Why Ron Paul can NOT win

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    I will start my message off by saying that I love Dr. Paul's candor, and on many topics I enjoy his ideas. So please don't bother FLAMING, this is my opinion not a fact.

    Ron Paul has many revolutionary ideas, but under closer inspection the 'Ron Paul' ideology is just too ideal to buy. And when it comes to compromising his ideals, he can't do it (all or nothing attitude). The world that he paints WOULD be the ideal case, but it is simply not possible. To understand my point I would like to direct anyone interested to check out his interview with Jon Stewart. No one has yet exposed the "pipe dream" reality of Dr. Paul's ideology. And you can bet that if it comes to a general election, that Obama will take full advantage of that fact. Things were not better for workers in early age America, they were worse. Regulation arose as a way to improve the quality of life for people, not make it worse.

    I understand his logic, in a perfect libertarian society the free market would regulate big corporations. The simple fact is that one has NEVER existed and will never. Corporate greed will manifest itself and there is ample proof of that. I am not saying that the current regulation has been an effective way of oversight, but to say that eliminating all regulations will make companies put the people before profit is just silly in my opinion. I think Dr. Paul would be a much stronger candidate if he didn't have the ALL or NOTHING mentality. And I think there is some definite flaws in the idea that America was 'so great before and so terrible now'. The reality is that less than 100 years ago companies had kids working in coal mines, not my idea of greatness. Again, just my opinion and I wanted to start a discussion not a flaming board. What are your thoughts?

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    Simple. Because he's Ron Paul...
     
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    The Ron Paul campaign pays you a nickle a post, right?
     
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    Paul has some very insightful positions

    Then he let's his Libertarian side start talking and he seems like a lunatic
     
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    Yes, I am employed by the Ron Paul campaign. Please take your vast knowledge and keen foresight elsewhere.
     
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    Oh a brand new member coming on to let us all know that he "REALLY REALLY LIKES Paul" but "he can't win".

    Yeah that doesn't raise any red flags at all :rolleyes:
     
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    The Libertarian side is where that insight comes from. Most of his positions that independent minded liberals actually like (his stand against empire building and corporate-government collusion, his opposition to the drug war, his fiscal conservatism, opposition to the police state, etc, etc ...) are based on ideals of individual liberty. He 'seems like a lunatic' to some, because we've come to accept a lot of irrational, and frankly corrupt, government as the status quo.
     
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    My membership longevity directly relates to my ability to form an opinion?

    Please address your issues with the opinion if you have them, I am not concerned with my platinum membership status. I simply would like to discuss what I think is a major concern for one of the more serious GOP candidates.
     
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    But is accepting the gov't as it is, really that irrational? I'm talking long term obviously. Definitely the effectiveness of policy over the last decade has been questionable. When in history have we or any other nation had a gov't like Dr. Paul portrays? To me, I think the "Big BAD Gov't" concept that is going on is getting muddled with ineffective policy. Yes spending can be cut, and the gov't could tighten its belt. But overall, I think most gov't regulation has been put in place to protect people. And I can't think that removing those regulations would somehow lead to better conditions for people.
     
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    I'm sorry, but you're going to have to show me where Paul has ever advocated removing all regulations.
     

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