Ron Paul did very well in a one-on-one interview with Wallace on this FOX broadcast; it's disappointing, then, that Ron's candidacy was not discussed along with other GOP primary candidacies by Wallace and the FOX panel on the Forum Plus show airing the same day.
Wow - it takes a lot out of me to watch Chris Wallace. Ron Paul, however, is golden. And he looked like a trillion bucks. :)
The reason he will win is because the GOP will fear him running on a 3rd party ticket and will cause a split in the Republican Party votes and will give a free ride for Obama 2nd term.
Of course I could be wrong and the GOP will be stupid enough and not endorse Ron Paul as the Primary.
"Being a respectable third"
In other words - Top Tier!
deciding to consider Ron Paul, now. This is good news. These are highly educated people who work for a Fortune 500 company I'm talking about.
Herman Cain has shot himself in the foot & is a "has been" now. I don't see how the Media can continue with their cheerleading of him now. It would look pathetic, to say the least. The voters may be naieve, but they arent' THAT stupid.
Even my mother is "off" of Cain, now. I keep pushing her to vote for Ron, though, & I think I will succeed. All our friends are ALL expressing their "doubts" about the Republican candidates.....EXCEPT RON PAUL.
Hopefully, the Republican voters will realize that our economy is going to nose dive, IF THEY DON'T VOTE for DR. PAUL...it may get to that point.
As far as cheating goes, don't you think we have a HUGE NETWORK of I.T. Ron Paul supporters who are very much aware of that issue, and who have watchdogs looking & examining & talking with the local County supervisors of those election departments? The campaign headquarters is not stupid. We can have a measure of people watching in many ways. JUST LET THEM TRY TO CHEAT. They WILL get caught, imho. If they were dealing with morons, I'd agree, but they aren't. Don't you think we have TOP NOTCH I.T. people and tactical strategy experts helping? Uh-huh. Yes.
A lot of people seem to be critical of this segment, but I completely disagree. This is EXACTLY the kind of exposure we need to win over the main-stream, lock-step Republican vote. I was just sitting down to a meal with my Uncle, who is a Government professor and hard-line Republican. He has never been a fan of Dr. Paul due to his foreign policy. But during our meal he was going on and on about how disgusted he has become with the Republican party, and he has no idea who he is going to vote for because NONE of them are true conservatives. He even said he's considering voting democrat. I reminded him of Ron Paul and, for the first time ever, he didnt dismiss him. This is a guy, my uncle, who voted for George W. Bush twice. He represents to me almost ALL of the Republican voters out there. They are on the fence and really dont know what to do. THIS kind of interview is what is going to win those people over. Dr. Paul's time is here, my friends.
That was a shot across the bow of the neocons, that we aren't going to blindly support the R this time, so don't count on it.
It's time they had to suck it up and vote for the "lesser evil", which in the Bearded Spock Universe we live in would be Ron Paul to them.
The media keeps asking Ron Paul if he'll run third party because he ran for president as a libertarian in 1988.
Libertarian = third party
...if that's the only choice the republicans give me, then I might HAVE to do it.
Or he could say, "Why don't you ever ask any other republican candidate if they would consider a 3rd party run. Are you SCARED of me doing it?"
"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."
1) When getting asked the stupid question of "Oh my gosh, what are we gonna do if _____ gets nuclear weapons?," RP should really attack the stupidity of the question.
I take that back. He DID do this. Russia and China and N. Korea all have nukes.
He might say that, WE GAVE them the technology!!!!!!!
2) Here's my real suggestion for the campaign: RP keeps saying that "it makes no sense" to have our existing aggressive, imperialistic, offensive foreign policy where we are the policeman or the world and where we go around changing one dictator for another.
Why doesn't he start educating the people as to whom it DOES make sense for?
RP knows that the banks run our government. He is reluctant to call out this fact, however, he HAS multiple times used the synonym "military-industrial complex".
Why doesn't he say something like, "It makes no sense to the average American why we want to be the world's policeman. The avg American doesn't want perpetual war, to be losing Americans lives, or killing millions overseas, or to be going into trillions of dollars of debt. But! This foreign policy is not insane to the military-industrial complex. To the banks and companies that make billions of dollars, our foreign policy makes complete sense. So this election is about war or peace.
I ask you, fellow Americans, do you want more of the same, continued wars, more death, more debt, more taxes, a lower standard of living, OR do you want to try a different approach constrained by our Constitution, which would mean to bring our troops home, have less debt, have more money to spend here at home than on foreign nations. Are you for peace or perpetual war? If you want war and debt and to live in a police state here at home where you are assumed to be a terrorist until proven innocent, then vote for the other status quo candidates. If you want peace, and freedom from government regulation and government interference, the vote for me. I want to restore America to its greatness.
"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a rEVOLution before tomorrow morning." - Henry Ford
interview on two questions. Other than that he was brilliant as usual. The first fail was the question about the "Iran nuclear weapons" issue. Chris asked how we would stop Iran from getting nukes and Paul fumbled. Now I know what Pauls views are on this subject and he could have done much better but I could envision main stream Republicans shaking their heads at his answer "UH, we talk to them".
The second was the question of a "third party run" when Paul had an excellent chance to highlight the problems with our "two party system" and the real reason he "can't" run third party but he just says "I don't want too".
Over all Paul was good as usual but he was given plenty of time in this interview as well as two of his previous interviews on fox and he still acts like he is being rushed. I guess old habbits are hard to break.
I would have turned to Wallace and said "Do you plan to ask all candidates this question"?
This was an excellent interview because people once colder than a corpse(and some who look like corpses) are now warming up to Ron Paul. I'm not noticing the antagonism as much.
Basically the propaganda ministers are saying to Ron Paul you'd be our candidate if your foreign policy were a little different.
I don't think Paul should change but it's still very telling when these same people who 4 years ago blatantly attacked Paul on any and everything are pleading with him..."please pleaseeeeeee save us Romney is a flip flopping pink republican and Cain is about as sharp as a bowling ball"!!!! lol
I loved his answer on the Herman Cain question. Very classy and actually quite witty and I actually laughed a little bit. Also the "I don't want to" response to the third party bid question, great answer as well.
I agree....the "I don't want to" is the absolute best answer that Dr. Paul ever gave to that stupid "gotcha" question....
Because it shows that he seriously wants the GOP spot....but it also doesn't paint him in a corner.
And if the thought was completed it would be "don't push me into it, you won't like it" In a since it reminds me of another Dr, Dr Bruce Banner, who said "don't make me angry, you won't like me when I'm angry"
Hot Damn he looked so Presidential in this suit and tie =)
President Paul.....never get tired of hearing that!
Ron Paul will win the GOP nomination because the GOP will figure out that he has the best chance to defeat Obama - PERIOD.
This is a long way from how it was last time around. Remember Wallace throwing absurd questions at Ron in the 2007 debates, giving Romney and Giuliani opportunities to laugh on microphone (until Ron answered and shut them all up)? I don't think an interview like this could have happened back then.
Ron did really well. He still chopped up a few sentences, but not many, and nearly all his points stood out crisply. His response to the recession question, in particular, was so quick and sharp! :-)
This interview might actually bring some new folks on board. It should at least open up some new discussions....
What is begun in anger, ends in shame.
Many of us know deep down what's going to happen. Both Parties are controlled at the highest levels and so I really can not see how Ron Paul could win when I know they cheat. Something will go wrong, the electronic vote machines will flip results, something is going to take him out and the media will pass him by. There is nothing to lose at that point and Ron Paul knows it. A campaign from the grass roots will gather all the third party support just like in 2008 and have him run for president as an independent. He'll be excluded from the establishment debates but we will hold our own and hopefully the grassroots will be so loud they will have do deal with it. Besides Ron Paul resonates with both liberals and conservatives, He's an independent already. I wish I could believe that he has a fair shake at the GOP but I just see too much corruption and desire for more of the same. Ron Paul is just threatening too many special interests. Maybe I'm wrong but this seems like it'll happen that way or something similar..stay tuned.. right?
Would he really be excluded from the debates? I'd say you are absolutely right, but Perot wasn't excluded. And it really didn't matter who won (the dems or repubs) as long as Perot didn't.
But I was assuming (prolly incorrectly) that Paul could be in the debates.
the debates were run by the Women's League of Voters. since then they have been run by this group that is a republican and democrat collusion. They are like Coke and Pepsi keeping any third comer down.
Resist the temptation to feed the trolls.
If anyone remembers, in 2008 when Dr. Paul ended his campaign he immediately called an announcement at the National Press Club in D.C.
In it he explained how Ross Perot nearly won after being allowed in the presidential debates (Perot was a 3rd party candidate - the REFORM Party).
So the RNC and DNC colluded and created the "Presidential Debates Commission."
THEY decide who gets into the debates after the parties choose their nominees.
And the head of this commission are ex-officials of the RNC and DNC themselves.
So they make sure no 3rd party candidates get the visibility of being in those debates for the general election in November.
It is criminal.
And if Dr. Paul does go 3rd party, they had better let him in those debates or like Jesse Ventura said last week, we should riot in the streets.
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I am really impressed with his answer to the Herman Cain question. We just don't have gentlemen like that in modern society anymore. That is one thing that I admire about Dr. Paul even more than his policies. He is an absolute gentleman.
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