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Washington Times: Is Ron Paul a viable candidate?

"WASHINGTON, November 22, 2011 — Join columnists Rich Stowell and Conor Murphy in their column Right Hooks as they debate the question: Is Ron Paul a viable candidate?"


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Examination of Viable

Examine viable:
1) He can survive outside the mother's womb - 76 years now.
2) Capable of growing and developing - 76 years physically - politically 30+.
3) Capable of working and functioning - 76 years now
4) Capable of existence and development of ideas - 76 years
5) A reasonable chance of succeeding and/or financially sustainable - 76 years now and with his campaign has already proven it.

Synonyms: achieveable, attaintable, doable, feasible, practicable, relizable, possible, workable.

Examine electable:

1) Capable of being elected - Yep

Examine electability:

1) Chosen deliberately, singled out. - Yep, by hundreds of thousands, no reason millions can't do the same thing.


1. The ability to discern or judge what is true, right, or lasting; insight.
2. Common sense; good judgment
3. a. The sum of learning through the ages; knowledge b. Wise teachings of the ancient sages - Founding Fathers
4. A wise outlook, plan, or course of action.

Sure looks like Ron Paul fits and fills the bill to me.

a conversation worth

a conversation worth reading...interesting points of view.

Yes, indeed...


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some interesting points. i

some interesting points. i enjoyed reading it

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