Time to end Republican campaign and get third party movement underway?Submitted by Judge Bartley on Mon, 02/13/2012 - 14:37
Because of the incapability of the Republican Establishment to engage in fair play, and (I hate to say it) the resulting near-impossibility of Dr. Paul securing the Republican nomination,I suggest he begin to sow the seeds of a third-party run.
But until then, and with the lull of a couple weeks in the primaries, Dr. Paul should now name his running mate(Judge Napalitano, Pat Buchanan, Walter Jones) and perhaps even persons for cabinet positions. All these people should sent out into Michigan and Arizona to build support in all regions of those states.
If, however, the results of those efforts are disappointing, then Dr. Paul should breakaway from the shackles that the Republican party has put on him and go after votes as an independent conservative--as James Buckley did in New York when he challenged Senator Charles Goodell the incumbent liberal "Republican" who was actually endorsed by the Republican Party. As many of you know, Buckley without the regular Republican endorsement, and on the Conservative party ticket, won the seat narrowly. Also we have the more recent example of Ross Perot running as an independent, being admitted to the debates, and winning 20% of the vote in the three way race.
Getting to speak at the Republican Convention, which seems at times to be the goal of the campaign would be a wholly-inadequate and almost meaningless certainly not even a pyrrhic victory that would soon lapse into forgotten history.