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Why the GOP Is Scared of Ron Paul and 4 Reasons He Might Still Get the 2012 Republican Nomination

Huffington Post  Wait, isn’t Dr. Ron Paul out of the presidential race? Isn’t it all tied up nicely in a bow with the Romney/Ryan ticket?

No.

Why would the GOP be scared of Ron Paul but end up nominating him?

I’ll explain.

Romney and the GOP have demonstrated both poor judgment and poor sportsmanship that might cost them by damaging Romney’s electability among the Ron Paul supporters thus leading to a splitting of votes, which in turn, could cost the GOP the entire election.

Dr. Ron Paul is still in the race for president and is a strong contender for the 2012 GOP nomination.

To be on the GOP ballot Aug. 27, 2012 in Tampa and get a 15-minute speaking slot, a candidate must have won the plurality (majority) of delegates in at least 5 states.

Well, Ron Paul did win the plurality of delegates in 5 states, enough to be eligible for the nomination and a 15-minute speaking slot at the GOP convention. The states he won are Louisiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Maine and Nevada. Then Ron Paul went on to win the plurality in Massachusetts, Romney’s home state and half the delegates in Oregon. Dr. Ron Paul also has around 500 delegateswho support him. The exact number of delegates that Romney and Paul have is still a mystery but should be clarified at the convention.

So… Ron Paul won his 5-plus states, he’s on the ballot and writing his speech, right? Not exactly.

What happened next is what may cost the Republicans and Romney the entire election. Instead of accepting that Ron Paul, the GOP underdog, had won enough delegates in enough states to be allowed his rightful place on the ballot and his 15-minute speaking slot, the GOP and Romney’s people decided to try and take these legitimate wins away from Ron Paul and his supporters. Ron Paul supporters fought hard, played fair and won. Romney supporters didn’t play fair and still lost those 5-plus states. These Ron Paul pluralities were won in spite of shenanigans and tricks tried by Romney supporters and the GOP to prevent or undermine Ron Paul wins. The Ron Paul supporters were well prepared and won the needed amount of states anyway.

So, how did Romney and his supporters handle their losses of five measly states to Ron Paul? Honorably? Graciously? With dignity? Maturely?

No. Quite the opposite.

Romney’s people ran to Big Daddy GOP to rescue them from their defeats by trying to disqualify the valid Ron Paul delegates and to take away Ron Paul’s right to speak and be on the ballot by reducing his states won to fewer than the five needed.

So far, Romney and the GOP have contested the Ron Paul wins in LouisianaMaineMassachusettsand Oregon. They threw out the Massachusetts Ron Paul delegates after the GOP tried to force the delegates to sign a long legal document that required them to vote for Romney. This was not something that had ever been done before. The GOP allowed Romney, big lawyers and big bullying to invalidate Ron Paul’s solid win in Massachusetts.

As in the other states, the Ron Paul delegates in Maine played by the rules and won. Even Governor LePage of Maine, a Republican, is appalled with GOP efforts to throw out the duly-elected Ron Paul delegates.

The entire plot to reduce Ron Paul wins to under five states to take his name off the ballot and take away his 15-minute speaking slot is well under way. If Romney/Ryan are so great, why can’t they handle a little competition without whining and crying like sore losers?

Are they afraid of losing the 2012 nomination to Ron Paul if he speaks and is on the ballot?

Why not play fair and let the best man win?

Who cheats? The lazy, bratty, insecure and less-qualified people who can’t win honestly and fairly. Is that really presidential material?

I wonder if Romney and the GOP are worried that if Ron Paul speaks and gets the nomination, that Ron Paul will fire all of them. Is the GOP that terrified of change, even if it is for the betterment of the country?

Here is why I think that Ron Paul might still walk away with the nomination.

4. Lots of regular “little people”, like me, want Ron Paul to be the 2012 GOP presidential candidate. We, the little people, do not like being trod upon and when we join together, we are stronger than big money. Remember, “We the People”? Ron Paul’s donors areregular working people, not banks, and military men and women.

3. Ron Paul is the David to Romney’s Goliath Machine but the spirit, character and faith of we “little people” count more in America than just money. Romney has raised$152 million to Paul’s $39 million. Ron Paul has more passionate support from his supporters due to Ron Paul’s character and dedication to serving America and Americans based on our founding principles embodied in our Constitution. Money, media manipulation and bullying can’t buy this type of support. But, Romney and his lawyers couldn’t let Ron Paul keep 5-plus wins?

2. Ron Paul wants to serve his country, and has served in the military, and would end the wars. Ron Paul’s supporters and Americans want someone they can trust and believe in. Dr. Paul is that man.

1. Mitt Romney is much less qualified to be president than Ron Paul, who understands the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Watch this link where Romney is asked a basic Constitutional question and replies, “I’ll have to ask my lawyers”. Ron Paul tells Mitt Romney, “Read the Constitution.” Ron Paul is the only Republican Presidential candidate who is qualified, experienced and credible.

We, little people, similar to Ron Paul and his supporters, work hard, play fair and expect the same from others.

If Romney and his supporters had been gracious losers about Ron Paul’s 5-plus state wins and Ron Paul’s 15-minute speech, Romney had a chance to garner both the GOP 2012 nomination plus the support and votes of Ron Paul and his supporters. (I say “a chance” because many Ron Paul supporters do not see Romney as a fiscal conservative.)

Not anymore. It is hard to vote for someone who has acted so dishonorably, even for the sake of party loyalty.

The misguided Machiavellian advice Romney got and took to “win at all costs,” may cost him dearly in November due to the bad will generated with Ron Paul supporters. Too many people have lost too much respect for Romney to vote for him. To the contrary, even though Ron Paul’s campaign was repeatedly slighted and undermined by Romney and his supporters, Ron Paul stayed gracious and denounced mistreatment of Romney. He has told his delegates to “Make yourself heard but be respectful.”

By playing dirty and being greedy, Romney supporters may have lost Romney both the nomination and the election.

Romney and the national GOP are showing their ugly colors by attempting to take away Ron Paul state delegate wins that were earned fair and square.

In speaking with some Ron Paul supporters, here is their current plan. If Ron Paul doesn’t win the 2012 GOP nomination, many Ron Paul supporters will elect to vote for Gary Johnson, the Libertarian presidential candidate. Why wouldn’t Ron Paul supporters write in Ron Paul on ballots around the country? For those write-in votes to count, a write-in candidate must be listed in every state and some Ron Paul supporters do not know if their Ron Paul votes would count.

And, due to the shabby treatment Ron Paul and his supporters have received from the GOP and Romney’s people, many Ron Paul supporters may refuse to vote for Romney in 2012, even if it means Obama being re-elected for four more years. One supporter told me, “I want the GOP to see how many votes they lost by playing dirty. They will only be able to count all the lost votes if I vote for Gary Johnson.”

If you want to learn more about Gary Johnson click here. He stands for small government, government staying out of your business, liberty and fiscal responsibility. He is like Ron Paul without the Roe v Wade concern. Gary Johnson has had virtually no media coverage so you may not have heard of him.

As I heard in grammar school and it remains true: “Cheat, Cheat Never Beat”.

Ron Paul is the only qualified person for the 2012 Republican Nomination who can unify conservative Republicans and stabilize the economy. If the GOP is smart and humble enough to do a mea culpa and nominate Ron Paul, Republicans stand a better chance of winning in November. If Ron Paul doesn’t get the nomination, many Ron Paul supporters will likely be voting for Gary Johnson. All Romney and the GOP had to do was play fair and win honorably, but I guess that was too much to ask.

But here is the GOP’s conflict: If the GOP nominates Ron Paul and he wins, many of the GOP cronies will be shown the door. There will be a big house cleaning of corrupt politicians, like turning on the lights and the cockroaches scatter. On the other hand, if they don’t nominate Ron Paul, they risk losing all the Ron Paul supporters, which would likely split the vote and lose the 2012 election entirely.

It is hard to make those type of decisions when choosing what is best for the country doesn’t figure in at all, but choosing what is best for their own selfish principles of self-preservation, greed and thirst for power rule the day.

Romney and the GOP need to leave Ron Paul’s five-plus states alone, place him on the ballot and allow Ron Paul to speak.

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14 Responses to Why the GOP Is Scared of Ron Paul and 4 Reasons He Might Still Get the 2012 Republican Nomination

  1. jeff says:

    I believe that they (repub party) are actually throwing the election, they do not want the mess that has been created by both parties and would rather let the crap hit the fan under dems. Just my belief. The same will happen regardless of who wins short of paul being elected and that is not the plan. There fore paul will never get elected. He would upset entire plan that has taken decades to put together. We are on our own to stop it and it is going to be ugly…….that is all folks

    • NC says:

      I agree with you, Jeff. The Republicans don’t care if they win or lose as long as Ron Paul is gone. They will still get their bonuses and benefits from their corporate masters since they control both parties anyways. It really makes no difference to them.

    • ehnyah says:

      Yes, it’s obvious, because the truth is self evident. Both factions have one agenda they agree on, they only differ in degree and detail, stop Ron Paul/Liberty and the natural aristocracy by any means necessary so they can keep the wars going for…for…freedumb!

      Jefferson called those with no virtue or talent(cheaters), “the artificial aristocracy”. What we have with the republicrats/duopoly is what our first president warned about(along with foreign intrigue) in his farewell speech to the American people, permanent despotism.

      “The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism. The disorders and miseries, which result, gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an individual; and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of Public Liberty.

      Without looking forward to an extremity of this kind, (which nevertheless ought not to be entirely out of sight,) the common and continual mischiefs of the spirit of party are sufficient to make it the interest and duty of a wise people to discourage and restrain it.

      It serves always to distract the Public Councils, and enfeeble the Public Administration. It agitates the Community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms; kindles the animosity of one part against another, foments occasionally riot and insurrection. It opens the door to foreign influence and corruption, which find a facilitated access to the government itself through the channels of party passions. Thus the policy and the will of one country are subjected to the policy and will of another.” George Washington – Farewell Address – 1796

      “Men by their constitutions are naturally divided into two parties: 1. Those who fear and distrust the people, and wish to draw all powers from them into the hands of the higher classes. 2. Those who identify themselves with the people, have confidence in them, cherish and consider them as the most honest and safe, although not the most wise depositary of the public interests.” -Thomas Jefferson to Henry Lee, 1824. ME 16:73

      “There is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talents… There is also an artificial aristocracy founded on wealth and birth, without either virtue or talents; for with these it would belong to the first class.” -Thomas Jefferson to John Adams, 1813. ME 13:396

      “I hope we shall… crush in its birth the aristocracy of our
      moneyed corporations, which dare already to challenge our
      government to a trial of strength and bid defiance to the laws of
      our country.” –Thomas Jefferson to George Logan, 1816.

  2. Ponce says:

    Ron Paul can always do with the third party……..”The Freedom Party”

  3. David says:

    I am not going to vote for Romney. I will write in my own name first. Ron Paul, just like Pat Buchanan, won the nomination and has been denied it. We have not had an honest election in this country since 1860 . I can be as free as I want, as long as I don`t tell you what I really think, being a Southerner. America is getting what she deserves!

  4. japoa says:

    If the good doctor by some odd chance happened to pull this off , I have 2 pieces of advise . STAY OUT OF DALLAS AND DO NOT RIDE IN ANY CONVERTIBLES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Arne Kvaale says:

    As Gary Johnson definitely fails the “Israel test,” (I read that he wants to maintain what he calls our ‘important military alliance’ with them) I’m sticking with Ron Paul.

  6. Anon Patriot says:

    Someone above (the LAW) has determined that it will be another 4 years of Obama – plain and simple. The GOP is OWNED by the SAME Central Bankers, who OWN the Democratic Party. It’s all ONE BIG PARTY – for the 1%, and it’s completely ok with them, if Ron Paul causes the GOP to lose in Nov., thus forcing the blame onto Obama, & the “Dems”, when the economic SHTF, sometime during the next few years.

  7. Paris says:

    If this were a sports event, the GOP would be disqualified for cheating.
    They have indeed destroyed their chance of winning the presidency as Ron Paul supporters will not “hold their nose” and vote for “Mitt the wimp” who cannot stand a fair fight..

  8. Sonnen says:

    Big jew is really running the show. A Ron Paul win kills the cash cow.

  9. ChewyBees says:

    There is no saving this mess. And why would you want to? So the same extortion and warmongering can go on a few more piddly years? If you are like me, and you want to see an evolution in governmental process that transcends the constitution, the previous system must fail in its entirety. That’s going to be painful for a lot of people, and a great many will be taking a dirt nap over it. It’s the only way true freedom can be gotten, the pyramid must be turned upside down. To quote a book, “those who are first will be last, and those who are last will be first”.

    I interpret that this way: men will be required to govern themselves first, then their family, then neighborhood, then municipality, then state, then nation. This will require a maximum amount of liability at the personal level. What we have currently is the exact opposite, where it is illegal for a man to govern himself. That system has proven to be, and will catastrophically end because it is unsustainable. The Phoenix that soars from those ashes just may be the greatest civilization in known history. If a complete flip doesn’t happen, all of mankind and a great deal of life on this planet will be dead.

    I have an essay out there on this…http://chewybees.blogspot.com/2010/12/dawning.html

  10. Me says:

    I’m a life-long Democrat.
    I despise Obama and Clinton, but I don’t regret voting for them because the alternatives would have been even worse (“Bomb bomb bomb bomb bomb Iran” McCain would probably have started World War III by now, and Bush I clearly didn’t deserve a second term).

    That said, Ron Paul has my vote if he is on the ballot.

    I disagree with quite a few of his views, but at least he is honest (which can not be said about any other Republican or Democrat), will not launch unnecessary and illegal wars (unlike just about any other Republican or Democrat), and restore constitutional rights (unlike just about any other Republican or Democrat).

    If anyone who can affect things is reading, to me it’s either Paul or holding my nose and giving Obama a 2nd term because Romney is even worse.
    And I doubt I’m alone in that.

    • ChewyBees says:

      None of this is meant to be accusatory, only inquisitive.

      You state that you are a lifelong Democrat. I’m curious as to what actual benefit you are given by classifying yourself politically. Are you a corporate mogul or financial giant? I can’t see any other way that a person could benefit from political loyalty than being able to buy and pay for political favoritism. I can’t even recall a politician keeping any of the promises he campaigned under, R or D.

      When it comes down to it, all that politicians are good at is campaigning, and in the great lie-off in front of teleprompters, the best man at bullsh*tting the masses about their past, present and future gets the nod from the banks that own all of Federal.

      This nation was designed as a republic, separate states, all diverse and unique under the general clauses and amendments of the constitution. Now it is a top down system where the people keep looking to one man to save them from the very system that one man wishes to perpetuate. That a president even has the power to write executive order into law is a complete and total violation of the very premise of a constitutional republic. How can an executive with universal power be considered any different than a king, King George for instance? I seem to remember him from a declaration.

      There has never been a man in our lifetimes with the brainpower to run the show. Which is why they all sell their loyalties to corporate entities and foreign trusts, and then just act as directed by the organizations that paid for their election. It’s not that one man is qualified and the other is not, in this election or any other. It’s a disqualification of the social contract as a whole. If one part of a contract is violated in the least, the entire thing is void. The constitution has been violated by presidents past and current more times than little boys and girls in the Lincoln bedroom.

      At the very least, people have the choice of which of 2 political parties will rule and ruin their world. That’s one more political party than a communist dictatorship, which is simply “the party”. An investigation into the unsustainability of this Federal government will show that the same premises as a single party system are inherent. The charade that is passed on as representative government, constitutional republic, democracy and liberty are equally unsustainable. The only thing still propping any of this up is the belief that the system is what it claims to be, in deference to its blatant actions to the contrary.

  11. sherry says:

    I will not vote for Romney. Ron Paul has been my choice from the very beginning, he is more qualified to get this country headed in the right direction.
    I would not want either Obama, or Romney as president, so unless Paul is not on the ballot, I will not vote, or I will vote for the 3rd party candidate. Romney, and Obama are two of the same, both dishonest, deceitful, I will pray that Ron Paul is on the ballot, and the next president of the United States. Come on America, we need to get our country back on the right track, VOTE RON PAUL!

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