Ron Paul Supporters Unlikely to Vote RepublicanSubmitted by Peace Gold Love on Fri, 09/28/2012 - 13:09
The Examiner: At a town hall event in Lima, Ohio on Monday, Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan gave a somewhat strange nod to Texas congressman Ron Paul. When asked by an event attendee why Paul’s supporters should consider voting for the Romney/Ryan ticket in November, Ryan didn’t run off a list of Romney’s positions or ideas that may appeal to those who support Paul. Instead, he went with the anyone-is-better-than-Obama argument.
“Do you want Barack Obama to be re-elected?” Ryan responded. “Then don’t vote for Ron Paul.”
Ryan, perhaps sensing that his reasoning was not quite strong enough to swing liberty-minded voters toward his ticket, then espoused a personal admiration for Dr. Paul.
“There are many things that Ron has championed that I am a big believer in, especially liberty and sound money,” Ryan said.
These praises for Paul are no doubt welcomed by those who supported him during his election run, but it is doubtful that Ryan’s statements will herd the revolution voting bloc into Romney’s flock. The vice presidential candidate may be a believer in personal liberty when compared to collectivism, however his views are mostly academic and will never translate into the type of large-scale reform Paul supporters are seeking.
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