Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Interesting phenomena

Ron Paul won't win the GOP presidential nomination. If he runs as an independent, he'll likely take votes away from the republican candidate as well as bring out young people who wouldn't otherwise show up at the polls.

Still, his rhetoric is very interesting.

What do you think?

6 comments:

rgmann said...

I think...I'll keep my hundred bucks, and pass on drinking the Kool-Aid! :-)

jeremy morgan said...

I've read several posts about how if he has a higher turnout than the others that the actual votes could be much more interesting than anyone had thought. I think they're probably wrong, but I changed my voter registration back to republican so I can vote for him in our primary. Some, including our buddy Gary North, have pointed out that this is about much more than the presidental election. Ron Paul has created a network of passionate folks that are probably unmatched by any other candidate. These folks understand that local action is just as, if not more, important. Imagine if these folks utilize the network set up by his candidacy to start influencing local elections. Can you imagine local officials that are commited to limited government? Sadly, most of the local politicians we hear about sound every bit as fascist as the folks in DC, however these local races are usually much smaller and much more winnable.

Rick Calohan said...

Congressman Ron Paul is interesting and engaging candidate whom on domestic and fiscal policy I mostly agree with his rhetoric. However, his foreign policy regarding Iraq is the wrong policy at the wrong place and at the wrong time. The problem in Iraq and on the War on Terror is that we are not fighting a total war like the way we did in World War II. That is why we came to a stalemate in Korea, a defeat in Vietnam, an aborted war in first Gulf War by fighting via U.N. resolutions instead of a declared war.

I voted for President Bush twice, but you cannot remain steadfast and not address the enemy for what it is by saying repeatedly Islam is a peaceful religion. I realize that there are nominal Mohammedans just as there are nominal Christians. The difference is that true Mohammedans want us to follow the four Cs of Islam, Confiscate, Capitulate, Convert, and or deCapitate whom they view as infidels and that is anyone who is not a true Mohammedan. They do not call it the religion of the sword for nothing.

Any one of the Republican candidates running tonight except for Giuliani I would vote for over the Democratic candidates. Therefore, if Ron Paul runs as an Independent or Libertarian, and Giuliani gets the GOP Presidential Nomination, I may find myself like I did in 1992 and vote my conscience by voting for Paul like I did for Perot.

I will say that Huckabee impressed me again, however when I took the survey at

http://www.wqad.com/Global/link.asp?L=259460

The results remain the same except Romney changed his policy stance on Abortion since the last time I voted because he is now at 56 as oppose to 49 when I originally took it.

Fred Thompson 70
Duncan Hunter 70
John McCain 63
Mike Huckabee 49
Mitt Romney 49
Tom Tancredo 49
Ron Paul 42
Rudi Giuliani 35
Joe Biden 21
Bill Richardson 14
Barack Obama 7
John Edwards 7
Hillary Clinton 7

According to the poll I agree with Ron Paul on

Immigration
Taxes
Stem-Cell Research
Health Care
Abortion
Social Security
Energy

I disagree with Ron Paul on

Iraq
Line-Item Veto
Marriage
Death Penalty

With Thompson and Hunter, the only issue I disagree with is on Energy because I do not believe the government has a constitutional role in subsidizing any business.

If I was President of the United States, my domestic policy is clear, abolish any domestic government program that came into being since March 4, 1933, the day FDR came into power. My foreign policy is clear, defeat any enemy or threat to the United States by any means necessary. I am Rick Calohan and I approve this message.

AJF said...

It's the strangest thing. Paul is growing on me.

I'm so sick of the existing parties. I like Huckabee, but beyond him there's not a Republican I want to vote for. Fred is disappointing so far.

jeremy morgan said...

I think that Mr. Paul's foreign policy is consistent with his domestic policy. I don't yet understand why good folks who believe that Big Government is utterly incompetent here at home think that it somehow transforms into a glorious beacon of light when it crosses a sea. If the unintended consequences of every single foreign entaglement we've ever gotten ourselves into hasn't tought us anything, then I fear nothing will. Mr. Paul understands that big-government bloated bureaucracy is just as disasterous "over there" as it is over here. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for a strong military that defends our borders. But over 725 military bases around the globe and preemptive aggression? Not so much. I've heard a humorous comment recently that pretty much sums it up. If you think big government is the answer to our problems here but not there, you're a democrat. If you think big government isn't the answer here but is there, you're a republican. If you think big government isn't the answer here or there, you must be a radical cook. All I can say is that I've been called worse.

Frontier Forest said...

I vote for Jesus! He's the One we can and should depend upon and therefore, I stand in total agreement upon HIM!