How should I vote?Submitted by Treg on Thu, 01/31/2008 - 02:51
Ok, today this problem below is fictional, tommarrow it may NOT be fictional, it may be reality.
*** I am at the national convention, we RP Patriot Delegates are terribly out numbered but amazingly stubborn. Here is the situation. I am up in my hotel room on day 4. In the morning will be a vote. We must decide now....thus I am typing here to ask you ...what should we do? Here is the situation, its well into 2008, the economy is horrible and getting worse. Gold is now at 1250 an ounce. There was a minor suicide bombing in Spain again by Al Quiada. The GOP convention floor has been full of vote after vote... nobody is getting over 50%. McCain is out... Now its Huckabee and Romney and us. The McCain people suffered a McCain redfaced scream, and so bolted. Half went to Huckabee, half went to Romney...meanwhile, many Romney people have discovered Ron Paul for the first time and defected over to Ron Paul. Some Huckabee delegates are leaning our way or just toying with us. Here is the situation: We are just under a third, the other two equally divided. Option 1) Wear them all down for ten more days until they submit to us for the "win". Option 2) Huckabee has come to us and said He is now for a 1% national sales tax, no IRS, and 12 months and out for Iraq. Option 3) Romney "senior delegate" has told us Romney has listened to Ron Paul, he sees how terrible the economy is, he will end this Iraq war right away but will not say so publicly but will do it after 10 days in the white house. Option 4) Throw our support to Huckabee "win" . Option 5) Throw our support to Romney for the "win".
My big question is Option 1)....do we really wish to win? Lets say Ron does win, then goes against Hillary and wins again. The question is has the "REVOLUTION" won? The next 4 years are going to be painful years....and Whoever is President during this time, much like Jimmy Carter, he/she will be BLAMED for those bad years.... and America in 2012 will NOT want to "try that again".
For America, to get a Libertarian President during the worst of times, will be blamed for it. Yes?
Much better to ride into office like Ronald Reagan did under a bad 18% interest rate economy and Rescue it with libertarian policies...?
Your thoughts.... I am in my hotel room, I am the team leader, what should we Ron Paul Patriot delegates do?
Your call.... let me know.
Treg / Tempe AZ