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Old 12-21-2011, 07:12 PM
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If Ron Paul wishes to leave "open" the "option" of running as a third-party candidate, then he should do the honorable thing, and resign from the Republican Party.

In fact, he should have never participated in the Republican Party's nominating process, to begin with, if he feels no sense of party loyalty.

Fair enough?
Not at all if he and his supporters see him as one of the few actual Republicans running in a sea of lefties and yes men.
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If Ron Paul wishes to leave "open" the "option" of running as a third-party candidate, then he should do the honorable thing, and resign from the Republican Party.

In fact, he should have never participated in the Republican Party's nominating process, to begin with, if he feels no sense of party loyalty.

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Jeez, far be it for a candidate to run as a Republican when he staunchly believes is such inanities as individual liberty, personal responsibility, low taxes, federalism, reducing spending & a humble foreign policy.

Seeing as how the Republican party has proved to be the party of huge deficit spending, bombing brown people in to the stone age & getting government small enough to fit in a bedroom, you may have a point...
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Not [fair] at all if he and his supporters see him as one of the few actual Republicans running in a sea of lefties and yes men.
Well, if Ron Paul sees just about every other Republican candidate for the presidency in such a jaundiced manner, then he should not continue to affix himself to the Republican Party.

As far as his being (allegedly) "one of the few actual Republicans running in a sea of lefties and yes men," this reminds me of the sentiment supposedly expressed by some Puritan, hundreds of years ago: "Only me and thee are pure; and sometimes a wonder a bit about thee."
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Well, if Ron Paul sees just about every other Republican candidate for the presidency in such a jaundiced manner, then he should not continue to affix himself to the Republican Party.
In 1988, he WAS a Libertarian Party candidate for president...when that didn't work out, he went back to being a Republican for political expediency...
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By the way...

Notice that when McCain was running, the narrative was "McCain's so darn old!!!!!"...

But Ron Paul?....One year older than McCain and three years older in 2012 than McCain was during his 2008 presidential election?...

Not a peep...
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Well, if Ron Paul sees just about every other Republican candidate for the presidency in such a jaundiced manner, then he should not continue to affix himself to the Republican Party.

As far as his being (allegedly) "one of the few actual Republicans running in a sea of lefties and yes men," this reminds me of the sentiment supposedly expressed by some Puritan, hundreds of years ago: "Only me and thee are pure; and sometimes a wonder a bit about thee."
Maybe you are satisfied with the Republican party at present. I, Sir am not. I do think Paul one of the few and the only frontrunner who fits the criteria of a conservative. I also like the fact that so far I can respect him (note his quietly walking out on CNN). How refreshing we see a man of integrity instead of a sniveling wanna-be , shouting ever louder than the other guy to make brownie points against 'Mr Blank'. Enough with the reality TV! I'm proud of Mr Paul for not participating in it. As well as his qualifications which are many.
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In 1988, he WAS a Libertarian Party candidate for president...when that didn't work out, he went back to being a Republican for political expediency...
You are implying, then, that Ron Paul's politics are governed by mere "expediency"--not by core principles...
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