Can Ron Paul Win This Thing?

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More than once since express­ing my sup­port for Ron Paul have I been asked the ques­tion of who I am going to vote for when Ron Paul does­n’t gar­ner the Repub­li­can nomination.

And more than once have I declined to answer. Ron Paul is not out of this race yet, and he has out­last­ed sev­er­al can­di­dates who were much big­ger media dar­lings than Ron Paul will ever be.

The fact of the mat­ter is, I don’t know if Dr. Paul can win this or not. This is the first ever elec­tion I’ve ever cared about to any appre­cia­ble extent, and it seems like every day I’m learn­ing some­thing new about how things work.

What I do know is that Ron Paul is not going to win if his sup­port­ers give up hope, con­cede to his oppo­si­tion, and cast their lots with one of those oth­er guys — McCain, Huck­abee, or Rom­ney. To my fel­low Paul sup­port­ers, I encour­age you to do what you can to get Paul the nom­i­na­tion and to win the elec­tion in Novem­ber. Don’t lose heart at what our crit­ics may say! And if you real­ly want to make a pos­i­tive impact for his cam­paign, I encour­age you to sign up as a precinct leader in your com­mu­ni­ty, get­ting the word out for Ron Paul! And yes, I’m prac­tic­ing what I am preach­ing here; I signed up today as a vol­un­teer and am look­ing for­ward to get­ting started.

I’m not los­ing faith in Ron Paul’s abil­i­ty to win this elec­tion. I believe he is exact­ly what this coun­try needs right now — most notably, he is the only can­di­date promis­ing to with­draw from Iraq, not to men­tion his desire to do away with the Inter­nal Rev­enue Ser­vice and oth­er of Big Broth­er’s inva­sive arms.

Yes, the main­stream media may not like giv­ing a true con­ser­v­a­tive time on the air — if lib­er­al Repub­li­cans get the nom­i­na­tion, what’s the point in vot­ing Repub­li­can? — but that makes your efforts as a Ron Paul sup­port­er so much more impor­tant. And grass­roots works… Our nation was found­ed on it!

5 thoughts on “Can Ron Paul Win This Thing?”

  1. Well said. I too am a Ron Paul sup­port­er. He’s the first can­di­date I’ve ever been inspired by. Focus­ing on the Repub­lic and the Peo­ple — not spe­cial inter­est or sta­tus-quo. I real­ly hope he con­tin­ues to gain in pop­u­lar­i­ty. And I’m glad to know there seems to be an increase in RP sup­port­ers out where I live (Cen­tral Coast, California).

    Big geek here too. Also a Chris­t­ian. Wife also a pho­tog­ra­ph­er. Pret­ty cool.

  2. Rudy is out! Huck­abee may last through Super Tues­day, but Ron Paul and the Rev­o­lu­tion can and will con­tin­ue if we raise$10 Mil­lion before Feb. 5th.

    This is excit­ing times as sup­port­ers of the Ron Paul con­sol­i­date their efforts. Mon­ey bomb or not, IT IS TIME NOW! The next three days are so impor­tant to send a mes­sage of mas­sive sup­port for Ron Paul. $10 Mil­lion could be that mes­sage to empha­size the strength of sup­port sur­round­ing the Ron Paul Revolution.

    Donate all you can, you can not wait until after Super Tuesday!
    Please for­ward this mes­sage to all the meet­up groups and ask for dona­tions this week before Super Tues­day, before it is to late! If every­one could donate just $100 or more , $10Million could send that mes­sage to the unde­cid­ed vot­ers. Donate now for Ron Paul for President.

  3. Just remem­ber: We’re vot­ing for who we want to win, not for who we think will win.

    I donat­ed $51 dol­lars in hon­or of Ron and Car­ol’s 51st Wed­ding Anniver­sary today. I’m excit­ed to see him gain so much support.

    Also, Ron Paul is com­ing to a city near me!!!! I just might get to see him live and in per­son! I am so excited!

  4. Unfor­tu­nate­ly I don’t have mon­ey to donate to the cause…but as for my rea­sons for vot­ing for him.…

    I don’t want to vote for any of the oth­ers. And I don’t want to vote for Rom­ney or McCain because I dis­like them less than the Dems. So eEven if I have to write Paul in, I will.

    It boils down to the fact that I can’t in good con­science vote for the others.

  5. ross — Wow, cool coin­ci­dence! Does your wife have a web­site I could check out? Also, Dr. Paul is also the first politi­cian I’ve ever been inspired by as well; I was excit­ed for Bush in ’04, but only because I was con­vinced that a “good Chris­t­ian” ought to have been. Now I’m pret­ty much con­vinced that 8 more years of Pres­i­dent Clin­ton would have been prefer­able to end­less warmongering.

    Bruce — Great to see that excite­ment! Don’t let it wane!

    Mr. E. Nig­ma — Wel­come to the blog! I’m assum­ing you wan­dered here via the Fel­low­ship Hall? (If not, that’s quite a coin­ci­dence!) Thanks for donat­ing, and glad you’re going to get to meet Dr. Paul!

    TBone — Dr. Paul is the only true Repub­li­can in the run­ning; the oth­ers seem to be con­tent in try­ing to be more lib­er­al than each oth­er. If they get the nom­i­na­tion, there’ll be no point in vot­ing for them — if you want a lib­er­al, it’ll just be eas­i­er to vote for the Demo­c­rat at that point! Also, if you are unable to donate, would you con­sid­er serv­ing as a precinct leader? I sent you an invite email for it.

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