Future direction for Ron Paul movement: Alliance with Obama?

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  1. KenH

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    Quite interesting. I am curious as to what the Paul supporters on the BB think?
     
  3. KenH

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    Well, this is one Paul supporter that you can count as one who will be cheering for Obama for the remainder of the Democratic Party nomination race. I could see myself voting for him in November, but for the moment I am not going to commit to any candidate for the general election.
     
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    Are we talking about Paul endorsing Obama or are we talking about a Obma/Paul ticket?

    I might be able to vote for him if Paul was on the ticket as VP.

    Jamie
     
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    The Ron Paul Revolution has turned into a sparkler at a fireworks show; pretty to look at, but underwhelming.
     
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    Surely no one really thinks Obama is going to pick Paul as his VP. That would be a blow to him with the democratic base, they would not be happy with that.
     
  7. KenH

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    No, it is about Ron Paul supporters getting behind Obama for the general election if he wins the Democratic Party nomination.
     
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    Yeah, but one can dream... If it can't be Paul then this would be a good thing. :)

    Jamie
     
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    Hum... Well... nevermind... I like my suggestion better.

    Jamie
     
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    Shows the true makeup of RP. If he endorses Obama he has flopped more than a fish out of water.
     
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    As a Ron Paul supporter for over 15+ years, I could never support Obama, and I doubt that Ron Paul would ever endorse or support Obama either.

    I would rather see Ron Paul run as an independent or third-party candidate if he doesn't win the GOP nomination, than to endorse any of the current candidates running on either side.
     
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    Other than their views on Iraq will someone psease tell me where else they agree on? You people cant be serious. It sounds like something from The Onion. Paul wants to abolish every single government agency on the planet, go back on the gold standard, eliminate the IRS. Ken, what have you been smokin' man. Obama and Paul?:laugh:
     
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    Foreign policy is a huge issue with me and I have been very, very impressed with Obama's foreign policy stances, particularly his essay last year in Foreign Affairs.
     
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    No one that I am aware of is talking about Ron Paul endorsing Barack Obama. This discussion is about people who vote for Ron Paul in the primaries.
     
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    Then it shows the true flopping of his supporters. Paul is for very limited, small government. Obama is the complete opposite. Going from supporting Paul to Obama is quite strange.
     
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    Exactly. I have no clue how any Paul supporter could back Obama.
     
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    After Sunday I will introduce a new canidate.

    ELI MANNING FOR PREZ!!!!!!
     
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    So now you are ready to trash the Constitution because of his foreign policy?
     
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    I must say this is quite dissapointing.. :(

    Obama is basically a socialist who is for large government, just like the majority of the other candidates. Why would Ron Paul, a libertarian who believes in a small, decentralized government endorse Obama? This is very sad. This would be like if John MacArthur suggested that Benny Hinn replace him as senior pastor at GCC. Sad. :(

    Also, It seems to me that the majority of Paul supporters aren't too smart. As Andy T, said, they represent two completely different ideologies. I'm a hardcore conservative and I support Ron Paul, but it seems to me that I'm a minority. This shows that a lot of people who are supporting Paul are liberals. Very sad. Ron Paul's foreign policy is silly, as has been shown multiple times over the internet, on the debates, etc. I like Ron Paul, love his message, agree with everything about it, but the foreign policy is naive. And Ken, how can you vote for a pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage, socialist who is for government education, government health care, and all of the rest that the Democratic party stands for? Isn't that a huge change from a Libertarian point of view?
     
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    I don't have any problems with Ron Paul's foreign policy, his actual policy, not the one the media and his opponets say is his policy.

    "We must return our focus to finding bin Laden and making sure that we can be prepared for any future threats against our national security."

    Source: http://www.ronpaul2008.com/issues/iraq/

    "Re-focus the efforts of our military and intelligence services on locating those individuals who planned the terrorist attacks on the U.S. and who remain at large. It must be made clear that the United States cannot be attacked with impunity. When I voted for the authorization to use force against those who attacked us in 2001, I did not imagine that we would be getting bogged down for years in a nation-building exercise in Afghanistan while the perpetrators remain at large. Efforts in that part of the world should be exclusively focused on apprehending those responsible for the attacks against the United States."

    Source: http://www.ronpaul2008.com/issues/national-defense/
     

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