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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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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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