Hey, if the "man" who personally caused Nobel Prize winner William Faulkner to leave Hollywood and never return could elected Twice, I don't see any reason another 2-bit Thief and White Supremacist couldn't get elected.
For all their hubbub about how broken our political system is, Paul supporters don't seem to understand what the Republican party *is*.
You know that whole corporatist machine you guys always rage on about, the Republican party is their political wing. Why in the hell would they *ever* allow Paul to ruin their game?
That's why primaries aren't democratic to begin with, because the party never wants its base to act as anything more than a barometer for how popular their candidate is. The Republican party, especially, is *not* interested in allowing its members to *choose* their candidate. They only want your votes, not your opinion.
While I am not ignorant to the delegate selection process and know it is still possible mathematically at this point IF there is a brokered convention and enough delegates defect from Romney, Santorum, and Gingrich for the second round of voting...my personal opinion is that it will not play out that way and the entire delegate selection process at this point is about continuing to spread the libertarian movement and message onto a national stage at the convention. It's yet another example of the grassroots pressuring the status-quo and forcing to change the focus and dialogue of national politics. That's a good thing. The status-quo should continue to be pressured from all angles. Enjoy May Day tomorrow.
A truly amusing, absolutely hysterical joke. Too bad, so sad, the Paubot's don't get it.
I love the quote in the above comment " the point is to spread the libertarian message." Does he mean like a disease spreads, and if so, how do we stop it from infecting anymore of our youth?
What don't you get? That Libertarianism is a failed and unsubstainable economic policy that will NEVER be enacted in this country. NEVER. The American people as a whole are much too cautious economically to ever experiment with the economy in the manner in which you want them to. So dream on if you like.
And, child, if you think that I'm an authoritarian because I oppose your precious philosphy, you have a lot of growing up to do.
Too bad for you, this economy is not going to last as-is much longer - MAYBE another decade. The American people will have no choice but to wake up from their slumber and start building a new socioeconomic paradigm if we let that happen. And no, not liking libertarianism doesn't make you an authoritarian. Equating new ideas being brought to the national stage of political discourse to a disease spreading just because they aren't ideas you like instead of appreciating a free marketplace of ideas is what makes you an authoritarian.
I had a nice conversation with a good friend of mine who states he is a Libertarian. He said I want no government in my life. I then asked him if he trusted corporations to look after him, he could not, or would not answer. My point, libertarians seem to want no government except when it benefits them. I don't think you can have it both ways.
If he wants no government, then he is an anarchist at heart and not a libertarian. Libertarians are not against government, they are against excessive and oppressive government. To paint libertarians as anarchist extremists is a lazy smear used by anti-libertarians to stigmatize libertarians (both left libertarians and right libertarians) as extremists. The Big Government/Big Business establishment uses that smear all of the time and when others use it as an argument against libertarianism it just goes to prove their ignorance and the amount of information they just regurgitate from talking heads rather than learn for themselves.
I'm not seeing to many Ron Paul supporters on this thread. Thought that there would be more. I'm seeing a few Ron Paul won_________posts here on Current. It made me curious if his supporters really thought he had a chance. I wonder when he and Newt will officially drop out?
I'm not saying I'm a Ron Paul supporter, but there are a few here on Current. I've been curious as to what his supporters feel about how he's treated by the media. Like Gingrich, you here very little about him now. He's out of site, out of mind.
Sorry,freespirit, The media did not pick Romney, the fractured Republican voters did. You hear nothing about Paul in the media because he has ceased to matter. Does anyone think that the rethugs will not use their super delegates to assure Romney a first ballot victory? They will not allow a convention fight to disrupt the propoganda that will be spewing forth from them from the beginning to the end, Republicans don't fall in love with candidates, they fall in line. It's part of their brownshirt mentality.
Yes, you're right about the fractured Republican voters. I did see an interview and the voters said that even though they've voted for others they'd end up voting for Romney. Thanks CoraJ, wise commentary as always.