None of the Republican candidates left strike me as part of the solution.
@UtahBlueDevil 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13, 2012 "Support your man, but also
have reasonable expectations. Legalizing drugs and legalized abortions will
never make it past the core of the Republican voters."Ron Paul
does not wish to legalize abortions. He has an unblemished pro-life record in
Congress, and delivered over 4,000 babies as an OBGYN. One of the rules at his
private practice was they would never perform abortions. Ron Paul would also
not legalize drugs, as many mistakenly believe. The specific decisions would be
left to the states. What he would do is give up on overruling state laws with
federal laws and the failed "war on drugs.""You have
to actually win something, anything. He couldn't even win Maine"Only
84% of the votes were ever counted in Maine. 16% of precincts were yet to vote
but it was decided they would not be allowed to count. In a race that Ron Paul
lost first by less than 200 votes, that is suspect. Especially because the
uncounted votes were supposed to be favorable to Paul.I know the
probabilities, but I still expect the media to be impartial and report on all
At and David, so long as Ron Paul keeps to he legalize drugs and disengage from
the rest of the world foreign policy tenants, the only ones who will vote for
him are those driven by those two issues. He has zero chance of becoming the
Republican candidate. It doesn't mean some of what he says isn't valid, and
having him ini the race doesn't force discussions the other three would prefer
to ignore - he does add value to the process. But there is not way he is going
to win - period. You have to actually win something, anything. He couldn't
even win Maine.Support your man, but also have reasonable
expectations. Legalizing drugs and legalized abortions will never make it past
the core of the Republican voters.
Here is the big problem for me... and it is not if MIt wins or not, but what is
happening to the image of what an LDS candidate is perceived as being. Per the
latest Pew Research poll;"Over the course of the campaign,
Romneyâs image among independent voters has suffered substantially. Most
notably, the number who believe he is honest and trustworthy has fallen from 53%
to 41%, while the number who say he is not has risen from 32% to 45%."Mit had the opportunity to get into office as running on true
LDS/Christian values of honesty and trustworthiness. Instead he let his
campaign drop down to the lowest common denominator tactics. I would much
rather Mit lose but bring the image to the church that an LDS candidate
represents how things should be, rather than winning by lowering our standards
and image to the gutter which Washington politics is. It is far better to lose
with dignity than win scarfing your morals and what you stand for.But that is just me. Unfortunately Pew Research confirms my biggest fears.
We want to be just like everyone else - it looks like mission accomplished.
"The quest is more urgent for his top two challengers Rick Santorum and
Newt Gingrich as they battle to emerge as the top alternative to
Romney".Tell us something new, not what "The Puppet
Master" says, like below, we know the party of no will stall in House.President Barack Obama should not have bothered to print the budget he
released Monday because it is deader than dead on arrival and is just going to
get slapped down, Rush Limbaugh said on his radio show. You have to wonder why
they even bothered to print this thing, Limbaugh said. It's a fantasy everybody
knows its deader than dead on arrival. Obama's strategy is to pretend as if he
has not been in office for the past three years and use his budget as a campaign
tool, Limbaugh said. He's running a campaign this year that is the equivalent
of him saying, I've not been in the White House yet, he said. He's running a
campaign, in a sense, that's going to replicate what his 2008 campaign was. The
last three years happened, but he had nothing to do with it, Limbaugh said.
That's going to be his approach.
Whew, looks like Kasie Hunt got the memo: "Unless absolutely forced, do not
mention that Ron Paul is a candidate." Did you notice? We get into the
details of the other three, but not Ron Paul. He's not once mentioned.
Conspiracy?As far as Romney's fund raising, all he really needs to
do is hit up the banksters again. They're his biggest contributor so far. I'm
sure they're good for a few more $million.
Did you know that Dr. Ron Paul routinely raises more than a million dollars in
24 hours online, mostly from small donors, in what his grassroots supporters
call "money bombs"?Did you know that Ron Paul receives
more campaign donations from active duty military than all the other current
Republican candidates combined and more than Barack Obama?Did you
know Ron Paul is only second to Mitt Romney on the Republican side in
fundraising, but unlike Mitt Romney, the majority of his donations come from
small donors? (people donating less than $200)Source: OpenSecrets
websiteYou wouldn't know any of those things from reading this
article, that couldn't bring itself to even mention Ron Paul.
Could this be any indication of how Mitt Romney and his minions go through
money?Not a good sign.