Ron Paul rejects McCain, endorses third parties.

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    Ron Paul rejected endorsing McCain after a final plea for his support, instead he called on voters to reject the two major candidates and to back one of the independents or third party candidates. Nader, McKinney and Baldwin were in attendence at the press conference, however, Barr rejected the invitation and will likely lose support from Paul supporters.



    The press conference will be on C-SPAN and Nader and Paul appeared on Wolf Blitzer's show today and Nader is scheduled to be on Lou Dobb's show as well. You can watch the C-SPAN coverage online as well.

    http://www.c-spanarchives.org/librar...ts_id=281024-1

    The third party candidates all agreed on several key issues:

    We Agree -- Ralph Nader for President in 2008
     
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    Now why in the hell did Paul run as a Republican ? :cuckoo:
     
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    Come on Dillo, what's republican about McCain? I mean, seriously?

    The only thing not mainstream republican about Paul is his foreign policy.

    Otherwise, he's more conservative than most members of congress.

    With him, you know he would ACTUALLY cut government. I'll wait with bated breath for McCain to cut the bureacracy at all, let alone veto pork that gets stuffed into bills he couldn't possibly risk vetoing for the sake of politics.

    But the answer to your question is because he knows the third parties are blockaded by the establishment. He would love nothing more than to see the Republican party return to it's core conservative principles and ACT on them, rather than pay lip service to them during election years. He could have saved conservatism, but I think sadly, conservatism dies as of this election.
     
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    More money to bankroll his campaign.

    DUH!

    What'd you buy into that silliness of him being above it all?
     
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    I think it was pretty poor strategy to try to sneak in under the guise of the present Republican party tho--He certainly didn't fool anyone.
     
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    How did he "sneak"? He's been a card carrying member for most of his political career.

    The man never intended to be president. He ignited a revitalization of conservatism, which is something he had no clue would happen. He had to be talked into even running in the first place.

    He believes a third party run would be futile, although I disagree. I think he'd probably get over 10%, possibly more, which could help to make a real name for 3rd parties in the future. He may even get the 15% pre-polling required to participate in the debates.

    I hear people all over the place chatting up politics in public places, and so many people mention that they wish he'd have run 3rd party because they hate the two main choices.

    How can you LIKE having to pick from McCain or Obama? What a sad, pathetic ballot that is.

    You wouldn't like to see others getting to debate McCain and Obama?
     
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    Hell--he got elected as a libertarian from Texas---that outta showed him something ! I'd love to see a 3 party debate and I thought he could be the one to break the barrier. He shoulda known full well that he didnt have a prayer with the mainstream so called republicans. Now where is he ? Throwing a hissy fit from the sidelines when he probably had the best opening a third party candidate ever had !
    Bad move Ron
     
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    It looks like Ron paul is giving the Republicans the same treatment they gave him, so I don't blame him for not backing McCain. Paul was actually too conservative for the Republican party.
     
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    LMAO-----maybe the party but not the people.
     
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    So there is a difference? It seems to me Paul was shunned during some of the primary debates and he really wasn't welcome at the convention, so who are these people you are referring to?
     

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