Ron Paul on PBS

  1. What are the chances that he would win his party's nomination, and
    actually get elected? I might even believe in govt again if that happened.

  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   Roy Fokker
    Dr. Paul is a rarity in politics today - a man of principle. Exactly what the nation needs in these troubled times.

    A man with courage to stand by his convictions. He is the champion of liberty and the Constitution. His voting record speaks for itself. The Tax Payer's Best Friend.

    I support Dr. Paul 100%. He is the Thomas Jefferson of our day...

  4. by   VivaLasViejas
    We should be so fortunate............Ron Paul is an old-school Goldwater conservative---in other words, the real deal. I'd vote for him in a heartbeat.

    The only problem is, he makes too much sense, which is why he'll never win the nomination. Phooey.
    Last edit by VivaLasViejas on Oct 13, '07
  5. by   Roy Fokker
    The only problem is, he makes too much sense, which is why he'll never win the nomination. Phooey.
    If we all said that and didn't vote for him in the primary - of course he wouldn't win the nomination!

    We've always complained about having to choose between two dishonest politicians for nomination. Now when an upstanding candidate comes around, we wring our hands and say "ahhh, but he'll never win" and give up?

    The reason Dr. Paul didn't succeed in '88 was that he spent too much time and money trying to get on the ballot running as a third party candidate - that's not the case this time. There is a good chance he can win this time: but unless we put our money (and vote) where we profess our beliefs to lie - he doesn't have the ghost of a chance.

    If those who believe in him don't support him, how will he ever win?

  6. by   VivaLasViejas
    You make a good point, Roy.

    I wish we had open primaries where I you, I'm a Libertarian, and personally I have a hard time seeing myself registering as a Republican just to be able to vote for Dr. Paul next March. Then again, you just never know what a desperate voter who doesn't like any of the other candidates will do!
  7. by   pickledpepperRN
    I like him and do think he is honest. If I had been in San Antonio observing his career for these years I could have a true belief in his honesty.
    I think with a lot more understanding and explanations of some of his plans for accomplishing the good he wants I could support him. It would take some convincing, I may not agree enough, but it would be fun. I hope he becomes the Republican candidate.

    I would vote for an honest candidate any time instead of one saying what I want to hear who has been less than truthful to the people already.
  8. by   Spidey's mom
    Well, honesty is good . . . but I can't just vote for the honest guy if I don't agree with his ideas about how to govern.

    It is like people voting for a woman, just because she is a woman. What about her ideas? Do you agree with them?

    I'm all for less taxation and less government interference but haven't found a candidate I think would be a good choice. Yet.

    Sometimes we are forced to vote for the person most like what we want - and not the perfect person.

    Some people sit home because they can't find perfection.

    Is there a perfect person?

  9. by   indigo girl
    While I would not call him pefect, I might be tempted to call him, saintly.

    Would that make him good for the job? I do not know.

    It would be nice though, to like the person in office. I could like
    Ron Paul.

    I already admire his principles even if I do not agree
    with everything he stands for.

    I think that he is an honest man. I could never say that for all of
    the rest of them. That is something. Maybe a big something.