Are we Ron Pauler's the modern day 'Mugwumps'? Is history kind of repeating itself?Submitted by ArsenalGunners11 on Tue, 10/09/2012 - 17:00
Check this out about Grover Cleveland. Keep in mind that Ron Paul has mentioned before that Grover Cleveland (Democrat) was one of his favorite presidents of all time.
First, this caught my attention.
He was the winner of the popular vote for president three times—in 1884, 1888, and 1892
I thought, What if this ends up being the case with Obama? Could Obama get beat in 2012, and come back in 2016? Wow!
Next, this caught my attention.
Cleveland won praise for his honesty, independence, integrity, and commitment to the principles of classical liberalism. Cleveland relentlessly fought political corruption, patronage, and bossism. Indeed, as a reformer his prestige was so strong that the reform wing of the Republican Party, called "Mugwumps", largely bolted the GOP ticket and swung to his support in 1884.
I had never heard of the "Mugwumps" before reading this bit about Grover Cleveland. I would say that a lot of us Paulbots do share some similarities.
And, if this doesn't give you goosebumps thinking about modern day Rand Paul. I of course edited this last bit.
Theodore Roosevelt (Rand Paul) stunned his upper class New York City friends (Ron Paul supporters) by supporting Blaine (Romney) in 1884; by rejecting the Mugwumps he kept alive his Republican party leadership, clearing the way for his own political aspirations.