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"It's Not Just A Race, It's A Marathon." Why Ron Paul Is Winning.

It's always bothered me, when I would see Ron Paul being interviewed by someone on tv, that they would invariably ask him about his 1988 run, as well as his 2008 run, and why, since he lost twice in the past, is he running again now?

The implication always seems to be that running in a presidential race and not coming in first is, somehow, something to be ashamed of.

Well, I don't think Ron Paul lost in 2008, in 1988, or even in 2012. I think he has already won and will continue winning. Because Ron Paul doesn't just run races. He runs marathons.

Imagine this:

Imagine asking someone you know who likes to run marathons how many they have been in. Now, ask them how many they have 'won'. Chances are they will give you a blank stare before likely telling you they haven't won any. Now ask them why they bother to keep running in marathons when they have yet to win one.

Likely they will tell you that running in marathons isn't about beating everyone else to the finish line and scoring some trophy. Most runners are only competing with themselves. And you really can't 'lose' a marathon, as long as you finish the race.

Ron Paul won in 1988 by laying out a foundation of libertarian ideas that informed a generation. He won in 2008 by giving his first freshman class a purpose to rally behind. And he is winning now in 2012 as he educates a new generation of eager students, with all of those 25 years and more as evidence that,for these wisely skeptical youngsters, he is worth listening to. The ideas of liberty are worth listening to.

In conclusion, a runner of marathons will tell you that the victory doesn't come at the end of the race. It's in the journey and what happens along away. Dr. Paul said it best himself on the 9-4 Jay Leno interview:

"I'll keep plugging along."

Ron Paul can't lose, because all he knows how to do is win.

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Yes it is and you express it will chris

and the beautiful part of it for us is how we can witness this happening right now.

and the beautiful part of it for Ron is that he can witness what is happening right now TOO.

i love the last line - "Ron Paul can't lose, because all he knows how to do is win."

"Ideas spread! You can't stop them! An idea whose time has come cannot be stopped by any army
or any government!" - Rally for the Republic

Ron Paul is My President

Ron Paul ought to be consistent in advocacy of liberty.

I agree with the idea that Ron Paul is winning by igniting the movement we are all in now.

But I wish he would "check his premises" regarding abortion. You see I think it is primarily an issue of liberty of the pregnant woman to decide whether to continue the pregnancy or to terminate it.

TO me the idea of compelling her to remain pregnant against her will is a violation of her right to be free in this matter.

I don't consider an abortion to be murder at all. I think there is a distinction between a human embryo or a human fetus and a human being. An embryo is a potential human being not an actual human being. The same is true of a fetus. It is not a human being yet, it is still a potential human being.

A fertilized ovum is a microscopic cell which has the potential to become a human being but is not an actual human being or person. So stopping it at that stage is not murder.

It is not a matter of it being alive it is a matter of definition. When does an organism become a human being?. What is a human being?

Ayn Rand identifies the essential distinguishing characteristic of a human being as the possession of a volitional conceptual consciousness.

Neither a fertilized ovum, an embryo or a fetus possesses a volitional conceptual consciousness so do not meet the criteria to be considered a human being. A newborn child does and is.

In order to deserve the consistency ROn Paul boasts of having he should become an advocate of a pregnant woman's right to choose. Then he would be a more consistent advocate of liberty.

No Man's need constitutes an obligation on the part of another man to fulfill that need.

Don't ever use one of my posts

to spew your crap again, fetusface.....

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Now that's a nice post!

Yes, in reality, he is still.......running!

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Yes, Yes, Yes


Thomas Jefferson: “Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever."

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Very much :)

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Thank you.

Beautifully expressed. It sums up Ron Paul's attitude; keep plugging along being completely yourself and standing by your ideals by the minute. Stand strong and calmly within yourself, as Ron Paul has done. I can do that, and I do it every day, and his example gives me added strength to go the distance.

Ron Paul is a hero in his quiet and yet powerful way. He has done so much along the way and made a tremendous impact on the world.

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