Comment: This is why Ron Paul has failed his own movement

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This is why Ron Paul has failed his own movement


First, Ron Paul hung his own supporters out-to-dry when he pre-emptively declared Mitt Romney "the winner" way back in April, and refused to fight for the nomination (and refused to even wish for his name to be placed into nomination).

Secondly, he asked his supporters to not rock any boats at the Convention, and basically fall-in-line at Romney's coronation.

And Third, since then there has been total silence from him while Gary Johnson presents a Libertarian platform for voters which calls for most all of the most critical issues that Ron Paul himself was supposedly fighting for.

From: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/11/01/colorado-vote-on-marij...

"You know you’re a libertarian when you hate speed limits." Johnson condemned the Patriot Act and the National Defense Authorization act as civil rights violations.

Johnson also said he would abolish the federal reserve, the department of education, the IRS, income tax and corporate tax. A smaller government and a federal consumption tax would tame the deficit.

"I’m the only candidate that doesn’t want to bomb Iran. And that wants to pull our troops out of Afghanistan tomorrow. Some say a vote for me is wasting your vote. Wasting your vote is voting for someone you don’t believe in. So I say waste your vote, vote for Gary Johnson. If everyone does that, I’ll be the next president of the United States."

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Now, if Ron Paul had any credibility or integrity here, he would obviously be making joint appearances all around the Country with Gary Johnson, and helping to raise money for him, and be publically promoting his platform and his candidacy as the Libertarian alternative to the status-quo.

But it seems that Ron Paul really isn't interested in bucking the Establishment. His silence here obviously helps Mitt Romney (who he refers to as "his friend"), and it deliberately undercuts the efforts of the Libertarian alternative.

Clearly Ron Paul doesn't care a damn bit about upsetting the status-quo or "the movement". He turtled-up back in April, and morphed into just another hypocrite-coward.

Ron Paul can be summed-up in two words: Never mind...