If You Were Ron Paul And You Were Considering Whether Or Not To Run 3rd Party What Would Your Barriers/Hesitations Be?Submitted by Jdayh on Fri, 08/31/2012 - 06:01
Bo and MR both have almost 1 billion in cash(each) to fight for the nomination, Even though RP has shown that he can raise money, He would not have the resources that the big 2 corporate candidates would have .
2-- BALLOT ACCESS -- Is it even possible to get ballot access now? IF so, how?
3-- GETTING IN THE DEBATES-- While RP is definitely polling over 15% does that guarantee he will be in the debates? not necessarily (they could "change the requirement to say... 40%, then 45%, etc)
4-- SAFETY FOR YOUR FAMILY/SELF:
When is the last time in American Politics where a person was getting crowds of 5-10,0000 w/in 24-48 hours notice and was running 3rd party? (has it ever happened?) Since this has not happened in any time in recent memory/history, the fact is he would be waking people up enmasse!! (this face alone could possibly help him over come his Cash imbalance compared to the 2 Fed Res. candidates.) The PTB may get very uncomfortable, and decide to threaten him or "send him a message". Rand could (perhaps) even be put in danger. IS that danger worth the risk? Should he just decide to make a run of it, knowing what the potential consequences could be?
Are there other barriers? Perhaps...
Feel free to add any others below. (or to comment on the ones I have listed.)
I imagine He (Ron Paul) may see this post, so keep that in mind.