Does Ron Paul have a chance?

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  1. papadopolis1024 macrumors 6502

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    Do you think Ron Paul has a chance at winning the Primary. I like him alot but it just seamed like CNN in the youtube debate attacked him, did not let him speak and more. With the media attacking him does he stand a chance?
     
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    As a Republican? Not a snowball's chance in hell.
     
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    And as an independent- well, it's not even worth trying, is it?
     
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    I think he's got a good chance. He's got wide-spread support from areas like the military and military families, and young people. He's also raised a ton of money, which is still popuring in to the campaign.

    I have a feeling the polls aren't as accurate as they may seem. We'll see in a few months.
     
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    I don't think he has a chance. Time will tell, however.
     
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    He's got a fair amount of support, but his views are so contrasting to the direction of the Republican party that I don't think his chances are too good. Will he surprise some people? I hope so. Will he win the nomination? Not likely.
     
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    Not only doesn't Ron Paul have a chance, but Dennis Kucinich destroyed any credibility he had last week by saying he would entertain the idea of Ron Paul as a running mate.
     
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    I don't even know who half of the people are running.:confused: I don't really care either as out of the 20 or so running from either party I don't think any of them are worth the time of day.

    Looking at the primary's I think this might be the weakest field ever. I don't want any candidate running the country.
     
  11. killr_b macrumors 6502a

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    Who the people support.

    In a blind Zogby poll Ron Paul won with 68% of the total.
    Only candidate bio's were listed with no names.
    It was a "real" scientific poll done by a huge company.

    You other's need to stop drinking the lame-stream media kool-aid.
     
  12. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Surely you have a link?

    Because this Zogby poll found Ron Paul to be backed by 13% of the republicans, or 33% of everyone. Link
     
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    You must be drinking kool-aid. :)
     
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    Working on full results.

    In the meantime how 'bout reading an article written by the people who commisioned the poll: HERE

    The link is broken.

    From different articles combined:

    Military families: 33.3%
    Religious: 32.9%
    Blind bio: 32.8%
    Nascar fans: 32.5%
    Women: 34.7%
    African-Americans: 40.5%

    That 68% was a NH straw poll where he crushed Romney and Guliani. Oops. :D
     
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    This election will be won by the corporations $$$. Ron Paul have a chance? Only if they want him to.
     
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    It's a huge, and I mean GIGANTIC leap to extrapolate from a NH straw poll to everyone. First off, NHers are known for their independent streak. The sample is, shall we say, a little skewed compared to America as a whole. Straw polls are also a poor snapshot of the nation at large, as they are a naturally self-selecting group for the hard-core idealogues of the party. Their priorities are different from that of people less engaged in partisan politics.
     
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    Very Interesting, Ill admit I like him better then most republicans.
     
  18. papadopolis1024 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    umm if you dont know half the canadates then how would you know if they are good enough to run the country?
     
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    Of the 4 that have a realistic chance, I don't want any of them. Of the others nobody knows anything about there true ambitions.
     
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    i think Ron Paul has a chance. he has great (non-CNN and non-FOX) publicity. He has an amazing platform. he grabs republicans, democrats, and independents. Once New Hampshire comes around, he will most likely take that state.


    When he takes NH, main news outlets will HAVE to give him (good) publicity and people will be able to truly hear his message.

    he is a longshot. but everything will change when he's got the biggest bank roll under his belt.
     
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    Where did this happen? :confused:
     
  22. j/k/Andy macrumors regular

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    I like Ron Paul, but he looks like an elf, and therefore un-presidential
     
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    a. the fact that people support your ideas does not ruin credibility.
    b. dennis kucinich is one of the candidates that we should be support not criticizing.

    and if you want to talk about ruining credibility you should have mentioned perhaps Dennis Hof or Tucker Carlson in that sentence.


    ronpaul2008!!!!
     
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    Only 266 more electoral votes to go...
     

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