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Boston Globe:Ron Paul set to be spoiler

McALLEN, Texas—Ron Paul, antagonist of the Federal Reserve and advocate for the gold standard, probably won't capture the Republican presidential nomination. But with his libertarian leanings energizing a small though growing group of passionate conservatives, the quirky Texas congressman is proving to be a force in the 2012 contest.

Tweet Be the first to Tweet this!ShareThis Four months before the initial voting, Paul is having such a big impact on the race that some Republican operatives are convinced that he will play spoiler in important states, siphoning votes and attention from his rivals for months to come and helping determine the nominee.

http://www.boston.com/news/local/new_hampshire/articles/2011...



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I wrote Dr. Paul in last cycle

and if he's not the nominee,in whichever party...I'll write him in again period,no ifs ,ands ,or buts

If Ron Paul does not get the

If Ron Paul does not get the Republican nomination, Obama will probably win the election. Most Ron Paul supporters realize that there is very little difference between Obama, Romney or Perry. So, a lot of us will vote third party rather than wasting our vote on the "lesser of two evils". We have played that game long enough. If the GOP wants to throw the election, let them nominate Romney, Perry or some other phony.

RON PAUL in 2012!

kingmaker

What they call "spoiler" I call "kingmaker".

This

is just another article that tries to marginalize his chances of winning.

Don't perpetuate this crap.

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The Republicons

cannot defeat Obummer without Paul's aupporters. I don't think they have figured that out yet. I do believe WE hold all the cards!

Some guy on Raw Story did the

Some guy on Raw Story did the math and figured out that if Paul's peek support of 10% sticks around til Election Day, then even with 30% of those supporters defecting, that's still a sizable enough number to tip the election any which way -- either by staying home, voting third party, or spiting the GOP by voting Obama.

And this is ONLY likely GOP voters we're talking about. If we add up all the people excluded by these polls, including many independents, Blue Republican-types, and young people, those numbers likely grow to 13-15%. That's only at this point in time.

So this is anywhere from 5-10% of the electorate out there once all is said and done. Obviously, there's no telling how solid this bloc will vote come November 6th, but it's all we need, I think.

Now, we just need to focus on where the largest pockets of Paul's support are and you could have a recipe for swing states no one previously predicted.

If any credible independent ticket were to surface between now and May of next year, they COULD conceivably capitalize on Paul's support, should he not win the nomination. It all depends on who this candidate is, of course, and whether or not Paul is willing to endorse him.

If I had to say, and this is far from likely, it will likely be Gary Johnson dropping out and running for the libertarians, but who knows at this point in time...

Never forget:

To disagree, one doesn't have to be disagreeable.


- Barry Goldwater

Nope

I'll write in Dr.Paul before I spend my vote on someone I don't think has our best interest in mind.

No either or..only one.

If they want to win, they'll do the flip flop.. They should be used to it by now.

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We need to

make that VERY clear. We DO hold the cards. The republicans lose without us.

I'd focus on explaining

with more clarity:

1) the federal reserve and it's creation/inflation of the money supply.

2) Low interest rates encourage mal-investment

3) Simplified, what the business cycle actually is

4) How the federal reserve/stimulus artificially creates jobs

5) How that entire process leads to the little guy loosing his house.

Tom Woods has a good article about this on his site...looking for the link.

"It does not take a majority to prevail but rather an irate, tireless minority keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."

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You might want to change to link to start on page 1.

Overall, good article though. Thanks for the post!

I hope that WE don't get

discouraged when Ron starts to talk about his platform in a less "intellectual" manner. He needs to appeal to the "average" American now. His words.....

"I keep thinking maybe how I can improve on saying things so the people can understand what I'm talking about and make sure that they don't misinterpret me," he said.

"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves." William Pitt in the House of Commons November 18, 1783
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Unfortunately, the way you

Unfortunately, the way you hear people violently trash anyone who offers any sort of critique of Paul's delivery around here, it's really too much of a wild card to tell.

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To disagree, one doesn't have to be disagreeable.


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Been Expecting This

Interesting how calculated moves seem to happen within the media...I'd counter with the media is most often the real spoiler. How can a realiable information source report a leader in the race a gonnabe spoiler? Shame on you Boston Globe and the others who are sure to pile on.