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Krauthammer: ‘Ron Paul is not going to be president of the United States’

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann’s victory in Saturday’s straw poll in Ames, Iowa has earned her a lot of media attention for her 2012 presidential bid. But nipping at her heels only 152 votes behind was Texas Rep. Ron Paul, who has gotten little-to-no attention from the media for his feat on Saturday.

And although one might think attention is deserved for Paul, according to Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer, Paul is being ignored for one reason: He doesn’t stand a chance. Krauthammer explained this on Monday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel.

“Ron Paul is not going to be president of the United States,” Krauthammer said. “We’re not a libertarian country. It’s a very important strain of conservative thought but it’s not the dominant one.”

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Dr. Paul presides already. the rest is paperwork.

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Krauthammer Raimondo

Lots of blood thirsty war-mongerning for years.

Free includes debt-free!

Who's Krauthammer and why should I consider him relevant

to pay any attention to him?

(that's a rhetorical question. I really don't know who he is, and I don't care to know. He is irrelevant.)

heres my comment to fox...

why do they give this guy air time??? He is a complete idiot! He does not even know his American History, nor is he in touch with Americans of today , nor is he even saying the polls right! To whomever hired him, FIRE HIM!
-- American was founded by 56 libertarians Our first 5? 7? or so Presidents were all LIBERTARIAN . Thomas Jefferson , perhaps one of the best Presidents in our history, was a HUGE LIBERTARIAN.

-- Americans today want MORE FREEDOM, not less. Virtually all of Ron Pauls ideas are readily embraced by most Americans! (just wait till the rest find out... it will be like 60-80% will agree with him)

--As for polls he is constantly in the TOP 3 in all the major POLLS !! Here is the latest from rasmussen: Obama 41%, Ron Paul 37%
http://wwwrasmussen.reports.com/public_content/politics/elec...

Election 2012: Barack Obama 42%, Ron Paul 41%
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elec...

and the MOST RECENT POLL--
Michelle Bachmann 22%
Mitt Romney 21%
Ron Paul 16%
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elec...

Let us not forget

that Charles Krauthammer is a longtime member of the Council On Foreign Relations(CFR), which is perhaps the most influential Globalist organization in America.

What I love now

...is that they are stuck between a rock and a hard place.

If they don't mention Ron Paul it now backfires so that doesn't work anymore.

If they do mention him like this - even by downplaying his chances or by smearing him - they destroy their previous tactics of ignoring him and inadvertently help bring him out in the open.

Either way we win!

We have past that critical point now. We have climbed to the top of the hill. Gravity is now on our side. Enjoy the ride!

"Important strain of thought,

"Important strain of thought, but not the dominant one."

Perhaps not.. but it's also not the dormant one.

Since when has Krauthammer

Since when has Krauthammer ever been right about anything?

...and that face...YESH! I've seen better looking faces on poison warning labels.

"The United States can pay any debt it has because we can always print money to do that." — Alan Greenspan

The People....

of America are a libertarian country. We want to be able to drink raw milk and grow veggies and share and trade them at markets without SWAT teams descending on us.

The People don't want to be invading multiple countries like the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany did.

Do some research on Krauthammer. He's a trotskyite commie that not too many years ago slinked over like a snake from the democrats to the republican party.

Prior to pretending to be a conservative he was a speech writer for Walter Mondale and won awards from People For The American Way. Ewww! :p

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~wobbles but doesn't fall down~

Good catch!

Not too many are aware that the Neocon roots descend from Communists.

Hamilton's Curse is anbother major factor

DiLorenzo describes Hamilton's Curse in a book by that name.

Free includes debt-free!

CrapHammer is Right

"Ron Paul is not going to be the president of the United States"

After the economy collapses, there probably won't be a president any more as Washington will be burnt to the ground as it contains the largest welfare class in the entire country. So, Ron Paul along with you, me, and everyone else will not be president.

"We're not a libertarian country. It's a very important strain of conservative thought but it's not the dominant one."

That's right. The dominant strain of coservative thought is what I like to call "fear based control freakism". Incidentally, this is also pretty much what every major religion in the United States teaches. This is not a coincidence as the state and this version of religion merged a long time ago.

The future will, because of "fear based control freakism", lead to a society that is "kill everyone all the time" as people try to survive during an economic collapse. The leaders of this movement will be called "i am the gvt and I am here to help you give me your last bit of wealth".

What?

Important strain of thought but not a dominant one?

Does he realize we dominated the straw poll?

Bachmann is "Ron Paul Lite" and sort of has the gross aftertaste some Diet sodas have.

Account for that and you see that 55% of highly likely caucus goers and volunteers and advocates in Iowa are more libertarian minded than the neo-con minority.

Screw you Krauthammer.

Krauthammer's Political Batting Average isn't Very Good

He predicted that the major GOP players for 2012 would be Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Haley Barbour, Tim Pawlenty, and Mitch Daniels. He also wrote off Reagan in 1980. What a guru, huh?

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Great point

Great point

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My comment:

It's not that Paul has no chance of being elected, it's that word has come down from TPTB to SAY that Ron Paul has no chance and Krauthammer and many other national media figures are owned by TPTB. Ron Paul is absolutely toxic to their big plans and they are determined to stop him one way or another.

New Hampshire and Ecuador.

Yep...

Fox **and** CNN are parroting the EXACT same talking points in chorus...

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~wobbles but doesn't fall down~

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