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The Ron Paul Effect: How the GOP Threw the Election By Disenfranchising Ron Paul Supporters

"New analysis reveals that in no less than five states, Romney’s margin of loss to President Obama in the general election was less than the number of votes received by Ron Paul in that state’s primary.

[Here's a screenshot I made of the table if someone wanted to embed it, I don't know how: http://i.imgur.com/aAXgO.png ]

In Florida, for example, Obama defeated Romney by 46,000 votes; meanwhile, Ron Paul received over 117,000 votes in the primary. If only 40% of these Ron Paul Republicans stayed home on Election Day, it would have been enough to cost Romney the state and its 29 electoral votes.

A similar case can be made for Connecticut, New Hampshire, Ohio, and Virginia. Along with Florida, these five states account for a whopping 71 Electoral College votes. Remember that Obama earned 332 electoral votes compared to Romney’s 206. Had Romney won these five states, they would have been sufficient to give him a narrow 277-261 victory over the President."

more: http://www.policymic.com/articles/18815/the-ron-paul-effect-...

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then I'm not sure what you were hoping for

if this was the last chance then we've been screwed for months now. Surely whatever collapse Obama can't hold off in the next 4 years would have overcome a President Romney who would use the exact same responses.

I don't think there will be any great collapse in the next 4 years, but more debt, a weaker economy, more foreign nationals killed without explanation or justification, and a fewer freedoms at home. Now, I don't think collapse is out of the question...but do think it unlikely to occur within 4 years.

My over all feeling is likely the same as you though. I don't think we get the changes needed in our gov't without hitting rock bottom as a nation. Meaning either a major revolution/civil war or more likely a very serious national depression that makes this last one seem like child's play.

and remember Ron Paul came in second in the DEM NH primary

as well. and that was before Obama signed NDAA and Romney said he would have done so. I think RON running in NH in the general would have gotten a ton more votes.

Ron has CREDIBILITY. something the rest of the GOP doesn't much seem to care about.

Integrity means having to say things that people don't want to hear & especially to say things that the regime doesnt want to hear -RonPaul

My opinion

Is that if we ever learn what the total Ron Paul write ins were, we could have done substantially better. I personally think there were a lot of people that didn't vote or wrote in Dr. Paul. I also agree that Obama was beatable, and we aren't lost. I feel the media gulag has had to be working OT to keep us at bay. We just need to keep the grind going as long as we can before everyone lulls back to sheepdom. With Colorado and Washington passing legalizing pot. Now is a good time to try and teach and educate people on the drug war or a range of other things.

I guess they were not listening when we told them

"GOP, you can't win without us"

I think they just cannot believe that some people actually

say what they mean, and mean what they say.

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
Friedrich Nietzsche

"By disenfranchising Ron Paul

"By disenfranchising Ron Paul supporters, Mitt Romney won the primary but lost the election."

WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT WE TOLD THEM, WORD FOR WORD. Well not by disenfranchising Ron Paul, by NOT NOMINATING HIM. They won the RNC but lost the nationals. Oh well.

Curiously, I saw almost this same breakdown from Canada4RonPaul just yesterday I believe and I have this question:

The rules binding the votes of electors vary from state to state and not all states have anything to say about how an elector votes (by constitutional design). It seems such enumerations like this presume these states are popular-vote bound and winner-take-all. Am I not getting something here?

Most of those who think so actually don't and most of those who think sew actually rip.

The neocons are being punished for their actions,

and they should be. Thanks for compiling those stats. :)

Ann Coulter is already blaming libertarians and Ron Paul.

I don't feel obliged to link it, it's easy enough to find without providing direct traffic, but she says because we raked him over until May we cost him the election. He cost himself the election.

she raked him over herself in 2008 and wanted party grace this

time. Somewhat witty, but cowardly, that woman, imho.

Integrity means having to say things that people don't want to hear & especially to say things that the regime doesnt want to hear -RonPaul