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 kebozarth on 03/10/12 02:07 PM
Posted by ironbalut on 03/10/12 02:06 PM
I'm definitively with you on this if Ron Paul is not on the ticket. I have also watched, along with the rest of you, the Republican party destroy our constitutional rights since 911. It was the Republicans that enacted the Department of Homeland Security and the TSA. It was the Republicans that enacted Medicare part D. It was the Republicans that enacted the law to make the sale of incandescent light bulbs illegal. It was the Republicans that started the economic stimulus spending that is sending us into bankruptcy. It was the Republicans that enacted the Patriot Act. It was the Republicans that put the lame duck Boehner in as Speaker of the House. It was the Republicans that have blocked real change in the Senate since the 2010 elections. Do I need to continue?
Posted by Larry Seymour on 03/10/12 01:54 PM
That would be a fitting end for Obama. When the economy fails, he will get full credit for it.
Posted by Larry Seymour on 03/10/12 01:51 PM
I agree with Mr. Holland except a bunch of us here in Michigan are going to write in Ron Paul's name for president regardless of who gets the Republican Nomination. There is no alternative to Ron Paul. Ron Paul is the only alternative. The Republican elite will no longer be running the show. That's
why they are so afraid of him.
Posted by R on 03/10/12 01:47 PM
Read what I said carefully!
This is not about your silly DB minded Red team vs. Blue team dichotomy.
Your attitude is the same arrogant elitist approach to the entire issue as that of the 4th Reich, and it will be your undoing.
OK children, it's Saturday and I unlike some of you, I must get back to work.
Posted by R on 03/10/12 01:37 PM
Unlike you, I am wide awake and INFORMED.
Get some PERSPECTIVE!
Posted by R on 03/10/12 01:36 PM
You zealots are not carefully reading all of my words. Ron will receive my vote if he is a viable candidate on the ticket. If not, I will support whoever is on the Republican ticket. In answer to previous rhetoric in this thread, insanity is also "self mutilation" for an unachievable end.
It sounds like YOU should vote for any viable candidate in opposition to the Obamination.
Posted by oldman67 on 03/10/12 01:35 PM
Nothing will chance because we will still have politicians in office where we need statesman. As long as Washington takes care of the masses through emtitlement programs the majority will contunie to care less which foreign and domestic policies our government pursues.While, Social, Security was created at a time when the average life span of an indididual was 68 and retirement age was 65 as well as many workers were paying into the program, today the agverage life span is 78 and once the fund was put under general funds for the government to squander as they saw fit it was doomed.i have yet to see the government put out a estimate as to many many citizens live past 65.i believe when we are considering a candidate fo the office of President of these United states we should ask this question? Which of these candidates would our founders approve of knowing the danger to our Constitution today.our founders were wise and learned men. Not only did they give us then best government ever created on earth,they told us how to keep it and to be aware of the dangers that could cause us to lose it.The government have their loyalist.Not unlike the Revolution, it is time for the patriots to come forward.let our 1776 start in November at the polls. We must chose wiseley. Our children and their childern's future depend on it. Those who ridicule Ron Paul because of his age , apparently know little about our founders. The book, Lives of the SIGNERS of the Declaration of Independence might be a good place to start. They may find with age,comes wisdom.
Posted by laceja on 03/10/12 01:34 PM
My view is this: If either Romney, Santorum, or Gingrich is elected president, we'll likely get another nice boom cycle (maybe even two), which will allow the banksters to steal what little we have left, and we'll get the one world government and single world fiat currency. If Obama is reelected, he will fly it into the ground at mach 6. He'll grow that deficit so fast, even those who are well aware of what he's doing will say, what happened. Either way, I think it will all crash and burn.
On the other hand, if Ron Paul supporters dig in our feet and make a very serious effort to convince the sheeple in the Republican part we are that serious, maybe, just maybe we'll get our foot in the door, before it slams shut. I, for one, am very serious. If someone like Ron Paul isn't on the ballot, I'm not voting. There's just no point in it. ALL THE REST OF THEM ARE LIARS. They will "say" whatever we want to hear to get elected. But, come January 21st, we will all see who they really serve, and it isn't our liberty.
Anyone, who is foolish enough to believe we'll anything different from Romney (as opposed to Obama), is just drinking the Koolaid. You might also consider this, Romney is 100% in the Federal Reserve camp. He would fall on his sword, before he'd cross the banksters. At least Obama is more out for himself and his socialist ideology.
The real story would be to increase real Tea Party candidates to the House and Senate. Add more real fiscal conservatives to the House and Senate and we would have some force to contend with whoever sits in the White House. Personally, I'd really like to see McConnell replaced by a someone, who would actually represent us. He's just as big a blowhard as Reid.
And, btw, if Sarah Palin were to endorse Ron Paul, I'd probably have a heart attack. She's not a real Tea Partier. She's just a plant. Just think about it, McCain, the master war monger, selected her as his running mate. There's no way you could convince me she's on the side of liberty.
So, I agree, NO PAUL = NO VOTE!!!
Posted by freedomcalls on 03/10/12 01:34 PM
"The circumstances and stakes are much different and higher now."
That's what they tell us every time. Wake up!
Posted by Kyredneck on 03/10/12 01:32 PM
Absolutely wonderful idea especially scence there is now a bill on the impeachment of Obama in the works now. No Paul= No Vote! I am all in!
Posted by mikeck on 03/10/12 01:31 PM
I too have been voting Libertarian for the most part for over 20 years, but due to the ticket they ran in 08, I wrote in Ron Paul.
Posted by American Tea on 03/10/12 01:29 PM
Please. Rand Paul will never be asked to be VP for Romney. I would still not vote for Romney anyway.
After what the GOP has done to Ron Paul, they deserve to lose to Obama..
Posted by memewatchers.com on 03/10/12 01:27 PM
Ron Paul is not running for president, he is on a crusade to restore Liberty. I say 'Give me Liberty or give me nothing.'
Posted by jaedDeaj on 03/10/12 01:24 PM
Same here and Amen! Preach it!
Posted by freedomcalls on 03/10/12 01:22 PM
After realizing that the difference in the two major parties was superficial,I have been a Libertarian for more than 25 years, We arrive at the same station with either major party engine, the Republican train just goes slower.
The Republicans whom I know, excepting the Paul supporters, do have the mindset of "anyone but Obama", and that has been their rallying cry for as long as I can remember... "any but (fill in the blank)." On the surface, this makes sense, but it is an unprincipled stance to be sure. That is once again using fear to generate loyalty. Doesn't principle count? It does to me... it is the only thing that counts.
The Republican position is reminiscent of the story of the frog being boiled to death by degrees, i.e., incremental loss of our liberties. Witness the votes in congress which passed the 'Patriot Act', the Military Commissions Act, and more recently, the National Defense Authorization cf of 2011. All passed with strong Republican support. Who is 'guarding the henhouse'?
For these reasons, except for Ronald Reagan (who was quite far from perfect, but not near as bad as his republican successors), except for him, I have voted the Libertarian ticket every time. This puts a real number on the actual 'loyal opposition' rather than allowing the MSM pundits to wag about the 'no shows' and the myriad reasons that they can generate for the low numbers.
If Ron Paul is not at the head of the Republican ticket, I will be voting once again for principle on the Libertarian (Click to view link) ticket. The combined votes of loyal Ron Paul supporters on the Libertarian line will send an UNAMBIGUOUS signal to the Republican Party to get themselves back in line with the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights which they have trampled along with their Democrat cohorts.
Posted by jaedDeaj on 03/10/12 01:21 PM
Unelectable? Really? Who told you that? How long have they told you that and how gullible are you that they could so easily talk you out of voting for him? Do they have some "secret knowledge," crystal ball, or a copy of a newspaper from the future showing the election results? No? They don't? Well, then you MUST be gullible. You know who IS unelectable? Romney can't win elections without "help" in the form of "accidents," "errors", turning voters away from the polls/caucuses, the Rep establishment ignoring their own rules or changing them at the last minute to give Romney some help, etc. Santorum is so "presidential" that he isn't even on the ballot in all the states and precincts. Gingrich-- do we really have to talk about Gingrich, the Moonbase man, who, no doubtedly, get a moonbase on the moon and a CASINO would be the first resident, I'm betting. He and his backer would get rich; the rest of us would get screwed some more! (Come to think of it, seems like he would like screwing us) Maybe HE could be the first "housing historian" of the moon to make billions in salary on the moon.
Posted by Bobby7 on 03/10/12 01:18 PM
THE DREAM TICKET FOR 2012: Sarah Palin & Jeb Bush!
The Marx Brothers in the Race at the moment are only there to keep the punters happy!
Obama will be exposed as a Crack Smoking, Anal Fixated, Muslim Communist!
"Will you please welcome the FIRST Lady President of the United States of Americaaaaaaaaa, SARAH PALIN! And her VICE President Jeb Bush, the son of the most EVIL MAN on Planet Earth, after Henry Kissenger!
Posted by jaedDeaj on 03/10/12 01:12 PM
I agree. This isn't "the time to be selfish or stupid." So, you should go to Click to view link, make a donation to his campaign and when it is your turn to vote, vote Ron Paul! Otherwise, practice saying "President Obama" so you'll be used to it next year. Ron Paul is the ONLY Rep candidate that has beaten Obama in the polls! The best Romney could do was tie Obama.
Posted by mikeck on 03/10/12 01:10 PM
If there is no Paul, I hope O'Bomber wins and the Repubs win both the House and Senate. Gridlock is much better than either Republirat or Demoncrat total control. There is absolutely no way I will vote ever again for a banker /elite picked R or D. Bush senior was my last such mistake, I have since been paying attention to what goes on in the District of Criminals.