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Old 09-06-08, 11:00 PM
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Ron Paul to Make Major Announcement Next Week

I don't know what to make of this.


http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com...ouncement.html

Friday, September 5, 2008

Ron Paul to Make Major Announcement Next Week

Congressman Ron Paul will make a major announcement next week in Washington D.C. at the National Press Club.

Both Bob Barr and Chuck Baldwin are expected at the news conference. Barr is the Libertarian presidential nominee and Baldwin is the presidential nominee of the Constitution Party.

Speculation is that that Baldwin and Barr are stepping aside so that Paul can become the nominee of both the Constitution and Libertarian Parties
The Montana Constitution Party has removed Chuck Baldwin from the ballot and is putting the ticket of Ron Paul for President and Michael Peroutka on the ballot for Vice-President.

UPDATE: Eric Garris reports: Ron Paul was aware that the party planned to do this, and has said that as long as he can remain passive and silent about the development, and as long as he need not sign any declaration of candidacy, that he does not object.

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Old 09-06-08, 11:35 PM
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Where's the "Who cares?" option?
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I think a lot of people care but I think he is a little too nutty for me. You listen to the guy for like half and hour and your like he I might like this guy, then he drives the bus off the cliff.
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I think the Obama camp cares a whole lot.
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I think the Obama camp cares a whole lot.
I know earlier this year when I was actively campaigning for Dr Paul in our area, I met more Democrats than I had ever met before. There were quite a few I was surprised to find support Dr Paul when you really talk issues with them. It was his honesty and anti-war position that hooked them.

But, I think his appeal is on both sides of the aisle.
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Where's the "Who cares?" option?
I certainly don't.
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Way too late to have any significant impact.
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If he runs as a Libertarian/Constitution Party candidate, the Republican leadership in the House just might take away his privilege to caucus with the Republicans.

That's the only reason he calls himself a Republican - caucus privileges.
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Even for the non Paul fans, this has some impact, doesn't it?

If Barr is off the ticket in GA, doesn't that hurt Obama, just a little?
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Guess this means the white supremacists don't have to hold their nose and vote for a black guy OR a woman. Whew!
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This could put CA and OR in play.
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Talk about a Hail Mary pass.

Originally Posted by Spicollidriver1 View Post
I think he is a little too nutty for me. You listen to the guy for like half and hour and your like he I might like this guy, then he drives the bus off the cliff.
I agree completely.

Although I think Paul could take votes from both sides, I'll be pretty depressed if any scenario occurs where McCain is elected. I don't especially want Obama, either, but given the choice of Obama or a possible war with Iran, I pick Obama. Don't forget, Nader is in the race, too. He's a bigger threat than Paul.

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Maybe he's selling the Ron Paul blimp on eBay?
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He's skipping the country with all the money donated by suckers...err...supporters.

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Who cares, he has absolutely zero chance of winning. I hate it when people run just to get attention.
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I don't think it is for attention. I think he honestly thinks the two main choices are equally bad. His main problem is he can not lead. The people that follow him do so because they believe in his message and can absorb it without being swayed. He is unable though to sell his message and get people to trust him that might need a little more convincing.
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I think the Obama camp cares a whole lot.
Run Paul Run, Run Paul Run!
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Run Paul Run, Run Paul Run!
A-doo-run-run-Ron A-doo-run-Ron.
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Would Ron Paul really hurt Obama all that much? I could see some of the young voters who will vote for Obama going for Paul if he ends up in the race. I doubt it will hurt McCain much, if at all, since most people who would go for Paul wouldn't go for McCain in the first place.
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but the ones who might have gone for barr, might not go for paul and might go for obama - at least in georgia....maybe?
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The only people it will hurt is us, since it means we have to hear about Ron Paul for another 8 weeks.
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While I like him, if he is going to run, then I don't like him any more. Not because I care that he runs, but because it shows me that he is stupid if he thinks he has any shot. If you run as a third party, you only do it for ego.
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