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    Do you care about Ron Paul's statements?

    How many of you care about statements attributed to Ron Paul in the 80's and 90's that talk rather badly about certain groups, such as African-Americans and AIDS patients?

    How many of you will change your vote because of it?

    EDIT: Third choice is "I care but I still won't vote for him" If any mods could change this, many thanks.
    Last edited by samsmart; 12-22-11 at 08:41 AM.
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    Re: Do you care about Ron Paul's statements?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    How many of you care about Ron Paul's statements that he made in 80's and 90's that talk rather badly about certain groups?

    How many of you will change your vote because of it?

    EDIT: Third choice is "I care but I still won't vote for him" If any mods could change this, many thanks.
    Sam there are a lot of reasons I can't bring myself to vote for Paul. There are even more reasons I could never vote for Newt. So among the entire selection among the candidates...in my opinion all are really bad. With the current candidates, the Repubs are in trouble I think.

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    Re: Do you care about Ron Paul's statements?

    If you are referring to his racial comments in the newsletter thing, there is no actual evidence he made the comments. While he is still responsible for them, it is inaccurate based on current knowledge to say he made the statements.
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    Re: Do you care about Ron Paul's statements?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    If you are referring to his racial comments in the newsletter thing, there is no actual evidence he made the comments. While he is still responsible for them, it is inaccurate based on current knowledge to say he made the statements.
    Right, but those statements are being attributed to him.

    And, personally, I don't care. I'm still voting for the guy. I'm voting for him on civil libertarian grounds. There's just way too much corruption in government right now.
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    Re: Do you care about Ron Paul's statements?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Right, but those statements are being attributed to him.

    And, personally, I don't care. I'm still voting for the guy. I'm voting for him on civil libertarian grounds. There's just way too much corruption in government right now.
    If some one is saying he said those things, this is inaccurate. If some one is saying he is responsible for those statements, that is completely accurate. You might want to provide a link so people have a better idea what this is about.
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    Re: Do you care about Ron Paul's statements?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    If some one is saying he said those things, this is inaccurate. If some one is saying he is responsible for those statements, that is completely accurate. You might want to provide a link so people have a better idea what this is about.
    Thank you - I already edited the original post to say "attributed to him" and if a mod could change the topic to reflect that I would appreciate it.

    Here's a link from CNN on the story:
    Ron Paul '90s newsletters rant against blacks, gays - CNN
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    Re: Do you care about Ron Paul's statements?

    There are different levels of care, I would care about what politician says, or what is claimed to be said by them, but it doesn't necessarily to the point of making one support or unsupportive of a candidate - with Ron Paul though, I don't think I can support the ideas he brings forth - like closing down the central bank, fiat money is bad etc.

    Question though, if he didn't say those things, who is trying to do a hit on Paul? The fact that the newsletter is only now surfacing is itself a hit. Romney and the GOP Establishment scared of a possibility that Paul might actually come close to winning the nomination?
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    Re: Do you care about Ron Paul's statements?

    There are literally millions of people who say racial things that also have no shot at being President. So I picked the 4th option.
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    Re: Do you care about Ron Paul's statements?

    Quote Originally Posted by nonpareil View Post
    Question though, if he didn't say those things, who is trying to do a hit on Paul? Romney and the GOP Establishment scare of a possibility that Paul might actually come close to winning the nomination?
    He denies saying them, but they where said under his byline. It is a story that has been around, and with Paul looking to be the next NotRomney, more attention is being paid to what Paul has done, which is going to hurt him and badly.
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    Re: Do you care about Ron Paul's statements?

    like ole raisin' cain
    i will be more interested in how he honestly responds to this matter
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