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Ron Paul?

Discussion in 'Legal' started by limbaughfan, Dec 27, 2006.

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  1. limbaughfan

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    What are the chances of him running for president in 2008?
    I know he is progun,but what are some of his views on other issues?
     
  2. GoRon

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    I doubt he is any more electable as a Republican than he was as a Libertarian.
     
  3. Zedicus

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    If he tried to run, their would be far to many ready willing and able to sabotage any chances he might have.
    (Anti-Gun, Neo-Con, Liberal etc)

    he would have a better chance at trying for Governor.
     
  4. limbaughfan

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    id like to see him run
     
  5. Zundfolge

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    I'd say even less ... too many Republicans would think he was some sort of raving liberal because of his stances on abortion, drug legalization and censorship.
     
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    A snowflake in a fire would have a better chance.
     
  7. limbaughfan

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    thats a shame a real shame
     
  8. earplug

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    One of the finest

    The problem, is he won't give away your taxes to others in payment for votes.
    Democrats and Republicans are happy to give away other peoples money to buy votes.
     
  9. Libertylover

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    Better chance at being elected governor? I'd like to take this chance to invite him to NH!
     
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    He would be shut out of the ring by the ringmasters - like Patrick Buchanan. If you don't get to debate the other two WWF stars on national TV you are not going to make it.

    I would like to see him run for Texas governor. Come to think of it, I would like to see Suzanna Gratia Hupp run for governor as well. Either in the WH or governor seat in Texas would be a major step in the right direction.

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  11. RealGun

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    Any poster who can't be bothered to use punctuation, capital letters, and sentence structure is added to my ignore list. I guess it is a generation thing. IM style is not appropriate here in my opinion, nor are zippy little one liners. I don't intend to be unfriendly here but I would be looking for whether any real substance was added...something worth reading. Without some reasonable composition, you invite me not to take your posts seriously or to bother reading them.
     
  12. GoRon

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    I agree about the IM style but not the one liner. He is a non starter for President.

    I wasted a vote for him as President once already in the late 80's.

    Running for Governor is a great idea, after a governorship he might be able to mount an effective Presidential run.
     
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    Ron Paul is a great American.

    As such, he has little chance of succeeding in national American politics and only half a chance in Texas.
     
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    I would love the chance to say, "Welcome to New Hampshire, Mr. Paul."!
     
  15. mohican

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    It is very rare for someone to go from Rep to President. Eisenhower?

    It is slightly less rare for a Senator to become president. (I think JFK was the last sitting senator to become president?)

    Govenors have an easier run at the presidency for several reasons. Running a state is seen as running a country in miniature.
     
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    Governors generally have to actually accomplish something to be considered a success. They also have to work with legislators from each party, delegate authority, and hire/appoint people who can also accomplish something and then step aside and let them do so. Micromanagement is rarely successful.

    Senators don't have to actually DO anything to get reelected. They just have to oppose everything to get their name in the news and send pork home. Not the same thing as effectively running a campaign for President. I read somewhere that Senators often micromanage and sink their own campaigns when trying to run for President.

    Ron Paul would have to show he can run for Governor first. If he set himself up with the right message, he might be able to. Much of what he believes is right in line with most Texans IMHO. I am happy to say that he is my Representative.
     
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    Party electors usually want somebody who is ELECTABLE. That means somebody who appeals to the other side as well. There are moderate GOPers who would thow a fit if he was selected and vote Dem. Then the Dems would say how he was going to steal the food from the little children's mouths, seniors would be eating dogfood, etc.

    I'd love for him to be president, though. Seems to be very solid... but a lot of folks won't like him - some Christian groups, I expect.
     
  18. limbaughfan

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    What is Ron Paul's Position on smoking bans?
     
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    Mohican, Ike didn't hold ANY elective office prior to the Presidency, unless you count being president of Columbia University.

    JFK was the last sitting Senator to make it. Governors and former governors seem to have a much easier time of it. Dubya, Clinton, Reagan, Carter, FDR all come to mind. Prob'ly more.
     
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    When you vote, you vote for tyranny, unless you vote for someone that absolutely supports liberty and the Constitution as written, like Ron Paul. Thus, this was the one vote you ever cast that was not wasted, because it was borne of principle rather than capitulation to a corrupted system.
     
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    His Position on 99% of things is that you should be able to do what you want as long as you don't hurt anyone.
     
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    Ron Paul is the BEST Congressman ever.

    My fiancee has been pressuring me to move to Texas after we graduate from college, and I would love to on just general principle. Too bad we wouldn't be in Paul's District. I would be very honored to vote for the man.

    I would hope he would run for Governor. I would be very proud to vote for him as the Governor.

    (By the way, I did seriously mean he is the best Congressman ever)
     
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    I love seeing Ron Paul threads, as I always get to say my $.02: Dr. Paul was my Mother's doctor, and he delivered me in Freeport, Texas in 1972. I came into this world in good hands! :)
     
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    I am not a libertarian, but I am a big fan of Ron Paul. He is an honest guy. Maybe one of the last honest men in American politics.
     
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