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Great Paul Answer On Defeating Obama

I crafted this answer for Dr. Paul, in the hopes that he might say it if/when he is ever asked about his electability, especially in the next FOX debate. Maybe we can all chime in and create a final version to send to Dr. Paul that he might consider. Here's my start:

MSM Moderator: Dr. Paul, there is still the question about your electability, sir. The main goal of the GOP, as you know, is removing the president from office. How are voters to believe that you could beat Obama in a general election, if you were to somehow secure the GOP nomination? (*smirk)

Dr. Ron Paul: I'm not worried about my chances of beating Obama; an election against Obama would actually be rather easy. It's the GOP nomination that is the most difficult election of this entire cycle for me. There are so many Americans who still believe in the founding principles of our country; the very principles that I represent. They've stopped voting for a long time because they became tired of having to choose between the lesser of two evils. I'm trying to get the GOP nomination so that I can bring these founding principles to the main stage once again; with truth, honesty and the most consistent, principled record to back me up. If the GOP will allow themselves to embrace my platform of principled conservatism, and join forces with my supporters to restore this country, we're guaranteed to have voters hit the polls like we haven't seen in a very long time. Defeating Obama would be no problem at all.

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Very nice

... absolutely, send it to them - it's a point that really needs to be unequivocally made.

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Great stuff!

Great stuff!

One thing.

Just replace (smirk) with (shit-faced grin).

- Liberty and Prosperity -

Here's my answer

I am not a diplomatic person. I am kind of a recluse.

My Answer:

All of this talk that I am not electable is nonsense. Poll after poll, I am either tied with Obama, or I am outright beating him.

I would also remind you that the media has been absolutely terrible at predicting who's going to do well in this election cycle. If they were wrong about Michelle Bachmann, Rick Perry, and Herman Cain... how is it possible that they can be so certain about me?

The thing you need to understand is that elections are won by getting the independent vote, and I challenge you to name any other candidate, from either party, that has such broad appeal and could garner more Independent votes than me. My lead in this area will only increase once I have national coverage and once people learn about my message of freedom.

I would also challenge you to name one Republican candidate who could so effectively get the votes of disenfranchised Democrats too.

Name one. Go ahead. I'll wait as long as you like. I'm a patient man. *smile*

Obama fears running against me compared to any other Republican candidate. I'm the only candidate that can credibly attack him on the economy, our foreign policy and his incessant reneging of his campaign promises - and the left media knows it. Romney or Newt can't claim this.

Every host from Rachael Maddow to The Young Turks hardly talk about me - or even tell the truth about my positions - for fear that their listeners and Obama's supporters will defect. They have already said publicly that facing off against Mitt or Newt would be a dream come true for Obama's reelection - so are Republicans prepared to risk handing this election over to Obama on a silver platter?

If Republicans want to ensure they have the best chance to recapture the White House in November - and have guaranteed, real change in the direction our country's headed in - they only have one real choice - to elect me, Ron Paul, as their next President of the United States. Otherwise, your vote is going to mean 4 more years of Obama.

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This is more in character with Dr. Paul's

humble personality and his admonition to always run as if one is behind. The OP's Answer about Obama is out of character and is more likely to provoke an 'oh yeah? We'll show you' response from Democrats who might be persuaded better by factual comparisons of Obama's proven faults and Paul's proven principles.


I tried to somewhat emulate his speech patterns, but after reading it again, I think bits and pieces could be tweaked to suit him even more. I'm not sure if he would talk about Rachel Maddow or Cenk like this, but I do know Republicans would respond well to this if he had said that.

This language worries me:

This language worries me: "...an election against Obama would actually be rather easy. Defeating Obama would be no problem at all."

This is motivating language for the other side. Underestimating an opponent is foolish, even if that opponent is a professor of unconstitutional law.

I like his current answer where he says "polls show that I do very well against Obama." Then he can further expound on how he will get the bulk of the independent voters and some disenfranchised democrats with his position on militarism and how he would grow the republican party if they will wise up.

cross that bridge

when we get to it... Ron is right, the R nomination is the hardest part and his answer has to make those voters believe he can beat O.

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dig it.

Let's do this.

I don't expect him to say anything other than what he thinks best. But discussion about it can help to shape the confidence needed to pierce any attack or lie cast his way.

That's a great answer

and you even got a smirk in from the moderator. Nice!

"A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself within" W. Durant

That is really strong

Send it to Jesse.

"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."

--Samuel Adams

Really as the poster before

Really as the poster before has said, "Brilliant and beautiful." Really well said!

Brilliant and beautiful.

That would be SO presidential!

A modest

Kudos for a brilliant answer.

Usually I end up disagreeing with these kind of posts about suggestions for Ron Paul to say something. But I really wish Ron Paul would say this.

John F


that is good!

"For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged, by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions, even on important subjects, which I once thought right but found to be otherwise." - Benjamin Franklin


He should also include that he currently has X number of Democrats that have switched their party just to vote for him (all the anti-war Democrats), that he would essentially take all the third party votes away from whoever decides to run, and that most of the independent votes would come his way...then add that the increase in voter turnout would be icing on the cake. Just my 2 cents.