If millions of RP supporters will be writing him in anyway, why not write him in under the CP? Take a look at their platform. On Liberty, Economy, Personal Property Rights.
Thanks, tbone, for your thoughts about third party. I just want Ron to win, somehow. We all do!
Let's be realistic here. There are six possible scenarios that can occur. I'll rank them in order of least likely to most likely (based upon my opinion, current data and observations).
1) Paul wins the nomination outright by winning primaries, caucuses and accumulating 1144 or more delegates prior to the convention
2) Paul wins the nomination at a brokered/open convention by accumulating 1144 of his supporters as delegates
3) Paul runs as a third party (LP, CP, Independent) candidate
4) Paul does not win the nomination and endorses a third party candidate.
5) Paul does not win the nomination, makes no endorsement and essentially sits out for the general election.
6) Paul does not win the nomination, but has influence over the ticket, cabinet and/or VP selection.
For the most part, this forum spends all its time discussing the 3 least likely scenarios and virtually ignores discussion of the more likely scenarios. If the grassroots is not properly equipped to handle scenarios 4,5 and 6 then we could very well be left scratching our heads when and if those situations do arise.
Lets face it, its Obama for four more years because no matter what ticket the RINO's put together, its a loser. I'd like Ron as a third party or more preferably RAND. At least I'd have some hope. Republican nomination is toast.
All that taken into consideration it is important to consider what is more beneficial for the libertarian movement: 4 years of Obama or 4 years of a GOP president? While I agree that there is little difference between Obama and Romney, one can argue that an Obama with no worries of reelection will be even more dangerous to this country than he already is. Does that benefit us or does it make it even more difficult for libertarian candidates down the road?
Remain positive (not blissing out, but taking positive action!).
Secure more local victories in areas where Ron is performing indisputably well (so well that the vote can't be stolen).
If the GOP doesn't make more than token concessions (not sure how this would go, since i wouldn't believe anything the neocon machine said, not even promises published and signed in blood), burn the mutha down!