General Election 2012 Thread

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    It's horribly early, but I'm going there anyway.

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    Interesting that such an elderly man is popular with young people. I do like that he leaves social issues alone.

    From Dr. No to tea party godfather: Ron Paul says he’s running for president a third time - The Washington Post
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    Front runner Mitt Romney has a thorn in his side that the WJS gave a blistering attack about that may dog him this election: Massachusettes health care.

    FLASHBACK: Romney, WSJ talk health care, circa 2006 - Political Intelligence - A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe -

    Mitt Romney Defends State Health Plan He Championed -
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    Quote from Tweety
    It's horribly early, but I'm going there anyway.
    Aw, do we HAVE to??
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    You know how I feel about Ron Paul. I'll be voting for him in the primaries.

    If anyone other than him actually wins the Republican nomination, I won't vote for them, but if Dr. Paul wins, he's probably got my vote for prez. He leaves social issues alone, like you said, and he out-lefts Obama on war and military spending. I am probably the only person I agree with 100% on everything, but I appreciate that Dr. Paul has consistent views, unlike his colleagues.

    PS - Tweety: he's not 'elderly'. He's 'mature.'
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    One more thing: What the Tea Party has become is NOT the same as what it originally started out as when Ron Paulians started it. Just sayin', since I saw the article titled 'Tea Party Godfather'...
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    I don't think the article invented that "Godfather of the Tea Party", it's been around, because he did hold one of the first modern "tea parties", and I do imagine he'd want to distance himself from them...if he has any sense at all.

    While he might not be "elderly" at 75 he's old. Which doesn't mean a thing to me, except that it's interesting that so many young people (like you) are behind him. I think because there are conservative young people that are anti-government interference in their lives, and don't like the social stance of some republicans (like their anti-gay marriage stance since they are likely to know GBLT people)
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    Quote from VivaLasViejas
    Aw, do we HAVE to??
    Don't make me find posts where you yourself have discussed the 2012 election.
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    I know that article didn't invent the title - it's been around on libertarian sites for quite a while. I was just clarifying, so there's no confusion. And Dr. Paul has distanced himself multiple times from what the TP has morphed into; whether or not he has put into so many words that he's not one of them, he has over and over criticized their platform.

    As for elderly vs. say 'tomato', I say 'tomahto'. He keeps in excellent shape and I hope I am half that healthy when I'm 75.

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