Comment: Poll of DP Members

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Poll of DP Members

1) I was an active DP member in 2007/2008.
2) I voted for Ron Paul in 2008.
3) I voted for another Republican in the primary/caucuses.
4) I voted for a Democrat in the primary/caucuses.
5) I voted for McCain in the 07/08 general.
6) I voted for Obama in the 07/08 general.

Please answer:
7) age:
8) state:
9) occupation:
Computer Programmer / Information Professional
10) sex, M/F:
11) year I first heard of Ron Paul:
12) first impression of Ron Paul (pos, neg, unsure):
13) number of years I've considered myself a libertarian: since 1982, 29 years
14) number of years I've considered myself a conservative:
0 years
15) number of years I've considered myself a liberal:
10 years
16) list Ron Paul positions/views that are important to you in order of priority:
stop the wars / bring the troops home
end the drug wars
get rid of the IRS
cut spending / balance the budget
promote libertarian policies

I attended the 1988 Libertarian Presidential nominating convention where Russell Means was brought in to oppose Ron Paul of whom many of us attending the convention were suspicious of. Most Libertarians are pro-choice on Abortion, and therefore we worried that Ron Paul was an ersatz Libertarian. It turned out Ron Paul did an outstanding job representing us. He has always keep my good opinion of him ever since. When asked about the Abortion issue, Ron Paul always volunteered how his opinion differed from the majority of the Libertarian Party membership. This was a courtesy both unexpected and much appreciated. I held my nose and voted for Bob Barr in 2008.

"The dearest ambition of a slave is not liberty, but to have a slave of his own."
Sir Richard Burton

"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe