I respect his integrity and find him likeable. It's just that his vision of how
things should go will destroy the United States as a nation. Pretty simple,
I'm running for President too. I probably have about as much of a chance of
winning as Paul does.This is the 4th time this man has ran for
president, at least he doesn't give up easily. However, he really does not
stand a chance. People have heard his views before and have not elected him 3
times. Also his age is a concern, he'll be 77 before the 2012
election, all presidents who have taken office have been less than 70 years old.
@ EsquireCan you give details as to how Ron Paul's vision would
"destroy the United States" or are you just hoping that nobody will
look up his principled stands in defense of the Constitution and Liberty just
because you said he wasn't any good?@Mount OlympusRon Paul
actually has a better chance than you, unless you're polling around ten percent
among Republicans, with one poll showing that you perform the best against
Barack Obama of all the Republicans. And not to get picky, but this is his
third time running. Once in 1988, once in 2008, and now for 2012. As far as
his age, it may be a concern, but as a doctor, he takes good care of himself,
and he seems more lucid and intellectually aware than most of the current
I admit, I still need to research Ron Paul's stances on alot of issues. I always recommend doing your research on your canidates. It
would have to be alot though, to change my vote from Obama in 2012.
Paul is his own musical of Loony Tunes, advocating legalization of heroin is
Ron Paul has the wisest and most reasonable stances on just about every issue
I've heard him speak on. On the few in which I have a knee-jerk reaction in
disagreement, I've always been fascinated to read up on why, exactly, he holds
the views he does and how in-sync his principles and views tend to be with many
of the greatest founding principles of our nation.Ron Paul stands
for the things that would help America to be more of "a light" in this
troubled world. He has a genuine love and compassion for all people -- his
politics are entirely consistent with his 30+ years delivering babies as a
doctor in Texas. His message is so often out-of-sync with traditional media
messages that it often gets distorted (ie the CBS news headline I saw yesterday
insinuating that Ron Paul would have let Osama go free).I'm too
jaded to believe that he stands a chance of nomination, but I'll support him
wholeheartedly nonetheless. If any of his views can affect the larger
discussion then I'll consider it a worthwhile candidacy - and worth my own time
as a supporter.
It's sad that people think you need a silver tounge like Obama, Romney, and
Hitler to make people believe you are smart and elect you. It's
truly sad when the only canidate to talk about the Constitution has no chance
because he does not smooth talk the people but speaks the truth about following
the supreme law of the land.Dr. Paul never votes for legislation
unless the proposed measure is expressly authorized by the Constitution.In the
words of former Treasury Secretary William Simon, Dr. Paul is the one exception
to the Gang of 535″ on Capitol Hill.Congressman Pauls
consistent voting record prompted one of his congressional colleagues to say,
Ron Paul personifies the Founding Fathers ideal of the citizen-statesman. He
makes it clear that his principles will never be compromised, and they never
are. Another colleague observed, There are few people in public life who,
through thick and thin, rain or shine, stick to their principles. Ron Paul is
one of those few.My name is Spencer. Im a LDS and I support Ron Paul
and the Constituion.
Go Dr. Paul. I've followed what he's written and how he's voted for 6 years now.
His principled support of the Constitution is unique. I'd like that kind of
change. To the charge noted earlier that he'd "destroy the United
States" - yes. It would be a very different place than what we have now.
There'd be more liberty, freedom, and a smaller federal government. I'll take
that kind of destruction any day. Oh, and if you don't think the path we're on
now is leading to destruction...
By the way for the neo-conservatives still trying to bash Ron Paul and the
Constitution, According to two new national polls Ron Paul has the best chance
of all the GOP canidates to beat Obama: "In a hypothetical
match-up between Paul and Obama, Obama beats Paul by only seven percentage
points (52 to 45 percent). Meanwhile, Obama beats Huckabee by eight points,
Romney by 11 points, Gingrich by 17 points, Palin by 19 points, and Trump by a
whopping 22 points..."
This candidate is refreshing and unique in one way - his soul "delighteth
'It's sad that people think you need a silver tounge like Obama, Romney, and
Hitler to make people believe you are smart and elect you.' - whoisjohngalt |
9:11 a.m. It is truly sad a member of the LDS church can use
comparisons to Hitler so easily... to anyone they disagree with. I know many of your faith who would not be so quick to use the founder
of the Holocause in such a causal manner. You do a disservice to
your faith Sir or Madam.
The tea party has exploded in recent years, but few seem aware that it started
in 2007 as a presidential campaign event for Ron Paul, with a literal recreation
of the "tea party" from colonial times. With the economy crumbling,
the dollar being rapidly devalued, the never-ending wars spending massive
amounts of blood and treasure, the past few years have repeatedly proven Ron
Paul correct. He has long warned about the very things that are now happening,
and has been offering one solution after another.This time around,
more Americans are ready to listen.I haven't met a single person yet
who has sincerely read Ron Paul's writings, with a desire to understand where
he's coming from, who has not come away with a profound respect for his wisdom
and integrity. They may disagree on a point or two, but I challenge anybody to
find a single politician who is as principled and consistent. Out of
an ever-increasing presidential field, Ron Paul stands alone as a man of
integrity who for three decades has been consistently, humbly, and persistently
advocating his principled stances.
Ron Paul would be the perfect counterbalance to a radically self-interested
Congress and the Imperial Presidency that's been creeping up on us for a long
time. Is it really so radical to think that drugs and abortion should be state
issues? Is it really so radical to believe that our military should only be used
in defense of our homeland? The status quo is radical. Ron Paul is a voice of
'His principled support of the Constitution is unique.' - AT | 9:16 a.m. For a Republican, that is unique. *'Republicans Eye Change
to Birthright Citizenship' - By DEVIN DWYER - ABC News - 08/03/10
'But now at least one prominent Republican lawmaker wants to change the 14th
Amendment to the Constitution which grants American citizenship to anyone born
on U.S. soil. "Birthright citizenship I think is a mistake,"
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina told Fox News last week.' As for the 'current destruction' of our country? *'Job
gains should offset higher gas and food prices' - AP - Published by DSNews -
05/12/11 *'AP-GfK poll: Americans more upbeat about economy' - AP -
Published by DSnews - 05/12/11 *'U.S. job situation looks better still' -
By Jeff Thredgold - DSnews - 05/10/11 The economy is improving,
unemployment is down 10% to 8%, and Osama Bin Laden is dead. Go
There's a chasm between being principled, having a great vision and good ideas
AND being ELECTABLE! Ron Paul is good, but NOT ELECTABLE. Mr. Trump is also on
the same ship. Sorry Ron, but you don't have IT!
Well, the Republicans have the choice of getting behind a true constitutional
conservative against not only the welfare state, but the warfare state....sadly
I think the Republican Party has been indoctrinated by the neocon philosophy of
spreading democracy via the barrel of a gun. Ron Paul is truly hope for America
when we need it most.
Mitt Romneys trial plan in Massachusetts was flawed because it failed to go far
enough. Replace it by having a state administered health care program as an
alternative to private insurance. Health care insurance companies are like oil
speculators who get between oil producers and consumers. For what purpose: to
make money of course. How do they benefit anybody else?
Ron Paul is a breath of fresh air in todays culture where politicians lie and
voters delude themselves with those lies. Politicians lie because they are
greedy for power and voters are seduced by those lies because they are greedy
for other people's money. I appreciate that Ron Paul has not signed up for the
life long pension benefits of the Federal Government where politicians live off
the backs of the people's taxes. As John Adams said' "our Constitution was
made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the
government of any other."
I agree with Ron Paul's stance on the wars in the middle east and America's
Military presence in the world. He has said that 800 military
bases in 140 countries is NOT substanable and will bankrupt this nation.I am sure that oil companies like Exxon Mobile and BP would not be happy
with a Ron Paul presidency. The more Middle Eastern countries we invade, the
more they can charge for a gallon of gasoline.
"There's a chasm between being principled, having a great vision and good
ideas AND being ELECTABLE!"If principled people with a great
vision are not electable, we are in serious trouble. We have had all we can take
of "electable." Look at where "electable" has brought us.
I frankly don't care if he's electable or not. I'm 25 years old, and he's the
best candidate for president I've seen in my lifetime. I'll support him for that
alone. I'm glad there's someone in the Republican primary who represents me.
I wonder if he will about what church (if any) he belongs to?
Ron Paul spent a lot of the first debate advocating the legalization of heroin
and prostitution, not likely to endear him to conservative voters. He also
seems to have some troubling connections to white supremacist groups, including
publishing some of them in his newsletter. I agree with him an some things, but
he won't get my vote.
He'll get my vote.
The only "Republican" candidate I'll vote for. Not really a mainstrem
republican thank goodness. He takes what little is left that's good out of both
parties and leaves the garbage.
Pagan.Paul has opposed military action over in the middle east he
supports free choice. He is more liberal than Obama in alot of ways.
BYRRon Paul is a presbytrian.Roland Keyser.If there is a medical use for heroin, it should be legalized for that purpose.
There is aguy in Monatana who is treating his daughters cancer with marijuana
and it's working better than chemo. People abuse pain medication but it's legal.
Paul wants those types of drugs to be regulated just like any perscription drug
Ron Paul is an authentic, uncontrolled, independent, articulate voice....I like
the returning to the Gold Standard, auditing the IRS and getting the government
out of our lives and stopping being the world's policeman. Paul is the kind of
man with high integrity, and keen intelligence that only comes around one in a
lifetime. I hope people give this loving grandfather and thoughtful leader the
opportunity to be our next president.
Paul did not advocate the legalization of prostitution and heroin use. You
people saying that are spreading lies! He advocates leaving the issues up to the
states and if a state wants to leagalize those things, as president he would
stay out of it. Next time watch the debate so you're informed by the truth not
some main stream media outlet twisting the facts....
I will vote for Ron Paul any day! I figure that all this talk about don't waste
your vote isn't for me. I have to account for who I vote for and I will vote
How is voting for any mainstream Republican or Democrat not wasting your vote?
did he say he was against "runaway spending?" Then he has my vote!
I wonder if Ron Paul keeps running just beacuse he's a doctor and is therefore
conviced that he can fix all of America's ills.
Anti Bush-Obama | 11:17 a.m., Thank you for Ron Paul's stance on
some points. I am against any military troops in Lybia. Obama walks
the line with air strikes, but many Republicans faulted Obama not two weeks
before Lybia for being 'soft' on the military. I agree with Ron Paul
about our military presence though. It's his party that took us into Iraq and
Afghanistan. No WMD's and all that. Not sure about your refference
to 'free choice.' Abortion? If he's about ACTUAL choice, the ability to choose
to HAVE an abortion, I support Ron Paul on that as well. It appears
his party, will not. *'GOP trying to use tax law to limit abortions'
- By Stephen Ohlemacher - AP - Published by DSnews - 03/31/11 GOP
action on abortion, Medicare and gays in the military, but not the 'jobs, jobs,
jobs' some would hope for. Thank you for your information, And good day.
At first glance Ron Paul seems to be the candidate that eveyone could love. But
it turnes out being a populist to everyone makes you say some things that no so
many people could agree with. In my opinion, he knows how to get contributions
knowing he'll never really win.As a liberal I should just let him
quietly split up the conservative vote but I think people should research him
more before wasting thier support, even if your support goes to a republican
instead. But shurly some will cement thier support for him based on shared
racism."If you have ever been robbed by a black teen-aged male,
you know how unbelievably fleet-footed they can be." - Ron Paul, 1992 "Given the inefficiencies of what D.C. laughingly calls the
`criminal justice system,' I think we can safely assume that 95 percent of the
black males in that city are semi-criminal or entirely criminal." - Ron
Ron Paul spoke here in Salt Lake about 11 or 12 years ago, I had the good
fortune of seeing it, he was great to listen to he did not come across as a
puppet like so many others. I have voted for him ever since, I believe he will
do what he says he will if elected, for the last ?????? years we have been told
one thing by Presidential hopefuls and they get voted in and nothing happens.Ron Paul will do what he says he will.......
A lot of people like Paul because they like the "get rid of the Fed"
idea - but without the Federal Reserve, what would you have in its place?
I am a liberal democrat... but I would vote for a Ron Paul / Gary Johnson
ticket over Mr Obama.and to JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt | 8:35 a.m.
May 13:"Paul is his own musical of Loony Tunes, advocating
legalization of heroin is craziness."yes, you are right. The
"war on drugs" is working like a charm, and putting addicts in prison
makes perfect sense...perhaps you should actually read what Ron Paul
and Gary Johnson say instead of taking a snippet and throwing it around.
Either that or you should change your name to Fox News...
I don't think any of them stand a chance against Obama. There is no one voice
that can unify the Republican party. Obama has this election in the bag as long
as he doesn't shoot himself in the foot where the 2012 budget is concerned.