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Ron Paul: In It To Win It

Ron Paul: In It To Win It,
January 29, 2012
The Political Pro-Con by Conor Murphy

WASHINGTON, January 29, 2012—During this primary season, many political pundits have assumed that Ron Paul is not actively trying to win the Presidency. To them, he is simply a message candidate who has some interesting ideas but no path to the nomination. Dr. Paul is seen as too much of a fringe candidate by the mainstream media and therefore considered unelectable. The facts, however, say otherwise. This time around, the Ron Paul campaign is more organized, has better advisors, and is actually campaigning to win.

Along with establishment candidate Mitt Romney, Ron Paul is the only candidate who was able to get on the ballot in all fifty states. Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum will not get enough delegates from the states they have qualified for to receive the Republican nomination. Rick Santorum still has very poor name recognition, and Newt Gingrich is one of the most polarizing political figures of our generation , and he could not even get on the ballot in his home state. In other words, Mitt Romney and Ron Paul are the only electable candidates to choose from.

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i know this point has been made

but the following sentence should really be front paged so it can sink in:

"Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum will not get enough delegates from the states they have qualified for to receive the Republican nomination."

Good Point

...and, having said that, if Gingrich or Santorum did get a significant, but insufficient, number of delegates: what, pray tell, would they want in exchange for the votes of those delegates? As far as I can tell, there are no principles, there is no message (end the fed? sound money? 1T in cuts?....nah!)...so it would only be power...such as, the vice presidency.

i think santorum is running for vice president

gingrich is just a megalomaniac that hopes romney dies in a car accident.