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Ron Paul can't win??????????????

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Lonecowboy

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Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, run neck-and-neck with President Obama in a general-election matchup, according to a new CBS News poll released late on Monday that shows the two front-runners in Tuesday's New Hampshire GOP primary running stronger against the president than their fellow Republicans.
Romney posts a two-point lead over Obama, 47 percent to 45 percent, within the poll's margin of error of plus or minus 2.8 percentage points. He leads Obama, 45 percent to 39 percent, among independent voters.

Obama's lead over Paul is just one point, 46 percent to 45 percent, as Paul leads among independents by 7 points.

The president posts more significant leads over the other GOP candidates, but against each he is below the critical 50-percent threshold: He leads former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, 49 percent to 41 percent; former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, 48 percent to 41 percent; Texas Gov. Rick Perry, 49 percent to 42 percent; and former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., 47 percent to 43 percent.

Among all adults, just 45 percent of Americans approve of the job Obama is doing as president, slightly worse than the 47-percent approval rating he posted last month. Among independents, 38 percent approve of Obama's job performance, while 49 percent disapprove.

Results released earlier Monday among Republicans who said they intend to vote in their state's presidential nominating contest showed Romney running slightly ahead of the rest of the field, but nearly a third of Republicans are undecided or seeking a candidate not currently in the race.

The CBS News poll was conducted Jan. 4-8, surveying 1,413 adults, for a margin of error of plus or minus 2.6 percentage points. The poll includes a subsample of 1.247 registered voters.
 

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there are two groups saying Ron Paul can't win...

the loudest is the media.. and most conservatives understand their motive..
they want to further their agenda,.. either with Obama or a moderate republican...


and then their is the quite group.,, working behind the scenes.. ( the political party elite) and most conservatives understand their motive..
they want to further their agenda,.. either with Romney or another moderate republican...

as/if Romney falters, I would expect a Jon huntsman surge.. right up to 25.007% (Romney's 25% + Huntsman's .007% )

leaving the rest discontented.. or supporting the last others still standing..
 

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obviously after last time with mccain establishment repubs don't want a conservative either- they are just being way to obvious about it this time.

we might as well have a third party candidate as we only have 1 party now it seems.
 

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CHICAGO, January 9, 2012 – If there is one thing you should never count out in politics, its Ron Paul; make that two things, if you count his supporters.

Even now, Paul, a Texas Congressman, is again closing the gap in the New Hampshire primary. A Suffolk University/7 News poll published on Saturday had Romney at 35%, down from 40% two days before. Paul rose to 20% from 17. 15% are undecided.


Ron Paul supporters watching the debate at Wise Fools Pub, Lincoln Park, Chicago (Image: Carl Arriaza/@TWTC)

Republican presidential frontrunners may come and go, beaten into submission by the mainstream media spotlight or Romney Super Pac ad spots, but the two intense political factions – smaller government constitutionalists and foreign policy non-interventionists - that make up Ron Paul’s support are of the sort that “never say die.”

And if the Illinois crowd that turned out to watch their hero, Ron Paul, at this weekend’s GOP presidential debate is any indication, they will be around for many an election cycle to come. It was with a sense of passion and resolve that more than 200 Ron Paul supporters packed the Wise Fools Pub in Lincoln Park on Chicago’s trendy north side.

Some sported “End the Fed” t-shirts. Others donned t-shirts emblazoned with Ron Paul’s knowing mug and the question: “Who is this man and why is he trying to save my country?” In truth, the energy was different than your standard issue Republican event.It was intense.


Ron Paul supporters cheer their candidate at the Wise Fools Pub, Lincoln Park, Chicago (Image: Carl Arriaza/@TWTC)



So what is Ron Paul’s secret to inspiring his supporters? “Freedom is popular,” shrugs Scott Davis, an Illinois coordinator for Ron Paul.

And it truly is.

Freedom from government interference is what drives Ron Paul supporters, just as it has ignited the passions of social and economic conservatives within the Tea Party movement. There is overlap between the two groups, the quest for economic independence being the flint for the fire.

In November 2010, a roaring political wildfire spread across the country delivering 63 seats in the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate to the Republican Party.

How this fire of political passions will spread and what it will deliver in 2012 remains to be seen.

But freedom is also a responsibility and Ron Paul supporters have always realized their duty to defend Paul’s political case.


Bill Kelly, the Kelly Truth Squad, at Ron Paul event at the Wise Fools Pub, Lincoln Park, Chicago (Image: Carl Arriaza/@TWTC)

Suspicious of mainstream media, they are well-versed in domestic and U.S. foreign policy matters and able to discuss and discern the difference between a non-interventionist and an isolationist at the drop of a tricorn hat.

It is a refreshing change. Some Ivy League graduates wouldn’t know a “Kim Jong-il” from the latest xbox.

But something has happened this election cycle that is different than the rest. The recognition of Ron Paul and his supporters as a powerful political segment has finally gone mainstream.

For proof, one need look no further than GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney, who in Saturday’s debate, made a point of showing deference to Paul’s expertise on constitutional matters:



Back in December, Romney said he could support a Paul candidacy in the general election. “I’ve already crossed that river, if you will, by saying on stage a number of times…that all of the people on stage would be superior to the President we have. So yes, I would vote for him.”

However, when Paul began surging in the Iowa polls, Romney quickly changed course. "I don't think Ron Paul represents the mainstream,” said Romney on December 30.

It is a difficult tightrope for the GOP candidates as they simultaneously bash and praise each other, jockeying for votes while trying not to alienate their competitors’ supporters.

But Romney wasn’t the only one trying to score points with Paul supporters. Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin issued a sharp scolding of her own to the GOP establishment Tuesday night:

The GOP had better not marginalize Ron Paul and his supporters after this [Iowa Caucus] because Ron Paul and his supporters understand that a lot of Americans are war weary and we are broke. He [Paul] has reached these constituencies that are concerned about the solvency of the U.S, and he has proposed solutions with his austerity measures that he would like to see implemented so the GOP had better listen to what these Ron Paul supporters are saying and had better work with them.

Savvy politicians like Palin understand Paul’s philosophy has struck a chord with a segment of difficult-to-reach voters. However, Paul has done more than reach them. He has inspired them and activated them. What makes the activism all the more compelling is the average age of the Ron Paul supporter. Most fall within the 18-24 year-old age bracket. But, unlike Obama whose support among young voters has fallen, Paul continues to attract.

In a different way, President Reagan also attracted blue collar Democrats to the Republican Party in the 1980s. Inspired by his sunny pro-American optimism and tough anti-communist platform, Reagan transformed conservatism and made it a powerful populist brand under the Republican banner. Today, it is Reagan’s brand of conservatism that presidential candidates like Romney, Santorum, and Gingrich aspire to.

Ron Paul and his supporters are also attempting to transform the Republican brand. “The important thing is that I have challenged the status quo, the corruption in Washington, and as a doctor I know that the patient, in this case the country, is responding and now has a good chance of recovery. This is very, very pleasing to me,” said Paul in an interview with Newsmax last week.

Win or lose in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary, Ron Paul and his supporters will continue to be seen and heard this election. This is democracy-at-work – whether the GOP leadership likes it or not.

http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/bill-kellys-truth-squad/2012/jan/9/ron-pauls-surprising-supporters-yes-palin-and-romn/
 

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Anytime you have a president who can sign an executive order, and it become law, you already have a dictatorship........ and that has been going on for many, manyyears. It is detrimental though when you have a muslim Hitler .................

Even Health blogs are bringing out Ron Paul:

http://www.naturalnews.com/034630_Ron_Paul_democrats_liberals.html

10 reasons why even democrats, liberals and progressives are choosing Ron Paul over Obama
 

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