A radical idea: Ron Paul Runs as a Democrat in 2012Submitted by bobbyw24 on Tue, 11/16/2010 - 12:06
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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