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I couldn't help but feel that there was something a little Obama Zombie about this 'liberty movement'. Ironically, they don't come across as individuals at all, but rather a hive-mind, operating as one.
It's kind of sad that because of what happened in 2012, this kind of environment will have to be cultivated as the years go on. The Democrats openly encourage such behavior and if there is going to be any hope of an opposition we need people that can do the same.

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I saw the Ron Paul-bots in action in 2008 at our state's GOP convention and only hope his son has enough sense to separate himself from such leftist (not libertarian) fools.
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and this is what continues to concern me about a potential Rand Paul run for office.  I cannot shake the fact he IS Ron Paul's son - maybe a lot smarter and that could also make him much smoother.. ala Obama.

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I tried hard to find something I could write that would piss off the conservative who responded but I could only come up with "I pretty much agree with the sentiment of the others who have commented on this thread."  Rand Paul is a very attractive candidate unfortunately some of his supporters inherited from his father concern me.
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Lots of conservatives don't go to CPAC for a straw vote.

It takes the votes of all of us.  And in the counting it seems conservative principle stands for more
than the name Paul.

I vote.  I have not missed a vote since my first for Nixon.  I used to work the election, but no longer.

We need a total conservative, not just an economic one.

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My first vote was for Nixon, too. 

I will happily vote for Rand Paul, or whatever candidate is running to the right of Hillary Clinton.

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I tried hard to find something I could write that would piss off the conservative who responded but I could only come up with "I pretty much agree with the sentiment of the others who have commented on this thread."  Rand Paul is a very attractive candidate unfortunately some of his supporters inherited from his father concern me.

did you read the op-ed he wrote at breitbart?

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I will happily vote for Rand Paul, or whatever candidate is running to the right of Hillary Clinton.
Me too. Nothing more complicated. In my case, I never threaten to not vote, or threaten to vote 3rd party, either. That means the Republican.
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did you read the op-ed he wrote at breitbart?
Just read it now, because you pointed it out.  Thanx.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2014/03/10/Rand-Paul-Reagans-Foreign-Policy?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

I thought it was a powerful arguement and it makes me like Rand Paul even more.  His admission that use of the military was needed after 9-11 shows he is not his father.

As far as his perceived swipes against Cruz, both men need to differentiate each other to stand out in the run for President.  It's bound to get less cordial and I'd remind everyone that the GOPe is paying Sen Paul good money to endorse and defend Sen McConnell. ^-^
"Racism is evil. And those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans."  -  President Donald J Trump

Does anybody really want to throw out good, educated and accomplished young people who have jobs, some serving in the military? Really!.....
...They have been in our country for many years through no fault of their own - brought in by parents at young age. Plus BIG border security
       Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump 5:35 AM - Sep 14, 2017

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If Rand Paul decides to seek the nomination he will have a whole host of tightropes to walk.  One of the largest will be to galvanize the support of the nationwide liberty movement that his father's campaigns spawned, without appearing to embrace the fringiest of the fringe.  There are a lot of these liberty movement people (especially the younger ones) that are already suspicious of Rand's "smooth politicking."  The appearance of Jesse Benton in the senior Paul's last campaign started a rift that's been torn open wider by the Benton-McConnell connection.  To say the least, it will be a very big challenge for Rand Paul.

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One of the things that was the final nail in the coffin of me never being able to support Ron Paul was the realization in 07-08 that he saw all of this cult of personality going on, including not just the creepy actions of his followers, but out and out scams like the 'Ron Paul Race Car' (someone raised thousands for a NASCAR sponsorship and disappeared with the money), Blimp, etc. Not only did he turn a blind eye to it, he encouraged it. The 'Liberty' movement became a cult of personality around a politician. I didn't believe a thing about the movement being about real Liberty. It seemed to be more of stroking one man's ego and branding his name.

"Liberty" turned into demanding a guy from the government to help (and it had to be that one guy- only Ron Paul can save us....)



 


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