Before anyone gets their knickers in a knot, let me hasten to say that the headline for this article is in reference to a “USA Today” poll that I took recently—and yes, Ron Paul did indeed win my poll in a landslide. The results took me by surprise. Link
The online poll weighed your answers to various questions against the answers given by the different 2012 Presidential candidates and tabulated the results.
The results of my poll looked something like this:
1. Paul (just under 70% agreement)
2. Bachmann (just under 50%)
3. Gingrich (just under 49%)
4, 5, and 6. Santorum, Perry, Huntsman—in that order (all close - around 45%)
No doubt that Ron Paul is the Democrat's choice for Republican candidate!
No. That would be Newt Gingrich: DNC Backs Gingrich as Republican Nominee
Actually I heard the Republican debates are so funny to them that they laugh until they cry and wet their pants! They seem to think the Republican debates will run until well after the election itself and become the most watched comedy series on television! And that when they heard Ron Paul was moving up, they were giving each other high fives! I even heard Obama was going to spend some of that billion dollar campaign funding to make commercials for Ron Paul! Evidently they consider him the star of the show! Deadpan comedy! One even made the comment "guess the Tea Party got rained out!" which had the rest rollling in the aisles!
Well, of course they think the Republican debates are hilarious. Don't you? In what other alternative universe could Newt Gingrich end up being characterized as the good debater? That really is funny!
A lot has been written about Newt Gingrich's supposed inconsistency; erratic behavior, flip-flops, his support for far-left causes like global warming taxes and the individual health care mandate, the way he wants to turn anything that might sound like a good idea to anybody into a big and expensive federal program and then takes it all back when the unbridled government expansion comes under scrutiny, claiming to be a staunch conservative. Uhm … oh ... no … I didn't really mean that … look at Ronald Reagan … block grants ... gosh, that was dumb … government is complicated … Chewbacca … that just doesn't make sense … it's easy … here's what I'd really do … yeah, that's the ticket! On the other hand, he's great at debate.
On the other hand, I'd be surprised if they high-fived over Ron Paul's rise - oh, wait - maybe I wouldn't. They're probably thinking about how much money they'll get from the Israeli lobby if he's nominated.
Actually, I think Gingrich would be the best candidate if Obama debates, but I think he will avoid it and put his main focus on campaign ads. Maybe the Demos are borrowing from Reagan and intend to outspend and bankrupt us! I just hope you Paulbots do not decide to run him as a third candidate and throw the election! This is a sorry country when elections can be bought by those with the most money to spend on their campaign!
I can't see it John. Newt's a light weight with too much political baggage. The demos will have him for breakfast. He does ok in a controlled medium, but that's like rewarding a child for a science fair project that his parents did. If he's the nominee, he's going to face an opposition that knows him inside and out; and it's not good ... not good at all.
On the bright side, maybe that would mean that there would be some actual facts mixed into the Democrats campaign. All aimed at squashing the Newt of course - nasty bloody sight it would be. But facts in a Democrat campaign - imagine that!
I'm beginning to think so; although it's a bit of a journey. One has to fully accept that the mass media is not a reliable source and spend time looking at things like a real, thinking person. Once I battled through the BS about Ron Paul and closing in on rethinking the presidency. I know I despise what the two parties have made of the position. It's now just a matter of thinking a bit more about what it would be like to have a president like the one in the Constitution. The People (including me) have no role models to build on. I'm not the worst. I know that the president (according to the Constitution) is not a war-lord. CONGRESS has the power to declare war. So, what's the beef about "foreign policy" (a.k.a. operating our military power for Israel without restraint and without the baggage of Constitutional democracy) again?
yall keep drinkin the koolaid and enjoy 4 more years of obama. oh by the way, after those four years, pray that we still have the right to vote. Ron Paul will not beat obama. He brings up great issues, but he can not lead. Otherwise, at least some of his issues would no longer be issues. The media will toast him, and then obama wont even have to show up. Vote with your heart, but use your head!
Ron Paul can of course beat Obama. All actual facts point to it, and he's probably the only Republican candidate who can. I think the small minority that makes up the Republican loyalist committee needs to visit reality from time to time. You lost in 2008 with a RINO (even with a charismatic seemingly genuine conservative running mate) and you can lose again in 2012 with another RINO. It isn't enough to say that the other guy is bad. You need a good candidate to run against him. People are tired of seeing the country destroyed by corruption. Given two evils to choose from, too many people have come to realize that evil is evil. We want some good politicians in office before we go the way of the Soviet Union.
In order to lead, first you must win. Wait until the George Soros networks get a hold of him, there is not a chance. NOW, having said that, I believe Paul is twice the man as is obama, and most people would say so. I also believe that most people are not involved enough to know this. It is a shame to think like that, but how many inner city people have, or will ever hear the name Ron Paul. His name will never be on a church flier. I would love , as much as you, to see him in the white house, but the media will ruin him, as Sarah, and the election will be over. Palin wasnt even running for pres. last time around. Early on I dreamt of Cain running against obama. I bought flags, signs, and Christmas presents that all revolved around Herman Cain because I thought their is no way the media can hurt him...he was never in politics. For our sake, just pray that our candidate stays lower in the polls until the end. As soon as obama is threatened, the media takes care of his business. Sorry if anything seems harsh, but when Herman was cut down, I lost a lot of confidence in the system. I just believe that first we must get our foot back in the door, and then we can get our "different" candidates in. I want to take it all too fast but also realizing it may take a few cycles
Remember when supporter enthusiasm was a plus? It still would be if either Gingrich or Romney had any real supporters. Ron Paul actually has support that will weather any storm. It's been tested beyond any test put to any candidate in history.