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Opinions on a Paul/Kucinich ticket. Previously addressed issue

I remember that there was some interest in this back in March 2011, but I haven't heard anyone talking about it since then. Are there some opinions that we can share about Ron and Dennis running on the same ticket?

If you can remember back to 2008. Dennis ran for President on the Democratic ticket and was in the same debates, on the same stage as Obama. Ron and Dennis both fight for truth and what is right on the floor of Congress and most of the time they are the last two men standing on a single issue.

While all the others take the other (wrong) side of the issue, both Ron and Dennis stand together for the American people. I have a lot of respect for Dennis. I know that people have argued that Dennis agrees on most issues with Ron, but they differ on monetary policy and a few other domestic issues.

Well most of us on Daily Paul have came to understand one thing. We need to help potential voters understand that a single issue that you are not in agreement with the candidate on should not be detrimental to the voters decision.

I honestly think that a Paul/Kucinich ticket would almost certainly pull in a large percentage of Democratic voters who would not ordinarily be voting for Paul otherwise. Dennis seems to be a very likable man and this announcement could possibly intrigue the media to start giving them some air time.

Of course Dr. Paul himself would have to want him as a running mate and maybe this does not go along with his prepared strategy. It is just a thought that I have had for some time now.

Other choices that I think would be helpful to his campaign are: Judge Napolitano, Jesse Ventura or possibly Gary Johnson. The video below is an excerpt from one of the Democratic debates in 2008.

The video below has been condensed to include the parts where Dennis is speaking. He almost sounds like a Democratic Ron Paul.

It is worth a listen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=fvwp&v=tFabLp-Jcbg



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I'd prefrr Dennis at State or Defense.

No way Ron should run with someone who supported Obamacare.

Until both libertarians and progressives...

... realize that neither will win separate from the other, the corporate establishment will laugh all the way to the Federal Reserve.

A Ron Paul/Dennis Kucinich 3rd party ticket could win this election if libertarians and progressives would get out of their sectarian boxes and do what needs to be done before it's too late for either ideology to ever see the light of day again.

Time to make this happen.

If he's going to pick someone from the "Left"

He should pick Matt Gonzalez. It'll help him win California (and San Francisco), help him win Hispanic voters, and steal a lot of Progressive votes from Obama. I think it'd be the same effect as a Kucinich VP but with a far better candidate.

With that said I think the first comment was correct; Trust Him to pick it, he probably already has a short list figured out.

Jack Wagner

I used to support Kucinich till he took a ride on Air Force One

Dennis was against Obamacare, and he vowed that he would fight against it unless there was a "public option". The reason behind a "public option' is that if you are going to "stick" it to the little guy by making him have mandatory health insurance, at least give him/her the option of getting a government plan that would cut out the middle man; an insurance policy that would be a whole lot cheaper. So, instead of a healthy 28 year old paying a mandatory $400 a month in health insurance, he would only pay $80.

Obama claimed that he was for a public option, and resisted the Republicans at first, who were opposed to a public option, but changed his tune. Obama's healthcare bill included no "public option." Kucinich was outraged and vowed to fight the bill "tooth and nail". That is, until he took a little plane ride with the president all by himself on Air Force One. He got off the plane and announced that he was in full support of the new Obamacare bill. Kucinich supporters were furious at Dennis for selling out.

Kucinich never told us what the president told him to change his views. Kucinich never told us anything of what happened on Air Force One. To this day, we do not know what happened on that jet that would change the mind of a man who was once threatened by a "hit" from the mafia because he wouldn't privatize Cleveland's utilities when he was mayor.

I don't like the idea of Congressmen taking solo plane rides with the president. So, why did Rand take a plane ride on Air Force One? What's up with that? Did he too drink the Kool-Aid?

"I support the Declaration of Independence and I interpret the Constitution."

My opinion: Not gonna happen.

While the two congressmen agree on bringing our troops home and ending the wars, they go seperate ways quickly on government's role in a free society (which we are not).

I've never heard Kucinich say he would end the federal income tax.

And the Dept of Education.

And the Dept of Energy.

And the National Endowment for the Arts etc.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

Ron knows who he is picking already

Trust him

Being On the Right Side of History: Psalm 46:10