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June 27, 2012, 11:12:06 PM
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/election-2012/post/rand-paul-endorses-mitt-romney/2012/06/07/gJQAKywTMV_blog.html

This is somewhat old news now, but does this come as a surprise to anyone here and if so, why?

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June 27, 2012, 11:20:42 PM
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Not too surprised here.
Rand Paul does not equal Ron Paul.
He's shown his colors many times before that he is willing to go a long with the party.

My guess is he does this to position himself for a long political career where he can have a long lasting impact; however, I think he's going to be real disappointed with himself for the road he is choosing.

Can't endorse him or support him with my money, but he's interesting to watch nonetheless.


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June 28, 2012, 12:06:16 AM
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Wish I could say I was, but it looks like the apple rolled a ways downhill on this one.

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June 28, 2012, 03:33:28 PM
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Politicians never betray me, they aren't on my side even temporarily.

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June 28, 2012, 03:47:44 PM
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I'd argue that Rand Paul has a much better chance of success than his father.  I fully believe in most of what Ron Paul has to say, but even I realize that a lot of it is not mainstream.  Rand knows when to hold his tongue & when to fight.  And because of that he will make more progress because people change gradually.  No one is going to suddenly wake up & start accepting all of Ron's beliefs.  But because Rand seems to go along with the party, they are more willing to accept his less frequent outside of the box ideas.

My biggest criticism is he is a 1 man army.  Granted that is more than zero, there are still 99 more people in Senate to counter every pro-libertarian law he passes.  I just don't think we will ever catch up.  Much better chance of bitcoin succeeding & giving people back the ultimate voting weapon - money.

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June 28, 2012, 04:10:05 PM
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Ron Paul was running interference for Mitt Romney every debate.  Ideologically speaking Mitt and Ron Paul aren't that different really, they are ideological brothers if not cousins.

I'll keep my politics out of your economics if you keep your economics out of my politics.

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June 28, 2012, 05:08:55 PM
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LOL, nice topic question. You stopped beating your wife yet?

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June 30, 2012, 08:58:59 AM
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That is what happens when you move to Kentucky.

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July 06, 2012, 11:49:06 PM
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Not as new as you, unless this is your 2nd or 3rd account.

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I'll keep my politics out of your economics if you keep your economics out of my politics.

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July 06, 2012, 11:50:02 PM
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That is what happens when you move to Kentucky.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Clay

You might want to familiarize yourself with this American Hero.

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July 07, 2012, 04:57:42 PM
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Not at all - he IS a politician. They tend to say what people want to hear and sell out when they need to.
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July 07, 2012, 07:27:46 PM
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Not too surprised. If anything, I'm just surprised at the magnitude of it (not a simple, short press release, but an appearance on the Sean Hannity show? Really, Rand? Why not just twist that knife in your dad's back while you're at it.)

That is what happens when you move to Kentucky.

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