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  • Striker 2012/03/15 15:38:14
    No, they still have supporters to represent.
    Striker
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    Actually, ABC News should end it's campaigns.

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  • J.MaisOui 2012/03/24 04:01:31
    No, they still have supporters to represent.
    J.MaisOui
    +1
    NO-I think -along with most people that the media should stop omitting Ron Paul and his comments and pretending that he doesn't exist. Do you think that we don't realize that you're censoring what we can see and hear?! Why do you want a president who keeps us in war,after war? What a bunch of kiss ups!!!
  • Shawn Rider 2012/03/18 14:19:56
    No, they still have supporters to represent.
    Shawn Rider
    +2
    Newt can give it up but not Paul
  • Chief 2012/03/15 21:07:27
    Yes, it’s time for them to step aside.
    Chief
    Ron Paul is the only one running that actually has ideas (not all good mind you). All the others are just being politicians as usual, including Romney and Santorum.
  • hari 2012/03/15 18:52:19
    Yes, it’s time for them to step aside.
    hari
    yes let the fresh air be prevail in party politics
  • Old Nellie Bones 2012/03/15 17:08:09
    No, they still have supporters to represent.
    Old Nellie Bones
    +1
    ABC should end the Blatant support of Obama Christ superstar.
  • cmdrbnd007 2012/03/15 16:55:21
    Yes, it’s time for them to step aside.
    cmdrbnd007
    Yes, it is past time.
  • cddjmikey 2012/03/15 16:52:29
    Yes, it’s time for them to step aside.
    cddjmikey
    They are making those with a chance burn up limited resources defending themselves against their attacks when they need them to battle their true opponent, Obama ! Maybe they can negotiate some kind of position on their staff in turn for dropping out now. Their position can be to help shape the message that goes out since both have a few good positions on things that need to be kept alive. This would also insure that their followers would shift to the new person.
  • rdmatheny 2012/03/15 16:30:56
    No, they still have supporters to represent.
    rdmatheny
    +2
    Americans are still learning that Romney, Gingrich and Santorum are corrupt, lying politicians that will only perpetuate the problems this country is dealing with.
  • Striker 2012/03/15 15:38:14
    No, they still have supporters to represent.
    Striker
    +3
    Actually, ABC News should end it's campaigns.
  • Old Nel... Striker 2012/03/15 17:08:44
    Old Nellie Bones
    +2
    BINGO.
  • Jackie G - Poker Playing Pa... 2012/03/15 15:31:34
    Yes, it’s time for them to step aside.
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    Yes, but they will not
  • prosperhappily 2012/03/15 15:27:38
    No, they still have supporters to represent.
    prosperhappily
    +2
    Ron Paul is running to spread his message. I don't think he actually thinks he can win the nomination.

    As for Newt, I don't think he's gonna be a factor much longer. Eventually, he'll be mathematically eliminated.
  • J.MaisOui prosper... 2012/03/24 04:11:26
    J.MaisOui
    +2
    I AGREE WITH YOU. RON PAUL IS A TRUE HERO. HE'S RIGHT UP THERE WITH M.L.K. A GOOD,DECENT MAN.HE TRULY CARES ABOUT WHAT'S GOING ON,NOT POWER,OR LINING HIS POCKETS.I JUST DON'T SEE HOW PEOPLE JUST FOLLOW .. WITHOUT READING OR LISTENING.So many people will only vote one way,regardless of who it is.I don't see how Paul could take any job less than president,because no one would listen to him.Maybe we can convince religious people that he's the new 'messiah'. -I'd better get to work on that!
  • intolerantrwj 2012/03/15 15:24:08
    No, they still have supporters to represent.
    intolerantrwj
    +1
    ...... never understood why Ron Paul was permitted to display an ' R ' beside his name

    We'll have the Rino Romney shoved down our throats I'm certain.
  • rdmatheny intoler... 2012/03/15 20:40:43
    rdmatheny
    +2
    "If you analyze it I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism. I think conservatism is really a misnomer just as liberalism is a misnomer for the liberals-if we were back in the days of the Revolution, so-called conservatives today would be the Liberals and the liberals would be the Tories. The basis of conservatism is a desire for less government interference or less centralized authority or more individual freedom and this is a pretty general description also of what libertarianism is."

    ~Ronald Reagan
  • intoler... rdmatheny 2012/03/24 20:36:43
    intolerantrwj
    .... problem is, I find it tough to call Ron Paul a Libertarian and easy to call him a Dem in sheeps clothing
  • rdmatheny intoler... 2012/03/24 20:41:57
    rdmatheny
    +1
    Usually people that are ignorant of politics in general, can't even define the difference between Republican and Democrat, liberal or conservative, moderate or radical or for that matter, have no clue what libertarianism is.
  • intoler... rdmatheny 2012/03/24 20:50:38
    intolerantrwj
    ..... could you then tell me why Ron Paul has taken upon himself to screw us Conservs out of a good candidate, full well knowing that he is ensuring the Rino Romney takes the Nomination ?

    Furthermore, why would a true Lebertarian align himself with the Repub label, when the Repub Party has been infiltrated + overrun by Rino's ?

    Why not run as a Libertarian on the Libertarian ticket ?
  • rdmatheny intoler... 2012/03/24 21:33:33
    rdmatheny
    +1
    First off, Ron Paul is the only true conservative on the GOP ticket this year, so I have no idea what "other" candidate you're referring to.

    Second, Ron has been a Republican for many years as a congressman with libertarian views and I would not consider him a "true" libertarian.

    Third, if you understood anything about our electorial process, you would know it's very bias toward third parties and it's designed in a way to make it virtually impossible for a third party candidate to get any fair treatment. Both Dems and Repubs designed it this way, because they don't want the corrupt system they designed for themselves to be threatened by a third party that could possibly take away their little scam that makes them wealthy beyond belief through kickbacks from lobbyists and special interests.
  • intoler... rdmatheny 2012/03/24 21:48:58 (edited)
    intolerantrwj
    ..... uuummm, first off my friend, I do have a little clue as to the operations of the 2 Party sham .... and how 3rd's are screwed.

    Ron Paul has had a R beside his name ..... so does Olympia Snow ..... so did Arlen Specter ..... your point is ? ? ?

    If he desires to run for Prez as a Libertarian, he can run for Prez as a Libertarian just as everyone listed ....




    H E R E >>>>> List of United States Libertarian Party presidential tickets

    ..... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
  • rdmatheny intoler... 2012/03/24 22:15:02
    rdmatheny
    +1
    Why are you so obsessed with party labels?

    If a guy gets a college scholorship to play baseball but yet excells in football and then gets drafted to play in the NFL, are you going to tell the guy to get out of football and play baseball? That's how ridiculous you sound.
  • intoler... rdmatheny 2012/03/24 22:33:43
    intolerantrwj
    ...... okay, then why isn't RP running for the Dem ticket ?
  • rdmatheny intoler... 2012/03/24 22:45:57
    rdmatheny
    +1
    BECAUSE HE IS A REPUBLICAN. Look, I don't know if you're trying to screw with me or you're mentally handicapped or what your problem is. But none of it is making any sense.

    What the hell party does it matter if a person is a true constitutional conservative and wants to conform our government back to abiding by the constitution as our founding fathers had brilliantly designed and intended for the welfare of this nation and its people.

    Now the only thing I could possibly come up with is you're trying to protect some other candidate that has knowingly skirted around the constitution or has no intentions of following the constitution. If that's the case, then I could see why you would want Ron Paul on another ticket because he's a threat to your corrupt candidate.
  • intoler... rdmatheny 2012/03/24 22:52:12
    intolerantrwj
    ..... the point is Sir, RP doesn't stand a snowballs chance in hell and he has screwed us by taking Electoral Votes from others.

    He can't run as a Conservative Dem .... after all, many of his Policy(s) lean more Left than Right ?
  • rdmatheny intoler... 2012/03/24 23:13:59
    rdmatheny
    +1
    I don't know who this "screwing us" is you're referring to. You have a warped sense of how this political process is played out. I highly suggest you read this article to get a better understanding.
    http://communities.washington...
  • intoler... rdmatheny 2012/03/24 23:33:05
    intolerantrwj
    ..... actually I do have a " warped sense " of the game.

    .... and as I did previously, I won't vote for the current ' Bob Dole ... or John McCain ' and Mr. Paul won't be the Repub nominee, so neither of us will be voting for him either.

    I would have happily voted for Gingrich, if for no other reason because the 9th Circuit is history if he were to be elected .... Mr. Paul going to disolve the 9th ?

    Mr. Paul going to throw the Illegals across the border ... neither is Newt.
  • rdmatheny intoler... 2012/03/24 23:39:44
    rdmatheny
    +1
    Ron Paul on illegal immigration.

  • intoler... rdmatheny 2012/03/24 23:47:27
    intolerantrwj
    ..... uummm ..... would you remind me what State he represents ?

    That State have Illegal Alien problem ?

    .............. don't get me wrong, Newt has a Panty-waisted approach also.

    Merely as a ' To the Point ' .... do either of us have any question as to where Jan Brewer of Joe Arpaio stand on Illegal Aliens .... by that I mean, do they tapdnce or tell it straight-up ?

    ..... Paul or Gingrich or whomever can't say it as thay do ?
  • rdmatheny intoler... 2012/03/24 23:55:02
    rdmatheny
    +1
    Ron Paul does not represent a state. he represents a congressional district in TX. One congressional district does not rule the entire state. You really are naive and misinformed on politics. I can't believe I carried this conversation with you this long. Oh well, you live and learn.
  • intoler... rdmatheny 2012/03/25 00:03:15
    intolerantrwj
    ..... would it be fair to say if RP's inclinations / policy were popular in his district it might just get contagious and spread, perhaps to the next district ?

    Here's a little list from Tx ... notice that Texans have somehow omitted RP ....



    Join the growing list of GOOOH candidates:
    TX-6 *Frank Kuchar
    TX-10 Eddie Traylor
    TX-15 Jane Cross
    TX-21 Sheriff Richard Mack
    TX-25 *Wes Riddle
    TX-31 Eric Klingemann

    .... been a little further from home than you thought.
  • rdmatheny intoler... 2012/03/24 23:42:34
    rdmatheny
    +1
    Obviously, you have this naive attraction to corrupt politicians. Not sure if that's the fault of the media where you get your info or just plain refuse to accept facts.

    Gingrich's illustrious past:

    05/04/1979 - He voted for a federal land grab that put tens of millions of acres of land in the hands of Washington bureaucrats.
    09/20/1979 - He voted to raise the debt ceiling for the first time.
    09/27/1979 - He voted to establish the Federal Department of Education.
    06/04/1980 - He voted to raise the debt ceiling for the second time.
    02/05/1981 - He voted to raise the debt ceiling for the third time.
    06/28/1984 - He voted to raise the debt ceiling for the fourth time.
    04/02/1987 - He cosponsored the 1987 Fairness Doctrine (anti 1st Amendment legislation)
    02/22/1989 - He cosponsored the Global Warming Prevention Act of 1989.
    03/--/1993 - He was "passionately in favor" of sending $1.6 Billion in foreign aid to Russia.
    11/19/1993 - He voted for the NAFTA Implementation Act.
    11/27/1994 - He supported the GATT Treaty giving sovereignty to the U.N.
    04/10/1995 - He supported Federal taxdollars being spent on abortions.
    06/--/1995 - He wrote the foreword to a book about tearing down the U.S. Constitution and implementing a Fascist World Government.
    08/27/1995 - He suggests that drug smuggling should ca...































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    Obviously, you have this naive attraction to corrupt politicians. Not sure if that's the fault of the media where you get your info or just plain refuse to accept facts.

    Gingrich's illustrious past:

    05/04/1979 - He voted for a federal land grab that put tens of millions of acres of land in the hands of Washington bureaucrats.
    09/20/1979 - He voted to raise the debt ceiling for the first time.
    09/27/1979 - He voted to establish the Federal Department of Education.
    06/04/1980 - He voted to raise the debt ceiling for the second time.
    02/05/1981 - He voted to raise the debt ceiling for the third time.
    06/28/1984 - He voted to raise the debt ceiling for the fourth time.
    04/02/1987 - He cosponsored the 1987 Fairness Doctrine (anti 1st Amendment legislation)
    02/22/1989 - He cosponsored the Global Warming Prevention Act of 1989.
    03/--/1993 - He was "passionately in favor" of sending $1.6 Billion in foreign aid to Russia.
    11/19/1993 - He voted for the NAFTA Implementation Act.
    11/27/1994 - He supported the GATT Treaty giving sovereignty to the U.N.
    04/10/1995 - He supported Federal taxdollars being spent on abortions.
    06/--/1995 - He wrote the foreword to a book about tearing down the U.S. Constitution and implementing a Fascist World Government.
    08/27/1995 - He suggests that drug smuggling should carry a death sentence.
    01/06/1996 - He himself conceived a secret CIA mission to topple the Iranian leadership.
    04/18/1996 - He voted for Federal restrictions on laser sighting devices.
    04/25/1996 - Voted for the single largest increase on Federal education spending ($3.5 Billion)
    06/01/1996 - He helped a "Clinton Clone" Democrat switch parties in an attempt to defeat constitutionalist Ron Paul in the 1996 election.
    09/16/1996 - He voted for the anti-gun Brady Campaign’s Lautenberg Gun Ban, which took away gun rights for people involved in certain misdemeanors.
    09/25/1996 - Introduced H.R. 4170, demanded life-sentence or execution for someone bringing 2 ounces of marijuana across the border.
    09/28/1996 - He voted for the "Gun Free School Zones Act" which resulted in schools being easier targets for shooters, and disarming law-abiding citizens.
    --/--/1996 - He earned a "D" rating from the Gun Owners of America.
    01/22/1997 - Congress gave him a record-setting $300,000 fine for ethical wrongdoing.
    11/05/1998 - He resigned from his House seat three days after being elected to his 11th term.
    10/13/2005 - He called for "universal but confidential" DNA testing of citizens.
    11/29/2006 - He said that free speech should be curtailed in order to fight terrorism. Wants to stop terrorists from using the internet. Called for a "serious debate about the 1st Amendment."
    11/29/2006 - He called for a "Geneva Convention for terrorists" so it would be clear who the Constitution need not apply to.
    02/15/2007 - He supported Bush's proposal for mandatory carbon caps.
    04/04/2007 - He says that there should be a clear distinction about what weapons should be reserved for only for the military.
    04/11/2007 - He had a public debate with John Kerry on global warming, in which Newt agreed with Kerry and his views on the environment, praised his book, and almost hugged him.
    04/20/2007 - He praised NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg; said that he "takes his hat off to the mayor for proving government can be effective."
    04/24/2007 - He praised the corporatist business-model of Freddie Mac, saying it would be effective for space travel to Mars.
    04/24/2007 - He said about Government-Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs): "conservatives should embrace [them] and want to extend as widely as possible."
    05/20/2007 - He would bypass the court system by establishing a "military tribunal system to lock people up the way Abraham Lincoln would’ve done it."
    05/20/2007 - He would "establish a nationwide ID card with biometrics so you can actually track everybody in the country."
    04/17/2008 - Made a commercial with Nancy Pelosi on Climate Change.
    04/28/2008 - He said that allow some terror to happen, to keep the people afraid.
    04/28/2008 - He wants yet another new Federal agency to be "very aggressive" against "terrorists" and have "extraordinary abilities" that are not restricted by the constitution.
    09/28/2008 - Says if he were in office, he would have reluctantly voted for the $700B TARP bailout.
    09/28/2008 - He says that McCain's vote for TARP bailouts "is the greatest single act of responsibility ever taken by a presidential candidate".
    12/08/2008 - He was paid $300,000 by Freddie Mac to halt Congress from bringing necessary reform.
    03/31/2009 - Says we should have Singapore-style drug tests for Americans.
    10/16/2009 - He angered conservatives by endorsing super liberal Dede Scozzafava.
    06/10/2010 - He's cozy with VeriChip/PositiveID, a company that specializes in human-microchipping.
    07/30/2010 - Says that Iraq was just step one in defeating the "Axis of Evil".
    08/03/2010 - Advocates attacks on Iran & North Korea.
    08/16/2010 - Opposes property rights of the mosque owner in NYC.
    08/16/2010 - Compares mosque supporters to Nazis
    12/05/2010 - He said that a website owner should be considered an enemy combatant, hunted down and executed, for publishing leaked government memos.
    01/30/2011 - He lobbied for ethanol subsidies.
    01/30/2011 - He suggested that flex-fuel vehicles be mandated for Americans.
    02/02/2011 - He says we are "losing the War on Terror"; the conflict will be as long as the Cold War
    02/13/2011 - He criticized Obama for sending less U.S. taxdollars to Egypt.
    02/15/2011 - His book said that he believes man-made climate-change and advocated creating "a new endowment for conservation and the environment."
    03/09/2011 - He blames his infidelity to multiple wives on his passion for the country.
    03/15/2011 - Says that NAFTA worked because it created jobs in Mexico.
    03/19/2011 - He has no regrets about supporting Medicare drug coverage. (Now $7.2T unfunded liability)
    03/23/2011 - He completely flip-flopped on Libyan intervention in 16 days.
    03/25/2011 - He plans to sign as many as 200 executive orders on his first day as president.
    03/27/2011 - He says that America is under attack by atheist Islamists.
    04/25/2011 - He's a paid lobbyist for Federal ethanol subsidies.
    05/12/2011 - He was more supportive of individual health-care mandates than Mitt Romney.
    05/15/2011 - Said GOP's plan to cut back Medicare was "too big a jump."
    05/15/2011 - He backed Obama's individual mandate; "All of us have a responsibility to help pay for health care."
    05/16/2011 - He also endorsed individual mandates in 1993 when Clinton pushed Universal Health Care.
    05/17/2011 - He has an outstanding debt to Tiffany's Jewelry of between $250K - $500K.
    06/09/2011 - His own campaign staff resigned en masse.
    07/15/2011 - His poorly managed campaign is over $1 Million in debt.
    08/01/2011 - He hired a company to create fake Twitter to appear as if he had a following.
    08/11/2011 - His recent criticism of the United Nations is belied by a long, long history of supporting it.
    09/27/2011 - He says that he "helped develop the model for Homeland Security"
    10/07/2011 - He said he'd ignore the Supreme Court if need be.
    11/12/2011 - He advocates assassinating Iranian scientists and covert war with Iran.
    11/19/2011 - He said Barney Frank should be arrested for his close ties lobbying for Freddie Mac, just one month before it became public that Gingrich was also lobbying for them at the same time.
    11/20/2011 - He has been outed as a paid lobbyist for drug companies, but he still denies it.
    11/22/2011 - He supports the Patriot Act and would like to see it strengthened.
    11/22/2011 - He says that matters of National Security should not be encumbered by giving Due Process to the accused.
    11/28/2011 - He thinks its the job of the Federal Government to ban medical marijuana.
    11/28/2011 - He is a Pharmaceutical lobbyist, and coincidentally thinks that non-Pharma drugs like medical marijuana should be banned by the Federal government.
    11/28/2011 - He said he wants to be "aggressive" with Cuba topple their government before 2014.
    11/28/2011 - He praised draconian drug penalties in Singapore for the second time.
    12/01/2011 - His comments about warning Freddie Mac of its "insane" business model are proven false when his laudatory interview from 2007 surfaced again.
    12/08/2011 - He pocketed campaign funds -- including paying himself over $40K for a mailing list he already had.
    (more)
  • intoler... rdmatheny 2012/03/24 23:50:03
    intolerantrwj
    ..... should I ask ' Who do you support for Prez ' < s >
  • J.MaisOui intoler... 2012/03/24 04:12:32
    J.MaisOui
    +1
    ...Because obama refused to let any other democrat run against him!!!
  • intoler... J.MaisOui 2012/03/24 20:38:16
    intolerantrwj
    ..... seems we're on the same page, as I'd label Mr. Paul a Dem or at minimum a Dem sympathizer
  • Harry 2012/03/15 14:04:09
    No, they still have supporters to represent.
    Harry
    +1
    Let them go to the convention, I think it would be fun to see a convention fight.
  • cddjmikey Harry 2012/03/15 16:56:51
    cddjmikey
    +2
    You must be an Obama supporter. Resources are limited, it needs to be directed at Obama or we will be stuck with him for another 4 years !
  • Harry cddjmikey 2012/03/15 17:34:22
    Harry
    +1
    Actually, I support Mitt and even donate money to him.

    I get your point. You're right.

    It's just that
    a) I long for a good convention fight. I loved the time - during the sixties and before - when national conventions were not the programed, overly staged shows they have become, when conventions had drama, debated issues, and actually decided who the party nominee would be, a time when they did more than offer four days of party propaganda.

    b) I have some misgivings about Mitt. Part of me would like to see an open convention where perhaps a more effective conservative (perhaps a Paul Ryan or a Mike Huckabee) might emerge. The better part of me, however, tells me that this scenario is unlikely and would also be destructive to the party's chances in November. With the convention coming the last week of August, would a dark horse nominee selected at that late date be able to build an effective organization and campaign to effectively do battle with the Obama machine? Probably not.

    So I admit I was just indulging in some romantic musings of dramatic conventions past. I relent: We do need to stop beating each other up and turn our guns (I'm being only figurative here, you offended liberals) on Obama.
  • J.MaisOui Harry 2012/03/24 04:17:26
    J.MaisOui
    -Why would you donate money to 'mitt'? He's richer than rich. In fact,..if you don't mind my asking..why would you vote for him? He's never uttered one intelligent-even sensible comment. Granted,..neither has obama-amd doesn't know the difference between Memorial day & Veterans day. He's like a ken doll...or a robot. I often wonder why he is even running.
  • Harry J.MaisOui 2012/03/24 04:19:51
    Harry
    Romney offers the most plausible alternative to Barack Obama, who MUST be defeated.

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