I think we need to leave Dr. Paul ALONE!Submitted by elviejo on Fri, 08/31/2012 - 19:55
I see many posts here encouraging people to bombard "President" Paul with requests that he run third party and/or team up with Johnson.
I think this is being EXTREMELY selfish and short sighted on our parts.
President Paul has given his whole life to this cause.
He has been threatened by Romney with character assasination on a scale that would color his entire career - for GENERATIONS to come and RUIN the Liberty Movement that he has ignited (WHICH IS HIS ONLY CONCERN)....and Romney has the money and the media friends to do it.
I don't even rule out that he or a member of his family was physically threatened - AND ESPECIALLY NOW that I read the article by Doug Weed.
HOW DARE WE ask this of him. It will make him the "candidate that made Obama win" in the eyes of "conservatives" for YEARS.. It will ruin the Liberty movement in the eyes of many for decades to come (think Ralph Nader).
I think we need to GET REAL HERE.
Did you SEE the crowd in the convention hall?
DO YOU UNDERSTAND that 80% to 90% of the populous are ABSOLUTELY IGNORANT about a better foreign policy and are still gleefully falling down and worshiping the god of the Empire and war?
This run for office was an attempt to WAKE MORE PEOPLE UP. And compared to 2008 we DOUBLED or TRIPLED our numbers. But take a look at that filled arena..... and try to even FIND the Ron Paul Delegates. THOSE ARE THE TRUE PERCENTAGES RIGHT NOW.
WE HAVE TO CHANGE THE MINDS OF THE MASSES before one election is going to make any difference. We are NOT going to finsh this Revolution nice and neat with one election. THIS IS GOING TO TAKE THE REST OF OUR LIVES. And it is now up to US!!!!!!!!!!!!! We have GOT to stop looking for a QUICK FIX to a hundred years of corruption.
And asking "President" Paul to do this is absolutely thoughtless and disrespectful. HE..... AND WE..... WOULD BE RUINED!!!!!!!!!!!
He would be BROKEN if the Liberty Movement is made to look petty and petulent and the VILLAIN in the fall of the US.
DO NOT DO THIS TO THIS GREAT MAN!