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  • Yeah I just imagine Obama popping the cork if he runs against Paul. His billion dollar machine will net let Paul's newsletters and weak answers slide. What is Paul going to do? Storm out of the debates like he did with CNN? If any other candidate had the newsletters in their past, their campaign would have immediately died.

    December 23, 2011 at 10:14 a.m.

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    December 22, 2011 at 3:36 p.m.

  • So as you claim Paul as a third party candidate would result in an Obama win, why then run as an independent if he knows he will lose?

    December 22, 2011 at 3:07 p.m.

  • Newcowboyintown said: "I just don't feel Ron Paul is electable and could defeat President Obama.If Mr. Paul was able to get the nomination I think there would be a third party candidate out of the GOP run as an independent - that would split the vote and reelect President Obama. "

    Did you see the poll in the beginning of the Cafferty video that showed him being as competitive against Obama as Romney? The impact of a 3rd party candidate would be diminished if Paul was the GOP nominee because he would pull in many of those voters. He's very strong among independents. (www.goo.gl/YBS5X) He'd pull in voters who'd otherwise vote for Obama. You also have to face the fact that if Paul runs 3rd party, Obama WILL be elected. Paul is the only way a Republican gets into the White House.

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    Newcowboyintown said: "Ron Paul says a lot of good things - supports the constitution, but I have real difficulty in figuring out where he really stands on some things - he gives the same answer to all questions. He gives us his principles but seems to fall short on providing his path forward."

    You shouldn't stop trying to figure out where he stands. There's a strong correlation between Paul's rise in the polls and the voters exposure to his message. He becomes more "electable" by the day.

    Paul's positions are far more nuanced than simply giving the same answer to all questions. He may cite the same guiding principles consistently (preferable to someone who has squishy principles and makes arbitrary decisions), but he's proven he can apply those principles to every issue. Before you dismiss him outright, be sure to evaluate the rest of the field with the same criteria. You should also consider what Paul's foresight of our economic issues (www.goo.gl/UedyL) says about his potential for making sound decisions. If you have a 401k, research how much of its purchasing power has been eroded through gov't-sanctioned monetary inflation.

    If you're genuinely interested in his "path forward", here's his plan:
    www.goo.gl/BNXIT

    The time for tinkering has past.

    December 21, 2011 at 2:30 p.m.

  • I just don't feel Ron Paul is electable and could defeat President Obama. If Mr. Paul was able to get the nomination I think there would be a third party candidate out of the GOP run as an independent - that would split the vote and reelect President Obama.
    Ron Paul says a lot of good things - supports the constitution, but I have real difficulty in figuring out where he really stands on some things - he gives the same answer to all questions. He gives us his principles but seems to fall short on providing his path forward.

    December 21, 2011 at 1:40 p.m.