Could Ron Paul leave the Republican Party?

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    He gets 15% of the GOP nationally, and who knows how much he gets beyond the GOP. Most of his supporters will only support him and will never vote for any of the other candidates. Most will write him in, and much of the rest will just sit it out.

    This is definitely the first time I've ever seen a candidate in one of the 2 major parties have this much support that is unique to only that candidate.

    This will not be like Huckabee, or Edwards, or any other 2nd/3rd place candidate whose support will simply switch to whoever their party's nominee is.

    This is 15% that the GOP can be guaranteed they won't be getting.

    Whether you like Paul or not, you're fucked without him, and Obama is going to win.

    Sleep tight :thup:
     
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    EZ I just posted a thread relating to this about a minute ago.

    He doesn't have to run 3rd party. He already knows that the GOP will lose out on his 15% regardless if he runs 3rd party or not, so he doesn't even have to make the tough choice. He can simply sit it out and the same result will still happen, Obama will win.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up Paulie! I will now do my magic and "merge" our threads.

    Ta da!
     
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    I'd hazard a guess that 95% of the voters for Dr. Paul wouldn't settle for a neocon squish RINO candidate, so it's not terribly credible to say that those votes would go to the "next best" GOP candidate.
     
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    Yeah the GOP is fucked without our support. Paul's got 15% nationally, and I'll be conservative and say 10% of that is "Paul or no one". The GOP can't afford to lose out on that much.
     
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    Well I don't know if it's necessarily worth merging, I just wanted to point out the main reason why I don't think he'd run 3rd party.
     
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    The man can not hear very well.
    What will his hearing be like next year. or for four more years?
    You have to be able to hear well in order to be our President.
     
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    But that 15% could well be the number of new voters have attracted by Dr. Paul being in the race, meaning that the (relatively) normal number of run-of-the-mill east coast soft socialists, shoe salesmen and other assorted suckers that the GOP has been stocked with for the last 50-odd years won't drop off significantly.

    Then again, the LP could use the influx of some fresh blood.
     
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    He could. He always ends up being the threat to the predicted nominee and party leadership always ends up painting him with the crazy uncle brush.

    He should make the break.
     

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