Blogs 4 Brownback

February 2, 2008

Should we consider Ron Paul?

Filed under: Ron Paul — relee @ 7:31 pm

This election is about one thing and one thing only, keeping Hillary Clinton out of the White House. It has to be priority one. I will happily vote for Obama (okay maybe not happily) in the general election if that’s what it takes to keep Hillary from winning. I’ll happily support Rudy McRomney if that’s what it takes.

But more and more when I look at the fundraising figures, I don’t think any of the Republicans can raise enough money to beat a George Soros-funded Hillary campaign. Maybe it’s time to get behind the guy who’ s taking in the most money. For now, that’s Ron Paul:

News Shocker: Ron Paul biggest GOP fundraiser last quarter

Well, it’s official, ladies and gentlemen. Believe it or not, Rep. Ron Paul, the 72-year-old Texan who hardly ever gets mentioned in Republican political news and the one-time libertarian who always gets the least time on TV debates if he isn’t barred completely, was, in fact, the most successful Republican fundraiser in the last three months of 2007.

By a Texas mile.

By the thousands Paul’s fervent followers donated $19.95 million to the “Ron Paul Revolution.” He spent $17.75 million and at year’s end had $7.8 million cash on hand, making him the only Republican candidate to increase his fundraising totals in every quarter of 2007. According to his website, Paul’s Paulunteers have contributed another $4.1 million this month to fuel the strict constitutionalist’s travels and advertising campaign.

There’s a couple caveats here.  I don’t know how much came from a few big donors of the George Soros/Warren Beatty variety. And I don’t agree with a lot of what’s on Paul’s platform.

But there’s certainly some good things about Paul too. He supports the culture of life. And he’s the only candidate who supports going back on the gold standard, something that could go a long way to making our currency strong again.

It’s a tough choice. And I’d be curious to hear the thoughts of others about this.


  1. Careful, Relee, you’re running out of ships to jump.

    Comment by Elephant Bones — February 2, 2008 @ 8:52 pm | Reply

  2. EB — I’ll go down with the ship if that’s what it takes to drive a stake through the heart of the Hildebeast.

    Comment by relee — February 2, 2008 @ 9:15 pm | Reply

  3. Exactly when is this site going to change its name to “blogs4bandwagonhoppers”?

    Comment by Anonymous — February 2, 2008 @ 9:55 pm | Reply

  4. Even my washing machine doesn’t turn back and forth that much. Just wait, they’ll be supporting Hillary before they’re done.

    Comment by Arn — February 2, 2008 @ 10:19 pm | Reply

  5. In b4 Psycheout yelling “Get this godless liberal faggot off the site!!!1!”

    Comment by Anonymous — February 2, 2008 @ 11:27 pm | Reply

  6. Protip: An awful lot of stoners, libertarians, and liberals support Ron Paul.

    Mostly stoned libertarians. So how ’bout them blacks, Ron?

    Comment by Dio Brando — February 3, 2008 @ 12:55 am | Reply

  7. Just to clarify… you won’t be able to vote for Obama against Hillary in the general election since they’re in the same party… you’d have to do that in the primaries.

    As for Paul… I personally like most of his platform, so there’s no question for me… but can he beat Hillary? I’d say he has the best chance on the GOP side. His antiwar stance will instantly make her have to own the war and come next november things are likely to be looking pretty bad in Iraq and public opinion will once again have swung against the war. Also, Paul brings in plenty of independents and even cross-over democratic voters, who else could do that? RP would probably stand no chance against Obama because the draw from the same pool, but Hillary he can beat and it seems predestined that she’ll beat Obama. I’d give the country 4 months under a Hillary presidency before complete implosion.

    Comment by tsoldrin — February 3, 2008 @ 2:14 am | Reply

  8. *Megatron Voice* I would have waited an ETERNITY for this. It’s over, Sisyphus!

    Comment by TrogdortheEnlightened — February 3, 2008 @ 5:37 am | Reply

  9. Do I even need to make a statement here?

    Comment by spacebrother — February 3, 2008 @ 5:50 am | Reply

  10. I’ve been around a bit (Korean War — sorry, Korean Police Action vet). I’m voting for Ron Paul and not for anyone else, even if I have to write in my vote. You know Hillary is, as they say, “Bush in a pantsuit”, and no one knows what Obama is or stands for other than “good things” and “Change you can trust in”. As to the rest of the candidates, it seems quite obvious that Romney is without real support other than the many, many folk who simply fear and loath McCain. As to McCain — he is, without a doubt, quite insane — and when he has Lieberman for his policy guru, look out for extending the blood bath in that religious cesspool in and around Israel. There is no real rational choice for President other than Ron Paul. We simply cannot continue along the path we are on, even the Democrats with all of their chanting for “change” recognize the need for a reconsideration of our nation’s priorities. Of course, for the weak of heart, you can vote for Billery or Obama, but be ready for another go at a failing foreign and domestic policy. I’m old enough not to really give a damn, but I do have a few grandchildren.

    Comment by L. Step — February 3, 2008 @ 8:22 am | Reply

  11. Well he is against evolution and abortion rights (two “theories” that are leading this country straight to hell), and his focus on state rights vs federal power are pretty sweet if you consider how it will allow citizen’s to have more power over their tax money. Still…I don’t see how he is going to pay for some of his crazier stuff. And he seriously needs to learn how to do a debate or TV event and not come off as Perot’s crazier uncle. Just my opinions.

    Comment by Diablo — February 3, 2008 @ 10:57 am | Reply

  12. “Just wait, they’ll be supporting Hillary before they’re done.”

    When they do, it’ll be a glorious day indeed. The two most likely future presidents, Hillary and Obama, are two things that these folks hate the most: one’s black and the other’s a woman. Folks like Sisyphus are just afraid of a time when their open hate of different sexes and ethnic minorities will no longer be tolerated.

    Comment by Adam Nelson — February 3, 2008 @ 11:32 am | Reply

  13. I predict that before the year is out Physchout, Sisyphus & Mr. T.D. Gaines-Crocket will by themselves to plot of ranch land in the middle of Wyoming & delcare that they have seceded from the Godless USA.

    I didn’t know that abortion rights was a “theory”.

    Comment by indyandy — February 3, 2008 @ 2:30 pm | Reply

  14. 1. Ron Paul is a racist, or at least hasn’t made too much effort to not appear to be one.
    2. He blindly supports the free market, without any significant scrutiny.
    3. He doesn’t support Israel.
    4. He’s pretty much an obvious xenophobe.
    5. He’s one of those people who doesn’t seem aware that his paycheck comes from a socialist system.

    Comment by Linus — February 3, 2008 @ 3:54 pm | Reply

  15. Until that Ron Paul comes right out and says that he will keep the Iraq war going until the Mission is Accomplished and every Muslim is dead; use his Presidential powers to overturn Roe vs. Wade; keep the darkies from crossing over the border into the USA; and keep homosexuals from marrying by endorsing the One Man One Woman marrage ammendment, I cannot lend him my support.

    I will continue to pray for God’s direction and guidance. I suggest you do the same.

    Mrs. T.D. Gaines-Crockett

    Comment by Mrs. T.D. Gaines-Crockett — February 3, 2008 @ 4:13 pm | Reply

  16. Mrs VD, I have one thing for you to consider: HR 1955, look it up, read it, then reconsider whether or not you really want to call for the deaths of all Muslims.

    Comment by Arn — February 3, 2008 @ 4:40 pm | Reply

  17. Seriously, if there was REAL choice, these would be my top three picks for the next POTUS. (President Of The United States for the less intellectually inclined)
    Rosie O’Donnell
    Helena Bonham Carter, “one of the last great English eccentrics”
    Marylyn Manson

    Comment by kat — February 3, 2008 @ 5:54 pm | Reply

  18. @T.D. Gaines-Crockett

    Oh shut up and get back in the kitchen.

    Comment by Anonymous — February 3, 2008 @ 6:34 pm | Reply

  19. Johnny Depp would be cool as well, Kat, although drugs made me vote for Liv Tyler (viva Aerosmith)

    Comment by Jim — February 3, 2008 @ 7:41 pm | Reply

  20. Sixsixsixiphus’s lament:

    Well, I’m a lonesome schoolboy
    And I just came into town
    Yeah, I’m a lonesome schoolboy
    And I just came into town
    Well, I heard so much about America
    I decided to check it out

    Oh where can I get my c*** s***ed?
    Where can I get my a** f***ed?
    I may have no money,
    But I know where to put it every time

    Well, I asked a young policeman
    If he’d only lock me up for the night
    Well, I’ve had pigs in the farmyard,
    Some of them, some of them, they’re alright
    Well, he f***ed me with his truncheon
    And his helmet was way too tight

    Oh where can I get my c*** s***ed?
    Where can I get my a** f***ed?
    I ain’t got no money,
    But I know where to put it every time

    I’m a lonesome schoolboy in your town
    I’m a lonesome schoolboy

    Comment by Jim — February 3, 2008 @ 7:45 pm | Reply

  21. Now feel free to ban me again……f**k ya, I don’t give a damn.

    Comment by Jim — February 3, 2008 @ 7:46 pm | Reply

  22. @kat

    I like Marilyn Manson.

    Comment by The Nobody — February 3, 2008 @ 8:29 pm | Reply

  23. I am happy to report on a glorious victory won by the forces of good and rightious America!

    “Responding to complaints, Congress has passed legislation mandating that the phrase “In God We Trust” be moved from the edge to the back or front of the new presidential dollar coins.

    President George W. Bush signed the measure into law Dec. 26. It was pushed by U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.). Brownback has been complaining about the new coins since the series started last year.”

    Oh Sam, Lion of Arkansas, Scion of Anamia, Son of a friend of Jesus, thank you for your efforts to protect Amercia from God’s wrath. I only hope you are not too late and God has not already decided to let the Islamo-facists whip us with cane rods and beat us with wooden staves, and burn us and penetrate our most holy secrets.

    I hope that Sam.

    Comment by Marty McPain — February 3, 2008 @ 10:55 pm | Reply

  24. Post 20.

    Why is it such a big deal where it is… generally, if a person is bored enough to read a coin, they will read all of it, wouldn’t they?

    Oh, and Hi everyone 🙂

    Comment by Austin — February 3, 2008 @ 11:01 pm | Reply

  25. “[…]and every Muslim is dead”

    Cool, I was hoping at some point you’d say something so incredibly stupid and Anti-Christian that you’d reveal yourself to be a Satanist. Say hello to Diablo for me, Mrs. Transmitted Disease Grape-Crotchet.

    Comment by Dio Brando — February 4, 2008 @ 2:39 am | Reply

  26. Dio Brando, you haven’t been reading enough of her comments, she’s been making Anti-Christian comments all along, she’s almost as sadistic as corker and mcpain, and definately as perverted.

    Comment by Arn — February 4, 2008 @ 5:01 am | Reply

  27. oh yeah, and I’m stupid.

    Comment by Arn — February 4, 2008 @ 5:01 am | Reply

  28. Yes, the person pretending to be Arn in the last comment is stupid.

    Comment by The Nobody — February 4, 2008 @ 5:54 am | Reply

  29. I agree with arn’s last comments and also want to add that she is cursed with a bad bad haircut that defies gravity.

    Comment by Jim — February 4, 2008 @ 6:41 am | Reply

  30. uhh….I mean I agree with comment 26….

    Comment by Jim — February 4, 2008 @ 6:41 am | Reply

  31. good job sticking that “I’m” in there. But we all know how you like to change people’s comments. You know, first ammendment rights and all that. You’re like the censor king of America. “Say something we like or we’ll change it.”
    You’re just sorry losers, have to keep changing your candidates because you keep backing the wrong ones. You’re really quite the pitiful little group of trolls you know.

    Comment by Arn — February 4, 2008 @ 6:47 am | Reply

  32. Meh, it just shows how truly shallow their arguments are. They’re backed so far into the corner that they have to edit their opponents’ posts.

    Comment by Adam Nelson — February 4, 2008 @ 7:59 am | Reply

  33. If everyone who states “Ron Paul will not win” would campaign and vote for him, this statement would not become true!
    Ron Paul stands for the TRUE Republican Party. I believe the Libertarian Party would not have been created if the Republicans had not strayed from their principles.
    I keep reading about how nothing but extremist groups are following Ron Paul (which is not true) and I ask you, what is more extreme and insane than supporting any candidate who wants to continue war? taxes? US funded global military? open borders? Federal ID cards?
    I look at most of the candidates and see the same evil winks and grins that we have gotten from the current leaders during the past two presidential terms and I am sickened by it.
    We need to wake up, stop being passive, and vote for someone who will move our nation forward again using honesty and The Constitution. Talk to your friends and family about Ron Paul, get involved in YOUR homeland again!!

    Comment by JC — February 4, 2008 @ 9:21 am | Reply

  34. “Son of a friend of Jesus,”

    So he’s what, almost 2000 years old?

    Comment by Arn — February 4, 2008 @ 3:14 pm | Reply

  35. The Republican Party is in a shambles. The old timers cant see it, and the powerful people in the party are trying to repel the one candidate who is making sense and BRINGING NEW VOTERS. Have you listened to his message people ? Its puts most of us to shame. He is that true and straight. Exactly what we need.

    Talk to the man who counts the votes 🙂

    Comment by William — February 4, 2008 @ 7:17 pm | Reply

  36. “So he’s what, almost 2000 years old?”
    Diet and exercise, man. Diet and exercise.

    Comment by Elephant Bones — February 4, 2008 @ 7:23 pm | Reply

  37. Geeze,,, I gotta try that diet and excercise thing.

    Comment by Arn — February 4, 2008 @ 7:31 pm | Reply

  38. Unless he just knew a Mexican guy named Jesus. A little anticlimactic, but more likely.

    Comment by Elephant Bones — February 4, 2008 @ 7:40 pm | Reply

  39. Yeah, that could be. I saw a billboard that said “need help? call Jesus: 1-800-757-0522”
    Out of curiosity I called and a Mexican showed up with a tow truck.

    Comment by Arn — February 4, 2008 @ 7:49 pm | Reply

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