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  •  I don't think Paul will go Perot (1+ / 0-)
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    But with that whacky group trying to fund an unnamed candidate on every state's ballot for November who knows? It could be Paul (maybe as VP) will still be around this November?

    "What profit a man, if he gain the world, but has to pay taxes on it?" Paul 8:36

    From the Gospel of St. Ron Paul in the Teachings and Misunderstandings of the Words of Adam Smith

    by ontheleftcoast on Mon Feb 13, 2012 at 10:22:38 AM PST

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    •  Paul as VP? (4+ / 0-)

      That's a non-starter.

      There's no way they let that guy anywhere near the leather chairs.  

      The repair they need to fix, as they see it, is the classic one between God and Gold.  They're not gonna let Paul in there to mess up the message. He hits the wrong fear valves on his political pocket trumpet.

    •  What if it is a series of regional "alternatives?" (2+ / 0-)
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      blue aardvark, annieli

      What if rMONEY is facing 3 regional "protest candidacies" in November? A "states rights" Southerner, a "roll back Federal land control" Westerner and a (gee, fill in your own blank: any of 3 or 4 themes will do) Midwesterner?

      Given the rise of the "buy your personal candidate billionaires", this is no longer idle fantasy. None of them have to win a single electoral vote to be a real trouble for Team rMONEY: if any one of  them simply siphons off 3-5% of the GOP base in one or two states....

      When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative. --Martin Luther King Jr.

      by Egalitare on Mon Feb 13, 2012 at 10:42:32 AM PST

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      •  A fifth party candidate? (0+ / 0-)

        We've never had this kind of money in the race, true. But even when campaigns were a hell of a lot cheaper to run we've only seen a few credible third party candidates. But heh, if they want to fracture the right I say more power to them.

        "What profit a man, if he gain the world, but has to pay taxes on it?" Paul 8:36

        From the Gospel of St. Ron Paul in the Teachings and Misunderstandings of the Words of Adam Smith

        by ontheleftcoast on Mon Feb 13, 2012 at 10:44:35 AM PST

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