Monday, November 07, 2011

Ron Paul Wins Again

In a column at the Weekly Standard website, former New York Times columnist Bill Kristol opines that “assuming that presidential field remains as it is” for the GOP, “2012 won’t be a repeat of 1980″. He is referring to the election of Ronald Reagan after Jimmy Carter’s single term in the White House.


Many on the right are dreaming that the next presidential election will return the country to Republican rule, but Kristol’s column appears to pour cold water on those hopes. “(W)e’re not going to have a chance to replay that election,” he says, with the current crop of candidates, in spite of the fact that he refers to President Obama as “an icompetent incumbet”.

  Raw Story

Oh, you have a chance. You have a very good chance. You just refuse to run the man with probably the greatest chance to win.

Ron Paul was declared the winner on Saturday of a weeklong Republican presidential straw poll in Democratic President Barack Obama’s home state of Illinois.


He also won the Iowa straw poll “by a huge margin.” And yet the GOP and the media don’t even mention his name when they talk about contenders for the GOP nomination. I’m beginning to wonder under what label he’ll run, because surely with all the support he has, he will not leave it to write-in votes. I have my differences with Ron Paul. And I’m totally skeptical about the ability of any man in the presidency to make any real change in this country’s direction, but I think it would be just the grandest thing since sliced bread if Paul would run on a third party ticket and win. Of course, no third party will ever be allowed to actually win – by hook or by crook. Mostly crook.

On Sunday, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) told Fox News host Chris Wallace that if he loses, he will “probably not” endorse another any of the other candidates.


“But if they believe in expanding the wars, if they don’t believe in looking at the Federal Reserve, if they don’t believe in real cuts, if they don’t believe in deregulations and a better tax system, it would defy everything I believe in. And so, therefore I would be reluctant to jump onboard and tell all of the supporters that have given me trust and money, then all the sudden say, ‘All we’ve done is for nought so let’s support anybody at all even if they disagree with everything that we do.’”

“Would it mean then that you might consider an independent run?” Wallace wondered.

“No, it does not mean that at all,” Paul insisted. “I have no intention of doing that. That doesn’t make any sense to me.”

  Raw Story

Well, maybe someone can make it make sense to you when we get there. Because if you’re going to support the two-party system, we have another separation point.

....but hey, do what you will anyway.

PS..In case anybody wants it..

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