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handing out free BC pills is comical....

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I agree that abortion is a contentious issue that may hold back some college age voters from voting for a guy like Paul, but if he had been given the GOP nomination, I have no doubt he would've had a much better chance of winning but lobbyists and the current system will never back a guy that would change the way things are.

Even if some college age voters are pro-choice, he would still win some of them over. I was talking with someone the other day and told them that abortion has gotten to the point that it's irrelevant when it comes to voting. There's no way anyone will ever repeal Roe v Wade at this point. Abortion is just too controversial, so even if a Repub ran with overturning that on his platform, it wouldn't happen. And for that reason, I think he would still get a lot of college votes had he been the nominee.

He is and was much more appealing and engaging to a wider audience than Romney could've ever dreamed to be.

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Geez, I thought you were rational. :)

Ron Paul barely got any votes in the primaries, yet people think he could have won the general election? Sorry, the man's philosophy worked well in the days of Thomas Jefferson, but voters just aren't going to accept that way of thinking now. Paul would have lost all but the most hard core republican states had he managed to get the Republican nomination. Obama's team would have loved to have seen Ron Paul running against him.

Truth is that Romney was the only significant republican candidate who had a chance, and that was only a slight chance. Encumbents almost always win unless they have a major screwup (like Carter and the Iran hostages, or Bush sr's no new taxes pledge). The better republican candidates such as Rubio, Jindal and Christie knew this and that is why they decided to stay out of the fray. The next election will be wide open.

Now if the election were held on the Huddle, I have no doubt Paul or Gary Johnson would win, but out in the real world, no chance in hell.

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Geez, I thought you were rational. :)

Ron Paul barely got any votes in the primaries, yet people think he could have won the general election? Sorry, the man's philosophy worked well in the days of Thomas Jefferson, but voters just aren't going to accept that way of thinking now. Paul would have lost all but the most hard core republican states had he managed to get the Republican nomination. Obama's team would have loved to have seen Ron Paul running against him.

Truth is that Romney was the only significant republican candidate who had a chance, and that was only a slight chance. Encumbents almost always win unless they have a major screwup (like Carter and the Iran hostages, or Bush sr's no new taxes pledge). The better republican candidates such as Rubio, Jindal and Christie knew this and that is why they decided to stay out of the fray. The next election will be wide open.

Now if the election were held on the Huddle, I have no doubt Paul or Gary Johnson would win, but out in the real world, no chance in hell.

LOL @ that last line DD.

I'm still rational buddy. I can't say a whole lot to retort because I'm not going to sit up here and pretend to be an expert in areas that run much deeper than I have explored.

I was simply operating off of the fact that Ron Paul seemed to resonated with not only Republicans but also many Democrats. What I'm saying is, if he won the nomination, Republicans were going to vote for him off the top because the two sides are that polarized. So, I assume he would've gotten all of the votes that Romney got from righties b/c it was their only option. And I also believe Paul would've gotten much more of the middle and possibly some of the lefties with some conservative leanings.

The key was getting the nomination. And as I said, he wasn't going to get that because the Republican Party is not going to let a guy like that get the nomination. He got so little votes in the primaries because I believe the GOP tried to smear him by coloring him as some extreme, space cadet whose platform only appealed to conspiracy theorists and potheads. Romney won the nomination because he had the money and pull to do so, IMO.

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ron paul is a racist fyi

also:

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the death rattle of the "values voter" itt

really the republican party can feel free to keep up the hand-wringing over abortion, gay marriage, and "free birth control" if they want. i'm not going to tell them to stop.

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This man should have been the President... But there was no way in hell that this corrupt ass system was going to give him the chance ever. If you didn't think that there was a conspiracy or that this government isn't rigged... His campaign this year should have taught you everything you needed to know...and that is the truth, whether you agreed with his ideals or not

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All ron paul needed to do is spend a billion or so on the election

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ok paulbomb time

Ron Paul wants to:

* define life as starting at conception: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c110:H.R.2597

* build a fence along the US-Mexico border: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2006/roll446.xml

* prevent the Supreme Court from hearing Establishment Clause cases or the right to privacy (a bill which he has repeatedly re-introduced: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c110:H.R.300:

* pull out of the UN: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c110:H.R.1146:

* disband NATO: http://www.house.gov/paul/congrec/congrec2004/cr033004.htm

* end birthright citizenship: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c110:H.J.RES.46:

* deny federal funding to any organisation "which presents male or female homosexuality as an acceptable alternative life style or which suggest that it can be an acceptable life style": http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d096:h.r.7955:

* and abolish the Federal Reserve: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c110:H.R.2755:

* in order to put America back on the gold standard: http://www.house.gov/paul/congrec/congrec2006/cr021506.htm

* He was also the sole vote against divesting US federal government investments in corporations doing business with the genocidal government of the Sudan: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/vote.xpd?vote=h2007-764

Oh, and he

* believes that the Left is waging a war on religion and Christmas: http://www.lewrockwell.com/paul/paul148.html

* is against gay marriage: http://www.lewrockwell.com/paul/paul197.html

* is against the popular vote: http://www.lewrockwell.com/paul/paul214.html

* wants the estate tax repealed: http://www.lewrockwell.com/paul/paul328.html

* is STILL making racist remarks: http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2007/06/02/ron_paul/

* believes that the Panama Canal should be the property of the United States: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d106:h.con.res.231:

* and believes in New World Order conspiracy theories: http://www.infowars.com/articles/nwo/ron_paul_first_bush_was_working_towards_nwo.htm

* not to mention his belief that the International Baccalaureate program is UN mind control: http://www.congress.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?r109:E14AP5-0007:

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All ron paul needed to do is spend a billion or so on the election

And change his positons on some issues so that more than 10 people agreed with him.

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ok paulbomb time

Damn, I actually agree with most of that.

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