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Did y'all expect Rand Paul to write his father in?

First of all, let me say that I despise Sean Hannity and am disappointed that Rand decided to endorse Romney before the convention. He should have waited until AFTER the convention to see if his father's delegates could pull off an upset.

But, that brings me to my second point. After coming home from work and hearing a clean-cut, intelligent, young black man who generally despises people with an entitlement mindset brag about how he voted for Barrack in 2008 and how Barrack is going to win again this year and then say the only thing good about Romney is Romney-care, I get on the Daily Paul and see Ron Paul supporters pitching a fit like a bunch of immature three-year olds because Rand Paul endorsed Romney. Did any of you REALLY think Rand was going to NOT endorse Romney if Romney became the GOP nominee? I know. Romney is NOT the GOP nominee yet. But, did any of you really think that after August Rand would NOT endorse and vote for Romney?

I'm just curious if anyone here is really so naive that he thought Rand was going to sit this election out, vote for a third party candidate, or write his father in in November. If you did expect Rand to support the Republican nominee, then at least put your anger at him in perspective.

If that is the case, you should be mad at him NOT for endorsing Romney, but for doing so while his father has not officially dropped out of the race yet. Those of you who would have called him a traitor for endorsing the GOP nominee in September need to realize Rand Paul is a Republican!!!

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Of course he will

write in his fathers name, nobody sees once your behind the curtain. You really think he would check Romney? He might write in Elmer Fudd, I voted for him several times.

The bold effort the present bank had made to control the government ... are but premonitions of the fate that await the American people should they be deluded into a perpetuation of this institution or the establishment of another like it-Andrew Jackson

The evolution of the Revolution

Did you expect Rand to endorse a black man after what his father wrote in his newsletters? Why settle for the subhuman who passed national RomneyCare when you can elect the Father of ObamaCare?


was so bad about the content in those newsletters? I haven't read all of them, but the part about blacks not stopping to riot in LA until it was time to pick up their welfare checks was actually pretty funny. Is that too...insensitive for you Tarpleybot?

Would have felt better if when you arrived at the Dailypaul

that night, and the conversation was cheerful about what Rand had done. And then found out we had all decided to join him???

The Winds of Change!

Join him? No.

But, it's surprising that anyone would be surprised that Rand did endorse Romney.

Those who never disagree with their parents cast the first stone

The above comment of mine sounds familiar, I wonder where I read it.

In Philly PA RichardKanePA

Supporting another person for a job your Dad wants

is more than a disagreement.

I am joining him because that is what RON PAUL would have us do.

But screw Willard Mitt Frick'n Romney.

I'm not eating his subs.


I’m sorry, but I don’t agree with your statement.

Ron Paul is not asking us to that, and never will. I realize now that Ron Paul’s silence on this issue was not evidence of his blessing, but more likely embarrassment for his son, because he did not fully understand this movement.

Ron Paul knew what Rand was about to do, because I’m sure his son went to him and tried to convince his dad that he wasn’t going to win, and he needed to support Romney or Obama will win.

And I’m sure that his dad tried to tell him that his followers would never do that, nor would he ask them too. But Rand is ambitious, and thought he knew more than his dad, so he did it anyway. And it has all backfired on him.

There is no conspiracy going here within the campaign to ease any us into the Romney camp. This is about a son who did not fully understand this movement, one who was not as committed to it as his father is.

I believe it’s that simple!

The Winds of Change!

NO, Ron Paul can't ask you to do it. But he would if he could.

We need to support Rand Paul...

...and tell Mitt Romney TO GO TO HELL!

Rand did not ask us to support Romney. Read between the lines!


You need to think about what you're saying.

Please, on the one hand you're saying Ron Paul wants us to support his son. Which is to endorse Romney, openly campaign for him and then vote for him. Or do you think Rand Paul will do the two former issues and then NOT vote for him.

PLease think about you're saying.

The Winds of Change!

No one asked you to support Romney! No one.

Let Rand give these phuckers lip-service dude.

*** Ron did not drop out.

*** Niether he or Rand is telling you to support a neo-con.

Let them work it dude.

Go have a beer and I'll call you when it is time to overrun Tampa!



So ask yourself, what DON'T "The Powers That Be" want you to do? Then lets do that, do this:

- Publicly Blog and Speak Support for Rand Paul.

- Publicly Blog and Speak Support for Ron Paul.

- Say HELL NO to Mitt Flip flopp'n Romney, HELL NO!

- Let these bastards know that it is RON PAUL or you ain't going to waste your gas in November.



Would you guys defend Rand Paul if he was a different senator with the same track record as Rand Paul, but his last name was not Paul? Or would this board criticize this man as just another senator who is against Ron Paul?

i actually did to be honest

"principle over party" as we say it. Politics is a very strange thing, especially when you are under rule of a Wall Street Government.

His name is Edward Snowden

What is Capitalism?

Why should he have waited until after the convention?

Ron himself announced he would not be the nominee around the same time Rand endorsed Romney. They both knew - have known since Iowa - there was going to be no surprise in Tampa. Rand waited until his father had built a movement strong enough to endure a public concession to Romney. If he wanted to betray his dad he could have endorsed Romney last fall when Christie did or in January when Paul Ryan did or in April when Boehner and McConnell did. To imply that Ron didn't know Rand was going to endorse - that the two of them hadn't discussed and planned the timing of this months ago - is pretty naive and also pretty insulting to Ron if he can't coordinate messaging with his own son.

You made a huge point there.

You made a huge point there. It is an insult of monumental proportions to suggest that Ron was taken by surprise.

Yeah, I thought about that.

I imagine Rand wanted to hurry up and endorse Romney as quickly as he could before Romney picked his VP.


I'll tell you what

I didn't expect. That his son would endorse his adversary before the vote on the convention floor. Here's a toothpick for you to chew on and figure that one out.

It's time! Rand Paul 2016!

"Truth, Justice, and the American Way!"

Well, if Rand had waited until the Convention,

Romney would have already picked his VP, and it wouldn't have been Rand Paul. It still probably be Rand, but there's a much better chance now because Romney wouldn't pick a VP that hadn't even endorsed him.


YES! I DID expect Rand to write-in his dad...


President Paul or NO ONE AT ALL!

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

That's ridiculous.

By that kind of dogmatic logic, there's something wrong with any of us if we vote for someone on the ballot instead of writing Ron Paul in.

Nothing wrong with voting for

Nothing wrong with voting for anyone else, so long as their principals align with yours. Yes, there -is- something wrong with those who "settle", and abandon principal in order to "win". If Rand had endorsed someone who was not Ron Paul and whose principals he could stand by, that would be one thing... but I take his endorsement of Romney as being no different than if he had endorsed Obama.

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I sent Rand a letter today. Part of it was exactly your point.

"Lastly, please consider writing in the name of Ron Paul in November, should he not become the GOP nominee. With your endorsement of Romney, I feel that I must make you aware of that alternative to either Romney or Obama. There is no difference between them. Romney = Obama, which makes your endorsement of Romney all the more shocking to realize. The lesser of two evils is still very evil."

I dropped Rand a message on

I dropped Rand a message on facebook. I told him I still support him 100%.

I don't think Rand is endorsing Romney for any other reason

than pure political strategy. I don't think he thinks there's much difference between the two, but he has to heavily emphasize the few there are to make his endorsement look legitimate. If Neocons get wind of the fact that Rand is playing them like a fiddle, they'll easily get him kicked out of the Senate.

Ron Paul Endorsed The Contitution Party

candidate in 2008. Rand should follow suit or write Ron in if he has any integrity.

Alright, let me ask you this.

Would you rather Rand keep his "integrity" and turn 80% of Republicans against him and sacrifice any chance he has of ever becoming president? Or would you rather Rand compromise his integrity and have Neocon and socialist Democratic presidents from now until Jesus comes back? Rand Paul is the only libertarian-leaning person in the country right now that has a shot at becoming president. If Rand ruins his chance of one day becoming president, what other libertarian-leaning Republican would ever stand a shot at winning the GOP nomination?

You're spot on, except for

You're spot on, except for one point. I don't think Rand is compromising his integrity. Is it ok to lie to a potential mugger when he asks you how much money you have or where it is? Sure it is. Rand might have made the only moral decision possible, when taken in your context.

I agree with you. I don't think he compromised his integrity.

I was trying to frame the conversation in the way ModernPatriotsUnited sees it.