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A radical idea: Ron Paul Runs as a Democrat in 2012

by Chad Peace
Tue, Nov 16th 2010

Does anyone remember that the first Tea Partiers were thousands and thousands of Ron Paul supporters who dumped a record-breaking $6 million into his presidential campaign on December 16, 2007, the anniversary of the Boston Tea Party?

Since then, the Tea Party “wave” has swept across the country; a wave that Ron Paul’s own son has ridden and credited with helping him land a seat in the United States Senate. Rand Paul ran for Senate in Kentucky as a Republican, keeping the more libertarian and “liberal” views he shares with his father under the sheets: a non-interventionist foreign policy, end the drug war, abolish the Patriot Act, and so on.

So why wasn't Ron Paul as successful as his son in the Republican primary for president? A few reasons:

1) No one knew who the heck he was until November 5, 2007, when internet supporters dropped the first “moneybomb”, unloading a record $4.3 million dollars into his campaign.

2) He was adamantly anti-war, running in a pro-war party. (You try convincing Willy Wonka that he shouldn’t eat anymore chocolate.)

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If Ron Paul

ran as a Democrat he'd win. I think it's a good idea. GOP we don't need no stinkin GOP. Running as a Democrat would diffuse all the sheeple that just look for a D or an R to convince them if a candidate is worthy. Ron Paul is the answer no matter what letter you put after his name.

9/11 was an inside job .....time to get some answers..RP 2012

Mark Twain Registers for All Parties

Rather than trying to be selective, I encourage folks to enjoy politicking. If free food & drink is at parties, all the better. Go to them all.

No invitation necessary.

When you tire of their parties, hold your own. Invite them. Tell other parties to provide free food & drink to your party. In turn, you will schedule their speakers. You might even speak for yourself, at your own party.

Ruckus fun need not cost a cent. Have party favors lining up at any party you favor.

Mixing plaid with stripes will not seem so odd anymore.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

seriously, not that bad of an idea.

Paul already has a ton of R's who love him. D's would love him just for the stupid D. Good idea.

Anti-Administration Party

Interesting article, I'm all for taking over the Democratic party too. Besides it was founded by Thomas Jefferson and it was first called the Republican party (Anti-Administration Party / Anti-Federalists).

Obviously RP will always be a Republican, but likewise there are districts that will always be Democratic and thus we should try to run our own Jeffersonian Democrats there (instead of hopeless independent runs). Infiltration.