Thread: Elections ROn Paul Might Run 3rd Party
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Old 09-03-2012, 04:08 PM   #129
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Originally Posted by Pitt Gorilla View Post
4 more of Obama and then a new R candidate vs. 8 of Mitt (as the R candidate).
You are putting a ton of faith in the idea that this fiscal cliff actually exists. And that the Ron Paul movement is actually going to start sweeping up followers from outside of a very small niche group. It's not going to happen.

The economy is going to pick up in the next 4 years. We're not going to slip into another recession. And as the economy picks up, Obama will get credit and the Republicans will be blamed for stonewalling. And meanwhile, nothing will ever be done to address massively escalating entitlements. That then sets up Hilary Clinton, who is going to be a very tough rival to beat.

I'm sorry, but people are absolutely naive if they think there wasn't a better time in this country to fix our fiscal issues. Fiscal conservatism is going to be a much tougher platform to run on in 2016. Ron Paul is going to lose a ton of disciples once young people start getting jobs again.
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