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Starks
02-05-2008, 09:19 PM
Which is more likely to occur?

Feelgood
02-05-2008, 09:39 PM
Brokered convention, since third party is not even an option.

JordanQ72
02-05-2008, 09:45 PM
Brokered Convention isn't happening, so you decide.

cindy25
02-05-2008, 09:52 PM
plan for both

start running as anti-war candidate, and hope the war starts going badly

MooCowzRock
02-05-2008, 09:53 PM
plan for both

start running as anti-war candidate, and hope the war starts going badly

the war IS going badly.

AlexMerced
02-05-2008, 09:57 PM
honestly we should focusing on a strong hold in the legislative branch, we'd be able to take federal reserve in the legislative branch and stop the future president from being overly stupid

Richandler
02-05-2008, 09:57 PM
the war IS going badly.

No it isn't, and this was one of our biggest downfalls. The issue that was preached about had lightened up just in time for the election.

Drknows
02-05-2008, 10:04 PM
Ron Paul is 72 years old that means he will be 76 next time around or 80 if the dem candidate serves two terms.

Ron Paul is just the messenger hes not "the one" but one of you guys are.

Prepare to build the base.

I have a feeling thats what his manifesto will say,

Churchill2004
02-05-2008, 10:07 PM
Why would Ron Paul run as an Independent when there's the Libertarian Party? Please, people, get that straight.

And there's no reason he can't do both. Realistically, Paul is not going to come out of a brokered convention the nominee. He could however have some fun with his delegates, even if he's the Libertarian nominee. He can also be the LP nominee as a registered Republican, so there'd be no need to worry about his House seat.

Sennholz_grad
02-05-2008, 10:20 PM
honestly we should focusing on a strong hold in the legislative branch, we'd be able to take federal reserve in the legislative branch and stop the future president from being overly stupid

You are absolutely correct -- Congress is the key.

Congress controls the purse strings, can limit federal court jurisdiction, and can contain the President. What would really turn things around would be electing more Ron Paul candidates to Congress.