Should Ron Paul drop out of the Race, right now?Submitted by givejonadollar on Tue, 02/07/2012 - 14:35
Just an open question.
We have seen vote fraud in Nevada and Iowa. And, who knows what kind of fraud took place in SC and NH.
I think for those of us who follow Ron....we know that his support is much, much higher than the media reports.
If the media really puts this much time and energy into marginalizing Ron as much as they do.....he is obviously a massive threat.
- The Republican party controls all of the primaries. It's a certainty that anytime Ron gets big support in a state that could be deemed a threat, they will move the vote to a secret location, or somehow rig the vote.
- It has been stated time and time again that the other candidates need to "be nice" to Ron Paul If not, the Republicans cannot win the nomination from Barack Obama.
- The Republican party also handles the Republican nomination process. Does any Ron Paul supporter seriously think they would give the nomination to Ron under any circumstance? They can elect anyone President. They could elect Marcio Rubio or Mitch Daniels at the last second.
How much would it shock the establishment if Ron Paul dropped out...........now......and immediately declared a 3rd party bid and called it "The Tea Party"?
This would give him much more time to mobilize dollars, support, and to get on the ballots in many states.
The media is barely covering Ron anymore. Even if Ron goes head to head with Romney, they still are not going to give him the coverage.
Some points and questions:
- The media has lied by saying he is not electable. Ron is the most electable by far. He is the only one who can pull independents and anti-war democrats (and blue dog) in a primary election.
- Would it be easier to ensure the vote counts are accurate if the Republican party is not in control of them. Who controls the vote counts for an Independent?
- The media has not given him fair time. It would be a perfect time to heavily denounce the media, and attack them with full force, since this is Ron's last go around.
- All the Republican's are repeating like a mantra......"WE MUST DEFEAT BARACK OBAMA AT ALL COSTS". Ron's new campaign would focus on that, focus on it heavily, and the cost of "defeating obama at all costs" would be leaving the Republican and Democratic party and joining the newly minted "Tea Party" re-ignited by it's godfather.
- Ron can send his more eloquent and fiery defenders to talk on his behalf in the media. Ron's time will be spent making internet videos, speeches, and traveling around the country.
I know some people would like to keep the fences mended with the Republican party since Rand Paul is much more deeply embedded than his father.
However, Rand does not share the same views, does not have the same fire, and has not (to me) shown to our movement that he can walk in his father's footsteps.
Lew Rockwell could walk in Ron's footsteps, as could Judge Napolitano, but not Rand Paul in my view.
So what do you all think?
Does this make sense?
What are the positives and negatives?
Bump this up if you think this is a worthy discussion.
Feel free to bump it down if you feel it's harmful and detrimental talk at this time in the race.