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Posted: 10/8/2007 6:17:05 AM EDT
Lets say you FDT fans are right, and he wins the nomination. Also lets pretend that Paul gets 10% of the votes in the primaries.( I know, some people think he is going to win the primaries, others that he will get less than 1%, but for the sake of this argument, lets just say he gets 10%).

Even though Ron Paul has repeatedly stated that he is not going to run as an independent, there are a lot of Paul supporters who have stated they are going to write him in for the general election.

Would the Thompson supporters who currently hate Paul feel ok with voting for him as a VP to Thompson?
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 6:18:23 AM EDT
No. Go away.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 6:18:51 AM EDT
I don't think Ron Paul would run as VP beneath someone...ummm...like Thompson.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 6:25:46 AM EDT
Why hate Paul??

Buchannan and Gingrich have nearly the same positions.

Outside the box thinking is necessary.

Though I believe that your primary interest should lie with either Huckabee or Hunter.

This may be another 1992, but for the GOP this time.

The proposition has to be wrestled away from the media and it's darling picks.

Guliani and Romney are RINOS, McCain doesn't have the old appeal.

Thompson does not seem motivated.

The Dem's may understand in time that their future lies with Obama, not Hilary.

Hilary may turn into a Center-smidgen right to counter BHO's appeal.

Interesting times, no doubt.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 6:30:01 AM EDT

Why hate Paul??



A) Because
B) Why not ?

5sub
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 6:52:11 AM EDT
Never happen.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 6:53:51 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 6:54:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By igorthesmall:
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Would the Thompson supporters who currently hate Paul feel ok with voting for him as a VP to Thompson?


I don't consider myself a Thompson supporter or Paul hater. For the sake of argument, let's say the two of them could be in the same room without some kind of matter/anti-matter-like mass annihilation happening -
It depends on whether I thought I would end up getting the best of both of them as opposed to the worst of either one. I would certainly support that ticket, or even the reverse over anything the socialist uh, I mean democrats, are running.
I cannot say the same if the republicans pick anything with a Rudy/Mitt in the ticket name.

Link Posted: 10/8/2007 7:00:16 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/8/2007 7:00:47 AM EDT by JCKnife]
No thank you.

I'd love Alan Keyes, though.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 7:09:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By JCKnife:
No thank you.

I'd love Alan Keyes, though.


Yeah, the clips of him on Borat would be great campaign videos!!
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 7:13:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By igorthesmall:
Lets say you FDT fans are right, and he wins the nomination. Also lets pretend that Paul gets 10% of the votes in the primaries.( I know, some people think he is going to win the primaries, others that he will get less than 1%, but for the sake of this argument, lets just say he gets 10%).

Even though Ron Paul has repeatedly stated that he is not going to run as an independent, there are a lot of Paul supporters who have stated they are going to write him in for the general election.

Would the Thompson supporters who currently hate Paul feel ok with voting for him as a VP to Thompson?


That's one step TOO close to being President, for my case anyway...

While it would get a nuscience out of the Congress & head off *some* moon-battery on election day (many of the folks who would right in RP will still write him in even if he's on the VP ticket), it's not worth it....

The last time the GOP tried to bury someone in the VP slot, that man became President.... Not that I have a problem with Teddy Roosevelt... But Ron Paul is no Teddy Roosevelt...
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 7:16:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/8/2007 7:17:22 AM EDT by Dave_A]

Originally Posted By Smead:
Why hate Paul??

Buchannan and Gingrich have nearly the same positions.

Outside the box thinking is necessary.

Though I believe that your primary interest should lie with either Huckabee or Hunter.

This may be another 1992, but for the GOP this time.

The proposition has to be wrestled away from the media and it's darling picks.

Guliani and Romney are RINOS, McCain doesn't have the old appeal.

Thompson does not seem motivated.

The Dem's may understand in time that their future lies with Obama, not Hilary.

Hilary may turn into a Center-smidgen right to counter BHO's appeal.

Interesting times, no doubt.


Paul is hated for being a pacifist/isolationist who would cut the military in the name of 'smaller government' and refuse to acknowledge any strategic military interest outside our borders... He would be the death of the US as a military power, going further down the road of Clinton & Bush I....

We have lost enough divisions already, to the point where we are 'tied up' supporting A-stan and Iraq, when in reality we should have enough troops to sustain an invasion of one more country (which could either be used for that purpose, or used to relieve the troops in Iraq and A-stan), if need-be...

That is the #1 problem with the man....

P.S. Huckabee is another RINO.... Hunter is a trade-protectionist... Sorry, no-go on either of those....
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 7:17:49 AM EDT
Giving credit where its due, the dude does not like pork laden projects. Perhaps he'd be more usefull working in the cabinet, overseeing the Dept. of Interior.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 7:27:11 AM EDT
He will never be anything more than what he is currently.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 8:27:31 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/8/2007 8:28:02 AM EDT by 3rdpig]
Considering some of the statements Paul has made in public I doubt whoever gets the nomination would even consider him as a running mate. He'd wind up spending half his time answering questions like,

"Excuse me, but your running mate Dr. Paul believes that we brought 9/11 on ourselves, do you feel that way and would you care to explain why your running mate feels that way?".

While I like Paul's domestic policies (and was even considering voting for him in the primary before FDT came onboard), in the general election he'd cost way more votes than he'd bring in.

Link Posted: 10/8/2007 9:50:03 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/8/2007 9:51:40 AM EDT by Max_Mike]

Originally Posted By ReallyLongAction:
Giving credit where its due, the dude does not like pork laden projects. Perhaps he'd be more usefull working in the cabinet, overseeing the Dept. of Interior.


Yea right.

I suggest you do a goggle search on Ron Paul and “earmarks”… he is someone who says he against pork barrel spending but is really just another hog at the trough and a hypocrite.

ETA: Paul supporters just don’t get it… the guy is unelectable and would be the kiss of death to anyone he ran with.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 9:54:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Hawkeye:
If Fred got the nomination and he picked Paul as VP, I'd vote for that.


+1
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 1:31:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By igorthesmall:

Originally Posted By JCKnife:
No thank you.

I'd love Alan Keyes, though.


Yeah, the clips of him on Borat would be great campaign videos!!


Never saw Borat--what happened?
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 1:33:30 PM EDT
No he brings nothing to the table.

What voting block does he bring in?

Primary candidates are often NOT picked as VP's.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 1:40:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ReallyLongAction:
Giving credit where its due, the dude does not like pork laden projects. Perhaps he'd be more usefull working in the cabinet, overseeing the Dept. of Interior.


Or the head of the ATF.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 1:44:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/8/2007 1:45:18 PM EDT by NoVaGator]

Originally Posted By Paveway_:
No he brings nothing to the table.

What voting block does he bring in?

Primary candidates are often NOT picked as VP's.


+1

your VP choice is supposed to help you pick up a few states.

RP wouldn't help pick up any state, since there isn't any one state with a preponderance of RP kooks.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 1:45:34 PM EDT
For what its worth Ron Paul wouldn't be interested.

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