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PMatt
12-23-2007, 12:17 AM
We all knew this, but in case you need an argument, here it is.

68% of Americans are against the Iraq War (1% don't know what country they live in :D)
http://www.pollingreport.com/iraq.htm

59% of Americans define themselves as fiscally conservative and socially liberal (so basically 59% of Americans define themselves as libertarians)
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/politics/jan-june07/economic_05-09.html

So you can say that winning the nomination is the hard part. Winning the general election, at least according to these statistics, should be a cake walk.

shasshas
12-23-2007, 12:22 AM
i am not sure he can win...

if you look at his latest iowa 1 hour speical advertisement, he is just not mainstream enough. he still wants to come across as eccentirc - possibly too eccentric. i suspect Dr Paul has told his staffers that he will send his own message and get electe don his own terms. if they do not want ot elect him then the presidency is not worth it.

you can't blame him. it is an enormous repsonsibility to be president and he wants to make sure the people know what he is going to do befoe they elect him.

so.. even if the polls show his positions align with the majority, they will disagree with the way he is going to do it unless he becomes more moderate.

he could well beocme more moderate once he gets the primary.

PimpBlimp
12-23-2007, 12:23 AM
I keep saying that if all of the Ron Paul supporters on the internet got out and voted he would win by a landslide.

This is why it is important for us to alert the internets come vote day.

Paul4Prez
12-23-2007, 02:34 AM
Here are the top ten reasons why Ron Paul can win:

http://paul4prez.blogspot.com/2007/12/top-ten-reasons-ron-paul-can-win.html

smartguy911
12-23-2007, 02:36 AM
we pick on MSM for poll, so how do we know that those polling numbers are correct? Maybe its 40-50% that are against war.

Joe3113
12-23-2007, 02:55 AM
i am not sure he can win...

if you look at his latest iowa 1 hour speical advertisement, he is just not mainstream enough. he still wants to come across as eccentirc - possibly too eccentric. i suspect Dr Paul has told his staffers that he will send his own message and get electe don his own terms. if they do not want ot elect him then the presidency is not worth it.

you can't blame him. it is an enormous repsonsibility to be president and he wants to make sure the people know what he is going to do befoe they elect him.

so.. even if the polls show his positions align with the majority, they will disagree with the way he is going to do it unless he becomes more moderate.

he could well beocme more moderate once he gets the primary.

i call crap on this. when americans wake up about what is going on in their country they will vote for Ron. Just gotta give em a quick lesson on the federal reserve.