No Paul = No Vote in November
"I would also say of Ron Paul – he doesn't need to win. In his view he is winning already. This is an ideological point he is making. But here's why it's electorally significant – a lot of people, I mean 41 percent in Virginia, only two people on the ballot, still a lot of people voted for Ron Paul. A lot of those voters are portable. They're not Republican – they're not dedicated Republican voters." – Tucker Carlson, Editor, The Daily Caller
It is time for a groundswell of Ron Paul supporters to quietly, respectfully but firmly make their position clear to the mainstream media and the GOP establishment. Simply put, "No Paul on the ticket means no vote for the GOP in November."
The Ron Paul Campaign has the GOP establishment stuck between a rock and a hard place even though they have not won a single state in the primaries to date. Every Paul supporter knows the underhanded tactics used by the Republican leadership at the state and national level as well as the organized smear and news blackout campaign carried out by the mainstream media.
Making Nice For the November Election
As we move into the last months of the GOP presidential nomination campaign, most of the establishment media are now "making nice" with Ron Paul and his supporters. He actually gets questions during the debates, some press coverage and the other candidates seem friendly. The reason is simple. The Republican Party desperately needs the votes of Ron Paul supporters in order to win in November against Obama.
Obviously, Virginia Heffernan didn't get the memo in her typical anti-Paul elitist drivel titled Ron Paul's Pointless Internet Presidency posted on Yahoo earlier in the week but now this is the exception rather than standard procedure for the press. The word has gone out to be nice and respectful to Ron Paul so they can get our votes in November.
Too Little Too Late
The Republican establishment has obviously done its homework with focus groups, polling, etc. and here is their situation. Although they have successfully held back the Ron Paul campaign to date from threatening to win the GOP presidential nomination, in the dirty tricks process they have ostracized the substantial Paul voting constituency even more from the GOP than before.
Paul supporters are far more than portable as suggested by Tucker Carlson; rather they are toxic toward the GOP elites and very few will now support any of the establishment candidates after the abusive treatment given to Ron Paul as well as the crude attacks against Paul supporters.
I well understand these feelings of resentment, as I am a Ron Paul supporter. There is no way I will vote for either Romney, Santorum or Gingrich, although I certainly prefer their fake rhetoric to the Obama propaganda. If Ron Paul isn't the Republican nominee for president, then the establishment nominee desperately needs the votes of his supporters in order to beat Obama in the fall general election.
The establishment knows the Gingrich and Santorum voters in the GOP Presidential primary will eventually vote for Mitt Romney in November if he wins the Republican presidential nomination at the GOP convention beginning on August 27th, 2012. They also know and fear that most Ron Paul supporters will not vote for the nominee and will likely stay away from the polls in droves thus hurting the other Republican candidates for the House and Senate as well for state and local elections. Basically, 15% of the GOP primary voters will sit out the 2012 November election and this almost guarantees the re-election of Barack Obama.
Why Don't I Really Care If the Democrats or Republicans Win in November?
My answer is regardless of whether Romney or Obama wins the general election despite all the anti-Obama rhetoric by the Republican establishment, little will change on major issues. Romney's campaign promises are identical to all other presidential campaign promises, much to do about nothing. Neither Bush nor Obama kept their campaign promises and neither will Romney.
Course of Action
First, we redouble our efforts in voting and funding the Ron Paul Campaign up through the final primary and caucus.
Second, in editorials, articles or discussions with the press or GOP leadership always emphasize your plans to stay at home on election day if a Ron or Rand Paul is not on the ticket.
Third, at the Republican National Convention when the presidential nomination is handed to Romney, assuming he wins, we continue to stress "NO PAUL = NO VOTE IN NOVEMBER."
Finally, we then wait at the convention for the personal phone call from Mitt Romney following private preliminary discussions where Rand Paul is asked to be the Vice Presidential candidate on a Romney/Paul ticket after assurances Ron Paul will be nominated for an appropriate cabinet level appointment such as Secretary of the Treasury or Defense.
Ron Paul deserves some family time off following the years of campaigning and educating the American people about liberty. He has done more to advance the cause of limited government, peace, liberty and free markets than any American since the time of the American Revolution.
Mitt Romney has spent the last seven years running for President of the United States so obviously he really wants to win. Romney and his advisors must know that without the 15% plus of GOP voters supporting Ron Paul who, unlike Gingrich and Santorum supporters, will sit the election out, he cannot defeat Barack Obama without our support. His only option is to put a "Paul" on the ticket.
Although a Vice President Rand Paul is a great tactical victory, this is only a battle in a long war for the restoration of liberty and legitimate constitutional government to the United States.
When I was a young man in the military during the 1970s, I well remember the antiwar crowds shouting "Hell, no, we won't go!" in opposition to the Vietnam War. Today, 40-plus years later, I'm a grandfather and maybe older and wiser but still willing to a little more respectfully tell the same power elites running this country and both political parties, "Hell, no, I won't go." But this time it is to the polls in November unless there is a Paul on the ticket.
Will you join me?
Posted by bob on 04/18/12 09:00 PM
[If Ron Paul supporters carry out that threat we will have another Ross Perot catastrophe like that which elected Bill Clinton and another fill of liberalism. We will be stuck with Obama... ]
Well, there are practically no differences between Obama and Romney. They have both prostituted everything they have to their owners.
Let us examine the options:
- There is no a prayer for outsiders to reform/change the major US political parties
- There are only cosmetic differences between US two major political parties
- Sitting at home will change absolutely nothing. You are just helping to preserve the status quo and nothing else
- However, even if you stood up fighting for your ideas and failed to win, it is not a catastrophe. No, this is just a beginning!
I remember an old movie. I was a small boy but I never forgot a scene from the movie when a coach told to his boxer: 'Even in your defeat you must fight back very hard, otherwise, you will never succeed in your future.'
Posted by the_IRF on 04/12/12 05:02 AM
Interesting. Control. Dominance. The doing of power.
And with that, may i once again raise a toast to Mirthful Irreverence Everywhere.
Posted by draffel on 04/11/12 07:59 PM
Absolutely, No Paul No Vote!
I will never vote against my conscience again ever period! I will write Paul in on the Ballot if he isn't on it.
Ever think He has been running GOP the whole time because as a third party candidate he would not get the allotted network coverage or debate time allowed in our two party system? He is a strategist and a damn good one. If he does not become the GOP candidate he can run third party after Tampa. This allows him to take a large chunk of the GOP with him as well as open himself up to disenfranchised Democrats, who never would vote GOP on principle, and open himself up to more independents. The simple fact is he is using the system that ostracised him four years ago to his advantage he has more than quadrupled his support. His message has reached millions more. The Fact is Ron Paul is the only one who can beat Obama. I leave you with this to ponder: Can you imagine a live televised Paul Obama debate with no teleprompters? Paul would destroy Obama on every important and ancillary issue out there.
Posted by tjcoop3 on 04/10/12 05:49 PM
He has NOT said that he will not run on a third party ticket. That is a misquote. What he has said is that he is not considering it at this time but is focusing on winning delegates in the Republican race.
Please do not think this is over. Ron Paul will win if he chooses to go to an independent run period. The Republicans know it and are terrified. I hope they are pissing themselves all over the campaign cause their little rich boy Romney is about to get a boot up his arse.
The issue is whether Ron will chose loyalty to a party that he been a member for many decades or walk away from them and realize they really are NEVER going to come around.
His hope has always been to steer them back to their original principals and giving up on them would be giving up on that hope. I can understand, having been a Republican since the 70's myself, how difficult that might be for him.
We who support him must encourage him and trust he will have the courage to to do so.
Posted by seanmPWH on 04/07/12 12:22 AM
I don't like the idea of not voting because there's no way for such action to be positively interpreted as rejection of status-quot as opposed to lethargy.
I will be voting weather or not Paul is nominated. For Paul if nominated or for Bill Still if Paul is not nominated. A vote for Bill Still can only be interpreted as rejection of Republicans and Democrats.
Posted by LibertyBelle on 03/14/12 04:48 PM
Well, there is another layer to Ron Paul's delegate strategy. Here's Josh Tolley's analysis:
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Posted by Freeman on 03/13/12 07:15 PM
The authors name is Ron Holland. Ron Howard (Hollywood insider) its my guess won't be voting for Ron Paul. Lots of Rons out there. LOL
Posted by Freeman on 03/13/12 07:12 PM
Ron Paul is an American Hero and there no use voting for anyone but him, I agree Ron, very good points indeed.
Posted by Fredeatemup on 03/13/12 03:57 PM
One more comment. You people that say if Ron Paul is not on the ballot then you will vote for Obama. Why would anyone vote for Obama who is controled by the shadow Government (Elite)???? When you can write Ron Paul in.
Posted by Fredeatemup on 03/13/12 03:41 PM
Why would you tell anyone to not vote??????
Everyone should vote!!! If RON PAUL is NOT on the Ballot then WRITE him in.
IF everyone that wants Ron Paul Votes by WRITE in then he wins!!
Posted by Kipchak on 03/12/12 02:01 PM
If possible, just write him in on the primary and/or general election. Read more: Click to view link
Posted by C_dog_e_doG on 03/12/12 09:55 AM
Remember, guys and gals -
Watching "The Outlaw Josey Wales" for the tenth time on election night is a perfectly good alternative to voting for a Repub. status-quo mouth organ. If there is no Good Dr. in the house by then, I have a standing date with a couple of my dear, dear friends that hallowed eve.
- C. dog lights the liberty fire early and often
Posted by DwightJohnson on 03/12/12 09:32 AM
Ron Paul's people are not "go along to get along" people. We are not "Party before Country" people. We are "government exists to serve the people" people. If there was a "No one but Paul" yard sign I would buy a couple dozen.
Posted by DwightJohnson on 03/12/12 09:24 AM
No one but Paul. I really mean it.
Posted by Bluebird on 03/12/12 08:59 AM
Hasn't Ron Paul already said he would not run on a third party? Perhaps he will change his mind after the candidate is announced. We don't know. But in the mean time, why not heap dung on the Republican party and ask Mr. Paul and son what they think of this idea? It will be their choice and we must somehow find common ground.
Posted by Burticus on 03/12/12 07:49 AM
I have been telling the local GOP leaders and activists the same thing as Mr. Holland, with one exception. Ron Paul supporters will not vote for the Kenyan Usurper or just stay home, an assumption based on lamescream media propaganda that there are only two political parties, two candidates on the ballot, and our choice is limited to Tweedle Dee or Dumb.
I assure the GOP that I (and a large number of people in my circle of influence) will not vote for their establishment stooge or the K.U., but will VOTE THIRD PARTY. Yes, I assure you that there will be other candidates on the ballot, like Chuck Baldwin of the Constitution Party, for whom I voted in 2008.
Frankly, I believe the GOP leaders are perfectly comfortable with the K.U. What's there not to like? Bankster handouts, eternal undeclared wars, huge deficits and debt, central banking control, evolving totalitarian surveillance police state, etc. It is Ron Paul they fear, since he would shut down their power/money rackets, not Osama. For this reason, their plan is to nominate another paid loser like McSame in 2008, with the same result of handing the presidency to the K.U.
Posted by email@example.com on 03/12/12 06:17 AM
With the cheating and lying done in the Maine caucuses, the mischief done in
Florida 2000, and Ohio 2004, the vandalism done to my Ron Paul yard signs, the
altering of my water meter, and other probable evils from RINO zombies, I will
again write in Ron Paul for Predident, but not a VP ticket in the former GOP.
Something they seem to have overlooked: one cannot use Satan's tools without
becoming one. One cannot clean a cesspool by diving in.
Posted by AfricanWarrior on 03/12/12 05:37 AM
I don't know, a cabinet post like Secretary of the Treasury would work nice, however the Chairman of the Federal Reserve appointment would be a major coup d'état, don't you think?
Posted by AfricanWarrior on 03/12/12 05:28 AM
Perhaps you could, if you just tried pulling your head out of your Racist Liberal Nazi backside.
You would be amazed at how much more clearly you can see the factual truths you've obviously been missing. You would also realize just how moronic your observations concerning Paul supporters truly are. It would most assuredly help as well, if you stop looking into the mirror while making such idiotic posts.
"how much they're willing to act on their beliefs before prescribing them to others."
Our conviction to the nations Constitutional principles remains as one of the few truths the Propaganda Media acknowledges about us. Again, forget the mirror.
The fact is, we oppose anyone who thinks that they have the right to force their beliefs upon others. That is what the Liberal Nazi / Conservative Fascist fundamentalist like yourself aspire to do.
"Individual liberty sought through an appeal to a collective authority is a contradiction."
Exactly what planet are you from? Individual Liberty is not something we seek, it is what we inherently demand, it's an inalienable right that requires no ones permission to seek, much less retain.
The only contradiction here, is that derived from your fundamentally deficient application of pseudo-collective-logic.
Are you mice or are you men?
We are Free Americans, period.
If you wish to be a slave to your Racist Liberal Nazi FED Masters, that's your right. What is not your right, is to expect use to be as spineless as yourself, much less as willfully sub-servient to the ideology of mindless acceptance of it.
There will never come the day when we choose to become so morally bankrupt that we would sacrifice our children to the tyranny that your kind chooses to embrace.
Many among us have placed our lives in jeopardy to preserve your right to live freely as you wish.
What on earth would lead you to believe that we would conspire to now deny it to you? There goes that darn pesky mirror thing again.
The only question remaining for you to ask, is that which you must ask of yourself.
If we are prepared to pay the ultimate price to retain such freedom for ourselves and our children, are you equally prepared to pay that same ultimate price for foolishly daring to deny it of us? For make no mistake, that is the price that will be exacted, like it or not.
Posted by James Jaeger on 03/12/12 05:25 AM
Ron, you have some good thinking here, but I am going to have to respectfully disagree with you on a few points.
First of all, you are right: if us Paulites don't vote GOP, Obama probably would re-take the Presidency. But so what?! You are also correct that nothing much will change. The government cancer will continue to expand on fiat-driven debt. The military-industrial complex will make and sell more weapons to the world. AIPAC will nudge for more wars to protect Israel. The Empire's global standing army will continue to expand and intimidate.
Where I disagree is with your suggestion that Rand Paul and Ron Paul should seek a position in a Romney administration. That would be fraternizing with the enemy. What Ron Paul should do is drop out of the GOP and go Indy. He will take 12% from the Republicans, 15% from the Independents and 11% from the Democrats. This will give him 38%, enough to win the presidency in a 3-man race. For details, see my article at Click to view link