Draft Ron Paul

Let’s be honest. Ron Paul is not going to win the GOP nomination for President. But the Ron Paul Revolution is not about putting a 72 year old Obstetrician into the White House anyway. The Mitt Robme campaign is solely about electing Robme to the Presidency, freedom and principles be damned. Same goes for McPain and Pastor Mike, as well as the Democrats, Monday Morning Hill and the American Idol. But Ron Paul has plenty of money to finish this race for the nomination, and he continues receiving donations. Just to continue getting his ideas into the public debate.

So what do you prefer, a Hamiltonian or a Trotskyite? Big Brother or Big Mother? The Libertarian Party is about much more than just offering an alternative, some alternative, to the D’s and R’s. We are the Party of Principle. And while we have plenty of people in the party who carry these principles with considerable honor, Dr. Paul has established a name that is synonymous with libertarian (small “l”). Ron Paul has the name and the money to keep the message front and center as a third party candidate, all the way to November. And in all likelihood, he’ll even be able to enter most of the debates.

We have a choice. We can go the purist route, and nominate George Phillies, or some other party regular, and start all over. Or, we can draft Ron Paul, and keep the name, money, momentum, money bombs, blimps, grass roots support, and youth base.

To me, it’s not a difficult choice at all.

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5 Responses to Draft Ron Paul

  1. […] Dave and Thomas wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptRon Paul is not going to win the GOP nomination for President. But the Ron Paul Revolution is not about putting a 72 year old Obstetrician into the White House anyway. The Mitt Robme campaign is solely about electing Robme to the … […]

  2. Don Tabor says:

    Dr. Paul has said he would not accept a third party nomination regardless of the outcome of the GOP nominating process.

    I have never known him to go back on his word, so I suspect the draft Ron Paul movement is wasted effort.

    If he would break his promise, he wouldn’t be the Ron Paul we know any more anyway.

  3. Robert Cl says:

    Then again he hasn’t ruled anything out. He’s said he’s 99% sure he wouldn’t run because he has said that he doesn’t like to deal with absolutes. And maybe he’ll like the idea of getting drafted to the Libertarian party, kinda like Cincinatus being asked to lead.

  4. Don, I could always be wrong, but I’m not aware that he said he would not accept any third party nomination. I do remember him answering some variation of “I don’t plan to at this time,” when asked about it. I realize that could be perceived as a little weaselly, but it doesn’t rule out accepting, if he’s so nominated.

  5. Reid Greenmun says:

    I predict that he will not run as a third party candidate UNLESS some really bad information about the GOP candidate surfaces during the campaign.

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