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    Quote Originally Posted by LibraryLady View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IanMartins View Post
    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.
     

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    Ron Paul to end campaign outside Texas convention


    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.
     

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    His new project website is up and running:
    http://www.campaignforliberty.com/
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanMartins View Post
    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.
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    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...
     

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