What Should Ron Paul Do Now?

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  1. Thomas Owen

    And so sorry HAPPY BIRTHDAY Dr. Paul wishing you blessings of many many more we need you Dear Sir……….

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  2. Thomas Owen

    Storm the stage with all of your followers at the convention….JUST KIDDING………or am I. Dr. Paul please keep it up. If you have to go for the third party and kick their butts. We will be right there behind you. I didn’t like becoming a Replublican anyway. In fact, I couldn’t even say the word for a long time. I did it to follow you which I have for many years. Voting a third party would be a pleasure for me, especially with all of the support for you this time.
    I supported you with my, snowball in hell vote for you when you ran Libertarian.
    Now I believe a third party stands a great chance, if even to give this demopublican monopoly a run. Their insanity has to end…………
    Thank you so much with Love and Peace Profound…..Tom
    VICTORY…………….

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  3. Omid

    Dear congressman Paul,

    Happy birthday.
    Is it still possible for you to run as an independent?
    If it is, I ask you to do that.

    In any case, you are one of the very few reasons that I still follow politics.
    Thanks.

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  4. Gene Greek

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY Dr PAUL lets go we are ready for a revolution

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  5. Johnny

    Ron Paul, you’re the one and only one!

    »crosslinked«

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  6. RON LYNCH

    I HAVE NEVER BELIEVED IN A POLITICIAN AS MUCH AS I HAVE BELIEVED IN YOU. HAPPY BIRTHDAY

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  7. Rex

    Dr. Paul should retire from politics and continue nourishing the liberty movement by vigorously travelling the country and lecturing. He is an educator, statesman, and political theorist anyway, not a politician. If he runs Independent, I’ll vote for him. If he’s not on the ballot, I’ll write him in or not vote. I won’t vote lesser-of-two-evils anymore. Yes, Romney will be better than Obama in the short-run; but electing Romney is just kicking the can down the road. If a Rand Paul or a Mike Lee is not elected after Romney, it will be all over after that, IMHO. If Obama is re-elected, the end will simply come sooner than later.

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  8. aurelbarber

    Ladies and Gentlemen,
    what is the difference between life and death? Nobody knows for sure what death is, but we can our logique applies; The body disapears, but the SOUL? That is what we are. Do not fear death but life. Dont give up your PRINCIPLES; This is what we have, what we are. Romney is a CRIMINAL like OBAMA TOO; Ron Paul”s IDEAS is EVERYTHING THAT IS GOOD AND WORTH TO FIGHT FOR IN LIFE. FREEDOM OR DEATH IN TAMPA.

    Sincerly yours
    aurel barber

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  9. Jeff Daiell

    Folks, it is literally too late for Dr. Paul to run as an Independent in most States. It may even be too late in some States for him to be a write-in.

    The only pro-Liberty candidate most of us will see on our ballots is Gov. Gary Johnson.

    Remember: a vote for Romney is a vote for Obama-ism without Obama.

    Jeff Daiell

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  10. Jim Wright

    If you had enough of Obama than you guys better get off your Paul high horse and vote for Romney. All Paul can do for us as a candidate is insure that Obama will be re-elected. Put him in the same group as Ross Parot and Bucanhan

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    1. Jim Wrong

      You should leave. This website is a place for educated folks.

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    2. someone

      Cheating slime balls like Romney will NEVER get my vote!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  11. Bob Vondruska

    Ron Paul has earned his right to get his 15 minutes and have his name put into nomination….plain and simple! We shouldn’t even be talking about compromising in regard to the Ron Paul supporting delegates who won their right to be seated at the convention fair and square. By my numbers, Dr. Paul should still have a plurality of delegates in 6 states, even after getting screwed over in Louisiana. WTF??
    If the RNC and Romney think that Ron Paul’s supporters are going to accept compromises and seeing their guy get shafted, they will be in for a big surprise.
    The Republican platform will become a piece of toilet paper if Romney gets the nomination and somehow magically beats Obama but that simply will not happen. If Romney wants to have even a remote chance of beating Obama, he will first have to do the right thing and face a challenge for the nomination from Dr. Paul. What is Romney afraid of besides losing the nomination to a far better man! If not, he will face the wrath Ron Paul’s supporters at the convention and again in the voting booth in November.

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    1. someone

      Absolutely spot on!
      If Romney can’t face the challenge of Ron Paul without cheating, he doesn’t deserve ANY support from any Ron Paul supporters.
      Rand Paul and Kurt Bills are already wiped off my list of people to vote for ever again because of their back stabbing!

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  12. Daniel Deegan

    I endorse everything John Shuey has said (above), except to add that the neo-fascists (interventionist/imperialist abroad & national security police state at home) are legion, own the Republican party and will not give up their vice-like grip on it. Paulites have won some notable victories this year but that has only embarrassed the neo-cons, not replaced them. To endorse Romney ( Obama clone and candidate of the two-headed warfare-welfare party) would make Dr. Paul a travesty of himself.

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    1. Jon

      We The People are legion; the Elites are few

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  13. John Shuey

    After Tampa, there will but one voice for Peace, Liberty, and Fiscal Responsibility remaining on the ballot, Governor Gary Johnson.

    At this late date it is impossible to organize an independent bid, and there is no indication Dr. Paul desires to so do. Only a small number of states, fewer than a dozen, even bother to count write-in ballots, and some that do don’t report the results. Therefore a write in vote in general will not only not register your protest, but offer very little in the way of satisfaction.

    That leaves Gary Johnson, whose positions line up 90% to 95% with Dr. Paul, and who HAS A RECORD OF BEING DOGGED IN THE PURSUIT OF HIS GOALS.

    If you are in this movement based on principle, and for the long haul, give Governor Johnson some serious consideration. Freedom hangs in the balance.

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  14. LibertyIsTheOnly TrueMoveForward

    Seriously General Ron Paul you and General Gary Johnson should have joined at the beginning. Until you two beome president and vice president you both are Generals… Until you become the Presidents of the United States Of America or the Presidents of the New Confederate States Of America and no it has nothing to do with racisim. If the presidency does not happen and one of the New World Order canadites becomes president meaning Mitt or Obama, then it is time for every states to jump ship and secede from the United States Of America. And do so whether the federal gov likes it or not. The news media and tv shows try to make light the seriousnous of the communist movement, and the federalist facisit movement…calling liberty and freedom extreme ideals or alernative thinking. In California politititions are doing what they can to disarm citizens as if government is infalible and as if government ideals are the perfect utopian society…and we see this type of thinking all across the US. Unfortunately we have many in law enforcement agencies and some in the military that are and will follow unlawful orders blindly disregarding the US Constitution..As seen on FOX News a rep from the DOJ used the excuse for unlawful behaviors are because they wouldn’t get paid if they didn’t follow through with unlawful orders…. but we do have those, many in the military and many in law enforcement agencies that will uphold the US Constitution. That will side with the people and protect this country and its people from the domestic threat against our freedom. So it is time to unite our communities, and vote for Ron Paul and Gary Johnson…and prepare to secede if need be. It’s very unfortunate that people are blinded and controlled by the media. It’s very unfortunate that our DOJ and DOD are not watching and apprehending the politicians that are serious domestic threats to freedom these are domestic terrorist. This is one proof that government ideals are not the perfect utopia. So its time to remember who your family and friends are from citizen to government, military, civilian or one of the law enforcement agencies…Time to rid our country of the tyrannts and traitors, the rogue agents in politics that seek communisim and facisim…those who are taking measures to end our Freedoms and Liberty. Time to unite our communities… putting aside color and creed…Vote for Ron Paul and Gary Johnson or secede from the Union.

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  15. windy

    You keep changing the order of the questions.

    Ron Paul should run as an independent – with Dennis Kucinich as his VP. These two men of peace might not agree on everything but both have the good of the people at heart and would bring votes from both the left and right.

    To get us out of perpetual war, close military bases and stop doing the bidding of Israel would bring the country back to prosperity.

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    1. ed

      i think ventura would be a better v.p. than kucinich because kucinich wants more gun control & more control takes more liberty. If our founding fathers didnt have guns we still be under british control. Every major dictator started their regime with gun control, hitler, mao, pol pot, lenin etc. But while i dont agree with kucinich on all things i do believe hes not bought & paid for like others in politics. If gary johnson wasnt running he would be a good v.p. too. But I think Ventura’s notority with standing up against the corruption would help Paul’s election hopes more than any other candidate.

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  16. small clothier

    1$F23058466S

    the two party system does knot exist when the incumbent party does knot run a slate of candidates just assumes that the existing candidate is adequate. a check of the constitution is in order, that the two party system, the electoral college does knot infringe on WE THE PEOPLE by life, liberty or pursuit of happiness.

    i believe that the two party system, the electoral college, federal reserve has allowed certain monetary and political policies to cloud our collective judgement called democracy.

    Benjamin Franklin paraphrase: that those who trade some of their liberty for a little temporary security deserve neither and will lose both.

    AWL (a sharp pointed object used to blind)
    Apart Y Ink

    breach of peace judicative logic
    white crane aka big bird legislative logic
    garden of eden executive logic

    1$F23058466S

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  17. DIANE

    PLEASE VOTE FOR RON PAUL

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  18. Gary

    A vote for Ron is a vote for Obama. We need to work within the party to effect change. Maybe the platform commitee will listen to some of our ideas on debit reduction.

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    1. MadPepperJack

      And War is Peace, Ignorance is Strength, More is Less, yes?

      A vote for RON is a vote for RON. His votes takes from both “liberal” and “conservative” pools, and quite frankly, if it weren’t for people like you, with such defeatist attitudes – cause let me guess, you’ll probably next say that Ron Paul had no chance of winning and voting for him is throwing away your vote – he would already clearly be the next president.

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  19. Lainie

    Ron Paul exposed the GOP for what they truly are during this election and even though it’s been literally painful, I’m glad we know. If he had started out as an Independent, I never would’ve realized just how bad both parties are.

    GOP….come November, we’ll remember. Ron Paul supporters weren’t the only ones watching you and all your corruption this election, trust me. And thankfully, Ron Paul doesn’t just have Republican support. He has disgruntled Democratic support (that’s me!) and Independent voter support as well.

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  20. Masood Akhtar

    Ron Paul, Never give up, the whole world needs you!!

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  21. Lynn House

    The smoothest move would be to endorse Gary Johnson and bow out gracefully.

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  22. Don K.

    Dont quit now, We need you to be our President.

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  23. Glenn McGuire

    None of these options are truly appropriate. Ron Paul ran as a Republican and should respect there nominee, though not necessarily endorse. If given podium time, briefly mention differences (maybe even Gary Johnson) and then focus on where he realistically hopes to influence Romney and the RNC.
    Dr. Paul ran as a Republican and on this election cycle not publicly endorse another party or write in option; just continue to champion the ideas we have grown to love in love in him. He can stay an influential person in our politics if he stays respectful as he has so far.
    As far as Rand Paul’s future, it’s mostly up to Rand. If Ron Paul were to run separately (not legal in most states if you were on a primary ballot) this would hurt any possible future for Rand; though anything move after 2012 would not hurt Rand.
    I expect Dr. Ron Paul to stay influential, but it is through his supporters that anything gets done; keep supporting his great ideas.

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  24. Tom Mahon

    Both option 1 and option 4 are delusional.

    Can’t happen. Impossible.

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  25. Joe Boysen

    PRESIDENT PAUL COME JANUARY?

    Tuesday late, August 21st, 2012 AD
    Mr. Doug Wead, Ron Paul 2012 Advisor

    Dear Mr. Wead,

    Texas Congressman Dr. Ron Paul CAN be elected President of the United States on November 6th via the Electoral College balloting to follow in December, and WILL be so elected if he pursues an independent candidacy beginning almost immediately and affiliates with the most appropriate running mate/co-candidate, especially if that includes a national unity coalition approach, and particularly if it is with Ralph Nader, an American with a unique status, prestige and “national treasure” standing equal to his own.

    Whether fully deserved or no, they stand alone in this, and I know of no comparable pairing of Americans in our lifetimes, if ever. The “major party” Obomney Robme midgets stand NO chance against these two GIANTS of America 2012 REGARDLESS of whatever the lamestream presstitutes attempt.

    Indeed, Ron Paul’s chances of being elected are GREATER now, than if he had the Republican nomination and faced the full Obamista/Status Quo establishment media “Good War” onslaught and defamation! NO ONE SEEMS TO UNDERSTAND THIS KEY REALITY. But, I am certain you will, or probably already do.

    Under the DREADFUL circumstances which exist and the likelihood of an October Surpise WWIII causative Obama/NEOCON attack on Iran, it is Dr. Paul’s clear duty to achieve this victory AND, thereby, to END this obscene century plus “New York directed” historical era which went into “high gear” with the tragic election of Roosevelt eighty years ago and has worsened steadily throughout Ron’s ENTIRE lifetime and been made hideously worse by virtue of the corruptly obtained UN Partition of Palestine obtained via American bullying and blackmail 65 years ago and which simply, and PERMANENTLY, discredited and destroyed the United Nations in its infancy, and forever since: 65 years of war and injustice and American international criminality in furtherance of an illegitimate racist police state on the conquered land of an ENTIRELY innocent people.

    Please consider persuading him to do so in this once in two centuries world historical factual and circumstantial situation. Regards, Joe Boysen

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  26. Brady Kohuth

    Happy Birthday,Mr.Paul !

    I will write you in,period. But I would hope,if you do actually retire from the House,that you continue to lecture at the colleges,to educate the young people, this is very important,as their is really no one out there that does.

    Further,what we really need is a REAL news station ! One that doesn’t side with the gov’t and backs the Constitution. It is sad to turn on the news and only watch the local news(even that is sometimes unbearable),the sports or the weather,then turn it off as the rest is all propaganda. To watch Hannity,O’Reilly and the likes treat you in such a rude manner is intolerable. But we know who is behind them and why.

    If you were somehow elected,for VP,a good possibility would have been Judge Napolitano.

    Take Care and God Bless

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    1. ed

      we got real alternative news on the internet and some on tv, people like jesse ventura with his conspirity theories, alex jones with his radio and internet shows, david icke, jim tucker & numerous others. we just got to get the word out to our friends, relatives etc about these people & their programs because right now the public has been dumbed down to think patriots are radicals. Only way we gonna change things is from the bottom up. But I understand the lack of honest mainstream media who is brought & paid for.

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  27. Chilly Willy Johnson

    448 votes for “Support Romney as GOP nominee to maximize Rand’s chances for 2016/2020″

    Really? Rand has shown his true colors and is no friend to the liberty movement. If he is on the ticket in 2016 and 2020, I will definitely not vote for him and encourage as many people as I can to do the same. He is note even 1/1,000,000,000th of the man his father is.

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  28. John Comeau

    I don’t like any of the options. First off, Ron and secondly his supporters have the only opinions that matter on this issue. And since I’m a Ron Paul supporter, here’s mine. I want him to quickly take over the Republican Party, over the next few days, and send Romney back under whatever rock from whence he crawled. Failing that, I hope he’ll endorse the Johnson/Gray ticket.

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  29. Mohammad-Reza

    Even though join Gary Johnson as a VP candidate is a good choice, but the VP slot has been elected by the Libertarian Party to Judge Jim Gray.
    Just to clear the possibility of any bias or agenda, how about another option that says endorse Gary Johnson and join him?

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  30. robin

    Whose idea was this? This just makes me sick to my stomach hearing the compromise that the delegates agreed to with the RNC. As a PCP in the great state of Oregon where we were disenfranchised by not being able to select alternate delegates because of stalling all day and then closing down the convention before business had convened, this is totally unacceptable. Then not being included in a secret committee meeting to put in place preselected delegates who were friends of the state chair. The man we support did not compromise his principles for 30 years, and look what we have done at the end of his long legacy? Made a pact with the DEVIL. After 40 years of voting, I thought finally we would stand up for what is ethical and moral. This is not a victory the way it is being portrayed but a defeat of the worst kind. We sold out….

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    1. French Canadian

      Robin,

      I’m with you. They made a pact with the Devil. And this is selling out. It is incredible and very disturbing. Are you sure these delegates were really Ron Paul’s delegates… or delegates of Romney in disguise? Or is it this slicky traitor Jesse Benton behind all of this compromizing?

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  31. Adam Z

    We need to start a “Write in Ron” Campaign.

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    1. Chilly Willy Johnson

      By his own admission he will not be running a write in campaign. Any future support for Dr. Ron Paul will not help promote the liberty movement. Though there is another candidate out there that does promote the liberty movement and is the ballot of enough states to win the electorate vote for POTUS. That’s the Libertarian candidate Gov. Gary Johnson. Even when Gov. Johnson has retired, the Libertarian party will continue to support the liberty movement well into the future. So to all of Ron Paul’s supporters, coming this November you have a choice to make out of five options.

      “1. Don’t vote at all, which, in my opinion is a forfeit of citizen responsibility.

      2. Write in “Ron Paul” on the ballot in a gesture of devotion and loyalty that will accomplish nothing but a sense of righteous self-indulgence, because this is by his own admission Pauls’ final campaign and any further investment in his name will be wasted.

      3. Write in the name of somebody who is not a candidate for any party on the ballot, which is honorable on its face, but won’t contribute to ballot access and long-term credibility of a third-party alternative to the history of Republocratic failures.

      4. Vote for the Democratic incumbent or the Republican nominee, thereby supporting the liberty-squashing government-bloating stranglehold those two parties have on government.

      5. Vote for the Libertarian Party candidate, thereby contributing to the continued growth of a political party that will promotes citizen liberty and limited government long after any one Republican is gone.

      I recommend Option Five. When I consider the various futilities of the other options, I will choose Option Five, which contributes to an alternative to the failures of the Ds and the Rs. Option Five allow me to reject participating in the gradual destruction of my nation, and instead lets me contribute to a better government for our grandchildren’s generation. As a community, voters get the government they deserve. I’ll not be responsible for contributing to their liberty-squashing, government-bloating errors. I am a Libertarian.” Erik Viker

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  32. zobayer

    Well Sir, You smell like the founding fathers. But Americans have been turned slobs and good for nothing by a race only 1% in your country, which was also predicted by founding fathers. Can you really fight that race? However, it is better to die fighting than under hallucination of ” American Dream”. Best wishes for you.

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  33. Andrew

    At 77 your still the fresh face of US politics.

    Happy birthday, congratulations on the Fed bill, giving the republican GOP a good run and growing a truly grass roots following of people looking for real change in the US. Here’s to that change and the man we wish to lead it. All the best Ron lets hope we hear that sweet sound of President Paul in the near future.

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  34. Catherine

    I couldn’t believe that America could produce a presidential candidate that was an honest and intelligent man. I don’t have faith that the American people can carefully think and choose such a man. But for the rest of the world I pray that you go as far as you possibly can go, I think you’re only one who would be good for America and the rest of the world. I wish that we who weren’t Americans got a vote, because it impacts on us as well.

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  35. ed

    Happy birthday Dr. Paul. You are a true patriot and defender of liberty & we as a country need you to run. I know there there was shady dealings in the primary & you were cheated but many people support you & need someone of your character to help clean up washington. You have the best chance of anybody to win being a 3rd party canadate. Your supporters are true supporters not flip floppers like the supporters of the two main political parties. We the citizens need you because you are the only person who cares about freedom, & our constitution. A good v.p. choice would be former gov. Jesse Ventura because he believes in liberty & the constitution too. If you decide to stay in congress or retire, I wont vote for Nobama or Robme. The only option left would be voting libertarian out of protest of the two major parties. God Bless you & your family & I hope to see you on the ballot.

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