Ron Paul too old?

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    Gary Johnson might take him up on that challenge being a triathlete, but the rest? I doubt it seriously.
     
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    He's not too old, he's too nuts and too unelectable.
     
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    Except that there are plenty of polls where he's ahead of the so-called "electable" candidates, so that nonsense doesn't hold much water.
     
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    Let's see these polls.
     
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    Ron Paul too old?

    Nope.

    They tried to write him off as a nutcase 4 years ago. He is still here. The detractors long gone. Who were they anyway?
     
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    Well we can start with the Ames Straw Poll where he came in a close second. Not a scientific poll, of course, but certainly a good indication of who has the organizational structure to do well in Iowa.

    Both of these polls put Ron Paul in third behind Romney and Perry.

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    Not to mention how well he does against Obama.

    Obama 41%, Ron Paul 37% - Rasmussen Reports™

    So is Ron Paul leading the pack? No. Does that mean he's unelectable? The fact that he's rising in the polls, and did very well at Ames should indicate that Ron Paul is indeed electable. Does that necessarily mean that he'll win? No. But Mitt Romney didn't win in 2008, are we going to argue that he was unelectable? I don't think so.
     
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    He was so nuts four years ago that candidates are tripping over each other to steal his ideas. Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich talking about the Fed? Michele Bachmann talking about reading Ludwig von Mises at the beach? Mitt Romney talking about getting troops out of Afghanistan? Of course they're all pale imitations, but the fact remains that Ron Paul has clearly made a mark on the Republican Party.
     
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    There is no age limit for to old!
     
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    Ron Paul is sharp as a whip and makes "getting old" look attractive. How can such an "old man" accomplish so much? He is leading a "revolution" and much of this revolution comes from a younger crowd. People in their late teens and early 20's are enthusiastic about Paul and his message of liberty.

    Ron Paul makes me opportunistic about getting "old". People in their golden ages can accomplish great feats and that is most heartening. The only other person who got me excited about getting older was Frank Lloyd Wright.

    I don't see his age as an obstacle, I see it as something to embrace. I see him as a role model that we can all follow. You are never too old to defend your beliefs and make a positive difference on this world.

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    Third isn't exactly "ahead of the so-called "electable" candidates," is it?
     

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