Where Will the One Million Ron Paul Voters Go?

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  1. KenH

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    Where Will Ron Paul Voters Turn?
    June 23 2008

    (The Politico) This story was written by Ben Adler.

    With iconoclast Ron Paul having ended his quixotic bid for the Republican presidential nomination - his platform had called for, among other things, ending the Iraq War, repealing the PATRIOT Act, returning to the gold standard and eliminating taxes on tips - his many dedicated supporters are up for grabs.

    Even excluding his support in caucus states, Paul received a few more than a million votes in the Republican primary, finished second in five states including Pennsylvania and Oregon and continued to draw votes well after he’d effectively withdrawn from the race. His campaign also tapped into the potent new vein of online fundraising, punctuated by the so-called “money bomb” day when his supporters, unaided by his campaign, managed to pump $5 million into his coffers in 24 hours.

    It’s a support base that could make the difference in a close election, and while there’s no guarantee that his supporters will turn out at the polls for GOP standard-bearer John McCain, one thing seems clear: Despite their overlapping anti-Iraq war positions, Barack Obama will not make major inroads among them.

    Paul’s campaign says he is unlikely to endorse anyone. Absent that endorsement, many of his campaign officials expect Paul’s votes will splinter - and the names of Libertarian candidate Bob Barr and Constitution Party candidate Chuck Baldwin come up at least as frequently as does Obama's.

    - rest at www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/06/23/politics/politico/main4201640.shtml
     
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    We're going to watch, and in 4 years, see if you guys have learned your lesson.
     
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    Al-CIA-duh will keep em all in line and voting the one worlder ticket Bro.
     
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    I love that response... :thumbs:
     
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    The Constitution Party Candidate is scheduled for the ballot in Florida and Chuck Baldwin will get my vote..........

    provided both he and I make it to the election!

    He is already on the ballots in some states for the fall election. The neighboring state of Alabama is still in need of signatures...... and there are other states which still need action for the recognition of the Constitution Party's candidate in the national election.

    In many states this simply requires collection of a minimum number of signatures by those registered within the state. It doesn't require change of party affiliation nor does it require a committment to vote for that person. I'm hoping that any who have the opportunity to sign will participate in giving the people of their states an additional choice on the November Presidential ballot.
     
  6. Martin

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    I would not vote for Obama if he was the last candidate on the face of the earth. I was a McCain suppoter, but no more. His big government answers finally got on my last nerve. This Ron Paul supporter is staying a Ron Paul supporter. I will probably write in Baldwin or vote for Barr.

    Keep in mind, when voting for the lesser of two evils you are still voting for evil. I will no longer do that.
     
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    Someone said, "I would rather vote for someone I want and not get him, then vote for someone I dont want and get him".

    For that reason, I will vote for Barr or no one. Obama is out of the question and like someone else here has already said, McCain's pandering to the other side has gotten to me.
     
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    This Ron Paul voter will in all likelihood vote for Bob Barr. No way will I vote for either McCain or Obama.
     
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    I intend to vote for 'Bama. There is a small chance he isn't 100% bought and that he will bring the troops home.
     
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    I will be voting for Chuck Baldwin! I found out earlier this week that both Ron Paul and Chuck Baldwin will be speaking at the annual JBS dinner, and that Chuck Baldwin will be speaking at the Ron Paul Freedom Rally in Washington D.C. next month.
     
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    CP all the way in South Carolina

    I'm another Ron paul supporter whose vote will go to Chuck Baldwin. Besides,there is evidence that Bob Barr has a tendency to be a flipflopper in regards to some issues. Read this article from NewsWithViews.com for more info:Mary Starrett -- Bob Barr or Chuck Baldwin? As a Bible Believing Christian I feel compelled to vote for someone who is more inline with my worldview and biblical convictions.......that's how I feel but it IS still a relatively free country unless the people of this country make the terrible mistake of electing a man who has proven socialist/globalist leanings (spell that O B A M A).Sadly,McCain isn't much better. I believe we need a man in the White House that truly DOES love God and this Country and it's sovereignty. I believe in lieu of Dr. Ron Paul (who I respect greatly),Dr.Chuck Baldwin is that man. JMHO

    Greg Perry Sr.:type: :thumbs:
     
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    Bob Barr is the same type of flip flopper Paul is.

    Neither can seem to decide what party they actually belong to.
     
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    Don't worry, he has time to change back before the election.
     
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    ...and a vote for Barr or Paul might as well be a vote for Obama...the greater evil.
     

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