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    Election 2012: Barack Obama 42%, Ron Paul 41%

    Election 2012: Barack Obama 42%, Ron Paul 41%

    But Republican voters also have decidedly mixed feelings about Paul, who has been an outspoken critic of the party establishment.

    Obama earns 79% support from Democrats, but Paul gets just 66% of GOP votes. Voters not affiliated with either major party give Paul a 47% to 28% edge over the president.

    Paul, a anti-big government libertarian who engenders unusually strong feelings among his supporters, was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008. But he continues to have a solid following, especially in the growing Tea Party movement.


    Election 2012: Barack Obama 42%, Ron Paul 41% - Rasmussen Reports




    Wow. Isn't this interesting. Even if only half true, It's still should be a canary in the cage moment for Obama.....
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    Re: Election 2012: Barack Obama 42%, Ron Paul 41%

    Well I can see Paul having a larger following at the moment given the situation, but the problem is he's not a nut job, so the fringe of the right just isnt gonna vote for him, and I dont see him being the kind of man to give in to that fringe like McCain.

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    Re: Election 2012: Barack Obama 42%, Ron Paul 41%

    Paul never getting the republican nomination, and running as a Libertarian or independent, and he gets 5 % maybe of the vote.
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    Re: Election 2012: Barack Obama 42%, Ron Paul 41%

    I have said, and will continue to say, Ron Paul would have no hope in a Presidential Run.

    However...

    I do think he could potentially be one of the most promising VP for a potential GOP candidate. His followers are loyal enough that even if the Prez is one that is socially conservative, but not over the top with it, they'd still follow along. By being in the VP spot I think you'd have the people worried about his military issues a little more relaxed. As a VP while he will need to talk and debate a bit he won't be the headliner, being able to play more the part of the ideological adviser almost than a "#2 man". In a way, more Cheney to Bush than Biden to Obama.

    Ron Paul as VP paired up with another person could prove to be a strong ticket imho.

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    Re: Election 2012: Barack Obama 42%, Ron Paul 41%

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    Re: Election 2012: Barack Obama 42%, Ron Paul 41%

    Hating the Government Goes Mainstream!

    Three years ago, the Republican establishment piled scorn on the presidential candidacy of Ron Paul.

    Today, he is in a statistical tie with President Obama in 2012 polling.

    After Barack Obama's election, Democrats assumed that the American people were battered, bruised and ready for a morphine drip of European-style socialism. Republicans, shocked by their stunning reversals, figured the Democrats were right and started looking for technocrats of their own.

    His election has turned out to be not the result of a national lurch toward government intervention but his own skill at disguising his policies, the failures of the Republican Party and the bursting of the lending bubble.

    This year, the political parties and the press will not be caught off guard. Republican politicians will address tea party rallies, Democrats will denounce the supposed puppeteers of the movement and the press will look for hate speech.

    But few will glean the real meaning of the protests or the booming support for Ron and Rand Paul.

    But after two wars, a $12 trillion debt, a financial crisis and the most politically tone-deaf president in modern history, Americans may have finally given up on big government.

    Read more at the Washington Examiner: Hating the government finally goes mainstream | Washington Examiner
    I loved this part... so true!

    "[Obama's] election has turned out to be not the result of a national lurch toward government intervention but his own skill at disguising his policies, the failures of the Republican Party and the bursting of the lending bubble."

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    Re: Election 2012: Barack Obama 42%, Ron Paul 41%

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Wow. Isn't this interesting. Even if only half true, It's still should be a canary in the cage moment for Obama.....
    No worries; before 2012 they will have passed amnesty and restored voter rights to felons, adding about 40 million crippled and dependent pets to the democrat voter roles and more than enough to secure his reelection.

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    Re: Election 2012: Barack Obama 42%, Ron Paul 41%

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    No worries; before 2012 they will have passed amnesty and restored voter rights to felons, adding about 40 million crippled and dependent pets to the democrat voter roles and more than enough to secure his reelection.
    I personally expect that if he doesn't win, a little bit of hell's going to break loose. Of course maybe some of our youth will wise up a little by then, but I don't hold out any great hopes. Hope I'm wrong.
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    Re: Election 2012: Barack Obama 42%, Ron Paul 41%

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I personally expect that if he doesn't win, a little bit of hell's going to break loose.
    Im sure there will be some war or crisis created that will deomnstrate the need to keep him in power.

    Anyone notice the amped up nuclear threat rhetoric that has been going on the last few months? I thought democrats dismissed such ideas as being ridiculous.

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