I never thought about it this way; if Ron Paul was to come out and endorse Mitt Romney in the next week, his followers would viciously attack him. Too funny.
It’s called “integrity,” or “principles” and not devotion to man or party.
I know, tough words for republicans and democrats to pronounce.
I am loyal to no party or man. It just so happens that the Republican party is the closest party to my certain “principles” that can make a difference for the better…right now. I have “integrity” for this country, it’s citizens and for what’s best for them. My perfect candidate doesn’t exist and Ron Paul isn’t running anymore, so let’s stop pretending like this has anything to do with integrity…it has only to do with keeping this country intact today. The founding fathers didn’t agree on everything, but they certainly acted.
Romney does not, in any way, represent the same principles as Ron Paul. You laughed at the idea that Ron Paul supporters would sooner turn on Paul than support Romney. That IS integrity.
And did you say anything of substance in your response here?
In fact I did. I clarified that you are ardent idealist. You’d rather watch the world burn than compromise with your ally to face the same intrinsic foe. The whole point that was amusing to me was the fact that if Ron Paul endorsed Mitt Romney to save the country rather than watch Obama run it even farther into the ground, those that supported Ron Paul would actually turn against him for the very reason he got in the race in the first place. Every coach has a different game plan but sometimes as a school, you have to rally behind the one coach that made the cut to carry the team to victory. You, on the other hand, would rather sit on the sideline and pout from what I gather. That’s ok, you have that right; but don’t bring integrity into it. I’m in to make a difference small or large. I’ll take the small yards with Romney.
I don’t think I even have to respond to this one. The fact that you think Romney is an ally shows that you really don’t know what Ron Paul supports. Paul’s issues were #1 non-interventionist foreign policy, #2 end the fed and keynesian corporatism, #3 end the war on drugs. Strikes 1-2-and-3 for Romney.
You say you don’t have to respond, but here we are. Maybe you should actually read up on Mitt Romney a little bit more. Especially regarding his recent thoughts about the Fed and cronyism.
Ron Paul ran as Republican for a reason. He was trying to make a difference inside the party; but do you ever wonder why he didn’t make the cut? You probably should start thinking about that.
Aside from that, you’re missing the whole point here. Ron Paul primarily ran to stop the fiscal crisis and turn this country around along with all the Republicans candidates (even Gary Johnson was in there for a while.) He just happened to have a few other nuances on the table that the other GOP candidates didn’t offer. The same mainstream principles still applies. I’d been happy with any of the GOP candidates this year (other than Jon Huntsman). The whole goal was to stop Obama.