Why the Republican Party canâ€™t possibly win without Ron PaulSubmitted by lania on Mon, 08/06/2007 - 18:36
The American people are ready for a change. Democrats are already smug in their confidence of a 2008 victory because they know that America is weary of our Republican presidentâ€™s policies. Youâ€™ve no doubt heard Dr. Paul repeat over and over that 70% of the American people are frustrated with the war in Iraq. In an ABC News/Washington Post Poll conducted July 18-21, 2007, 63% said that the Iraq war was not worth fighting, 68% responded that they disapprove of the way Bush is handling the situation, 59% want the U.S. to withdraw forces now, and 55% indicated that they trusted the Democrats in Congress to do a better job handling Iraq. If so, I really donâ€™t know how any of Ron Paulâ€™s Republican competitors expects to make it past the primaries. If the GOP doesnâ€™t want to lose against an anti-war Democrat, then their only chance is to send Ron Paul to the 2008 election.
Clearly Ron Paulâ€™s views on the war are in-line with a victory in 2008, but the rest of the package only makes that victory all the more probable. Ron Paul has the values and voting record to appeal to the Republican base--heâ€™s pro-life, in favor of protecting gun rights, dedicated to lower taxes, he loves the Constitution, and heâ€™s a man of faith. Conservatives will rally strongly behind him as the Republican candidate, especially considering how most of them view Hilary Clinton. If Dr. Paul were to make it to the 2008 election, conservative Christian Americans and most Libertarians and Constitution Party members are guaranteed votes in his favor. It has also been interesting to see how many Ron Paul supporters have previously identified themselves as Democrats or independent liberal thinkersâ€”changing parties to have the opportunity to vote for Ron Paulâ€”myself included. Perhaps more impressively, Dr. Paul has brought new voters out of the woodwork in droves, both older Americans who had previously been uninterested in participating as well as young new voters many of whom will be voting in the 2008 election for the first time. Iâ€™m doubtful that any of the â€œfront-runnersâ€ in the Republican race can match Ron Paulâ€™s ability to draw support from all parts of the political spectrum. If one thing is certain, it is that Ron Paul has wide appealâ€”an absolute necessity for the 2008 Republican Presidential candidate to stand a chance.
Sending any other candidate to the election is suicide for the Republican Party. â€œWe the Peopleâ€ donâ€™t want â€œmore of the same.â€ We want a revolution, and Ron Paul is the best candidate to lead it.