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Finally! MSM talks about "The Missing Ron Paul Supporters"

Neil Cavuto from todays episode (Nov 9th). Somebody who's more technically savvy will have to get the video for me to post on here. It occurred close to half way through the program where they talked about Romney possibly losing because of lack of Ron Paul supporters.

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I can not listen to these people.

One, we were supposed to be insignificant gnats, kooks, trouble makers, etc. Now we're a force to be reckoned with? Right...


Two, what's with the post-game analysis mentality...they are all Monday-morning quarter-backs...good journalism, yeah, uh-huh.

TV off.

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

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.


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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.

Admittedly, the number of Paul votes and Romney’s loss margin are closer in the other four states than they are in Florida. In New Hampshire, 71% of Paul votes are needed to make up the margin, while in Ohio and Virginia, that number is closer to 95%.

The picture becomes clearer, however, when we remember that the number of Paul primary votes is almost certainly an underestimate of the number of Paul supporters in a given state. Given the reluctance of many socially liberal, fiscally conservative Ron Paul supporters to participate in a Republican primary, analysts have estimated a multiplier of at least threefold in closed primary states.

What does this mean? Given two conservative assumptions – that the number of Paul supporters in these five states is at least double the number of Paul primary votes, and that 40% of these Paul voters stayed home on Election Day – we have a strong case for stating that Mitt Romney would have won the election had he earned the votes of these Ron Paul supporters.

When Ron Paul went to the Republican National Convention in August, he brought with him the youngest delegation in the history of the Republican Party.

How were they welcomed? When they arrived, their signs were confiscated and torn up before their eyes. The Maine delegation was summarily unseated and sent home because they contained too many Paul supporters. At the last minute, the Rules Committee changed the ballot access requirement from five states to eight states to prevent Ron Paul’s name from being entered into nomination. They even prevented his name from being mentioned from the podium!

The establishment’s abominable treatment of Ron Paul supporters at the RNC was only the culmination of a corrupt and shameful primary season. In Louisiana, Ron Paul delegates were arrested when it became clear that they were in the majority at the state convention. In Arizona, desperate party bosses turned off the lights at the state convention to prevent Ron Paul supporters from being elected to a party position. In both Maine and Nevada, Romney campaign officials were caught distributing fake delegate slates. In Missouri, police were called to shut down the St. Charles caucus when a Ron Paul victory appeared imminent.

“It’s a shame the party hasn’t been more welcoming of these young people,” confessed a Romney delegate to me at the RNC.

In Mitt Romney’s crushing defeat at the hands of President Obama, it appears the Republican Party’s chickens may finally have come home to roost. Instead of welcoming the passion and dedication of the Ron Paul movement, the party chose to alienate an entire generation of young Republicans, scorning the sensible message of limited government and non-interventionist foreign policy.

As Republicans nationwide prepare themselves for four more years of President Obama, they would do well to ask themselves what they might have done differently. One can only wonder whether the party will learn the lessons of 2012 in time for the election of 2016.


Some good will come of this. Young people who support Obama will learn the hard way how wrong his policies are. We will be ready to welcome them when they decide that liberty is the way to go.



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Idiot Advisors

Romney was fatally wounded by his advisors in all aspects of his campaign in my opinion. Ignoring Ron Paul and his supporters was a very arrogant position to take.

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Missing? We're all here in the Daily Paul Gulch...

...exposing tyranny and hypocrisy. No one has gone anywhere.


Trying hard to ...cope!!

Making planting boxes, stashing seeds, and having more than 7 days worth of food in our homes. How many more petitions and people can we put forth to effect change?

We are going

to win!!

I'd be interested to see how

I'd be interested to see how Cavuto replied. I think it would be telling.

What I understood is he did not want our support

However, I could be mistaken, does anyone have a video or any type of link with Romney asking for our support?

This Is The Closest He Came

Not a very strong plea: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mOizCPeK7M

"Bipartisan: both parties acting in concert to put both of their hands in your pocket."-Rothbard

that was before Iowa

AFter Iowa he said he would vote for RP in the a Wolf Blitzer interview.


Romney wasn't actually running to win, he was just running to raise awareness of important issues.

The truth be known

Romney was running to block Ron Pauls nomination to the Republican party so as to prevent awareness of the corruption of the federal reserve and the MIC.


My statement was in jest, yours is probably sadly close to the truth.

I agree . It is pretty obvious

Why shoot yourself in the foot?

So you don't win the race!

I was amazed at the stupidity of the RNC. Then I thought "wait a minute. they are not stupid"

This was the plan from the beginning. Block Paul, lose to Obama. It all fits.

That is the only scenario that does fit, but its tough to accept

If you follow that logic, it is compatible with what Ron Paul said recently, that we have just one big government party. Looking back at how the media pulled out all stops to blackout the RP campaign and the extreme lengths the GOP was willing to take to prevent any chance of his nomination is certainly telling. That brings up the question, what were they afraid of?