Question for Paul supporters

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Avatar4321, Feb 23, 2012.

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Would you support the nominee if it's not Ron Paul but he chooses Rand for VP?

  1. Yes - If it's Romney

    23.1%
  2. Yes - If it's Santorum

    3.8%
  3. Yes - If it's Gingrich

    15.4%
  4. Yes - I was going to support the nominee anyway

    11.5%
  5. No - if It's not Ron Paul, I wont vote for the nominee regardless

    42.3%
  6. I'm not a Ron Paul supporter

    23.1%
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  1. Avatar4321
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    If Romney, Santorum, or Gingrich wins the nomination and chooses Rand Paul as their VP choice. Would you support the nominee despite it not being Ron Paul?
     
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    No. What is Rand going to do as VP? Nothing. It's not about the cult of personality, as some people try to assert, but about getting our ideas put into effect. Rand as VP is not going to influence Mitt Romney to do anything substantial about the Federal Reserve, he's not going to get Mitt to change our foreign policy, and he's not going to get Mitt to cut any real spending. There'd be no point. I also think it would be bad for Rand because it would then tie Rand to Mitt's policies.
     
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    kwc57 BOHICA Obama

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    Yes. I've had to hold my nose on most elections, state and national.
     
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    Lonestar_logic Republic of Texas

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    Seems you concluded Mitt is going to win the nomination and the presidency.
     
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    I've concluded that Mitt is most likely to win the nomination, and I've concluded that Obama is most likely to win re-election regardless of who his opponent is. The purpose of this thread is speculation, however. So yes I chose Romney as my example, but you can substitute him for Gingrich or Santorum and what I said still remains true. If any of them win the Presidency, which I don't see happening, and Rand is their running mate then he won't be able to change their position on any important issues. So why would I vote for them?
     
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    Lonestar_logic Republic of Texas

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    By what measure have you made your conclusions?
     
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    Paul supports have more in common with anyone of the republican candidates than Obama. You guys are needed.
     
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    Are you saying you would vote for President Obama instead?

    That is an honest question. I am not a Paul supporter nor do I intend on voting for either of the major parties again this year. I just don't see any reason to support either party any more.

    Immie
     
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    I'm willing to bet a dozen donuts that Ron Paul is not going to get the nod for the GOP candidate and no person in his right mind would choose him for the VP slot. Hope you don't buy stocks if you believe this strongly in Ron Paul.
     
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    The polling, and the reaction of the Republican establishment against the surges of Santorum and Gingrich. Though I have no illusions that their reaction would be any different under a Paul surge.
     

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