 posted on 12/04/2012 11:39:17 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: SandyInSeattle; Bull Man

Me too! I had to re-read it 3x, to make sure that it wasn’t Fat Sis.

Hells bells, I’d vote for The Judge & Paul Ryan.


6 posted on 12/04/2012 11:39:30 AM PST by carriage_hill (Don't whiz on the electric fence. Awwwww-yeah!)
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To: Bull Man

And the GOPe is going to allow someone with conservative principles to gain traction leading up to 2016?

Not on your life.

It’s third party or nothing.


7 posted on 12/04/2012 11:39:37 AM PST by MichaelCorleone ('We the People' can and will take this country back...starting today.)
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To: Bull Man

He’s too honest. The New Amerika will only elect crooks and sexual deviants.


8 posted on 12/04/2012 11:40:16 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Don't tax me bro! Tax that guy over there!)
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To: chris37
To Hell with the GOP.
A huge ditto to that statement.
9 posted on 12/04/2012 11:45:25 AM PST by dainbramaged (My dog can talk - but she's a liar.)
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To: Bull Man

Never going to happen. Napolitano would tell the truth about the Fed and the national debt, and the coming crash of entitlements. Anyone who tells the truth cannot get elected President in this country.


10 posted on 12/04/2012 11:48:09 AM PST by backwoods-engineer ("Remember: Evil exists because good men don't kill the gov officials committing it." -- K. Hoffmann)
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To: Bull Man
Judge Napolitano?

I'll Drink To That, Pilgrim!!!!!


11 posted on 12/04/2012 11:49:53 AM PST by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: Bull Man

Don’t count on it. Obamagabe and his jolly henchmen will figure a way for him to get another term, then another, then another ....


12 posted on 12/04/2012 11:51:32 AM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: MichaelCorleone

AMEN!


13 posted on 12/04/2012 11:52:08 AM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: dainbramaged

Mega Gargantuas dittos.


14 posted on 12/04/2012 11:53:10 AM PST by MachIV
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To: Bull Man

It is too late for that. There will not be a 2016. Sometime between now and 2015, there will be a movemet to allow obama a third term and if the Republican Party runs a candidate, it will be someone the Democrat Party, a/k/a the media approves. Recall 2008 and 2012? The Democrat Party perfected how to steal elections in 2012. This will be further demonestrated in 2014. Even so called free elections are a thing of the past in the United States.


15 posted on 12/04/2012 11:58:59 AM PST by sport
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To: Bull Man

And Stuart Varney for Secretary of the Treasury.

I can’t stand Fox News and its army of idiot pundits, but these are two guys I respect.


16 posted on 12/04/2012 12:01:09 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Bull Man

He’d make American Conservatives happy as long as the Republicrat Party has nothing to do with it!


17 posted on 12/04/2012 12:02:05 PM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: carriage_hill

For the New Conservative (Tea Party) Party only. Who would I like to see in the new party besides Sarah Palin?
1. Mike Reagan,2. Mark Levin, 3.Keelsy Gramer, 4.Charles Barkley, 5. Allen West, etc...


18 posted on 12/04/2012 12:05:02 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Bull Man

No


19 posted on 12/04/2012 12:08:25 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: mosaicwolf

Sounds good


20 posted on 12/04/2012 12:10:39 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Bull Man

An off topic here, but I am concerned:

I saw Judge Napolitano, one of my favorites, for the first time in maybe a month. He appears to have lost much weight. I am worried. Any comments?

Thank you.


21 posted on 12/04/2012 12:10:39 PM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: SkyDancer

Probably Mickey Obama will run, there already is a move for that and if so, she will win.


22 posted on 12/04/2012 12:12:44 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
1. Mike Reagan,2. Mark Levin, 3.Keelsy Gramer, 4.Charles Barkley, 5. Allen West, etc...

Kelsey Grammer's personal life would make Newt Gingrich look like Mitt Romney by comparison. The leftard media and their DNC sponsors would be all over that one like mice on cheese. Charles Barkley? The same Charles Barkley who supported Obama twice? Ummmmmm... no.

23 posted on 12/04/2012 12:13:54 PM PST by ScottinVA (I've never been more disgusted with American voters.)
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To: Bull Man

You know, why the hell not?


24 posted on 12/04/2012 12:21:41 PM PST by FormerLib (Sacrificing our land and our blood cannot buy protection from jihad.-Bishop Artemije of Kosovo)
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To: Bull Man

How about Lou Dobbs?


25 posted on 12/04/2012 12:28:05 PM PST by rfp1234 (Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon.)
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To: svcw

Yeah, probably. And then she’ll have Obamagabe to “advise” her.


26 posted on 12/04/2012 12:31:56 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Maybe America will wake up if someone will forcibly take the establishment on...and I include in that the media. The GOP is in the process of becoming the Wig Party. Does anyone agree with the possibility of Napolitano uniting the conservative and the libertarian wings?
27 posted on 12/04/2012 12:44:04 PM PST by Bull Man
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To: FormerLib

>> why the hell not? <<

Well, since Judge Napolitano is widely thought to be gay, he probably wouldn’t do well with the SoCon vote.


28 posted on 12/04/2012 12:53:05 PM PST by Hawthorn
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To: dainbramaged
To Hell with the GOP. A huge ditto to that statement.

Mega Dittos. FR needs a thumbs up button.
29 posted on 12/04/2012 1:09:00 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Charles “”I think Bill Clinton is the greatest president we ever had in my lifetime” Barkley?


30 posted on 12/04/2012 1:31:01 PM PST by TwoSue
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

I was reading yesterday morning about some internal Tea Party changes, and the article (can’t find it now) mentioned Tea Party #1, Tea Party #2, Tea Party Patriots.

I’m thinking we may have too many “TPs” - confusion factor - and need to consolidate their philosophies into a powerful, competitive 3rd party, quickly. 2014 and 2016 will be here, faster than most realize. Not being a ‘political animal’ myself, I have no idea how that’s done, or even if it can be done.

Like your choices, except for questions about Reagan, Barkley and Grammer. Their public ‘unknown political history factor’ - celebs who profess a certain leaning - need public exposure and a history. Even Levin will have some problems, too. His TR show and Landmark Legal will help to some degree.


31 posted on 12/04/2012 2:18:14 PM PST by carriage_hill (Don't whiz on the electric fence. Awwwww-yeah!)
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To: Bull Man; All
Here's a long-forgotten video of Judge Napolitano shooting down the constitutionality of Obamacare with Section 8 of Article I.

Judge Napolitano on constitutionality of Obamacare

But consider the following problem with the attention that the Oval Office has been getting for decades.

Note that our mostly rural US ancestors of the 1910s got tricked by the Progressive Movement to pressure state lawmakers to ratify the ill-conceived 17th Amendment, giving citizens the right to vote for federal senators as a major step to unconstitutionally centralize government power in DC. However, today's understandable, but constitutonally indefensible patriot concern over which conservative should replace Obama is an unfortunate indicator that the Progressive Movement is likewise attaining its goal of subjecting the Oval Office to mob control; consider ongoing talk of getting rid of the electoral college. Please bear with the following concern about the so-called most powerful office in the country.

Regarding 17A, I'll bet that if you could have asked the mostly rural USA population at that time what Section 8 of Article I of the Constitution is, electronic communications still in its infancy in those days, that people would have shrugged their shoulders and said, "I don't know."

After all, one of the very few powers that Congress had over daily domestic issues when 17A was ratified is postal services as evidenced by Clause 7 of Section 8. So are we to understand that citizens were possibly not only upset with the cost of postage in early 1910s, but were demanding public use of the country's postal dirt roads to the extent that they demanded the constitutional right to vote for their state's federal senators? What's wrong with this picture?

Think of the Progressive Movement as having created a "crisis" in the minds of ruralites based on the constitutional reality at that time that citizens cannot vote for federal senators, a power deliberately denied to voters by the Founding States in Clause 1 of Section 3 of Article I. How awful! "Obviously" an oversight on the part of the Founders. In other words, the Progressive Movement had successfully created a false sense of panic in citizens to insure ratification of 17A.

Now I see patriots understandably wanting to undo the damage that Constituton-ignoring Obama is doing to the country. However, is electing a patriot like Judge Napolitano to the Oval Office, expecting him to likewise allow Congress to exercise Section 8-ignoring powers in a conservative manner, like previous Section 8-ignoring presidents have done the name of fiscal control, the right way to restore the constitutional republic?

I had supported Romney in the spirit of ABO. But given the constitutionally limited powers of the federal government concerning domestic issues, citizens should practically be expected to guess who the incumbent president is imo.

32 posted on 12/04/2012 2:33:11 PM PST by Amendment10
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To: Bull Man

I agree. Let’s draft Judge Napolitano for the 2016 presidential election.

But give him solid ground to stand on first. Let’s build him a party worthy of support from true conservatives.

The time to start a third party is NOW!!!

Start plugging the (insert name) party TODAY. Give conservatives a new flag to rally ‘round and we can gain some serious traction in the 2014 mid-terms. An unknown third party is death in a presidential election. But if enough genuine conservatives back the new party and win a noteworthy number of Congressional seats in 2014, then the “third party” stigma will be gone in time for the 2016 battle.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Oh, and we also need to launch a blood war — a jihad — on vote fraud or no future election will be worth even a discussion. Top to bottom clean-out. Erase ALL current voter lists and make everybody register anew. Add voter ID, meticulous absentee voting enforcement (especially for military members) and omnipresent bottles of purple ink for finger-dipping and we might, just might, have an election worth fighting for. But with the situation today, major elections are a major embarrassment.


33 posted on 12/04/2012 7:30:08 PM PST by DNME (Without the Constitution, there is no legitimate U.S. government. No exceptions.)
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To: Bull Man

Andrew is great but a hard swallow for the more conservative Conservatives.


34 posted on 12/04/2012 7:34:22 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Bull Man

Is the Liberty Movement full of lost Liberals and misfits, or is it really about Constitutional Liberty?


35 posted on 12/04/2012 7:38:02 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Gene Eric
Is the Liberty Movement full of lost Liberals and misfits, or is it really about Constitutional Liberty?

Mostly libertarian I would say. It has grown from the Ron Paul constituiants.

36 posted on 12/05/2012 5:09:54 AM PST by Bull Man
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To: Gene Eric; Bull Man

>> Andrew is great but a hard swallow <<

Tut tut! You probably should watch your language here, because I imagine the people who suggest Judge Napo is gay will see a “double meaning” in your statement.

In any case, although the Judge certainly would do very well among the Libertarians, I don’t think there’s any chance he could carry the Social Conservatives. I say so even if he isn’t gay, because of his frequently-extreme ideas about “civil liberties.”


37 posted on 12/05/2012 9:18:54 AM PST by Hawthorn
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To: Hawthorn

I hadn’t heard that. Learn something new everyday.


38 posted on 12/11/2012 12:31:59 PM PST by FormerLib (Sacrificing our land and our blood cannot buy protection from jihad.-Bishop Artemije of Kosovo)
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