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  •  I'll do some "specu-ma-latin" (5+ / 0-)

    Face it, the top of the Republican ticket was a huge disappointment to the Ron Paul fanboyz of the Republican party. And they made their displeasure known for the party bosses. "Dismiss us at your peril" was the message. I wonder, will they push harder now? Is a 3rd party in the wing(nuts)?

    To me progress is not so much a goal as it is a process and I believe it will not follow a straight course. Remember, the drops of water that form the river may not take the shortest path but they will still reach the ocean.

    by ontheleftcoast on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 01:58:42 PM PST

    •  The Ron Paul wing still votes Republican (2+ / 0-)
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      MichaelNY, shenderson

      I am a former moderate Republican who went independent (unaffiliated in Maryland terms) in 1992.  I joined the Libertarian Party when Maryland officially acknowledged party.  I vote the straight Libertarian ticket at the state and local levels.  I also vote Libertarian in house and senate races. I vote for the Democratic POTUS candidate (does it really matter in Maryland?).

      With that said, I do not envision myself joining the  Democratic Party any time in the near future. While I am not a dyed-in-the-wool conservative, I am also not a progressive (plus, I have the Maryland Democratic Party with a passion).  Right now, I see Democrats as the enemy of my enemy, which makes it okay to vote for Democrats in some races.

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