When will Ron Paul leave race

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Salty, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. Salty

    Salty
    Expand Collapse
    20,000 Posts Club
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2003
    Messages:
    22,131
    Likes Received:
    221
    When do you think that Ron Paul will leave the Presidential race?
     
  2. KenH

    KenH
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2002
    Messages:
    32,485
    Likes Received:
    0
    Some time after Super Duper Tuesday on February 5.

    There are still primaries after February 5 so he may stay in as long as he has money to spend on his presidential campaign. That's what we donors gave money to his campaign for him to do - campaign for president.
     
  3. JamieinNH

    JamieinNH
    Expand Collapse
    Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2005
    Messages:
    2,277
    Likes Received:
    0
    Until he wins... or loses.. :)

    Jamie
     
  4. Salty

    Salty
    Expand Collapse
    20,000 Posts Club
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2003
    Messages:
    22,131
    Likes Received:
    221
    He has lost every primiary so far
     
  5. JamieinNH

    JamieinNH
    Expand Collapse
    Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2005
    Messages:
    2,277
    Likes Received:
    0
    And? Even if he don't win he will leave his lasting impression...

    Things need to change. Status Quo isn't going to work anymore.

    Jamie
     
  6. saturneptune

    saturneptune
    Expand Collapse
    Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2006
    Messages:
    13,977
    Likes Received:
    0
    He will probably leave the race for the Republican nomination shortly after Feb 5. Whether or not he runs as a third party remains an open question.

    This is exactly who I will vote for if the Republicans nominate abortionists Giuliani and Romney for either spot.
     
  7. poncho

    poncho
    Expand Collapse
    Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2004
    Messages:
    19,657
    Likes Received:
    128
    Ron Paul has put up some good numbers even though he hasn't won a primary.

    He has accomplished a great deal though. His campaign has brought together a large segment of society and helped to focus efforts on returning this country to it's founding principles.

    This has proven to be a very interesting time indeed. One man and his supporters have basically thrown down the gauntlet in front of the establishment and said..."look we know who you are, what you stand for and how you've been manipulating opinions and manufacturing consent...and we're willing and able to stand up for ourselves and the good of our country. Please keep doing what you do and show everyone else who and what you are."

    Ron Paul may leave the "race" anytime but the revolution has only begun.
     
  8. JamieinNH

    JamieinNH
    Expand Collapse
    Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2005
    Messages:
    2,277
    Likes Received:
    0
    This is very true. He more than likely won't be elected, but his ideas have been planted as seeds of change. This election, the next... only time will tell but I have a feeling that you will hear Ron Paul's message again and again. Not just from Dr Paul, but from others than will embrace his ideas of TRUE change.

    Jamie
     
  9. poncho

    poncho
    Expand Collapse
    Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2004
    Messages:
    19,657
    Likes Received:
    128
    Alex Jones said it best I think..."the cure for 1984 is 1776".
     
  10. JGrubbs

    JGrubbs
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2004
    Messages:
    4,761
    Likes Received:
    0
    He has beat Gulliani in every state that has had a primary, except one. He came in 2nd place in two states so far. A recent AP story explains that becaue the race is so close that it is a mathmatical imposibility for any candidate to get the needed delegates to clinch the nomination by the end of the day on Super Tuesday. This means that the late states like Texas, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, etc. are going to be the stats to determine who gets the nomination. Three of the five GOP candidates are currently broke, only Romney and Paul have enough money to continue campaigning after Super Tuesday. We may even end up with a brokered convention. I expect Paul to stay in the race till the end, and wouldn't be shocked if he ended up running as a Independent if he doesn't get the GOP nomination.

    I hate it when one candidate sweeps all the states in the primaries and the convention is just for show and a waste of $50 million of the taxpayers money. This election cycle is unfolding unlike any in recent decades.
     
  11. poncho

    poncho
    Expand Collapse
    Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2004
    Messages:
    19,657
    Likes Received:
    128
    It's going to be interesting to say the least. But in the end if Ron Paul doesn't get the nomination McCain probably will and Hillary can then handily beat him if there are no further "terrorist attacks" on the USA " whether real or promulgated" (Kiissinger)
     
  12. JGrubbs

    JGrubbs
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2004
    Messages:
    4,761
    Likes Received:
    0
    Imagine if Gulliani pulled a suprise in Florida and Super Tuesday and then went on the get the GOP nod. In November if the ticket were:

    GOP: Gulliani
    DNC: Hillary
    IND: Bloomberg
    IND: Ron Paul

    Who would the conservative voters vote for? Would Bloomberg take more votes from Gulliani or Hillary, or would he take an even number of votes from them both?
     
  13. poncho

    poncho
    Expand Collapse
    Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2004
    Messages:
    19,657
    Likes Received:
    128
    Anything can happen with Diebold in charge of eclections. But I'd think they wouldn't want to make their election rigging that obvious. But then the American people will believe just about anything the lamestream media tells them these days. So It's possible I guess.

    "Conservatives' will vote for anybody with an "R" attached to their name. All that fearmongering about the "the great left wing conspiracy" will kick into gear again. Republicans have had their party co-opted by democrats and are learning to live with it nicely. :cool:

    One thing is for sure. Ron Paul is the only man telling us the whole truth and doesn't work for or is controlled by the establishment on either side of the aisle.
     
    #13 poncho, Jan 26, 2008
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 26, 2008
  14. TomVols

    TomVols
    Expand Collapse
    Administrator
    Administrator

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2000
    Messages:
    11,170
    Likes Received:
    0
    The American voters are in charge.

    Bloomie is a democrat in GOP clothes. Paul is a non-factor. I think Bloomie is going to rob votes from Rudy and Hillary equally, probably more from Rudy because Hillary voters tend to be personality cult followers and will vote for her regardless. So Rudy would be hurt worse, but minimally so.

    I don't think Bloomie is in the race. I just think his enormous ego won't let him not bloviate.
     
  15. poncho

    poncho
    Expand Collapse
    Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2004
    Messages:
    19,657
    Likes Received:
    128
    Bottom line is Hillary will be the next american don and any last shreds of the U.S. constitution will be swept aside in order to further the cause of international socialism and more global corporate control. Ron Paul is a huge factor otherwise the lamestream media and it's establishment ownership wouldn't actively ignore him and try to limit the number of ears his message reaches. Nor would the mass media's choice of "viable front runners" co-op so much of Paul's message into their own campaigns if he was a "non factor".

    The American voters aren't even in charge of their own opinions anymore. Consent in these United States is manufacutered by the elite class on a daily basis.

    Stop letting them make up your mind for you.
     
    #15 poncho, Jan 26, 2008
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 26, 2008
  16. Salty

    Salty
    Expand Collapse
    20,000 Posts Club
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2003
    Messages:
    22,131
    Likes Received:
    221
    *******************

    Ron Paul said he would not run as an independent if not nominated by the Republician.

    Lets add a question. Who will the Constitution Party (and its breakaway state parties) nominate to run on their line?
     
  17. billwald

    billwald
    Expand Collapse
    Banned

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2000
    Messages:
    11,414
    Likes Received:
    0
    > but his ideas have been planted as seeds of change.

    Been reading this sort of stuff since the Goldwater campaign. Still waiting for the change.
     
  18. JGrubbs

    JGrubbs
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2004
    Messages:
    4,761
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ron Paul has said "he has no plans" to run as an independent, I haven't heard him say that he is 100% sure that he won't run as an independent or with a third party.

    As far as the Constitution Party goes, I know that many of the state parties have already endorsed Ron Paul, as have the former Constitution Party's candidates for President and Vice-President. I think the party is waiting to see how Ron Paul does in the GOP primaries before announcing a candidate to run.
     
  19. TomVols

    TomVols
    Expand Collapse
    Administrator
    Administrator

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2000
    Messages:
    11,170
    Likes Received:
    0
    Correct. On Meet The Press, Paul was quite artful in his dodging and structuring when asked if he would categorically rule out running as a 3rd party. He has made statements during debates that make it seem like he's too loyal to the GOP to run, but you never know.
     
  20. Salty

    Salty
    Expand Collapse
    20,000 Posts Club
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2003
    Messages:
    22,131
    Likes Received:
    221
     

Share This Page

Loading...