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megimoo
06-09-2008, 09:41 AM
Paul backers spoiling for a fight

Party leaders would like to keep the focus of this week's Republican state convention in Houston on energizing grassroots supporters, setting party goals and promoting the GOP's presidential nominee-to-be, Sen. John McCain of Arizona.But supporters of one of the candidates beaten by McCain, Rep. Ron Paul of Surfside, want to make Texas the latest battleground in their never-say-die movement to change the party platform and send more of their delegates to the national convention.

They've attended conventions in other states -- some with success, other times being shut out of the process -- trying to put their representatives in leadership positions."If Ron Paulers show up in greater numbers than social conservatives, they could take over the whole convention -- not because they represent the majority of the state, but because they showed up in greater numbers," said Paul Stockard, a Fort Worth delegate and vice chairman of the Tarrant County Republican Party.

"They are very organized. They can make sure that as many of their people as possible get through and what's left -- the scraps -- the other people will have," he said. "If they took over Texas, it would be a big coup for them."

In Nevada, Paul supporters overwhelmed the system and party leaders recessed the convention without adopting delegates. In areas from Hawaii to Colorado, party leaders essentially shut down Paul supporters, putting in place their original delegates and platforms.Paul supporters are expected to be among more than 11,000 party faithful who flock to Houston starting Thursday for a three-day convention featuring former presidential candidates Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney as well as other speakers.

"Something outside our normal bounds is going on," said Bruce Buchanan, a political science professor who specializes in presidential politics at the University of Texas at Austin. "This is a movement, an ideological movement, and they're trying to establish their presence."

http://www.star-telegram.com/804/story/688606.html

Sonnabend
06-09-2008, 09:46 AM
Hadnt we heard the last of the Chancre mechanic and his lunatic supporters?

du freeper
06-09-2008, 09:50 AM
I'm one of those "Paul bots". I wish them well. :)

wilbur
06-09-2008, 09:52 AM
Hadnt we heard the last of the Chancre mechanic and his lunatic supporters?

Hopefully not... that is unless you want a future of McCains, Romneys, Huckabees and other incompetent filth running the party forever.

Rebel Yell
06-09-2008, 12:08 PM
Haven't they put one of their supporters in a leadership position here, already? :p

Goldwater
06-09-2008, 02:20 PM
Hadnt we heard the last of the Chancre mechanic and his lunatic supporters?

It doesn't seem they are running for Ron Paul.

IanMartins
06-11-2008, 03:01 PM
Paul made some very bad calls, but the ideology he stands for represents everything that I love about America. Just like the Goldwater movement and the horrible Carter-presidency contributed heavily to Reagan's landslide victory in the eighties, I like to think that the current liberty movement and a horrible Obama-presidency will give a landslide victory for a true republican in 2012/2016. The liberty candidates certainly have my support.

Goldwater
06-11-2008, 03:35 PM
Paul made some very bad calls, but the ideology he stands for represents everything that I love about America. Just like the Goldwater movement and the horrible Carter-presidency contributed heavily to Reagan's landslide victory in the eighties, I like to think that the current liberty movement and a horrible Obama-presidency will give a landslide victory for a true republican in 2012/2016. The liberty candidates certainly have my support.

If the GOP can fight off future threats like Huckabee, who see this brand of economic libertarianism as a plague, there could even be a real Republican revolution.

IanMartins
06-11-2008, 03:55 PM
If the GOP can fight off future threats like Huckabee, who see this brand of economic libertarianism as a plague, there could even be a real Republican revolution.

Both the liberty movement and the nominee John McCain are highly secular, while Obama has been spending a lot of time pandering to the religious voters, representing himself as the christian candidate. Perhaps the collective left will start emulating their leader. Perhaps RINO fundamentalists such as Huckabee will become a thing of the past soon enough. Socialism is a dead ideology, and as long as "capitalist utopias" such as Hong Kong remain, the numbers *will* eventually speak for themselves (though frankly they did a long time ago in the US -- but I digress).

LibraryLady
06-11-2008, 04:07 PM
What hurt RonPaul the most was how crazy many of his followers acted. This isn't going to help that image at all.

IanMartins
06-11-2008, 04:36 PM
What hurt RonPaul the most was how crazy many of his followers acted. This isn't going to help that image at all.

You are of course 100% correct -- I got the impression that young anarchists, truthers and hippies spearheaded his campaign. Some of the liberty activists running for congress are pretty respectable though, and I believe that things will improve once it stops being a "Ron Paul rEVOLution" and evolves into a more widely acceptable liberty movement -- something it certainly will, after 4-8 more years with a liberal or neoconservative president. I didn't support RP myself since I believe that this is one of the worst possible moments in history to be a "non-interventionalist", but I certainly believe that he's laid the groundworks for something very great, like Goldwater did. Lets just hope that the phoenix that rises from the ashes of the "rEVOLution" has a rational foreign policy -- and knows how to take a stand against racists and crazies.

Goldwater
06-11-2008, 05:33 PM
Both the liberty movement and the nominee John McCain are highly secular, while Obama has been spending a lot of time pandering to the religious voters, representing himself as the christian candidate. Perhaps the collective left will start emulating their leader. Perhaps RINO fundamentalists such as Huckabee will become a thing of the past soon enough. Socialism is a dead ideology, and as long as "capitalist utopias" such as Hong Kong remain, the numbers *will* eventually speak for themselves (though frankly they did a long time ago in the US -- but I digress).

I wasn't really linking to Huckabee because of his religious pimping, I'm not sure Republicans could ever win again without that black of voters.

Ron Paul himself wants the movement to go past him, he isn't the leader of it and thats the point, someone told me that in his new book he hopes some young person who supported his campaign might one day be president, nice idea.

LibraryLady
06-12-2008, 08:17 PM
Ron Paul to end campaign outside Texas convention (http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5hY75siz6KuuapqkDMdrAZ_nHBXQAD918OFVO3)



AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A spokesman for Ron Paul says the Republican presidential candidate is ending his campaign.

Spokesman Jesse Benton says Paul will make the announcement Thursday night during a speech in Austin, Texas. Paul also will announce that he is beginning a new effort to elect libertarian-leaning Republicans like himself to public office nationwide.

Benton says the announcement was not a disappointment, but rather is exciting.

Paul's announcement will be a formality. The Texas congressman won few delegates during the Republican primaries, but he raised millions of dollars online and developed a large, grass-roots following among those backed his call for ending the war in Iraq and smaller government at home.

IanMartins
06-13-2008, 04:14 AM
His new project website is up and running:
http://www.campaignforliberty.com/

Molon Labe
06-13-2008, 11:24 AM
but I certainly believe that he's laid the groundworks for something very great, like Goldwater did. Lets just hope that the phoenix that rises from the ashes of the "rEVOLution" has a rational foreign policy -- and knows how to take a stand against racists and crazies.

Couldn't agree more. Conservatism has gone way off course by listening to the Neo cons and their desire to impose democracy by the sword. People forget what Goldwater would do.

Goldwater
06-13-2008, 03:16 PM
His foreign policy was what turned a lot of people off, I wonder how far he would have gone had he the same views as McCain on Iraq and Iran...