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Let's come up with a better answer for Ron Paul!

Question 1:
"You're not going to be elected...do you have electability?"

Answer: I think Americans are ready for change. The status quo establishment isn't going to be re-elected by Americans. America is looking for real change this time, not just pretty speeches.

Question 2:
"You're more of a Libertarian than a Republican aren't you?"

This question is meant to isolate Ron from Republicans, so they view him as an outsider.

Ron Paul should always answer this question as;

"No am a Republican. Asking any freedom loving American, Republican or Democrat if he believes in Liberty and the answer is going to be yes and that's why our numbers are growing."

You ran for president as a libertarian?

"I don't think some of the other people on the platform remember what it is to be a Republican. What you mean is, am I a Neocon and the answer is no, and no self respecting fiscal conservative could be. We're going to do what Republicans have always been elected to do, we're going to end the wars. All of them!

We'll sweep the dust out of the treasury and start saving money again, so our children can have a better, safer and wealthier future than we had. Libertarian, I'm an American? Yes, I believe in Liberty. When I defeat Barack Obama, their won't be any more Patriot Act, we'll give America back her Liberty.

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whatever I am...

I have a philosophy that says to fix our economy we have to start with our burdening foreign policy and the global destruction and hate it causes in our government's quest to police and exploit the free markets of the world...when trillions of dollars are commonly misplaced there is a problem of grave concern

whatever I am...

I have a philosophy that says it is Congress, and Congress alone, that is mandated by our Constitution to coin and fix "money" to a gold standard...the fed is unconstitutional notwithstanding the fact that it is an utter failure, a destroyer of American currency and a purveyor of debt and slavery

whatever I am...

I have a philosophy that says the individual "State" can better understand how to educate it's own children NOT the wasteland that has become our federal government

call me what you may...

I speak for the American people. I speak for the youth, the elderly, the working poor and the middle class. I bring to Washington a message that the time for malfeasance has passed and will no longer be tolerated.

I will bring my voices with me when I come. Ten thousand, to start. Millions, on end. They will not be paid to be there. They won't be bussed in or be a part of my "entourage". They will be everyday folks just like you and me. They come from the cities and the farms. They come from the colleges and what is left of our mills. I speak for them. They mean for their voices to be heard.

This is who I am.

Dr. Ron Paul

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

I'd poo myself in delight if

I'd poo myself in delight if I heard RP say something like that over national TV.

Dr. Paul can Defuse Neo-con bombast with patriotism

The best way for Dr. Paul to defuse Neo-con bombast is to appeal to patriotism.

Presidential campaigns are traditionally infused with a great deal of patriotism, something even Obama used to appeal to white Americans.

Dr. Paul can employ patriotic refs to America's as-yet great potential and its history to win favour with the less radical McCainiacs out there.

Mark-ass Levinites are hopeless shills for War, Inc., so they'll never be won over. And who needs them!

But waving the good ol' Star Spangled Banner makes most Americans feel warm.

"Cowards & idiots can come along for the ride but they gotta sit in the back seat!"

There's no honor in being a democrat or republican

One wing of the eagle or the other, they both lead right back to the same rotten place.

Just one last kick in the nuts, then a final deathblow

Very Good except for...

"...we're going to end the wars. All of them!"

To the average Republican that means, "Liberal/weak."

In answer to the Libertarian question, you don't even need to go into foreign policy specifically.

What you mean is, am I a Neocon and the answer is no, and no self respecting fiscal conservative could be. We're going to do what Republicans have always been elected to do, defend, protect and uphold the Constitution of the United States...

If pressed on war, "We are going to start defending THIS country and OUR borders--not the mandates of the U.N."

*I know, I know, our activist community loves the anti-war and anti-empire talk, but that doesn't move Republicans.
If you must use the word "empire," tie it to Obama.
"Obama is acting like some kind of king."
"...an Obama-Empire."

(See Rand.)

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That is like saying "You're

That is like saying "You're more of an American than a Republican."
They aren't mutually exclusive.
Liberty is the core value upon which America is founded. The Philosophy of Liberty is the Philosophy the founders bequeathed to the nation and attempted to embody within the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

Let it not be said that we did nothing.-Ron Paul
Stand up for what you believe in, even if you stand alone.-Sophia Magdalena Scholl

The other answer that is needed to be voiced

is the answer to the Neocon mantra, "If we don't bomb them over there, they WILL come here to harm us".

This is what ALL the neocons rely on for their scare tactic to support their warmonger policy.
We have to effectively counter it.

I think Dr. Paul hit some of the right answer about the CIA definition of "blowback" and how it was right. But Hannity just skimmed past that and continued with his neocon genocidal rant.
There needs to be some kind of "stopper" comment makes them stop using that comment. It's used just like the liberals use the race-card. It's a "catch-all" statement designed to fend off any criticism with an imagined threat to produce fear in people.

I can only think that a firm disagreement with that, and a counter of something like "No. They will come here to harm us if we keep going there and bombing them, and making more enemies". Something like that is needed. We can't allow their false premise to be accepted.

I think Dr. Paul did well, but was rather uncommanding in his response. I think firmer disagreement with people like Hannity is important, so that focus can come onto the neocon lies. The lies must be challenged more strongly and directly.

"You're more of a Libertarian than a Republi

I'd say -

I'm the Republican candidate with the most Libertarian view. I align more with folks like Jefferson, Adams, Franklin than bush, romney, guiliani. Without Freedom and Liberty, what else matters?
By the way, would you like to hear specifically how I align with Jefferson's views?

Jackson County Georgia

War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong; and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses.
Thomas Jefferson