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ConsevativeHQ: Reagan won with the 'Reagan Democrats', Paul will win with the 'Paul Democrats'

"Ron Paul is Now the Conservative Anti-Romney Candidate"
http://www.conservativehq.com/article/6204-ron-paul-now-cons...

But Ron Paul? We have been told even more adamantly, and with greater certainty, that hell will freeze over before Ron Paul wins the nomination, that he has reached his ceiling in votes, that voting for him is a wasted protest vote, that his foreign policy is to the left of Obama, not to mention that he is a disgusting and crazy racist, yada, yada, yada. And that was before they thought he was a serious threat to the established order.

The most amusing diatribe in recent weeks was the accusation that Paul was ruining the primary and caucus process with his appeal to young people, independents, and (gasp!) Democrats. We can’t let people like that into our country club! But, of course, St. Ronald Reagan did exactly that to achieve overwhelming victories, and we still refer to “Reagan Democrats,” most of whom have probably not voted Democratic since Reagan converted them. But that was then, and now is now.

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I agree. I don't see any

I agree. I don't see any reason why we should be shunning Democrats...and this idea that they are somehow ruining the party by supporting Paul, is just absurd.

This was another nice article from David Sirota @ Salon. I think he's misapplying the term 'progressive' when he talks about Ron Paul's foreign policy, but it's an article aimed at Democrats and he gets the point across pretty well about why there is crossover appeal- good talking points.

http://www.salon.com/2012/01/10/what_makes_a_progressive_pre...

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My father switched from being an avid Kennedy Democrat

to being a staunch Reagan Republican. Good points.

He's very popular

"The Sportos, Motorheads, Geeks, Sluts, Bloods, Wastoids, Dweebies, Dickheads. They all adore him. They think he's a righteous dude."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAUW22XrnQw