Why WOULDNT anyone vote for Ron Paul?

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#1 Posted by sexyweapons (5302 posts) -

I just don't see why you would vote for anyone else?

No foreign war,ending the federal reserve and lowering taxes theseare all good things that America needs and Ron Paul stands for!Yet he still hasn't won a state to date.

Its not like the other candidates are much better,Romneys a dick and Gingrich is in it for the money.

So what do you think of Ron Paul OT?

#2 Posted by Hubadubalubahu (1081 posts) -

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#3 Posted by Orayus (525 posts) -

This country is ****

#4 Posted by Iszdope (10851 posts) -

No lobotomy?

#5 Posted by Orayus (525 posts) -
People like the status quo, elections never change anything
#6 Posted by WiiCubeM1 (4729 posts) -

He was my choice from the get go, but you know the internet doesn't have much say in the final decision.

#7 Posted by Guybrush_3 (8308 posts) -

This is more or less why

http://www.reddit.com/r/socialism/comments/opg40/in_a_ron_paul_america_there_would_be_no/c3j2k70

#8 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (23826 posts) -

This is more or less why

http://www.reddit.com/r/socialism/comments/opg40/in_a_ron_paul_america_there_would_be_no/c3j2k70

Guybrush_3
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#9 Posted by FMAB_GTO (14385 posts) -
Because I''m not American mhm :3
#10 Posted by soulless4now (41381 posts) -

He's old.

#11 Posted by WiiCubeM1 (4729 posts) -

This is more or less why

http://www.reddit.com/r/socialism/comments/opg40/in_a_ron_paul_america_there_would_be_no/c3j2k70

Guybrush_3

Through some personal things I'd rather not get into, I don't trust anything I see on reddit anymore. Half of the political stuff you see is based off of rumor, created by someone who hates whoever they are bashing (and on the internet, hate is eternal), and sometimes just outright lies. Getting your reasons for hating politicians off that site is just as good as getting it from quickmeme.

#12 Posted by VaguelyTagged (10345 posts) -

i'm not in a position to respond to this thread but maybe because what he says isn't practical?

#13 Posted by Guybrush_3 (8308 posts) -

[QUOTE="Guybrush_3"]

This is more or less why

http://www.reddit.com/r/socialism/comments/opg40/in_a_ron_paul_america_there_would_be_no/c3j2k70

WiiCubeM1

Through some personal things I'd rather not get into, I don't trust anything I see on reddit anymore. Half of the political stuff you see is based off of rumor, created by someone who hates whoever they are bashing (and on the internet, hate is eternal), and sometimes just outright lies. Getting your reasons for hating politicians off that site is just as good as getting it from quickmeme.

Click the links and read them. Most of it is bills he's introduced, stuff he's blogged, and wikipedia.

#14 Posted by WiiCubeM1 (4729 posts) -

[QUOTE="WiiCubeM1"]

[QUOTE="Guybrush_3"]

This is more or less why

http://www.reddit.com/r/socialism/comments/opg40/in_a_ron_paul_america_there_would_be_no/c3j2k70

Guybrush_3

Through some personal things I'd rather not get into, I don't trust anything I see on reddit anymore. Half of the political stuff you see is based off of rumor, created by someone who hates whoever they are bashing (and on the internet, hate is eternal), and sometimes just outright lies. Getting your reasons for hating politicians off that site is just as good as getting it from quickmeme.

Click the links and read them. Most of it is bills he's introduced, stuff he's blogged, and wikipedia.

I did, but I'd still say only about half of that is actually valid.

#15 Posted by Guybrush_3 (8308 posts) -

[QUOTE="Guybrush_3"]

[QUOTE="WiiCubeM1"]

Through some personal things I'd rather not get into, I don't trust anything I see on reddit anymore. Half of the political stuff you see is based off of rumor, created by someone who hates whoever they are bashing (and on the internet, hate is eternal), and sometimes just outright lies. Getting your reasons for hating politicians off that site is just as good as getting it from quickmeme.

WiiCubeM1

Click the links and read them. Most of it is bills he's introduced, stuff he's blogged, and wikipedia.

I did, but I'd still say only about half of that is actually valid.

which half?

#16 Posted by metroidfood (11175 posts) -

Oh no, people have different opinions than you do!

#17 Posted by DragonOracle69 (88 posts) -
I want to be a Dragon. **** Ron LAME
#18 Posted by Fandangle (3430 posts) -

Isn't the president determined by who spends the most on their campaign?

#19 Posted by Guybrush_3 (8308 posts) -

Isn't the president determined by who spends the most on their campaign?

Fandangle

most of the time the winner raises the most money.

#20 Posted by vfibsux (4248 posts) -

3rd parties are not electable because a president's ideas are worthless without congress behind him. Seeing as though congress is pretty much a 2 party entity it will never happen. We need reform to cap the 2 parties numbers so we can get a third a chance. I would be 100% for Libertarians.

#21 Posted by DarkOfKnight (2543 posts) -
Because I like the idea of a strong economy and fair pay?
#22 Posted by Mochyc (4421 posts) -
Because his economic policies are ridiculous to anyone who knows anything about economics. Getting rid of the federal reserve is a very bad idea.
#23 Posted by FMAB_GTO (14385 posts) -
[QUOTE="DragonOracle69"]I want to be a Dragon. **** Ron LAME

lmao :3
#24 Posted by Philokalia (2910 posts) -

Because they dissagree with him?

#25 Posted by topsemag55 (19063 posts) -
He wrote a resignation letter to leave the party. He lost all credibility with that move. Plus he's too radical to be in either party. Although it would have been hilarious if he'd gone through with it and switched to Democrat. The he would be running against Obama in a different way.
#26 Posted by sexyweapons (5302 posts) -

Because his economic policies are ridiculous to anyone who knows anything about economics. Getting rid of the federal reserve is a very bad idea.Mochyc

Actually getting rid of it is a good thing as the dollar was worth alot more before the federal reserve was founded

#27 Posted by sexyweapons (5302 posts) -

This country is ****

Orayus

Then my country would seem like hell lol

#28 Posted by almasdeathchild (8922 posts) -

why i dont vote at all cause i dont want to help get a power hungery criminal to office?

#29 Posted by flazzle (6488 posts) -

Obama can do no wrong.

#30 Posted by CptJSparrow (10897 posts) -
Just because he is elected doesn't mean anything changes. Congress holds the lawmaking and law-reversing power.
#31 Posted by helwa1988 (2118 posts) -
Because Ron Paul is no different than any of the politicians today. Makes a bunch of inspirational statements and speeches. Then when elected into office nothing. Its hilarious how people think Ron Paul is going to save America or something. People act as if he is the 2nd coming.
#32 Posted by topsemag55 (19063 posts) -
[QUOTE="helwa1988"]Because Ron Paul is no different than any of the politicians today. Makes a bunch of inspirational statements and speeches. Then when elected into office nothing. Its hilarious how people think Ron Paul is going to save America or something. People act as if he is the 2nd coming.

Most of us know he isn't.:)
#33 Posted by Ilovegames1992 (14221 posts) -

Just to say, its pretty hard being President probably. They don't have the power people think they do.

#34 Posted by topsemag55 (19063 posts) -

Just to say, its pretty hard being President probably. They don't have the power people think they do.

Ilovegames1992
Congress limited those powers, starting after Roosevelt (because he was elected 4 times). Basically that stems from not wanting a single leader to have the power of a British monarch. Comes from our heritage as a colony.
#35 Posted by Ilovegames1992 (14221 posts) -

[QUOTE="Ilovegames1992"]

Just to say, its pretty hard being President probably. They don't have the power people think they do.

topsemag55

Congress limited those powers, starting after Roosevelt (because he was elected 4 times). Basically that stems from not wanting a single leader to have the power of a British monarch. Comes from our heritage as a colony.

Our monarchs haven't had total power for a long long time.

#36 Posted by RushKing (1780 posts) -
Because I'm against corporate fascism.
#37 Posted by topsemag55 (19063 posts) -

Our monarchs haven't had total power for a long long time.

Ilovegames1992
True, but our Constitution was written with that in mind. No one person can hold as much power as the monarchs once did. In fact, the U.S. is one nation that can also say there would never be a military coup.
#38 Posted by Ilovegames1992 (14221 posts) -

[QUOTE="Ilovegames1992"]

Our monarchs haven't had total power for a long long time.

topsemag55

True, but our Constitution was written with that in mind. No one person can hold as much power as the monarchs once did. In fact, the U.S. is one nation that can also say there would never be a military coup.

I dunno man, at least stuff got done back then.

And seeing as we never really had a proper revolution as opposed to say France, i guess having a monarch isn't that bad.

#39 Posted by LJS9502_basic (152292 posts) -
I think he's outdated, out of touch,naive, and just a little crazy.
#40 Posted by topsemag55 (19063 posts) -

I dunno man, at least stuff got done back then.

And seeing as we never really had a proper revolution as opposed to say France, i guess having a monarch isn't that bad.

Ilovegames1992
What we ensured was that no one person could say what our choice of religion could be, no one could take away our weapons, basically The Bill of Rights. We just didn't want an absolute ruler. The possibility of having a different leader every 4 years is vastly more appealing than enduring a lifetime of one plus nepotism, and having no choice.
#41 Posted by worlock77 (22547 posts) -

To Ron Paul supporters: in all seriousness, exactly what do you expect he would accomplish if he did somehow actually win the White House?

#42 Posted by stanleycup98 (6144 posts) -
Because I'm not an internet hipster who believes that some radical old man can convince Congress to do any of the outright ridiculous things that he suggests.
#43 Posted by sexyweapons (5302 posts) -

To Ron Paul supporters: in all seriousness, exactly what do you expect he would accomplish if he did somehow actually win the White House?

worlock77

Couldn't you say that on behalf of all the candidates?

#44 Posted by topsemag55 (19063 posts) -

[QUOTE="worlock77"]

To Ron Paul supporters: in all seriousness, exactly what do you expect he would accomplish if he did somehow actually win the White House?

sexyweapons

Couldn't you say that on behalf of all the candidates?

Neither party in Congress would be compelled to work with Paul if he was elected. He would be stalemated no matter which party had majorities.
#45 Posted by worlock77 (22547 posts) -

[QUOTE="worlock77"]

To Ron Paul supporters: in all seriousness, exactly what do you expect he would accomplish if he did somehow actually win the White House?

sexyweapons

Couldn't you say that on behalf of all the candidates?

Not necessarily. Most candidates have one of the two main parties behind them, which gives them a plausable chance of getting their agenda across. Paul has the support of neither party, and would have little to no support for his agenda. At best he'd be a lame duck.

#46 Posted by sSubZerOo (43899 posts) -
No he is a hypocrite.. He is firmly against federal government but fully supports states to pass and enforce even more extreme laws than the Federal government ever has..
#47 Posted by topsemag55 (19063 posts) -
No he is a hypocrite.. He is firmly against federal government but fully supports states to pass and enforce even more extreme laws than the Federal government ever has.. sSubZerOo
Completely agree.
#48 Posted by MgamerBD (17550 posts) -
He's a Republican.
#49 Posted by sSubZerOo (43899 posts) -
[QUOTE="sSubZerOo"]No he is a hypocrite.. He is firmly against federal government but fully supports states to pass and enforce even more extreme laws than the Federal government ever has.. topsemag55
Completely agree.

I don't get it honestly it seems like half the Ron Paul supporters don't even know about some of the things he wouldn't mind or support even for states to pass...
#50 Posted by topsemag55 (19063 posts) -
I don't get it honestly it seems like half the Ron Paul supporters don't even know about some of the things he wouldn't mind or support even for states to pass...sSubZerOo
And to top it off he wrote that resignation letter to leave the party, which to me says he lost all credibility. Doesn't matter which party you're in.