I Think Ron Paul Supporters are Divided. What side are you on?Submitted by Ty TheMan on Thu, 07/26/2012 - 14:10
No one will ever be able to say that Ron Paul doesn't have the most dedicated supporters in the history of American Politics to date.
Honestly, how could anyone NOT want a President that wants the wars to end and the troops brought home. The bases closed. The Federal Reserve ended. A return to sound monetary policies. Shrinking of Government and the military and the spending that they do. A return of our freedoms and our liberties. And, for me anyways, the end of the illegal income tax.
We Ron Paul supporters look at the other candidates and their supporters and stare, mystified and flummoxed, at them and what they say and do and stand for.
But this isn't about patting ourselves on the back about our superior candidate or preaching to the choir about the virtues of Ron Paul. This is about the division among us Ron Paul supporters. And yes...there is a clear and evident division that needs to be addressed and, hopefully, closed and closed soon.
This same division took place in 2008 at roughly the same time in the campaign as it took place this year. As soon as talk of Ron Paul not being able to get the nomination started to infect the ranks....the Supporters split into two factions. And this split weakened us and killed Ron Paul's chances.
One one side ( Side A ) are the people who stayed true to the goal of getting Ron Paul nominated at the convention and into the Presidential race in November.
Ron Paul threw his hat into the ring to become President. He has said it numerous times throughout the race in interview after interview after interview. There was no misinterpretation of the message. The message was loud and clear. Ron Paul wants to be President and he wants US to make him President. It has ALWAYS been about the man. It has ALWAYS been about Ron Paul and what he could accomplish once he sat in the oval office. These supporters are tired of the 100 Year long beat down by the government and they want immediate action and results to reverse it. The use of speed and ferocity to pummel the GOP into submission and reverse as much of the damage that the Neo-Cons have caused as soon as possible before it becomes too late to do so.
Then there is the other side of the rift. This side ( Side B ) is populated by the supporters who believe that Ron Paul wanted to be President but was willing to accept just running to stir people out of their political apathy and get involved in Politics again. To take back the Republican Party from the false conservatives who run it now and replace them with true conservatives once again. These supporters believe in a strategy of victory through attrition. A victory by inches. Take over a district. Then take over a county. Then take over a state.
The philosophy of both sides has merit. What they don't have is time. There is no more time left to argue about who's side is right or who's side is wrong. With every passing year, Washington enacts an average of 3 laws and 400 Executive Orders that further cripple the Constitution and our rights and liberties. More soldiers are needlessly sent to their deaths and more of our wealth is stolen from us. Both sides are forced to crawl at a snail's pace of 4 to 8 years for the opportunity to reverse all the damage done in any kind of meaningful manner. That is 12 new anti-Constitutional laws and 1600 Executive Orders too slow. At this pace, we are NEVER going to achieve victory in time for it to make a difference. The math, and the reality of it, simple is NOT in our favor.
Right now...with 30 days left before the RNC Convention, we have a chance to make a difference and reverse our fortune.
Every effort needs to be made to reach ALL of the National Delegates and let them know they have the power to get Ron Paul elected. They also need to be educated about Ron Paul and what he REALLY stands for as opposed to what the goofiness the media and the GOP has filled their heads with.
Ron Paul Supporters...we need to unite once again. Ron Paul wants this nomination and he wants this Presidency. He did not make 3 runs at it just to settle for a second place award. We didn't donate more than $124 Million to the campaign just to get a relative handful of people situated into the party. And neither we nor Ron Paul should settle for the RNC/GOP getting away with all of the underhanded tactics they have used this year to deny Ron Paul the nomination. WE don't deserve to be treated like that and we definitely shouldn't be sitting back and taking it again....like we did in 2008.
We need to focus. We need to get the job done. And that job is to get Ron Paul the nomination and, ultimately, the Presidency.