The Republican primary IS the general election.Submitted by fiodax on Sun, 08/14/2011 - 01:41
The Republican primary now officially boils down to a division in Foreign Policy. The identical platforms of the Perry/Bauchman/et al camps vs Ron Paul.
On one side is a foreign policy that guarantees more deficit spending, gives continued power to the Fed, creates more international unrest toward us, and causes more loss of life, on the other a foreign policy that brings spending back home, abolishes the Fed war-chest, promotes peace through trade, and actually defends our country.
The wonderful thing about Ron Paul is that he is forcing this election to be about the fundamental issues of liberty. While the establishment candidates would love for the election to be decided by who can muster the most emotionally laden one liners that arouse the most spontaneous granfallooning applause, when Ron Paul wins it's no mere personality contests.
The fact that Dr. Paul sometimes stumbles over his words, has his coat a little rumpled, and doesn't fit the shining image of the polished politician is proof that it is the message of liberty that is winning when he wins.
The real election this year IS the republican primary. This is the year of Ron Paul. He is the only choice that is offering a position that can actually change the course our country is on. He is the only candidate that actually has a position that is even distinguishable from the any of the others, including Obama. On top of this, He is also the only candidate that is making Presidential promises that are actually within the scope of power of the President, and that is because he actually understands the role of President and the power granted to the office.
If Ron Paul does not win the Republican nomination, then the election is over. There is no point voting beyond that point because there is no distinguishable choice if he is not in the race.