Ron Paul 2016: Even at 77, He is Still the Only Candidate Who Will Save RepublicansSubmitted by DeMolay on Wed, 11/21/2012 - 13:39
The Republican Party is on its deathbed. Demographic data shows its old school supporters are dying off.
In late 2007 and throughout 2008, the Republican Party saw growth. The growth, by and large, came from Ron Paul's supporters entering the Republican Party or becoming more active in the party and recruiting others.
Ron Paul's supporters held nationwide events in December 2007 called "tea parties." They were sick and tired of the bad fiscal policy of the Bush years. Bush had been the least fiscally conservative president to date at that point – racking up more debt than his 42 predecessors combined. The Republican establishment remained quiet as Ron Paul's supporters formed tea party groups and criticized the Republicans for being as bad with fiscal policy as the Democrats. It was about principal, not party.