How Do We Prevent 2016 From Being a Rerun of 2012?Submitted by zooamerica on Thu, 09/06/2012 - 20:35
What is going to prevent the GOP and RNC from cheating and changing the rules again in late 2015-16?
Getting to the top of the GOP mountain seems impossible, especially when the establishment controls it.
Can Rand Paul politically maneuver his way all the way to the top? That seems like a daunting task, and one that might be composed of many undesirable compromises along the way.
If Ron Paul runs again in 2016, what is going to change?
What are we going to do to prevent the same crap from happening again? I was really hoping Ron Paul would launch a new party run, but that does not seem likely to happen now with 2 months to go until Election Day.
I feel very lost in the political sauce right now...but I can still read between the lines. Ron Paul has had a lot of experience and knows a lot about running third party. I think he was essentially saying that the system is rigged to prevent a third party candidate from ever winning.
We have 3 choices to prevent a rerun of 2012.
Do we rage against the GOP machine as we have done in the past two elections?
Do we ignore Ron Paul's warning, jump ship and start a new party?
Or do we learn how to play political baseball and beat the GOP at their own game?
What is political baseball one might ask...
Jesse Benton set a good example. I honestly believe that if Jesse didn't play ball with the GOP, Rand Paul would have never spoken at the RNC. His speech is about the only thing that gives me hope right now.