Skip to comments.Reason Ron Paul will not run third party in 2012: Rand 2016
Posted on 01/25/2012 8:20:08 AM PST by packback
A third party run by Ron Paul in 2012 would make the presidential campaign path much more difficult for Rand in 2016, a year when the field will be much stronger than this cycle.
I think the 2016 cycle is likely to bring out the candidates that the Republican Party was swooning over just months ago, namely Palin, Paul Ryan and Chris Christie.
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Forget Palin and Christie, it’s Rubio I want to see in 2016. Paul Ryan and Rand Paul can fight for the VP slot.
I admit to knowing next to nothing about Rand Paul. I think he’s a Tea Party favorite.
But... his old man is bonkers. And the nut don’t fall far from the tree.
In 2016 Gingrich will win a second term in a Reagan-like landslide. So we are really talking about 2020 here as far as GOP candidates go.
The author of this story assumes that Ron alterPaul is a rational, reasoned and thinking man.
No way to Chris Christie who is Romney II !
Besides, in 2016 our nominee will be incumbent President Newt Gingrich!
I could really get behind Rand in 2016 if the party of stuipid messes up in 2012 and we get four more years of zero.
There are many many reasons he wouldn’t even attempt it, not the least of which it would negate years of his efforts to get the republican party to be the party of less federal government.
I recall Mark Levin saying if RP goes third party, he would do everything in his power to block Rand’s reelection bid.
Charlie ‘I’m a RINO or maybe a Democrat’ Crust would never get nominated by Conservatives.
If Rand shares his father’s foreign policy views, he would be better off running for the Democratic nomination. Ron Paul would take more votes from Obama than he would from the GOP candidate.
I will wholeheartedly support Sen. Rand Paul for president. Wish he was running this time.
RP was asked whether he would run as a third party candidate in the most recent debate. He more or less said no, and added that he’s “not an absolutist”. Some FReepers interpreted this to mean that he could change his mind. I interpreted it to mean that he is willing to work within the existing institutions (which he did in 2008 and so far this year).
Anyway, Gary Johnson is the most likely candidate of the Libertarian Party.
To Levin, this is all just a game, apparently.
Rand ought to wait until he has served a full term in the Senate. And he ought to consider getting some executive experience, say as a Kentucky governor...I’m just sayin’.
I must have missed what Christie said about Newt. What did he say? I think Christie will be the Mitt of the next cycle but way more annoying...haha
His threat was his effort, among a whole list of other things, to prevent RP’s third party run. Why do you say it’s just a game for Levin? Meaning what evidence are you basing your opinion on.
I don’t get Levin, sometimes he is great and sometimes he is unreasonable.
“Anyway, Gary Johnson is the most likely candidate of the Libertarian Party.”
Capital ‘L’ reason.com Libertarians are way too secular for Ron Paul.
Correct! President Gingrich in 2016 - FOUR MORE YEARS!
“I think Newt Gingrich has embarrassed the party over time,” Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” this morning. “Whether he’ll do again in the future, I don’t know. But Gov. Romney never has.”
If you do a search in FR on Christie you can get the whole story from several posts.
Yep, Rand’s potential has often been sited as at least one reason his father won’t go 3rd party.
Having some fat guy who can’t make it up one flight of stairs without stopping two or three times and is going to both knees replaced in a few short years is embarrassing.
Bet on a 3rd Party—the Democratic Party will insist upon it—the only question is whom they will fund to lead the thing—I do not think Ron Paul will do it—he’s an American and will see though the DNC plan to re-elect Obama. It might well be a Libertarian of some sort. Its 100% possible if Mittens gets the nod—Maybe 65% possible if Newt gets it. BUT it will happen.
To state that he would work to unseat the most conservative Senator, just to get back at his father, speaks loudly that to Levin, this is, at least at some level, a mere game.
Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson has already declared his intent to seek the nomination of the libertarian party and run for the Presidency....i.e. he is already declared as running 3rd party.
Yes, I could agree with that. I understood it as leverage deftly applied. If that’s a game, so be it. I don’t think it implies ML is anti Rand. On the contrary, I think it’s appealing to his Tea Party convictions which would preclude his father going third party. So I don’t agree with the dismissive sentiment toward Levin. Any way, that’s my take.