No Paul = No Vote in November
"I would also say of Ron Paul – he doesn't need to win. In his view he is winning already. This is an ideological point he is making. But here's why it's electorally significant – a lot of people, I mean 41 percent in Virginia, only two people on the ballot, still a lot of people voted for Ron Paul. A lot of those voters are portable. They're not Republican – they're not dedicated Republican voters." – Tucker Carlson, Editor, The Daily Caller
It is time for a groundswell of Ron Paul supporters to quietly, respectfully but firmly make their position clear to the mainstream media and the GOP establishment. Simply put, "No Paul on the ticket means no vote for the GOP in November."
The Ron Paul Campaign has the GOP establishment stuck between a rock and a hard place even though they have not won a single state in the primaries to date. Every Paul supporter knows the underhanded tactics used by the Republican leadership at the state and national level as well as the organized smear and news blackout campaign carried out by the mainstream media.
Making Nice For the November Election
As we move into the last months of the GOP presidential nomination campaign, most of the establishment media are now "making nice" with Ron Paul and his supporters. He actually gets questions during the debates, some press coverage and the other candidates seem friendly. The reason is simple. The Republican Party desperately needs the votes of Ron Paul supporters in order to win in November against Obama.
Obviously, Virginia Heffernan didn't get the memo in her typical anti-Paul elitist drivel titled Ron Paul's Pointless Internet Presidency posted on Yahoo earlier in the week but now this is the exception rather than standard procedure for the press. The word has gone out to be nice and respectful to Ron Paul so they can get our votes in November.
Too Little Too Late
The Republican establishment has obviously done its homework with focus groups, polling, etc. and here is their situation. Although they have successfully held back the Ron Paul campaign to date from threatening to win the GOP presidential nomination, in the dirty tricks process they have ostracized the substantial Paul voting constituency even more from the GOP than before.
Paul supporters are far more than portable as suggested by Tucker Carlson; rather they are toxic toward the GOP elites and very few will now support any of the establishment candidates after the abusive treatment given to Ron Paul as well as the crude attacks against Paul supporters.
I well understand these feelings of resentment, as I am a Ron Paul supporter. There is no way I will vote for either Romney, Santorum or Gingrich, although I certainly prefer their fake rhetoric to the Obama propaganda. If Ron Paul isn't the Republican nominee for president, then the establishment nominee desperately needs the votes of his supporters in order to beat Obama in the fall general election.
The establishment knows the Gingrich and Santorum voters in the GOP Presidential primary will eventually vote for Mitt Romney in November if he wins the Republican presidential nomination at the GOP convention beginning on August 27th, 2012. They also know and fear that most Ron Paul supporters will not vote for the nominee and will likely stay away from the polls in droves thus hurting the other Republican candidates for the House and Senate as well for state and local elections. Basically, 15% of the GOP primary voters will sit out the 2012 November election and this almost guarantees the re-election of Barack Obama.
Why Don't I Really Care If the Democrats or Republicans Win in November?
My answer is regardless of whether Romney or Obama wins the general election despite all the anti-Obama rhetoric by the Republican establishment, little will change on major issues. Romney's campaign promises are identical to all other presidential campaign promises, much to do about nothing. Neither Bush nor Obama kept their campaign promises and neither will Romney.
Course of Action
First, we redouble our efforts in voting and funding the Ron Paul Campaign up through the final primary and caucus.
Second, in editorials, articles or discussions with the press or GOP leadership always emphasize your plans to stay at home on election day if a Ron or Rand Paul is not on the ticket.
Third, at the Republican National Convention when the presidential nomination is handed to Romney, assuming he wins, we continue to stress "NO PAUL = NO VOTE IN NOVEMBER."
Finally, we then wait at the convention for the personal phone call from Mitt Romney following private preliminary discussions where Rand Paul is asked to be the Vice Presidential candidate on a Romney/Paul ticket after assurances Ron Paul will be nominated for an appropriate cabinet level appointment such as Secretary of the Treasury or Defense.
Ron Paul deserves some family time off following the years of campaigning and educating the American people about liberty. He has done more to advance the cause of limited government, peace, liberty and free markets than any American since the time of the American Revolution.
Mitt Romney has spent the last seven years running for President of the United States so obviously he really wants to win. Romney and his advisors must know that without the 15% plus of GOP voters supporting Ron Paul who, unlike Gingrich and Santorum supporters, will sit the election out, he cannot defeat Barack Obama without our support. His only option is to put a "Paul" on the ticket.
Although a Vice President Rand Paul is a great tactical victory, this is only a battle in a long war for the restoration of liberty and legitimate constitutional government to the United States.
When I was a young man in the military during the 1970s, I well remember the antiwar crowds shouting "Hell, no, we won't go!" in opposition to the Vietnam War. Today, 40-plus years later, I'm a grandfather and maybe older and wiser but still willing to a little more respectfully tell the same power elites running this country and both political parties, "Hell, no, I won't go." But this time it is to the polls in November unless there is a Paul on the ticket.
Will you join me?
Posted by DwightMann on 03/11/12 12:11 AM
I for one am with you whole heartedly.
RP in 2012.
We have to have a show of strength
Posted by NAPpy on 03/10/12 11:53 PM
Voting reminds me of professional wrestling. There's drama. It can be entertaining--like the bread and circuses the Roman elite supported.
I'm going to eat popcorn, NOT vote, and watch the surprise on people's faces as the inevitable government creep continues to happen.
Posted by Don from the Republic of Lakotah on 03/10/12 11:36 PM
Voting for the PE sock puppet they call president reminds me of selecting a genre for background music. I'm easy to please. It makes little, if any, difference to me which PE sock puppet (right hand puppet Romney or left hand puppet Obama) does the talking.
Posted by Dietrich Luther on 03/10/12 11:34 PM
I'm definately in. But first let me get to the national convention as a delegate, and then I'll voice my opinion. The establishment heard us at our county conventions. Then it's "On to Florida!" where we will make our voice heard. Dr. Paul, we did well in today. We did well in Iowa.
Posted by oldtooter on 03/10/12 11:13 PM
My thoughts exactly!!! No one But Ron Paul for me...
Posted by BlueBell on 03/10/12 11:08 PM
The republican party threw the only real conservative under the bus. Why on earth would I reward it for that? For removing my candidate of choice from the screen where all other GOP candidates reside (hmmm Fox?). No, I will not be voting for one of the others. Don't blame me if Obama wins another term. Blame the GOP for assuming it can insult so many people and still prevail. One might think they are throwing the race.
They should have thought twice because I can no longer vote along party lines (in any race) as the party establishment obviously doesn't value my choices.
Posted by socal70xr7 on 03/10/12 10:48 PM
I'm right there with you, anyone but Ron Paul means only more of the same corruption and pandering while flushing our country down the toilet. I don't want Ron Paul on the ticket if he is not the Presidential candidate, a lame VP job gets nothing done for the country as we all know the VP don't mean squat in the world of Amerikan politics
Posted by Dedicated_Dad on 03/10/12 10:45 PM
Join me in sending this message to the GOP "Elite"/"Establishment"!
Click to view link
DO IT NOW - THEN SPREAD IT EVERYWHERE!!
LET'S TAKE THIS THING VIRAL!!
Posted by Boudicca's Own on 03/10/12 10:39 PM
I have said it for months... to at least 600 people... and I still say it... "No Paul... No vote in November." The more dismissive MSM and the GOP are to Paul and his supporters, the more people I am going to say it to... and they are listening. Most can't abide Romney, despise the Obama agenda, and would rather compost the garden beds than show up at the polls. Without Paul on the ticket..and this little "olive branch" of Rand Paul ain't gonna cut it... I will be composting the winter garden beds on election day. I surely do dread 4 more of what Obama is shoveling.
Posted by Grekko on 03/10/12 10:28 PM
I hear ya, Mr. Holland. Good plan!
Posted by josejoe on 03/10/12 10:28 PM
no ron paul=no vote-sounds like a plan i can live with!
Posted by JoyDon on 03/10/12 09:56 PM
They do not care about Ron Paul. They are going to accomplish their agenda anyway... .and there is no way they are going to give him ANY position in their nasty Cabinet. I will write him in but I will not vote for any of the other New World Order boys. I just can't cast a vote for more of the same on EITHER side of the Isle! Ron Paul or nothing!
Posted by kenn on 03/10/12 09:56 PM
In a fair unmanipulated and uncompromised electoral system you might pull it off. But, since this doesn't exist, and now with the digital machines chances are far slimmer.
Bottom line,,, your still 'voting' for an individual, (assuming Romney), who has consistently demonstrated unconstitional tendencies and even worse,,, 'voting' for a Con gress that has for all practical purposes,,, declared war on the citizens by the legitimation of said citizens secret detention and murder. Add the recent legislation that makes it 'illegal' to protest one has to wonder why they even bother to let us vote.
Bottom line,,,To vote in a system that deems one an enemy of that system seems the ultimate insult and surrender.
Posted by cindyb on 03/10/12 09:53 PM
Remember, though, that Republican companies own the electronic touchscreen voting machines used in more than 30 states across the U.S. ANY electronic voting is vulnerable to hacking, including op-scan machines with paper ballots, if there are no recounts or routine, random, statistically significant audits performed. Any vote tallies can be manipulated at the central tabulation levels. Touchscreen voting machines, with no paper ballots, are 100% vulnerable because the code is proprietary and can be set to add votes for Romney or Santorum in a very subtle way--even after the machines pass pre-election testing. For further information, look up the company Verified Voting, or do a google search on Avi Ruben from Johns Hopkins, or Doug Jones from University of Iowa--computer scientists who have testified about this fraud-ready situation. I'm sorry to say, there's really no hope of making a statement by staying home, or anything else, because the GOP controls the voting process in our country. The only reason Obama won was last time around was because there was such an incredible groundswell of support, that any changing of the vote would have been laughable against exit polls. In a closer race, there are quite subtle ways the vote count can be manipulated that can never be disputed (successfully). Good luck everyone. I'm going to write in Ron Paul on our Iowa optical scanned paper ballots. But I still have no hope. Sorry to be a downer!
Posted by marty on 03/10/12 09:23 PM
I am planning to vote for the Libertarian candidates, rather than the Republicans,if there is no Paul on the ticket, and maybe even if there is one, unless he is at the top of the ticket. I humbly suggest others consider doing the same.
Posted by Bluebird on 03/10/12 09:22 PM
Well, a good debate. I will pitch my pepple into the pond. I was going post 2nd today and say this was a good article until it got to the "Finally" part. But then I decided to think on it a bit.
I want the Republicans to suffer for offering up McCain the last time and Romney this time. They know we want Ron Paul, but if that no longer becomes an option, what then? A vote for Romney is a vote for the power elite, just as keeping Obama will be. I think we all know we will no longer have a country if O gets 4 more years. He had his chance and I want him gone.
Can we cause some upset by doing as Mr. Holland asks? It may take Romney a bit to get settled in, especially surrounded by Pauls. I say it is worth a try. Writing in Ron Paul will only give it to Obama. ANYTHING but that! I'm in. No Paul=No Vote!
Posted by Marten on 03/10/12 09:07 PM
You'll wait for what???
Posted by DocDave on 03/10/12 08:59 PM
Posted by DocDave on 03/10/12 08:47 PM
NO PAUL = NO VOTE
God bless Ron Paul. I will not vote for anyone else but him. Personally, I think we need to add to the message you suggested the following.. "AND we are DRAFTING him to run third party. Gary Johnson will gladly move over for Ron Paul and he will be on most every state's ballot running as a Libertarian. The overlooked thing the Shame Stream Press-titutes are overlooking is that Ron Paul will pull equally as well from the disaffected antiwar left as he will from the pissed off right. Let the both the repugnantcans and the democrap parties go tits up, toes up and DIE!
I'm up in age, and I want get Ron Paul elected, not those globalist turds Rombama, Scantorum and Newtie.
Ron Paul for President and NO one else. F#&k the rest.
Posted by KancerKowboy on 03/10/12 08:22 PM
I share these sentiments as well and have since 2007. I voted in the primaries in 08 and refused to hold my nose for the national election. I did vote on some local levels but refuse to participate in such a corrupt system of obvious voter fraud. Considering the ground swell of Paul support and the low turnout of a presidential primary election, I find it hard to believe the results I am seeing on mainstream media compared to who I am talking to on the streets and what I see online.
No chance of my support on another progressive GOP puppet for the special interests.
Leaving Paul off the ticket is guaranteeing that the encumbent will secure the presidency. We would have preferred an honest national debate on fiat currency, poor foreign policy and the erasure of our natural rights and liberties.
Considering my familiarity and understanding of all three of these topics it would only seem apparent that there is some sort of agenda in not only the republican party but our entire government. One might call that a 'conspiracy'!