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Why Isn't Ron Paul Calling For A One-on-One Debate!

So the entire GOP field of puppet candidates, faux candidates, and media distractions has finally been cleared -- leaving now just a two man contest between the Establishment's Mitt Romney and the one true grassroots candidate Ron Paul.

So why the hell isn't Ron Paul out there now publically calling for and demanding a one-on-one Debate with Mitt Romney? Why isn't Jesse Benton, Doug Weed, Bruce Fein, and whoever else in the Ron Paul campaign now demanding a one-on-one Presidential Debate with Romney?

For we would then finally see an actual, real, authentic Presidential Debate where Ron Paul not only gets equal-time, but Ron Paul gets 50% of the total time to lay out the giant contrast and choice before the American public (and educate them in mass like never before).

Is this not that game changing event we've wanted all along? Ron Paul has never had a forum like that before. The opportunity is right now, and he and his campaign must now act and seize it.

Now I know that Romney would attempt to decline, and claim that the nomination fight is "over". But Ron Paul could have a whole lot of fun in public with this, as he once did with Rudy Guilliani. He could make a daily challenge to Romney each and every day, and point out that there has never been a one-on-one Presidental Debate before....and why is Mitt Romney so afraid?...snicker..snicker...

Eventually Romney would be embarassed and look weaker and weaker to the public, and pressure would build for him to face down the challenge. It would also create a news event to fill the current vaccum, and compel the Media to comment on it -- if Mitt Romney's only opponent was calling for a debate every day, and making jokes, and questioning whether Romney could be tough enough to be President if he can't even face his opponent in a one-on-one forum.

This could be the game changer, folks.

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I'll do you one better...

...Ron Paul should announce that if Romney won't do two more debates then he's running 3rd party.

THAT would make the PTB squirm, ensure the debates happen, and give Ron/Rand complete justification for running 3rd party if they don't happen in the eyes of those who would otherwise see Ron/Rand as a traitor to the Republicans.

Further, Ron should insist on choosing the moderators - Judge Nap, Stossel, Ben Swann.


Great Suggestions!

Someone here needs to get this message out directly to the Campaign.

Good Choice of Moderators

Not so sure of 3rd at this point but "keep all options on the table" and let "rumors" of 3rd abound.
Keep 'em guessing.


You all must not be watching all the videos - here's Ron saying (with a grin) "I think we should be having a DEBATE!"


Ed in Phoenix

Rights are like muscles; you must exercise them to keep them fit, or they will atrophy and die.

One on one - Ron Paul Vs. Barack Obama?

Why not just bypass Romney and get to the meat of the matter by calling for an early debate with BO. Start treating Romney like he is no longer relevant and start the campaign for President. Romney has started doing that so why shouldn't Dr. Paul?

Now That Makes A Lot More Sense

Out the gate, I would take a long pause, ask for a camera close-up, look straight into the camera, pause again, wait for the room to be completely silent, and ask this question:
America,.............Ask Yourself,........ WHO would want 4 or 8 more years of Goldman Sachs & The Federal Reserve continuing to run into ruin..... YOUR COUNTRY? !!

set up debate

if no romney debate 3rd parties and knock romney's cowardice

debate now


Post like this show just how naive some supporters are

Let me tell you exactly what would happen if Ron Paul started demanding a debate with Romney. You would not see him on main stream media again untill after the election. Dr. Paul is smart enough to know this, thank God. Try to understand, Mitt's handlers control the media! The only way to pressure the media is to get enough delegates to have a floor debate at the GOP convention. They cannot ignore that. The Republican party head in Texas already invited the canidates to a debate when Santorum and Gingrich was still in the race and Romney declined then, what makes you think he would just debate Dr. Paul and get masacured. Just not gonna happen...

Good point.

Hadn't thought of that. Thanks. Oh, and a bump for you.

"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters." Benjamin Franklin

I also expect negative marks for agreeing with you

The RNC chair, Reince Cycle, has his "Presumptive" winner recieving their adornments. (in an Un-American "Operation" IMO).
Unless they are pressured to adhere to GOP rule 11, they will NOT allow Ron Paul to puncture the tires of the GOP Bus on which he is riding.
Sad but true.

Our track is to GET THE DELEGATES and serve them crow in Tampa.
Given enough rope they will _______ themselves.

Texas Debate in May ??

Here is a link to a great posting by Steve Nuinseri, the Texas State GOP Chair who has invited all (now only two left!!:) candidates to a debate. Read it ALL, because he's sounding a lot like someone who is giving Romney a bit of a 'threat' if he won't show up! ;)


Paul debated "Obama" so "Romney" will debate any time.

A debate between the real presidential candidate Ron Paul and a President Barack Obama impersonator was staged by the Fox Channel's John Stossel, host of Fox Business News.



Imposters both of them

Both Obomba and Mitt are imposters are they not?
Great imposters I might add!
They are soon to go at each other before the public.
Let them beat one another up in whatever way they will.
When the dust settles, then, that is our time to shine!
Don't forget to stay in prayer!

" In Thee O Lord do I put my trust " ~ Psalm 31:1~

Ron Paul is not running as an Independant

He is running as a Republican.
The Republican Party has made it "OFFICIAL" that the Primary is OVER.
Their Chosen One (not Congressman Paul) is where they have (prematurely) placed their resources.
They are now in General Election mode seeing the only opponent being "The European Nightmare that is in the White House."
Seems as people have missed the "Official" proclamation made On The Record 4/25/2012 by RNC Chairman, Reince Priebus
Abandoning GOP Rule #11 and ending the FAIR ELECTION PROCESS.

See for yourself http://youtu.be/XDamvX5WlhA

They are faux debates posing as media circuses.

In this political season was a single issue debated? The only one that produced arguments rather than just marketing memes, was Ron Paul.

If you want share those arguments for principles with others, then burn a CD/DVD or email them a link.

The media will stifle or counteract anything positive with overwhelming negative commentary. How could it end up bringing anything but brand recognition, to RMoney?

Free includes debt-free!

challenge NOW !!

I also remember Dr.Paul has said in some debate that he would declare his VP pick once there are only 2 people remaining in the race.
I think NOW would be a good time to call a press conference, give a hint about the VP pick and cabinet.
Challenge Romney to 1 on 1 debate on issues. Either he will chicken out or come and be dressed down.
Clarify the foreign policy points again.

Dr.Ron Paul's 2002 Predictions

I'd love to see the 1-on-1,

I'd love to see the 1-on-1, too. Unfortunately, I don't think Romney would cave to the invitation. He has habitually ignored Paul throughout the campaign, as if to prove he is not threatened by Paul one iota. I think he actually does more damage to Paul by refusing to acknowledge his existence than he could ever do to him in a debate. It's not worth his time. But I'd love to see it.

it wouldn't be one on one

oromna would need his lawyers there to answer all questions Constitution.

"The two weakest arguments for any issue on the House floor are moral and constitutional"
Ron Paul

I would

love to see that. mittens would never do it he knows he would get destroyed

Because debates don't matter. Delegates matter!

We need as many delegates who are supposedly bound to Romney to be actually be Paul stealth delegates who will abstain from voting in the first round.

Imagine if Mitt arrives at the convention, with say, 1500 delegates, including 800 bound delegates, if 400 of those are stealth Paul delegates who abstain in the first round, he does not get the nom, and the bound delegates are freed to vote as they please.

Whether this happens or not has nothing to do with debates.

People on DP have been saying it's about the delegates since for over a year. Until I realized the ability and value of bound delegates abstaining, I didn't really get it. Now I do. Holy shit. It IS about the delegates, big time!

"Know what you know, know what you don't know, and understand and appreciate the distinction."



debates do matter. That is what opens the eyes of new delegates.

Ever thought

that if the campaign managers aren't calling for a debate then there is probably a good reason for it. Maybe they want to be under the radar for a little longer, maybe they will let the Obama/Romney ticket destroy each other like the Calico cat and dog.
If the Top Brass of the Paul Revolution aren't calling for a debate, trust them on it. They have done FANTASTICALLY so far.

Waiting on Romney!

A debate challenge has been offered in Texas, and so far Romney has not answered!!

Susie 4 Liberty's picture

I believe the invitation for Debate went out from Texas

And Dr. Paul responded in the affirmative, and Romney hasn't bothered to answer...

Susie 4 Liberty

why isn't mittwit calling for one?

and crush that Dr. Paul once and for all.
we should start a petition on mittwit central.

"The two weakest arguments for any issue on the House floor are moral and constitutional"
Ron Paul

Very simple,

Mitt might actually have to lay still, impossible for a serial flip-flopper.

Because the "media," (us...)

Because the "media," (us...) should.

Never be afraid to ask simple questions.

The Romney - Paul Debate

what a great idea, how on earth did you come up with it?



πολλα γαρ πταιομεν απαντες ει τις εν λογω ου πταιει ουτος τελειος ανηρ δυνατος χαλιναγωγησαι και ολον το σωμα

There is absolutely 0 chance that Romney would

agree. None. the Paul campaign knows this. I think they also know that the MSM would paint it to make the paul camp look like a bunch of whiners and try to make them look pathetic. It would turn into a sideshow that would take the focus away from the issue's and the task at hand - delegates.

You are forgetting 2007...

Back in 2007, there was zero chance that Rudy Gulliani would ever actually read the books that Ron Paul demanded that he read (in Paul's press conference), and zero chance that Rudy Gulliani would ever reply to the substance of Paul's points --- but Ron Paul held a press conference anyway to highlight the CIA Blowback issue and embarass Guilliani.

That move was wildly successful. Ron Paul had done this to embarrass Guilliani, and sure enough Guilliani looked foolish (and weak) .. and his popularity started sinking.

Ron Paul ended up winning more delegates than Guilliani (who had started out as the GOP Front Runner!!!). By that move, Ron Paul crushed the GOP Front Runner.

So the move was an unqualified success.
Ron Paul can play the same funs and games here with Mitt Romney.

This is all about public perception, and these things do work!!