Whatever happened to Ron Paul?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Gunny, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. Gunny
    Offline

    Gunny Gold Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2004
    Messages:
    44,689
    Thanks Received:
    6,753
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Location:
    The Republic of Texas
    Ratings:
    +6,770
    I'd say it's highly unlikely he'll be asked to speak at the convention given the way he's been treated by the GOP so far.
     
  2. jillian
    Offline

    jillian Princess Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2006
    Messages:
    69,555
    Thanks Received:
    13,012
    Trophy Points:
    2,220
    Location:
    The Other Side of Paradise
    Ratings:
    +22,432
    I'd guess they think someone who got 14 delegates is pretty much a non-issue for them, particularly when he said he wouldn't support any other republican nominee but himself.

    Why wouldn't they cut him loose?
     
  3. midcan5
    Offline

    midcan5 liberal / progressive

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2007
    Messages:
    10,790
    Thanks Received:
    2,367
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Location:
    Philly, PA
    Ratings:
    +3,301
    Being the good libertarian, he decided darn this is great, all this campaign money, so off he went to libertarian happyland, where he counts his money and praises the free market on Sundays.
     
  4. trobinett
    Offline

    trobinett Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2004
    Messages:
    1,832
    Thanks Received:
    162
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Arkansas, The Ozarks
    Ratings:
    +162
    Is it true that Ron Paul is the illegitimate son of H. Ross Perot? Its the ears!:eusa_think:
     
  5. Paulie
    Offline

    Paulie Platinum Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2007
    Messages:
    31,553
    Thanks Received:
    4,854
    Trophy Points:
    1,130
    Ratings:
    +15,400
    So instead, the GOP gives us McCain.

    Like that's somehow any better.
     
  6. rayboyusmc
    Offline

    rayboyusmc Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2008
    Messages:
    4,015
    Thanks Received:
    338
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Florida
    Ratings:
    +338
    What exactly happens to this money that he collected? He sure didn't use a lot on adds.

    Does he get to keep it for future campaigns?
     
  7. Paulie
    Offline

    Paulie Platinum Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2007
    Messages:
    31,553
    Thanks Received:
    4,854
    Trophy Points:
    1,130
    Ratings:
    +15,400
    He used most of it. Last I checked, he had 8 million left on hand. He may be free to use that in his congressional race, or if he decided last minute to run 3rd party, he could use it for that also.

    The man is incredibly frugal, and probably the staunchest fiscal conservative in US politics. When everyone else was going broke and taking public matching funds, or borrowing money to fund their campaigns, Paul was spending his wisely on states he knew he could compete well in.

    There's nothing bad to say about that at all.

    Also, he has in the past donated his leftover campaign money to the US treasury.

    You'll be hard pressed to find another politician who can make that claim.
     
  8. JeffWartman
    Offline

    JeffWartman Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2006
    Messages:
    1,309
    Thanks Received:
    101
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Suburban Chicago
    Ratings:
    +101
    Why would the GOP want him to speak at their convention? Paul preaches low taxes, cutting spending, restoring government to its Constitutional limits, and limited government.

    The Republicans Party believes NONE OF THE ABOVE.
     
  9. CrimsonWhite
    Offline

    CrimsonWhite *****istrator Emeritus Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2006
    Messages:
    7,978
    Thanks Received:
    1,755
    Trophy Points:
    123
    Location:
    Guntucky
    Ratings:
    +1,757
    This is exactly what the GOP believes. It is simply not practiced by the NEO Cons that control it. But that is about to change with McCain at the helm.

    http://www.ontheissues.org/John_McCain.htm
     
  10. jillian
    Offline

    jillian Princess Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2006
    Messages:
    69,555
    Thanks Received:
    13,012
    Trophy Points:
    2,220
    Location:
    The Other Side of Paradise
    Ratings:
    +22,432
    He doesn't believe in ANY, not any, of the foreign policy or social goals of the repub party. I figure that just because he does the dance on what he *says* the Constitution means, isn't enough for the party to embrace him. And, again... he already said he wouldn't support any nominee but himself.

    Watch for Third Party Candidacy... :eusa_whistle:
     

Share This Page