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terlinguatx
03-03-2008, 09:53 PM
As much as I'd hate to admit it, Paul might be too old for another presidential bid as he'll be over 80 in 2016. You can only do so much in a house of representatives of over 400 though. So hopefully he'll seek higher office in the near future. I think he could make the most changes by seeking the senate position or governor position in texas in 2010. The utterly incompetent Kay Bailey Hutchison, who does nothing but parrot the necon party line, is rumored to be giving up her senate spot for the governorship in 2010. Paul should start considering taking one of these two positions.

nate895
03-03-2008, 09:57 PM
Why couldn't he (or someone else) run in 2012?

terlinguatx
03-03-2008, 09:59 PM
Why couldn't he (or someone else) run in 2012?

It's hard to take on an incumbent...

Kotin
03-03-2008, 10:00 PM
i would love a Governor Paul in texas..


i would wake up everyday and vomit sunshine.

nate895
03-03-2008, 10:04 PM
It's hard to take on an incumbent...

So, it is hard to make a Congressman from Texas President when the near entirety of the media is against him, and that hasn't stopped us.

scandinaviany3
03-03-2008, 10:17 PM
i have to wonder if Perry isnt up for VP slot...

So what would happen then...


All aboard Pres/Governor of Texas ron paul

ninepointfive
03-03-2008, 10:20 PM
So, it is hard to make a Congressman from Texas President when the near entirety of the media is against him, and that hasn't stopped us.

YESS Right On!

Misesian
03-03-2008, 10:22 PM
Why couldn't he (or someone else) run in 2012?

I'll be ready to go again in 2011. He'll only be 3 years older. Though I don't think Ron would run again if we abandon him. I see too many people bolting for failed 3rd parties rather than do the harder thing and go to these GOP meetings and take over the party.

nate895
03-03-2008, 10:26 PM
I'll be ready to go again in 2011. He'll only be 3 years older. Though I don't think Ron would run again if we abandon him. I see too many people bolting for failed 3rd parties rather than do the harder thing and go to these GOP meetings and take over the party.

I say start on September 5th if he lose the nomination. Save up for the big money bomb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aldanga
03-03-2008, 10:27 PM
i would love a Governor Paul in texas..


i would wake up everyday and vomit sunshine.

:D

Luft97
03-03-2008, 10:56 PM
i have to wonder if Perry isnt up for VP slot...

So what would happen then...


All aboard Pres/Governor of Texas ron paul

Would be wonderful if he could be president of Texas ;)

I would settle for governor tho :p

rajibo
03-03-2008, 11:01 PM
I'll be ready to go again in 2011. He'll only be 3 years older. Though I don't think Ron would run again if we abandon him. I see too many people bolting for failed 3rd parties rather than do the harder thing and go to these GOP meetings and take over the party.

It's pretty selfish of us to expect him to go through all this again next cycle. I have faith that somebody else will emerge to be our candidate in 2012.

Paulitical Correctness
03-03-2008, 11:18 PM
Save up for the big money bomb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

500,000 Ron Paul supporters with $2300 on hold.

What a glorious day.

nate895
03-03-2008, 11:27 PM
500,000 Ron Paul supporters with $2300 on hold.

What a glorious day.

2300*500,000= $1,150,000,000, in other words more than 1 Billion dollars WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TruthAtLast
03-03-2008, 11:43 PM
2300*500,000= $1,150,000,000, in other words more than 1 Billion dollars WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

as great as this would be, I don't think it is very realistic. First, the American people have proven that they lack the discipline to save. Second, it wouldn't be an easy task to get 500,000 people to donate anything, more less $2300. Even Ron Paul's website only shows about 62,000 donors this quarter. Many people are pseudo supporters. They got all caught up in the money bomb and how "cool" it was to support the underdog but many of them are disenfranchised and are not TRULY committed to the end goal.

It is much easier to set up a fund that can gain interest over time and get less than half the number of supporters (200,000) to donate only $30 per month over a period of time.

5% interest
40 months
= $1,014,718,103.64

This accomplishes the same goal, requires less than half the people, only asks them to donate $30 per month, and still raises 1 billion.

RonPaulVolunteer
03-03-2008, 11:57 PM
He's fit and healthy, he can and will run in 2012.

nate895
03-04-2008, 12:24 AM
as great as this would be, I don't think it is very realistic. First, the American people have proven that they lack the discipline to save. Second, it wouldn't be an easy task to get 500,000 people to donate anything, more less $2300. Even Ron Paul's website only shows about 62,000 donors this quarter. Many people are pseudo supporters. They got all caught up in the money bomb and how "cool" it was to support the underdog but many of them are disenfranchised and are not TRULY committed to the end goal.

It is much easier to set up a fund that can gain interest over time and get less than half the number of supporters (200,000) to donate only $30 per month over a period of time.

5% interest
40 months
= $1,014,718,103.64

This accomplishes the same goal, requires less than half the people, only asks them to donate $30 per month, and still raises 1 billion.

The campaign has 300,000 donors overall.

TruthAtLast
03-04-2008, 01:13 AM
The campaign has 300,000 donors overall.

how many that donated $2300?

the last Money Bomb when we raised about 1 million for Ron Paul, how many donated... even $1?

My point is that many of those people have fallen away. It is easier to get fewer people to donate small amounts of money on a regular basis.

RCA
03-04-2008, 07:05 AM
Why doesn't Ron Paul run for the Senate?