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Anyone who supported Ron Paul last year?
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Just wondering :3 Ron Paul is a hero and inspiration for me! Even though he left congress, he has left his mark in history T3T
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ENTIRELY... When Paul was out I scrapped any enthusiasm I'd had about this election year.
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Here is the c-span video of his farewell speech.
http://www.c-spanvideo.org/clip/4161883
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q03cWio-zjk

Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich - who will retire this year from what I hear - are one of the very few politicians who aren't bought and paid for by foreign and domestic lobbies. Even though I disagreed with some of their positions, Ron Paul being too conservative at times and Kucinich being too liberal, you just can't help but respect them as individuals. They will leave a huge void in washington.. they'll be missed.
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TheGlassTapper wrote:

Just wondering :3 Ron Paul is a hero and inspiration for me! Even though he left congress, he has left his mark in history T3T


Yes because foreign nationals residing in their home countries can vote/should care about the elections an a country not their own.


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Ron Paul was one of the few things me and my uber-conservative family could agree about. Shame he's leaving. He was a beacon of hope for the Republicans and politics in general.
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Voted for him in the Primary.
disappointed that he lost. Then we lost our only sane politician.
Go figure.
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He was one of the few honest politicians, but none of his work has been in vain. All he wanted to do was spread the truth and expose the lies about the American government and he did just that. He was never in it for the money, power, or fame.
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Yeah, definitely a true class act; he did what he said, and meant what he said. Lol, no you could ever debate that he was way not honest. And news media outlets never gave him a chance. Probably, they would have if he had investors like Goldman Sach, celebrities idols, mega corporation interests.

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Ron Paul was a jack off politician like the rest of 'em.

The only difference is that he has never been in any position of power, and so was unable to break his promises.

Because cretins all over the internet think that just because he has no power, we should let him have a go at the presidency, then we can reinvest hope into someone we know to be a wanker politician.

I think it all comes down to this- people listen to his position on foreign policy, then suddenly think, 'hey, let's vote for him', without looking at his other policies- like his Austrianism, for example, or the fact that he opposes government loans to student, does not believe that education is a right, etc.
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I think that Jon Huntsman was in a better position to fundamentally change the GOP in a good way from the top down than Ron Paul ever could. Ron Paul is way too divisive for the party base and too stuck on specific Libertarian ideals (sorry man we're never going to go back to gold, nor the isolationism of a century ago).

My picks for the primary actually went like this:
Jon Huntsman - Newt Gingrich - Ron Paul - Mitt Romney - the rest of the clowns.
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saksiss wrote:

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My thoughts exactly.

Posted 1/2/13 , edited 1/2/13

longfenglim wrote:

Ron Paul was a jack off politician like the rest of 'em.

The only difference is that he has never been in any position of power, and so was unable to break his promises.

Because cretins all over the internet think that just because he has no power, we should let him have a go at the presidency, then we can reinvest hope into someone we know to be a wanker politician.

I think it all comes down to this- people listen to his position on foreign policy, then suddenly think, 'hey, let's vote for him', without looking at his other policies- like his Austrianism, for example, or the fact that he opposes government loans to student, does not believe that education is a right, etc.


That was certainly the case for me. He was the only person speaking common sense as far as foreign policy and dealing with the federal reserve was concerned, but the man's economic policies are far too ideological. Abolishing minimum wage for example - his policies would destroy the nation.

That's not to say I don't respect the man - a lot of what he says has merit.
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I gave no support to anyone, for it's not politicians that decide whether or not a country does well, it's the people. You don't look to some Superman politician to right all wrongs, you look for the Superman inside yourself and then make a difference.
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