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    Re: Ron Paul: 'I Don't Fully Endorse' Mitt Romney

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    While I rarely agree with the man outside of foreign policy, I gotta hang with Maggie on this one. Good for him.

    Everyone I know can't stand Ron Paul's foreign policy, but they love his fiscal policy.

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    Re: Ron Paul: 'I Don't Fully Endorse' Mitt Romney

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    Everyone I know can't stand Ron Paul's foreign policy, but they love his fiscal policy.
    I cannot stand his fiscal policy but I support much of his foreign policy.
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    Re: Ron Paul: 'I Don't Fully Endorse' Mitt Romney

    Quote Originally Posted by johnny_rebson View Post
    Everyone I know can't stand Ron Paul's foreign policy, but they love his fiscal policy.
    I like both. We could stand to be a bit more isolationist, as our butting into the business of other nations around the world, paints a big target on our backs. We have no business trying to influence the internal affairs of others.
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    Re: Ron Paul: 'I Don't Fully Endorse' Mitt Romney

    I do not like it that Ron Paul made these remarks.

    Whether he likes it or not ... Romney WILL be nominated. I see this as very childish ... and very much akin to Uncle Joe's appearance at the convention.

    Looks like Paul is trying to get another "15 minutes". They gave him a speaking spot but he had to 'rain (is that the word I really want to use?) on the parade'.

    If this isn't a prime example of "sour grapes" ... then nothing is.

    Everyone knows Paul's politics. This idiotic display makes me very happy that he is yet another 'also ran wannabe loser'.

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    Re: Ron Paul: 'I Don't Fully Endorse' Mitt Romney

    Quote Originally Posted by Another Lurker View Post
    I do not like it that Ron Paul made these remarks.

    Whether he likes it or not ... Romney WILL be nominated. I see this as very childish ... and very much akin to Uncle Joe's appearance at the convention.

    Looks like Paul is trying to get another "15 minutes". They gave him a speaking spot but he had to 'rain (is that the word I really want to use?) on the parade'.

    If this isn't a prime example of "sour grapes" ... then nothing is.

    Everyone knows Paul's politics. This idiotic display makes me very happy that he is yet another 'also ran wannabe loser'.

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    Personally Id love to see Gary Johnson speak there, I'd be willing to bet he could say a few things most repulicans and libertaians agree on.
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    Re: Ron Paul: 'I Don't Fully Endorse' Mitt Romney

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    Personally Id love to see Gary Johnson speak there, I'd be willing to bet he could say a few things most repulicans and libertaians agree on.
    For some reason Gary Johnson wasn't invited to speak at the Republican convention. I'm not sure, but it might be because he's running against the Republican candidate in the general election.

    The Republicans do want the Libertarian vote. Can they find another well known Libertarian to speak at the GOP convention who will satisfy the Libertarians who are on the fence?

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    Re: Ron Paul: 'I Don't Fully Endorse' Mitt Romney

    I thought this was a very interesting, completely non-partisan article. I put it here for your viewing pleasure. Please don't shoot thhe messenger. You have to read the whole, short thing or you'll miss the punch-line.

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    Re: Ron Paul: 'I Don't Fully Endorse' Mitt Romney

    Quote Originally Posted by johnny_rebson View Post
    For some reason Gary Johnson wasn't invited to speak at the Republican convention. I'm not sure, but it might be because he's running against the Republican candidate in the general election.

    The Republicans do want the Libertarian vote. Can they find another well known Libertarian to speak at the GOP convention who will satisfy the Libertarians who are on the fence?
    I knew that. Its just quite frankly I hate picking between going to hell in a handbasket the Republicans want, and going tohell in a shopping cart the Democrates want. I would prefer not go to hell period.
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    Re: Ron Paul: 'I Don't Fully Endorse' Mitt Romney

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    I knew that. Its just quite frankly I hate picking between going to hell in a handbasket the Republicans want, and going tohell in a shopping cart the Democrates want. I would prefer not go to hell period.
    I've said this before, the only way "third parties" stand a chance is if they change their state voting laws so that they use a runoff election system.

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    Re: Ron Paul: 'I Don't Fully Endorse' Mitt Romney

    I think the only thing that 'should' change to make things fair without providing a charitable handicap is revamping ballot access laws. It has always seemed odd to me that in most states a partisan commission controls what the standards are for ballot access which creates artificially high requirements that are often insurmountable for a third party. If this were not the case, and it was a relatively simple matter to gain ballot access than the Green, Libertarian, Constitution etc parties would be able to spend the lion-share of their money on limited television ad space, creating a volunteer network, staffing requirements, election materials, etc. In other words things they can't really think of paying for right now. But I don't support a run-off system, that seems like a handicap designed to give a leg up instead of evening the playing field. Whoever wins, should be the winner.

    PS: I should mention to be clear I do not support Ron Paul and oppose a significant amount of his policies especially with regard to foreign and monetary policy, and not an insignificant amount of fiscal policy. But I still think that it should be much easier for people like Johnson to engage in the race.

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