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What will Rand and Ron get for their endorsement of Mitt?

Discussion in 'Political Issues' started by Cavalry Doc, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. Cavalry Doc

    Cavalry Doc MAJ (USA Ret.)

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    I've been thinking about this for a while. The Paul & Son team are not idiots. They are pretty smart guys. Rand has given his endorsement, and Ron is probably going to give his at the convention.

    This upsets their base mightily, but I don't think they have thought this through yet. It's obvious that they would not give an endorsement unless it leads to bigger and better things for the USA, like a return of greater liberty, fiscal conservatism, and the large lurch to the right that this country so desperately needs. I don't think they would alienate their base, unless the prize were of suitable benefit to the liberty movement, as to be worth the suffering of slings and arrows from the normal Paul sites. I've lurked on a few of those recently, and while the masses are gnashing teeth and wailing, some of the leaders have come forward with some pretty good ideas about why they are doing this.

    Rand has a shot at 2016. If he does not act like a republican, and endorse the nominee, he will be pummeled and treated as an outsider riding the Republican Brands coat tails, like his father.

    Rand has already made it a step higher than his dad. What's the old saying, every Senator sees a President when he looks in the mirror??

    But the future is a long way off. What Romney needs now is support. What would it take to make it worth Paul giving his heartfelt (in words anyway) endorsement of Romney.


    Just some ideas:

    1. Rand as VP?
    2. Ron as a Secretary of the Treasury?
    3. Ron as Chairman of the Fed?
    4. Ron as Supreme Court Justice?

    What do you think?

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  2. countrygun

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    #4 is off the table IMO.

    How about One of them for AG?, To give a passive nod to deregulation of some things. At the same time turn them loose to investigate Fast & Furious.
     

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    Rand does not have a straight shot at it in any event. He's got to go on and do something besides being a parliamentarian.

    and I hate to say this, but the old man's crazy is gonna stick to him, though a good subsection of bots now hate him for acknowledging reality.

    He's also kinda young. He's got potential though.

    Ron will never be supreme court justice, not gonna happen.
     
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    Number 1 is the only one remotely possible. Numbers 2 and 3 are not even remotely possible- 3 is literally laughable. Put your name or my name in there and it would make more sense. RP is without a doubt literally the last person in the world that will ever be put in that position- the most powerful people in the world will never allow their most vocal critic anywhere near that kind of power. You have to be in the club- CEO of goldman or something like that.

    The powers that be will be the powers that be, with obama or with romney. That's their guys. They own us all. They won again, like they always do- until enough people are brought face to face with how things really are. I don't know when that will be, but it will happen eventually. It's getting closer.


    actually it's number 2 that you have to work for goldman, but it's all the same people anyway
     
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  8. Cavalry Doc

    Cavalry Doc MAJ (USA Ret.)

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    I think Ron Paul's endless pandering and propensity for doublespeak leave him utterly unsuited for any position of authority in any administration.
     
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    :agree:
     
  11. countrygun

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    VP is out. Mittens isn't going to have someone that makes Biden look normal by comparison.
     
  12. GAFinch

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    Given Romney's active support of various Tea Party candidates the past couple of years, it' s not ridiculous to think that they'll at least get a few Libertarian concerns promoted by him. Rand certainly indicated this in his endorsement on Hannity.
     
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    This.

    Mittens is gathering a nucleus of like minded liberal Republicans. He, like Boehner and McConnell have made it clear that when you brush aside the empty rhetoric they've no interest in limiting government themselves nor in rewarding support from limited government advocates.
     
  14. Cavalry Doc

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    And it still looks like he got Rand's endorsement, and will get Ron's.

    Question is, what will they get for their endorsements.
     
  15. Syclone538

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    Why does it look like Romney will get Ron's endorsement?
     
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    Like I said proponents of limited government and fiscal sanity will get nothing, nada, zip, zilch from Mittens. This election is a net loss.

    Endorsing Romney is flat out stupidity, Rand will get nothing as he's on the wrong side.
     
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    Cavalry Doc MAJ (USA Ret.)

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    Just speculation at this time, but coupled with the Paul campaign telling convention delegates to behave at the convention, it looks to me like a deal is being made for Ron's endorsement. Statements from high level Paul Campaign officials explain that this is necessary to prevent the Paul campaign for being blamed for Romney's loss to Barry, which will be necessary for the liberty movement to remain relevant and give Rand a chance at 2016. There was a video explaining all this on the ronpaulforums web site yesterday.



    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERI52UndhE4&feature=youtube_gdata_player"]Why Rand Was Right to Endorse Romney - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4FTQvwRrWc"]An Appeal to Ron Paul, on Mitt Romney - YouTube[/ame]
     
  19. countrygun

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    " Statements from high level Paul Campaign officials explain that this is necessary to prevent the Paul campaign for being blamed for Romney's loss to Barry, which will be necessary for the liberty movement to remain relevant......."



    Gee whillickers, didn't one of the "geriatrics" around here say that would be a concern? that if Romney lost Paul would get the blame and the party would be effectively finished. I think he got shouted down by the by the younger and obviously wiser better educated and experienced Paulites.:whistling:
     
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    Why do you hate the Constitution so much?

    :rofl::rofl::rofl::supergrin: