What Should Ron Paul Do Now?

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What should Ron Paul do now?

  • Prepare for an Independent run (53%, 5,975 Votes)
  • Don't support Romney and try to slowly take over the GOP (20%, 2,299 Votes)
  • Join Gary Johnson as Libertarian VP candidate (15%, 1,686 Votes)
  • Support Romney as GOP nominee to maximize Rand's chances for 2016/2020 (9%, 992 Votes)
  • Officially drop out of the race and retire from politics (3%, 299 Votes)

Total Voters: 11,251

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  • Happy Birthday Dr. Ron Paul, I voted for you every time you ran and I wish everyone else did the same, but I am afraid we live in a world where people want free handouts and stupidity over Freedom. I will be writing your name in this time.


  • Patriot1

    I voted that Dr. Paul should run as an independent. I’d like to see it, but on the other hand, he might be very effective if he retired from politics. If I recall, I believe he once said he wanted to do something along the lines of being on talk radio. Imagine if he had a syndicated national talk radio show. He could continue to educate the people and help keep the Liberty Movement going strong. And with his stellar voting record and uncompromising defense of the Constitution, he’s have all the credibility in the world. Whatever he does, I wish him all the best, he’s truly a great man. Happy Birthday Ron!

  • Randy Elrod

    Happy, Happy Birthday Dr. Paul!!!

    Get this independent running started! One foot after the next. Many of us are true RPaul fans and backing you up with everything you have to throw at them. Definitely stay in Congress, you are our voice. It isn’t too much to think that possibly, your name being on the ballot, people might select RPaul just to go against the other 2 jacka$$ participants.

  • David Kretovics

    Happy Birthday Dr. Paul
    Please don’t give up your country needs you !!!!

  • MLBoysen

    Happy Birthday, Dr. Paul! Thank you for the HOPE you brought to our young people and to ALL Americans in our search for VIRTUE in LEADERSHIP.
    tenth generation American

  • Thanks DR. Paul, and Happy Birthday.. We will come back to what we have created !

  • N. Tipper

    I feel that Ron Paul should stick it out… When Romney takes us down a parallel course, to that of OBAMA, then the people will see (hopefully) that he was the best candidate… Also, I am writing-in for him… People say it’s a pointless effort, to write-in… I say to them: it’s about a voice of freedom, not supporting someone just because you do not favor the other party…

  • Danny Florea

    I will not vote if I can’t vote for Ron Paul! I believe if 40 per cent of the people don’t vote it is a miss vote. Something to think about.Thank You Ron Paul HAPPY BIRTHDAY ” GIVE ME FREEDOM OR GIVE ME DEATH”

  • Clarence Jaeger

    Taking over the GOP is easer than building a third party. We have a good start lets just keep going. We must organize in a way to put tremendous pressure on the RINO Republicans who do manage to get elected. Ron Paul has tremendous reception on the collage campuses. He should spend as much of his spare time as possible making the rounds of the collages.

  • ron paul should run u have my vote ! god bless ron paul !

  • Lake Minnetonka Patch

    Minnesota Delegates Will Back Ron Paul at Republican National Convention (http://patch.com/A-xhWQ)

  • On the off chance RP doesn’t get in, he should tell us a plan B. This $3M he has for Tampa better get him in.

  • I’m not voting for anyone but Ron Paul PERIOD.

  • Fred Grieger

    Ron Paul is the only living Hero of the American Revolution. You Sir, are the singular figure of the past century whom I most admire.

  • Jon B

    Stay where you are and stand by — you could win by write-in Votes — wouldn’t that be Awesome………………….

  • Nick Angelo

    Dr. Paul. I want my country back.

  • Nick Angelo

    piss off sonny.

  • Priscilla Sieckman

    Ron Paul or fall 2012

  • Ed Andreas

    Ron Paul needs to stay in Congress and keep being a voice of reason. I supported him as a Presidential candidate but since it seems like Romney(who I am not thrilled with) will tie up the Republican candidacy I will reluctantly support him for President as I believe that 4 more years of Obama will destroy this country. We do have hope that in the future, Rand Paul is an up and coming voice of reason like his father and who knows there may be a President Paul before to long.

    • French Canadian

      Ed Andreas,

      You believe Obama will destroy your country?
      Well, I have news for you: So will Romney. He will do it a little slower but he will eventually do it… and meanwhile, everybody will go back to sleep if he is nominated. Is this really what you want?

      Be realistic, it is RON PAUL or it’s over.

  • Joe Boysen

    Tuesday Afternoon, August 21st, 2012 AD

    Dear Dr. and Mrs. Paul, America’s real “First Couple”, “First Parents”, “First GPs, GGPs”, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera, and Defenders of AMERICA FIRST!!!

    We thought of you two all day yesterday on your “lucky 77th” and wondered why there wasn’t some “hootin & hollerin” for this splendid event, as there surely will be when you are our president, whether next year for your 78th, or in 2017 for your 82nd and your 60th “Diamond Jubilee” Wedding Anniversary of that same year.

    Just remember, you will both always be younger than Elvis, and will always be young in our hearts, as he is! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! May you both live in health to see one hundred in 2037 AD, and beyond ….. God willing and the creek don’t rise.

    As for this November 2012 ELECTION: RUN RON RUN, as a third party/independent in all 50 states or as many as possible. GIVE THAT “EXTRA” 100 MILLION PLUS “STAY AT HOME” VOTERS A REASON TO VOTE!!!

    Whether it is you and Ralph Nader, or you and Judge Napolitano, or you and Lou Dobbs. or Pat Buchanan, or Jesse Ventura ~ or you and ……. ???? ~ you WILL win this CRUCIAL “Save the Republic” election, and DEFEAT BOTH OBOMNEYS, BOTH ROMBAMAS, BOTH MAJOR PARTY FRAUDS.

    PLUS, you will do more than that and break some significant HISTORICAL RECORDS of some 224 years standing!! Bear in mind that it only takes 34% to win a pluality of any given state’s electoral in this bound to be close “Tweedle Dee Tweedle Dum” two party charade “election”. Unlike Teddy Roosevelt in 1912 and Ross Perot in 1992, YOU WILL WIN!! A three way race is THE EASIEST TO WIN!! Ask Woodrow Wilson. Ask Bill Clinton. ONLY THIS TIME, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WILL WIN TOO!!

    The HISTORICAL FIRSTS? You will be the FIRST presidential candidate EVER to carry ALL FIFTY STATES, albeit via plurality rather than majority!! Never been done!!! You and your running mate ~ WHOEVER THAT IS ~ will ALSO be the FIRST to carry EACH and EVERY ONE of our 3143 counties and county equivalents, i.e., parishes, independent cities, city/county combos!! EVERY COUNTY!!! Every single one!! INCLUDING THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA!!! Particularly if your running mate is THE VERY QUALIFIED & CHARMING Herman Cain ~ not a bad idea anyway!

    Make this THE “watershed election”. THE “second revolution”. THE “national liberation” SO LONG OVERDUE!! Long overdue even by August 20th 1937 at the very beginning of our national nightmare of welfare state socialism and destruction!!! TOOOO LOOONG OVERDUE!

    Voter turnout? In 2008 the the figures were something like 65 million for the Demofraud and 57 million for the Republifraud, with a total of some 122 million “votes” cast, with maybe that same number of 122 million, or pretty close, counting both registered and not registered, SIMPLY STAYING HOME because they had NO ONE TO VOTE FOR, and simply couldn’t and wouldn’t vote for Loser McCain, the ultimate Israel First Panderviper War Monger, and, after war criminal Bush2 in 2004, the WORST REPUBLICAN NOMINEE EVER.

    Obama-Biden could NEVER have beaten a viable Republican candidate in 2008. NEVER!! And the same thing is about to happen again with the LOSER Romney-Ryan “re-elect the New Deal Fraudster ticket”!! God help us!!

    THIS IS A “NO BRAINER” Dr. Paul!! Do the right thing. Show the courage. Once these nasty, delusional people have named “their ticket”, and festivities are nearing a conclusion, including OUR Ron Paul 2012 Fest in Tampa, announce OUR candidacy and OUR ticket!! Then, go on to WIN your decades long crusade and “life’s work” in these LAST 77 DAYS until Tuesday Novenber 6th, 2012 AD. Just a little bit longer Ron and Carol. PLEASE DO THIS!!! America needs you. The WORLD needs you! We ALL need you. NEED, NEED, NEED!!!

    RUN RON RUN. We need you NOW while we have you, and NOT on January 20th, 2017!!! A day which may never come. Now! Now! NOW!! THE FUTURE IS NOW!!!

    And my preference? Ron Paul and Ralph Nader on a national sanity & salvation ticket with Dennis Kucinich as Drum Major Campaigner in Chief and Chief of Staff, Congressional Liaison, UN Representative or Secretary of State designate. Run on YOUR issues and OUR issues Good Doctor. Run to the RIGHT. Run to the LEFT. Run to the CENTER.

    LEAD US OUT OF THIS WILDERNESS OF CONFUSION & CORRUPTION & CHAOS!! End this duopoly party system NOW! First at the presidential level RIGHT NOW and hereafter at the congressional and senatorial and statewide levels in the elections of 2014, 2016, 2018 and beyond by backing and campaigning for NO PARTY INDEPENDENTS until EVERY LAST ONE OF THESE WHOREHOUSE DEMOPUBLIFRAUD DINOSAURS FROM YESTERYEAR ARE GOOONE!!!

    This is a NO BRAINER!! Even a Pennsylvanian from Texas ought to be able to see that. Especially a VERY SMART ONE!! Good luck old friend. Keep on inspiring us. WE NEED YOU!! Happy 77th!!

    Best wishes, Joe & Merry Boysen, Cat Ranchers & Recovering Optimists
    292 El Dorado Way, Shell Beach, California, 93449
    (805) 773 – 3920 ~ If a cat answers, hang up.
    [email protected]