I implore you all, PLEASE take a few minutes to watch this...

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UrbanCowboy1

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Good speech. Made good points.


But he doesn't understand history, and he won't win going against his own party's current policies. Keep in mind he is a politician, also. It's easy to critize from the sidelines when it's not you in the hot seat. He's got some big, grand (even good) ideas, but I don't think he's thought through them all. Sad, really. Could probably use about 200 million more like him.
 
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It's not an ad campaign. It's an address to congress that took place yesterday. If you give a damn about where our country is headed, it is imperative to watch this.
 

OStateMan

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I liked what Ron Paul had to say.
It's very similar to my own personal feelings about the direction our country has been heading long before the Bush administration.

I was a Libertarian long before I realized it.

Of course, just about every politician's speech can be compared to a concert.
You may not have been a big fan of an entertainer, but most professional entertainers come off as very entertaining. New fans are won and old fans are energized with each show.

What I'm trying to say is Ron Paul has some good things to say about everything going on, however, as much as I like what he's saying, I'm also aware that Ron Paul doesn't have all of the facts made available to the President.

As much as many would like to think that Bush or Clinton were just in it for the money, are sadly biased.
I believe they wanted to do what was best for the country, just as Ron Paul, but the problem with our system is that even the best intentions of politicians are subject to the political system.

Jimmy Carter, tried to be more of a peace President, but he couldn't get many of his programs through the political wheeling and dealing necessary to get his ideas across.
THerefore, he failed miserably as a President and leader.

Idealism is great for college students and Birkenstock encrusted hippies, but it has a short shelf life in Washington.
..and that's too bad, but that's the way it is.

I'm just wondering how long the realistic and idealistic ideas of Ron Paul (and me) are going to go into this next election.

I'd really love to see someone upset the status quo....but so would many Mexicans in their country.
 
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I actually like what the guy has to say but I got to be honest, this spam-like shock-and-awe internet campaign a year and a half out, kind of makes me nauseas.

Maybe a Ron Paul board is in order here.:rolleyes:
 

Aaron C.

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Well, I liked a lot of what he had to say, and I loved the PRINCIPLE of his message, however I did disagree with some things he had to say, like about the income tax, and the draft or whatever when you're 18.

There has to be some sort of tax plan in place. You can't have ANY government with no taxation. Of course, I'm in favor of the fair tax, so if he's just referring to INCOME TAX then I'll take that part back.
 

Rack

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NEVER, I repet, NEVER vote for anyone with two first names!!!!

Examples -

Brad Henry, "Casino on every corner Brad"
John Kerry
Ron Paul

You get the drift...
 

McalPoke

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It's not an ad campaign. It's an address to congress that took place yesterday. If you give a damn about where our country is headed, it is imperative to watch this.
Don't tell me what is imperative for me to watch.

I get it. You're a Ron Paul disciple. You've started at least 3 Ron Paul threads on here. Just give it a rest, why dontcha. If he's still around next summer, then I'll listen to what he has to say.
 

Donnyboy

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NEVER, I repet, NEVER vote for anyone with two first names!!!!

Examples -

Brad Henry, "Casino on every corner Brad"
John Kerry
Ron Paul

You get the drift...
You left off...

Jefferson Davis
Hillary Clinton (it crosses gender but applies)
Bernie Frank
Jesse Jackson
 

kaje

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I actually like what the guy has to say but I got to be honest, this spam-like shock-and-awe internet campaign a year and a half out, kind of makes me nauseas.

Maybe a Ron Paul board is in order here.:rolleyes:
Well the internet has changed quite a bit. Social networks are everywhere making it easier than ever for people to communicate. It's only going to get worse for you as time goes on because people are getting more and more networked. It's good for the candidates too because the users determine what is discussed on the internet. People continue to support the 4 main candidates because that's all they hear. If the networks weren't too busy pumping the lithper, McCain, Obama or Clinton all day while giving no notice to the other candidates (unless they encounter the lithper in Ron's case) because they're not "mainstream," then people wouldn't have to rely on the internet so much to get the word out.