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Who's an Ex- Obama, Romney, Santorum, Gingrich, Huntsman, Perry, Bachmann, Cain, Pawlenty, Johnson, etc. Supporter?

Many of you have been active (or inactive) Paul supporters for a long, long time. Others, like me, are fairly recent converts. If you used to support someone else, please indicate (you don't have to say who) and let us know how exactly you came to your senses. Maybe if we get enough feedback, we can devise a better way to reach out to the anti-Romney crowd (and possibly the Romney crowd).

Myself, I guess I'm considered a Blue Republican. I supported Obama in 2008. My bad. I started to take a look at Ron Paul exactly because the media bad mouthed him so much. They kept calling him a crank, kooky, crazy, etc. I remembered seeing random Ron Paul signs over freeway overpasses. I YouTube-ed him...never looked back. I also watched a lot of videos by free-market thinkers who go a little deeper into certain of his platforms (e.g., Milton Freedman).

How about you?



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Makes perfect sense. It took

Makes perfect sense. It took me till 2011 though...to figure out what you figured out in 2007.

You know what's so funny!?

...at that time in 2007, it was my son at the time, a high school senior, who taught me all about Paul! He was campaigning for Paul back then & turned all his friends parents to Paul also! Isn't that awesome!?

Wonderful news about your

Wonderful news about your son!!! I also got my mom and 80 year old stepdad to vote for Paul in the Primaries. I couldn't quite get them to go to the caucus though. Liberty is spreading, and you can never go back!

I started off liking Palin

I started off liking Palin (even though she didn't end up running), Bachmann, then Pawlenty, then Perry, then Cain, and finally discovered Ron Paul, and I haven't changed since. I was actually a libertarian while supporting all the others, I just didn't do my research and took them at their word that they were for limited government.

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I kinda liked

Bachmann in the beginning, but that was because I still thought Hannity was one of the good guys. I liked her because she was getting congress together to discuss the constition. Then when I saw Bachmann attack Dr. Paul in one of the early debates over his foreign policy, I understood, she was just like the others. How they cannot see that the wars we are fighting are unconstitutional and perhaps these wars are our greatest national threat because of the debt they have incurred. Imagine that, we are fighting an "enemy" all the while creating greater ones, both at home and abroad thru debt and blowback.

Agree

Bachmann was easy to like because the media hated her and she promised a more credible version of Palin. But her unhinged attacks on Iran policy were the dealbreaker. Of course by then she was in a tailspin with Perry's entry and desperately seeking neo-con support.

Bump for comments.

Good post, BU. Hope it gets lots of good feedback.

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

Thanks.

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2008, unenthusiastically voted Barr

Didn't vote for Obama, but when he won, I was stupid enough to be *excited* that the unjust, undeclared Iraq war would be ending soon. Obama promised that if he was elected, that he would have "...all of our combat brigades out of Iraq within 16 months."

Sad to see he didn't end the war. Sad to see he started new wars. Sad to see he didn't end signing statements. Sad to see he didn't usher in a new level of openness and transparency in government.

Your post is a good one. How did we get here? How do we reach out to others. If I were to give any advice about reaching out to supporters of other candidates, it would be to encourage people to follow 2 simple rules:

Rule #1: As them to look HARD at the candidate's record. If they are religious, maybe Matthew might help convince them this might be a good idea: "By their fruits ye shall know them."(Matt7:16). Record is everything. Words and promises are free and meaningless. ACTIONS NOT RHETORIC. Upon election, the candidate's actions will be more like their past record, not their position statements or promises.

Rule #2: See rule #1. If applying rule #1 is hard because they don't have a sufficient track record yet, maybe they shouldn't be POTUS yet!

Ron Paul: consistent, consistent, consistent. Oh and by the way, did I mention Ron Paul is consistent?
BONUS: Ron Paul's record? Consistently proven to be consistently consistent.

Oh, and I heard that Ron Paul is...

Consistent. :) That's one of the things I was sold on. He's definitely not a flip-flopper!