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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Does Ron Paul Want to Be President?

If he does then he has to revamp his campaign and go very deliberately and clearly into coalition mode. If he just wants to make a speech at the convention, he should continue with the present course. His last place finish in SC proves this beyond a shadow of a doubt.  For libertarians this is what coalition means: http://progressivesforronpaul.blogspot.com/2011/11/choice-for-libertarians.html
For progressives this is what coalition means:


  1. I wanted to say Thank you for all your work on this blog.
    I read every post and agree with many of your opinions.
    I am an avid Ron Paul follower in terms of reading all articles, watching all videos and generally following the news all over the internet concerning Ron Paul.
    I love to research the hell out of my candidates.
    And I have researched the HELL out of Ron Paul.
    I have always considered myself a Progressive but am currently supporting Ron Paul for many of the reasons you have detailed in your blog.
    I changed my voting status to Republican so I can vote in the FL primaries.

    I just wanted to let you know that I read all your posts and say Thanks for the amount of time you put into them.
    I put a similar amount of time into the research but don't blog or write up about it like you do.
    So, "Thanks for spreading the message! I think you are on point!"

    My personal opinion as of right now is that it is still "possible" that Paul wins the Republican nomination and am hoping for that because that is his chance at winning the Presidency.
    However, I think as of now it is more "likely" that he doesn't get the nomination and then makes a third party run. I actually really like this result because while it makes it harder for him to actually win the Presidency a third party run will open up the "coalition style" wide up. Right now I think his campaign is still making choices based on Republican voters, but if he ran third party he could embrace the true coalition style. While it makes it almost impossible for him to win in that scenario, I think it will shape the debate better and he would be the biggest third party candidate that has ever run.

    Anyway, thanks,


  2. James, I'm glad you are voting in FL. I hope you can persuade enough people around you to get his coalition going.
    Thanks for reading my blog and being a great model of an informed citizen. I wish all Americans were as diligent as you. I think a third party run is inevitable this year. I hope Ron Paul makes a good showing in the primaries first so that he is on the ticket in that coalition party.

  3. http://www.change.org/petitions/sponsors-of-msnbc-cnn-news-and-fox-news-stop-the-media-blackout-of-ron-paul

  4. richersd,
    The link is not functioning.

  5. I am happy to see yet another voting bloc come to the conclusion that Dr. Paul's message can unite us all into electing him so the system can be purged of criminal monetary control and we can each work within the political framework of the constitution to achieve goals important to us.
    As for losing in SC, don't worry about that. RP is using the same strategy that Obama used to his advantage, and that is the delegate numbers game. Romney does not play well in the religious South and Gingrich and Santorum have ballot troubles in several red states and swing states. The caucus states like Maine and Colorado are his strongholds and he has a good shot at Nevada, which is also a swing state.
    Bear in mind that if there is no clear winner after the first round of voting at the National Convention, He can win in the second round, as delegates who support him will be free to vote their hearts and consciences.

  6. CallmeAnn,
    Thanks for your support and kind words. I am not so sure I would say that progressives have come on board as a bloc. That's basically why I'm writing this blog. If all the libertarians and all the progressives of our country voted together for Ron Paul this November he would win in a landslide.

    Problem is neither group is a big enough bloc by themselves to give anybody an election by any margin. I do hope the strategy his campaign is deploying gets him the nomination. I'll be the first to say I was wrong if he does, but I think don't that it's going to work.

    Check back in with me in March and i hope you are able to say, "I told you so."