264 responses to “Ron Paul Endorses Chuck Baldwin for President”

  1. Cassandra Bachrach

    Question: Did Dr. Paul endorse Baldwin to spite Barr?

    I have read all of the responses above and do appreciate the varied comments. My wish upon a thousand wishes is that Ron Paul were still in the running. Since this wish will not be granted, what to do? Vote for Dr. Paul's endorsement? Hmm...I'm not convinced yet that Baldwin is the man. The religious basis of the Constitution party turns me off. Write in Ron Paul? No. This will not advance the r3VOLution further. Vote Barr? No. He detached himself at a crucial moment. Vote Nader? Maybe. His stance is certainly viable and close to Dr. Paul's.

    I am STILL grieving the loss of my NUMBER ONE CHOICE: RON PAUL.

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  2. Richard Gambrill

    To Mike Cinelli:

    Your idea would work if there were anybody in the 2 parties that were worth voting for now. Other than Dr. Paul's Congressional seat, which most of us can not vote for because we don't live in his Texas district, I don't know of anyone. A vote for a 3rd party candidate is not a wasted vote. It shows the duopoly that we are not satisfied with what they have to offer. It can affect an election outcome. In 1992, Ross Perot may be the reason that Bill Clinton beat George H W Bush. In 2000, Ralph Nader is probably the reason, besides the Supreme Court, that George W Bush received enough electoral votes to win that election. Having that much of an impact forces the big 2 to listen to what these candidates represent. My personal opinion is that a vote for Baldwin would send a message that we want less freedom and liberty. A vote for Bob Barr shows that we believe in the Libertarian principles and desire freedom and liberty.

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  3. Daniel Hauge

    Pathetic. What is Ron Paul thinking. The Constitution Party is a party of crazy Christians that want to rule by "God's law." They are way against tons of personal freedoms that any Libertarian should support. For example, they think pornography should be ILLEGAL and is goes AGAINST free speech. The fact that Ron Paul or any libertarian could support this guy is pathetic. I have about 99% much less respect for Ron Paul as of today, and don't know if I would ever consider voting for him again.

    That being said, this guy would quite possibly be way better for the country than McCain or Obama policy wise. But there's no excuse for endorsing this guy over Bob Barr, assuming he's a legitimate Libertarian.

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  4. Mike C

    Hi All,
    A different approach...

    Bob Barr is not Ron Paul, nor are the other candidates. To vote for anyone in a third party now would be a waste of time and energy. The withholding of a vote will give the other side(s) a vote in its (their) favor because a vote for a third party candidate is really a worthless default vote. It's like a spoiled child throwing a tantrum because he can't get his way.

    Third Parties never have chance in today's world. That is the reason that a Grassroots movement, such as Ron Paul's, has got to "reform the GOP. Otherwise there is no hope. Yes, protest votes may have a ripple effect but that,too, is speculative.

    What we need is Ron Paul to unite every one under his umbrella. Why can't third parties do that? Is it ego? Power hunger? Narcissus complex? Or Naiveness?

    None of the people running for third parties have the charisma, experience or depth of Ron Paul. Sorry, but that is an objective statement.

    Religion has to be kept out of politics, as a practical matter, but not our belief in God.

    So what is the solution? Spend all the time, money and energy into energizing the GOP, at a grass roots level. Take over each and every local branch of the GOP in every county and in every state, regardless where. Spend all the available money, energy and strategy effort in this approach. Enlist both the very young ( High School and College Students, as well as all the Senior citizens (those who remember 'how it was', to work in this meaningful effort)...

    A new champion "Constitutional oriented" leader has to be found to lead everyone. He must be articulate, charming, determined and principled...and the movement has to start in the West where people still have "rock bottom "values and principles" and then work East like a Tsunami. The effect will be overwhelming ( no pun intended). It can and will work, especially with the 'sorry excuses' we now have for the word "politicians". We need people of principle and determination. This "Bailout Scam" should convince anyone of at least that!

    Sound ideas move mountains and I feel we have a whole range of them to overcome in front of us. The crises (pl) today are so great that our very Republic is challenged and quivering by the very people who are in control, wanting to bring us down.They have got to be exposed and have got to go. Repeated exposure will do it...

    We have to unite under one of the two political main parties and take it over completely. The power elite has done this already so we must get them back! Otherwise, all is for naught ( as the Brits say!).

    Ciao for now and God Bless anyone who wants to save our Republic, including Ron Paul, all Third Party candidates and all true "Constitutional lovers" included.
    Mike Cinelli

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  5. g hutch

    I would rather vote for someone I want then
    waste it on someone I DON'T want and just get more if the same....

    REMEMBER, THE CONSTITUTION WAS NOT WRITTEN TO PROTECT THE GOVERNENT FROM THE PEOPLE. IT WAS WRITTEN TO PROTECT THE PEOPLE FROM THE GOVERNMENT!
    LET THAT BE OUR RALLYING CRY....

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  6. Richard Gambrill

    Thank you Darren,

    Bob Barr was a Republican member of the house of representatives who voted for the Patriot Act, was vehimently against medical marijuana. He has publicly apoligized for both of the above and has become an advocate for medical marijuana. The difference between him and say John Kerry, is that John Kerry would give 2 completely different opinions on a subject and different events only days apart, with no explanation. Bob Barr humbled himself to the point of admitting he was wrong and even apoligizing for it. As Libertarian candidate, he wants to make up for those mistakes. Just my 2 cents. I am disappointed in Bob Barr for not showing up to the press conference. Many people in the Libertarian camp are blaming his campaign manager.

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  7. Darren

    I couldn't be more disappointed, and concur with Richard Gambrill's posts above. The so-called "Constitution Party" principles lean toward a specific religiosity, something that Libertarians have purposefully avoided. The posters above should be careful to pick solely on one stance (secure our borders, etc), and look at the bigger picture. As for "flopper" comments about Barr (the Libertarian candidate): I'm not familiar with the details of the party's nominee, but to extent that "flopping" means "changing your opinion in the light of additional information and study", I'm all for it. :->

    Sorry, Ron. It's time to say adios for me. It's been a great run. I'm still hopeful for a day when some libertarian principles can take hold.

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  8. Bob Munro

    I would like Ron Paul to endorse Walter Moore for Mayor of LA. He wants to deport all illegals from LA. His website is at WWW.MAYOR4U.COM

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  9. Lojiko

    The CP is great if your definition of freedom is that you have a right to do whatever you want as long as our interpretation of the Bible says you can.

    Sorry, but I like to keep my religion and my politics separate.

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  10. William B.

    I was undecided between Barr and Nader, I just joined the Libertarian Party because I did not agree with the Constitution party of Florida because they put too much of an emphasis on Christianity. I respect all religions, but I do not think it is right for politicians to publicly state their religious views or base their decisions on them. Religion should play NO role in government, but peoples moral views should regardless of religious background. Since Ron Paul has endorsed Chuck Baldwin I will most likely vote for him because I trust his decision. I just don't agree with any politician stating that they will do something because it is God's will, it should be the peoples will. As I stated above I support every ones religious beliefs but they should support them at home or community, not in the Government, it should be the peoples views that are supported. I will most likely vote for Baldwin.

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  11. Richard Gambrill

    From the CP Website:
    http://www.constitution-party.net/party_platform.php#Preamble

    "The Constitution Party gratefully acknowledges the blessing of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as Creator, Preserver and Ruler of the Universe and of these United States. We hereby appeal to Him for mercy, aid, comfort, guidance and the protection of His Providence as we work to restore and preserve these United States.

    This great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been and are afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here.

    The goal of the Constitution Party is to restore American jurisprudence to its Biblical foundations and to limit the federal government to its Constitutional boundaries."

    That is the party of Chuck Baldwin. I just don't see how a party that seems to be seeking to create a Theocracy is about Liberty. And I am not some anti-church person. I am a pentecostal christian, you know one of those crazy people who speaks in tongues, and I am not comfortable with this. Can somebody please explain how Chuck Baldwin represents liberties when the party seems to go against the first amendment.

    The website goes on to say this:

    "The Constitution of these United States provides that "no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States." The Constitution Party supports the original intent of this language. Therefore, the Constitution Party calls on all those who love liberty and value their inherent rights to join with us in the pursuit of these goals and in the restoration of these founding principles."

    I don't know. They seem to be all over the place.

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  12. ted

    If you respect Ron Paul and stand up for what he believes in, do NOT write him in on your ballot. Rereread this article, in this revolution we need all votes counted and any vote (McKinney, Nader, Barr or Baldwin) is a vote FOR the rEVOLution! A write in really does not help us! If we take our 60-70% and split it 4 ways and get involved with votepact.org to our mainstream friends, we can turn this process on its ears! I am a Baldwin fan, I am asking you to vote ANY 3rd party member,but not to write in Ron Paul. Lets win this rEVOLution sooner than later!

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  13. John Mauldin

    Chuck Baldwin has my vote!

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  14. Helge Skjeveland

    We're facing a tsunami of economic disaster, with its attendant political threats — a power grab of epic proportions. constitutionalists & libertarians of whatever persuasions must set all other ideological differences aside, and unite behind one candidacy (Baldwin/Castle) that can send a strong message against the false choice we again have — if not win outright, and I think that, with proper publicity, it can!

    Those of you uneasy about religious rhetoric in some campaigns regarding sexual orientation & etc., can't you set that aside for this campaign? Quibbling divides, and division merely empowers the status quo. If we’re engulfed by a plutocrat/warmongering amoeba, losing our prosperity and liberties, all the other issues are moot if we go into some horrid authoritarian dystopia. Look what the atheist/pseudo-pagan Nazi statists did to gays! Christians motivated by love and compassion would never do such!

    Liberty has to come first, and then we can resolve other issues as civilized persons, in a dispersed-powers, free government — instead of it being imposed by a unitary Federal tyranny of thieves, liars, and murderers. If as many as possible of third-party efforts agree to set aside differences in order to defeat the status-quo, false-choice fraud, we can open the door to a better future with fair dialogue and true libery. The alternative is unthinkable.

    I will try posting a copy of this at Bob Barr's campaign site, in hopes that it might convice him to reconsider.

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  15. Rich

    correction...I've been listening to Chuck Baldwin at http://revolutionbroadcasting.com/
    sorry and thanks!

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  16. Rich

    I've been listening to Chuck Baldwins beliefs on RestoreTheRepublic.com website a lot and he's nearly identical to Ron Paul in all areas that I've heard. I'm very happy that Ron has also decided to support him as Chuck seems to be the leading candidate by a wide margin in the libertarian party. I'm not sure what the exact differences are between the libertarian and constitution parties though, but I know that Chuck is dead serious about becoming president and doing everything that Ron Paul wants to do as well.
    Chuck said that if he does get to be president that that he will make Ron Paul secretary of the treasury and put him in charge of getting rid of the IRS, the so called "Federal Reserve" changing tax laws and everything else to do with money and finances since he knows that Ron is so solid in that area among so many others too. What a great team they would make!!

    GREAT Choice Ron Paul!

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  17. Judson

    I agree with your views, but please have someone proofread your posts.

    "It is not against the law to participate in more then one political party."

    Also, I think you're missing a few commas.

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  18. Dale Martin

    I was leaning toward Chuck Baldwin even before the endorsement of
    Dr. Ron Paul. Once again, he is making the right choice. Even
    though I would prefer to cast my vote for Dr. Paul, I will vote
    for Chuck Baldwin as my second choice and out of respect for Dr.
    Paul.

    I have voted and supported Libertarians in the past. I am offended
    by Barr's action and will NOT give them any more of my support of
    any kind. Is it possible the Libertarians have been infiltrated
    and have "lost their way" also????

    We need to consolidate and bring more credibility to the Ron
    Paul group. Realistically, Ron Paul has done all he can and
    has gone over and above to do that. We need to move towards
    a more focused goal and to start looking for a leader who is
    able to capture the imagination and attention of the media.
    The person who picks up the batton should have the 100% support
    of Dr. Paul. I would like to see a person emerge who already
    has much name recognition -- a Ross Perot type would be good.
    Even a black Ron Paul would be fine with me. But, to get the
    necessary media attention, we need to get some sort of celebrity.
    This is unfortunate, but I feel necessary.

    Any ideas?

    There has to be more "founding father" material out there.
    I sort of like Lou Dobbs, even moreso than Jesse Ventura.
    There has to be others.

    I will be forever grateful to Ron Paul for his dedication
    and sacrifice to our country. One day, we should have
    a national Ron Paul Day !!!!

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  19. Richard Gambrill

    Melinda B,

    Michael Peroutka was the CP candidate in 2004. His major platform was that the Republicans were not doing enough to fight abortion and gay marriage. There was not much mention from him regarding liberty, and his "grassroots" efforts were people spamming Christian forums boards condemning people telling them they were essentially sinning for not supporting Peroutka. I am a Christian who drank the republican Kool-Aid for too long, and it was tactics such as this by republicans that finally turned me to the LP. I guess I have a sour taste in my mouth when considering the CP because of 2004. Baldwin does seem to have a better handle on the liberty aspect.

    Thanks,
    Rich

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  20. Jason

    Good choice as far as I see. I am way into the Constitutional Party since the Libertarian party selected Barr. He's a flopper. Ron Paul likes Baldwin, and that says a LOT. I have yet to decide if I am voting for Baldwin or Paul however... Those are the only two choices for me though. If you like Barr, read about him before he joined the Libertarian movement, it will change your mind.

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  21. melinda b

    richard gambrill the religious right your talking about well that may be true however, thats not ron paul. ive heard him speak on this issue and that could be why christians turned away from him.

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  22. Ashley Botelho

    I am in a bind here. I was well convinced that I was writing in Ron Paul in November. So much so that I started a myspace site devoted to it right before I had my daughter (so forgive me for not being able to have updated it as much as I would have liked), and I even encouraged everyone in the delivery room to "Write in Ron Paul" as I was pushing her out. The motives behind my writing Dr. Paul in are, of course, to fight the "lesser of two evils" method that has put such a dark shadow over our election proccess and to vote for the person that I think would really make a change, as the major party candidates only make sly, false claims to bring on. The problem, then, is will I really achieve these motives by writing in a man who has himself endorsed another? I trust Ron Paul to have fully considered his endorsement, so I have a lot to think about now.. The "change" we are looking for in this election has to actually be getting the attention of the two major parties. As you all know, we need to show America that the time has come for us to take back our country and return it to the days of true freedom. I think if we were to all pull together and unite on one candidate, this attention can be attained. If it means that I have to vote for the man Ron Paul endorses rather than writing Ron Paul, I'll do it. The change needed is much bigger than the man himself, so I say: Let's Rally!

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  23. Michael

    Why did Dr. Paul endorse a candidate? Dr. Paul wants the Republicans, Democrats, the Media, and everyone to see the unseen vote. The vote not cast because they do not want to vote for either candidate. Because there is not a box on the ballot to check none of the above, Dr. Paul wants all of us to unite and support the candidate closest to his principles. I pray this will be a signifigant number to make everyone take notice. I am not able to vote for Chuck Baldwin because my corrupt state does not allow write-ins and he will not be listed on the ballot in Oklahoma. Please take Dr. Paul's advice and do not write in Ron Paul, but show our unity, and vote Chuck Baldwin.

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  24. Don Lockwood

    All third parties MUST work together if we are ever to have a chance of scraping the DemoRat/Repugnantcans stench from the bottoms of our shoes. I am mainly speaking about the Libertarian party getting on board. Bob Barr and the Libertarian party have to shake off their petty, spiteful attitude and join the freedom/liberty alliance. Divided, we will certainly fail. We all need get behind one candidate. I think that Ron Paul was right for endorsing Chuck Baldwin as he is an excellent judge of character. Although I really like Bob Barr, he lost my vote when he spurned the alliance. That proved to me that the Bob Barr candidacy was never about saving the American republic. Mr, Barr, I hope that you will shake off your differences and embrace the things that we all agree on. I know that you are a bigger man. Please see the error of your ways and support the coalition.

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  25. Richard Philips

    I will vote for Chuck Baldwin because of Ron Paul's endorsement. I admire Ron Paul and his judgement. Let's all put our support with Chuck Baldwin and help make this country as great as it used to be. I am not going to vote for the lesser of two evils anymore!

    Richard Phillips Sr.

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  26. Perry Ball

    I was waiting to hear who Ron Paul was going to endorse. I think he made an excellent choice in endorsing Chuck Baldwin who will adhere to the same constitutional principles as Dr. Paul.

    Baldwin/Castle '08!!!

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  27. Richard Gambrill

    To: Tim Champion

    I do agree with you about getting those numbers to get the attention of the big 2. I am seriously considering moving my support to Chuck Baldwin. I will see if I can hit up some Libertarian forums to grab some more converts.

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  28. Tim Champion

    While I am pleased that Dr. Paul has honored my party's candidate with his support, I'd have liked to seen Bob Barr helping out with this, as it addresses a "bigger picture". We sorely need to find ourselves in common agreement as freedom loving people, or I fear our efforts may be all for nothing. I think with our parties in unison, we may have, at the very least, the numbers required to get the attention of the Republican/Democrat monopoly.
    God Bless the Republic

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  29. Ron Ralph

    A sea change as citizens see their savings disappear.

    nader paul kucinich gravel
    Open the damn debates!
    mckinney ventura
    perot charts
    RATM

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  30. steve

    Its going to take the constitution to stop these crooks from doing anymore damage to our freedoms and country.If we followed the constitution we wouldnt have bases all over the world,wouldnt be in 2 wars,the dollar would be strong,and corrupt crooked banks would not be bailed out by the labor of the citizens and their kids that are not even born yet..I hope we can reverse this assult on America.

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  31. Jim

    Chuck who? It's too late to stop me from writing in Ron Paul.

    Yes, I understand that with his wife being in poor health that he may have lost the motivation to sally forth, but I agree with him and his honest approach to speaking to Americans honestly.

    If you are reading this Dr. Paul, you will be in my prayers along with my brother who is currently in down town Baghdad, IRAQ. I trust no one else to bring him home but you... and you are being called to greatness.

    - WRITE IN RON PAUL -

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  32. Mosephus

    Party Loyalty is what keeps people voting for Repubs and Dems.

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  33. Bob Munro

    It is a good choice for me as the Constitution Party wants to deport all illegals

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  34. Richard Gambrill

    I find this somewhat disappointing. The Constitution Party in the past has been the party that promoted itself as the true party for the Religious Right. They seem to be about freedom so long as you aren't gay. I'm not saying that Bob Barr would have been a better choice, but the Libertarian Party overall seems to be more inline with the Ron Paul doctrine. Not sure where I will be casting my vote yet. I kind of feel like I'm being shafted by the 3rd parties as well. I was leaning Bob Barr simply for party loyalty and I thought he would be the Ron Paul pick. I may go with Chuck Baldwin simply because with Dr. Paul's endorsment, he might bring in enough enough of the popular vote to reach that crucial 5% mark.

    Rich

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  35. katie

    I am so happy!! When Ron Paul dropped out of the race, I switched to the Constitution Party. I know I made the right choice.

    Chuck Baldwin 2008

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