Stop talking about Ron Paul running as a third party candidate!Submitted by spacehabitats on Fri, 10/28/2011 - 14:46
We shouldn't be talking about this for the same reason Ron Paul is not talking about this; even the rumor of a third party candidacy undermines his bid for the GOP nomination.
Why do you think the MSM asks him about this so often? Do you think they are trying to help him? Are they asking Mitt Romney if he is going to run as a third party candidate? Herman Cain? Anyone except Ron Paul?
They WANT him to say that he is thinking about it. They want him to even HINT that he is thinking about it. If he does it will be front page news, and it will be the last free publicity Ron Paul will get this election cycle.
Whether YOU think he has a snowball's chance in Hades of winning as an independent or third party candidate, there is no question that THEY aren't worried about the prospect.
If you think they marginalize and ignore him now, just wait until he is a third party candidate.
Above all they do NOT want him to win the GOP nomination. They don't even want him to be in a two man race for the GOP nomination. If he does, its all over for Them. He doesn't have to win the election (which he WOULD). The cat would be out of the bag. All of the political issues which they have been trying so hard to ignore and suppress would come into mainstream consciousness. People all over the country would be swallowing red pills, slapping themselves on the forehead and saying "Why didn't I see this before?".
Ron Paul is STILL paying a price politically for his campaign on the Libertarian Party ticket in 1988. It is one of the things They continue to use to marginalize him and keep mainstream Republicans from identifying with him.
Even if he COULD win on a third party ticket NO ONE is going to believe that it would be EASIER for him to win that way. The only reason he (or WE) would be contemplating a third party run would be because even WE don't think he is nominable. Why help the political insiders by confirming what they have been saying all along, that he is UNELECTABLE?
Ron has enough challenges to overcome without his core supporters blathering about a third party candidacy.