Comment: A number of points in the

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A number of points in the

A number of points in the post are valid.

The vast majority cannot understand why parental government is a bad thing. They've also been conditioned for generations that theft through government is valid. They are easily manipulated socially and vote their emotions and perceptions.

Educating them, breaking the spell, bringing them into rationality, into ethical consistency, and so on is an uphill battle. Achieving that in one election cycle is unlikely.

Now if RP had won the nomination then 'team R' folks would have had to either hold their nose or stay home. The war mongering crowd would have likely stayed home or voted Obama.