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WSJ poll: Can Ron Paul win the GOP presidential nomination? (86.7% yes, 13.3% no)
The Wall Street Journal ^ | 2011-05-14

Posted on 05/14/2011 8:43:02 AM PDT by rabscuttle385

The Texas congressman announced on "Good Morning America" that he is launching an official campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. As the founding father of a libertarian movement that paved the way for the tea party, Mr. Paul thinks his odds have improved since his last campaign in 2008. He said people are finally “agreeing with much of what I’ve been saying for 30 years. The time is right.”

What do you think? Could Ron Paul be the nominee?

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1 posted on 05/14/2011 8:43:04 AM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

He “can” but he won’t.


2 posted on 05/14/2011 8:44:41 AM PDT by Williams (It's the policies, stupid.)
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To: rabscuttle385

I see paulbots already swarmed this poll.

Ron Paul is not going to win the Republican nomination and he will never, ever be President.


3 posted on 05/14/2011 8:49:09 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Williams

hell I’ll take him over obama. I disagree with him strongly in regards to Israel but I think we should be bringing our soldiers home and focusing on securing our southern border and developing our own energy supplies. He seems like the type to push for the defanging the EPA and he’s bussiness friendly

Hell let the rest of the world burn this country has wasted trillions and haven’t gotten a fraction of our investment back. We need to rebuild and strengthen within our own shores then we can start projecting power again.


4 posted on 05/14/2011 8:49:59 AM PDT by utherdoul
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To: rabscuttle385

I suppose in the most theoretical way, anyone could win the nomination on any given day, whoever Paul will not win.


5 posted on 05/14/2011 8:50:37 AM PDT by svcw (Non forgiveness is like holding a hot coal thinking the other person will be blistered)
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To: utherdoul

You disagree with him then spend dozens of words agreeing with him. So which is it?


6 posted on 05/14/2011 8:51:42 AM PDT by svcw (Non forgiveness is like holding a hot coal thinking the other person will be blistered)
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To: Longbow1969

My thought too.


7 posted on 05/14/2011 8:52:53 AM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: rabscuttle385

This is the guy who said he would not have ordered the hit on OBL? That’s what I thought.


8 posted on 05/14/2011 8:54:06 AM PDT by LouAvul
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To: rabscuttle385

Ron Paul would get annihilated in a general election against Obama.

However, he would make a fine Sec of Treasury or Fed Chairman.


9 posted on 05/14/2011 8:54:09 AM PDT by Eccl 10:2 (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem - Ps 122:6)
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To: rabscuttle385

NO!


10 posted on 05/14/2011 8:54:35 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: svcw

I said I disagreed to him in regards to Israel and I’ll add in other aspects of our defense policy. I didn’t say I disagreed with him in other areas. In terms of economic policy I think he’s head and shoulders above every president we’ve had since Ronald Reagan. Without a strong economic policy our defense policy won’t mean jack since we won’t have the funds to pay soldiers much less develop new weapon platforms or to fuel carriers to counter China.


11 posted on 05/14/2011 8:56:54 AM PDT by utherdoul
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To: rabscuttle385

I am not a PaulBot, but if Obama can win in 2008 anything is possible.


12 posted on 05/14/2011 8:58:20 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: rabscuttle385

I suppose he can.....if he can get all the RATs to vote in the GOP primaries and then the election.


13 posted on 05/14/2011 8:59:00 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: rabscuttle385
There's no fool like an old fool. If Ron Paul really cared about his ideals and not his ego, he'd pass the torch to someone with less baggage and just fade away.

The longer he clings to the spotlight, the longer a lot of his really outstanding and valid ideas will be tainted with the stink of kookiness.

14 posted on 05/14/2011 8:59:34 AM PDT by Steel Wolf ("There are moderate Muslims, but Islam itself is not moderate." - Ibn Warraq)
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To: rabscuttle385

Where’s the “Not this crap again guy” picture?


15 posted on 05/14/2011 9:00:36 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: utherdoul

” hell I’ll take him over obama. “ =============

You betcha! AND ON ANY DAY! Alas, though, he might be too tough on communists and people just don’t have the stomach for much of that. /s

He sounds entirely cranky toward anyone who messes with the Constitution, or who supports messing with it. As for the blocks and blocks of entities and institutions in DC which circumvent the Constittution, he’s cranky about that too.


16 posted on 05/14/2011 9:00:38 AM PDT by RitaOK
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To: rabscuttle385

No champion yet! Keep hoping and probably will never now right up to the primaries.


17 posted on 05/14/2011 9:00:38 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: rabscuttle385
87% are just funnin' the WSJ.
18 posted on 05/14/2011 9:00:44 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: rabscuttle385

No champion yet! Keep hoping and probably will never know right up to the primaries.


19 posted on 05/14/2011 9:01:30 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: rabscuttle385

Ron Paul has about as much chance of becoming potus as Pat Paulsen.


20 posted on 05/14/2011 9:02:42 AM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: LouAvul
This is the guy who said he would not have ordered the hit on OBL?

Not only that, but that killing him "violated international law."

Notice how RP only plays the "international law" card when either condemning Israel or protecting Mohammedan terrorists? Otherwise he couldn't give a rip about it. Quite revealing.

21 posted on 05/14/2011 9:02:58 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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22 posted on 05/14/2011 9:08:21 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: rabscuttle385

So we got killed in 2008 with a 72 year old delusional has been. Let’s up the anty this time with a 75 year old delusional never was.


23 posted on 05/14/2011 9:10:49 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: rabscuttle385

He can win. I will not vote for him.


24 posted on 05/14/2011 9:11:43 AM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a U.S. Marine.)
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To: rabscuttle385

So we got killed in 2008 with a 72 year old delusional has been. Let’s up the ante this time with a 75 year old delusional never was.


25 posted on 05/14/2011 9:11:51 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: rabscuttle385
You know, this does 'prove' one thing ... the LRon flying monkeys really know how to use a computer!


Legalize drugs. Apologize to terrorists. Homosexualize the military. End the Fed. Pass the bong.

26 posted on 05/14/2011 9:13:05 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free!)
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To: ilgipper
Post of the week. Well done.

If the idiot Paul runs, Zero will beat Ronald Reagan's electoral vote record and win all 50 states (yes, including Texas) in an unprecedented electoral landslide.

27 posted on 05/14/2011 9:17:16 AM PDT by nwrep
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To: rabscuttle385

maybe they should repeat the poll with people who are actually awake


28 posted on 05/14/2011 9:18:15 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: nwrep

Ah, HELL no! Ain’t no way Obama wins Texas.


29 posted on 05/14/2011 9:24:07 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. *4192*)
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To: Proud2BeRight
What do you think? Could Ron Paul be the nominee?


I didn't see "Hell No" as an option on the poll.

30 posted on 05/14/2011 9:34:58 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free!)
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To: rabscuttle385

How can anybody trust libertarians when their favorite
“son” loads up legislation that he knows will pass and
gives the pork while giggling “I voted against it.”?

***

Shrimp boats Is Acomin
Their Sails are in sight.
Shrimp Boats is acomin
there will be dancing tonight.

** Ron Paul version.

Shrimp Boats is acomin
Their pork is in sight.
Shrimp Boats is acomin
They will be drugged up tonight.


31 posted on 05/14/2011 9:44:25 AM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ((B.?) Hussein (Obama?Soetoro?Dunham?) Change America Will Die From.)
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To: Servant of the Cross
Legalize drugs. Apologize to terrorists. Homosexualize the military. End the Fed. Pass the bong.

One for five. Not a good score.

32 posted on 05/14/2011 9:51:48 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: JimRed
You don't count so good.

In the space of 24 hours, Rep. Ron Paul (R., Texas) has voted for tax hikes, against censure for Charlie Rangel, and defended Julian Assange.

Ron Paul votes to homosexualize the US Military

Ron Paul hearts Debra Medina

Ron Paul: Ground Zero Mosque Opponents are “Islamophobes.”

Ron Paul wouldn't have approved Osama bin Laden operation

Ron Paul 2012! Campaign Theme Song

33 posted on 05/14/2011 9:59:43 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free!)
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To: utherdoul
Without a strong defense there is no point in having an economic policy.
34 posted on 05/14/2011 10:02:33 AM PDT by svcw (Non forgiveness is like holding a hot coal thinking the other person will be blistered)
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To: humblegunner

Yo gunner. Did you vote in this poll yet?


35 posted on 05/14/2011 10:03:59 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free!)
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To: svcw

If you want a “strong defense,” you will oppose world policing. The two are completely at odds. The wise founders, who hated entangling alliances and empire, understood this. Some modern conservatives who think that we afford to police the world till kingdom come would do well to study their insights.


36 posted on 05/14/2011 10:09:14 AM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: Captain Kirk

I agree.


37 posted on 05/14/2011 10:11:48 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: rabscuttle385

Heaven help us if he does. Remember, the GOP gave us McObummerkisser last time.


38 posted on 05/14/2011 10:16:22 AM PDT by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: Captain Kirk
You're assuming that our troops on the ground overseas is not in our national security. I think in many cases it is a naive assumption.
39 posted on 05/14/2011 10:16:29 AM PDT by svcw (Non forgiveness is like holding a hot coal thinking the other person will be blistered)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Thanks. That “Aw Jeez” picture just seems to fit this perfectly.


40 posted on 05/14/2011 10:18:49 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: rabscuttle385
Yes he could. His foreign policy positions need to be tempered in light of real world conditions, however. I believe he is quite good on the domestic front and the role of the federal government. Presently, the federal government is the mortal enemy of or nation, being driven by dims to our destruction. So...could I vote for Ron Paul? Sure. I certainly would not dismiss him out of hand. Will I vote for Ron Paul? Depends upon the other candidates. Won't matter anyway. By the time I get to vote the dims will have nominated Romney as our candidate. Cross over voting don't ya know.
41 posted on 05/14/2011 10:19:56 AM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: Proud2BeRight

This traitor just will not go away


42 posted on 05/14/2011 10:23:35 AM PDT by italianquaker (Maobama)
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To: rabscuttle385
Ron Paul in every respect, is the closest politician on the national scene, to the Founding Fathers.

Its about time the country did a 180...and as much as I personally dislike libertariansism...I don't think there's another national leader who could accomplish a 180.

I'd be surprised if he got the nomination. The American people would probably elect his radicalism however.

43 posted on 05/14/2011 11:05:45 AM PDT by mo ("If you understand, no explanation is needed; if you do not, no explanation is possible")
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To: rabscuttle385
As the founding father of a libertarian movement that paved the way for the tea party,

Nice try but it won't work.

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44 posted on 05/14/2011 11:11:16 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Longbow1969

Paul or some other RINO should switch parties and run against Obama and help keep Dems from voting in our primaries.


45 posted on 05/14/2011 11:33:40 AM PDT by DangerZone
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To: rabscuttle385
Ron Paul's New Book Sinks His Immigration Grade to an 'F'

Ron Paul Wrote The Book To Show How He Would Handle Issues As President (we didn't make up his quotes)
46 posted on 05/14/2011 11:33:47 AM PDT by DangerZone
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To: Captain Kirk

Strong defense? He doesn’t even support the raid that bagged Osama, and now he is sounding like McCain on amnesty.


47 posted on 05/14/2011 11:39:00 AM PDT by DangerZone
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To: mo
...and as much as I personally dislike libertariansism...I don't think there's another national leader who could accomplish a 180.

What makes you think the surrender monkey would do anything? He has been in Washington for who knows how many years and what has he ever actually done? Other than talk. He blames America for every problem in the world, but what has he done about it, nothing. He wants to legalize drugs, but has he done that yet? While he does want our military full of homos and that has come to pass, it was not his doing, he just wanted it. He also does get tons of earmarks, but he says he is against them.
48 posted on 05/14/2011 11:54:38 AM PDT by John D
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To: Servant of the Cross

“Legalize drugs. Apologize to terrorists. Homosexualize the military. End the Fed. Pass the bong.”

If pot and drugs were legal, I wonder how many followers he would still have?


49 posted on 05/14/2011 12:13:55 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: rabscuttle385; All

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2719652/posts


50 posted on 05/14/2011 12:21:40 PM PDT by KevinDavis (http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode08/usc_sec_08_00001401----000-.html)
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