Letters to the Editor

Fringe candidate?

December 19, 2007

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To the editor:

How can the front-runner in the straw polls be a fringe candidate? How can the lead fundraiser of both parties be a dark horse candidate? The argument from intimidation is a confession of intellectual impotence.

The founders of our nation foresaw that any government ruled by humans would tend toward corruption, so the Constitution was created to limit the powers of the government. Yet slowly, almost imperceptibly, our constitutional rights have been infringed upon and eroded by our elected officials.

The true battle is in the primary elections, where only a minority of Americans vote. But as Samuel Adams, one of the founders of our great country said, "It does not take a majority to prevail : but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brush fires of freedom in the minds of men."

Once the primary hurdle has been passed, there is no doubt that Ron Paul's candidacy will soar. His message resonates with the American people. Both supporters and detractors of Ron Paul's candidacy agree that if he wins the Republican nomination, he has excellent odds of winning the general election.

We want our freedom and our liberties protected. Most of all, his honest patriotism has reignited the flames of liberty that had nearly been extinguished here in the United States.

David Porter,

Lawrence

Comments

Richard Heckler 7 years, 3 months ago

Ron Paul Vs Dennis Kucinich just might bring voters out for a change. The media and other special interest money is not showing a lot of interest in these two candidates sooooo they must be the best choices I'd say.

No on likes special interest money,both political parties and the media running the campaigns yet those are the candidates voters are talking about. Isn't there something wrong with that picture?

Give new faces and thinkers a chance. Vote out 95% of incumbents and DO NOT bring Ryun back!

jlw53 7 years, 3 months ago

Yeah. If only he didn't sound like a kook.

Or so the "mainstream media" tells us anyway.

They seem intent on "shaping" our ideas and thus our votes. And the sheep will follow as usual.

Poor Ron doesn't stand a fair chance because he makes sense and the media doesn't want any part of that.

Steve Jacob 7 years, 3 months ago

Howard Dean had no problem raising money in 2004. The right wing votes in the primaries, so he really has no chance. And has he ever won a "statewide" election?

ilikestuff 7 years, 3 months ago

I like Paul okay. The answering he gave some time ago about pulling out of Iraq immediately was merely a crowd pleaser and certainly not a very wise thing to contemplate. If for no other reason than time to get the Iraqis out who have bought what the USA is selling and will surely be killed when we leave. It's not like they were begging us to invade, we had to convince them it was in their best interest. It would take quite some time for us to leave Iraq for myriad reasons. And while baited by Fox & Friends producers, Paul's comments regarding Huckabee were repugnant.

Thank you.

measles 7 years, 3 months ago

Thank you so much for your kind words and confidence in the campaign, not to mention sensibility. He is not only the last hope for the GOP (I believe that their support of any other candidate would be a kamikaze mission) but what many supporters see as the last hope for restoring the republic. To all those doubters out there, just remember that each media pundit gets the same number of votes as you do: one.

truthhurts 7 years, 3 months ago

RP supporters - the Libertarian Party is the only party that promotes individual liberty and personal responsibility. Good luck with the campaign, but if it doesn't end like you had hoped we welcome your presence and support. The only way to restore civil liberties and fiscal responsibility is to replace elected leaders (BOTH GOP and Democrats) at every level - not just the President.

www.lpks.org

truthhurts 7 years, 3 months ago

Yeah - you're right. We're much better off with a needless war and massive debt.

Flap Doodle 7 years, 3 months ago

The Paulistinians are excellent at body-slamming on-line polls.

Frederic Gutknecht IV 7 years, 3 months ago

And if he wins the election, he has an excellent chance of getting his Mars Boy Scout merit badge in Public speaking.

http://www.teacherlink.usu.edu/tlresources/clipart/BSAMERIT/images/PublicSpeaking.JPG

That's enough of a reason for me to vote for him.

tolawdjk 7 years, 3 months ago

"Both supporters and detractors of Ron Paul's candidacy agree that if he wins the Republican nomination, he has excellent odds of winning the general election."

That's a big "if".

Flap Doodle 7 years, 3 months ago

"Both supporters and detractors of Ron Paul's candidacy agree that if he wins the Republican nomination, he has excellent odds of winning the general election." I'm calling BS on that statement.

Speakout 7 years, 3 months ago

I personally am tired of having to vote for the lesser of two horrible candidates. Ron Paul is a breath of fresh air to Guilanni and Clinton. This man is NOT bought and paid for like Clinton and he has good ideas unlike Rudy. So why not?

xtronics 7 years, 3 months ago

Ron Paul is the >ONLY< Republican that has a chance in the general election.

But more importantly, he is what we need now - a sort of non Republican non Democrat that can help us get back on the path.

jonas 7 years, 3 months ago

"Ron Paul Vs Dennis Kucinich just might bring voters out for a change."

This scenario sounds a bit like each candidates platforms. Implementation would be perhaps refreshing, but its certainly never going to happen.

sdinges 7 years, 3 months ago

Now Kozakid, while Ron Paul has attracted more oddball supporters than other candidates, I've never managed to find him saying anything that was not cogent, intelligent and logical (ilikestuff mentioned something on FoxandFriends that I'll have to look up). Many media commentators have praised him after various Republican debates.

I'm not really sure what's not to like about him!

An "America First" policy is just what we need right now.

Ron Paul does have a chance to win, if all these people who actively support him online and with their wallets actually managed to register Republican and will get themselves to the polls.

Anyone has a chance to win in the primaries, because a much smaller group of people are voting. It's one of the few places left in our political system where your vote actually counts.

BorderRat 7 years, 3 months ago

I think South Park summed it up when they said your political choices always come down to a "Giant Douche or a T#rd Sandwich."

Mkh 7 years, 3 months ago

Thank you for the Ron Paul LTE Mr. Porter! This really is not only the last chance to restore true conservative values to the right but also save the Republic and the Constitution from extinction.

The Establishment media has been doing everything to stop the Movement that Ron Paul is leading, but they have failed. The media's masters at the Federal Reserve and Corporate America are very scared. A true grassroots revolution is happening to take back this country from the big government and special interest cabal.

We have all got to get behind Dr. Paul immediately and send a message to Washington that real change must come. We have got to fix the economic disaster before it consumes us. The dollar and inflation must be fixed immediately or the working class will completely collapse.

Our foreign occupations must End Now in order to reinvest in America again and stop spending all of our tax dollars overseas.

Ron Paul is our last chance. This is what we have waited for!

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