Re: [ronpaul-458] please explain

From: Joe S.
Sent on: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 6:30 PM
Marilynn,

Ron Paul was not running to "help" the Republicans.  The goal is change the Republican Party.

This will only be achieved partially by persuading current Party members of the correctness of our cause.

The most important part will come from attracting new blood into the party with better ideas.  These people also leaned some important lessons in political campaigning and activism.

Please realize that this is a generational thing.  It took nearly 25 years from Goldwater's first run until Ronald Reagan was elected.  It took nearly a century for full bore socialists to capture the Democrat Party.

I am a newly minted Republican after year's in the Libertarian Party.  The reality is the the big parties hold the levers to power.  To achieve substantive change, at least one of them must support the Liberty platform.

Do not be discouraged.  Do not give up.   Be confident in our cause and remember that the glory is in the struggle.

Thanks for all that you have done so far.  This is just the beginning,

Joe

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On Jun 12, 2012, at 1:38 PM, marilynn english <[address removed]> wrote:

I never knew he had no intention of winning.  I was an Independent Democrat - I vote for the person not the party and right now, I am not happy with either party.  Had I known that Ron Paul never believed he would win, I would not have driven 2.5 hours to Philly to stand in the rain to support him. He never said at that rally that he was only running to help the Republicans.  Sorry, not buying this.  He accepted my donation under false pretenses. I am not a Republican, I am not a Democrat, I vote Independent and I believe I was bamboozled.  Perhaps he was building up his retirement money.  But I do not have a warm fuzzy feeling about this. 
 
M.English
 
In a message dated 6/12/2012 1:24:03 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, [address removed] writes:
Ron Paul has conceded that he will not have the delegate numbers to defeat Romney.  However, he still plans to use those delegates, and the movement, to change the GOP.

Rand Paul has said all along that he would support the GOP nominee.  This is not news.  He is in a position where he has no choice...in order to maintain a foothold in the door he will necessarily have to compromise sometimes, that is politics.  So long as his votes do not change it matters not whom he endorses.


EVERYONE needs to get it through their heads that winning the Presidency was NEVER the primary goal.  Never.  It was always a long shot, and it was always a means to an end...the infiltration of the party.

When Ron Paul said "I'm not like I'm just trying to win and get elected, I'm trying to change the course of history."  He was not lying.  And he...through us...is changing the course of history.

Ron Paul is not the Revolution.  We are the Revolution.  Rand Paul is our ally in the Senate who can help the Establishment get over their fears of us.   But he has to play politics more than we do.

Go out there and BE THE REVOLUTION!


Further info:

http://www.ronpaul2012.com/2012/06/11/ron-paul-john-boehner-and-endorsements/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ERI52UndhE4

http://www.policymic.com/articles/9491/rand-paul-endorsement-of-mitt-romney-was-a-tactical-masterstroke-for-libertarianism


Dave Battaglia
(Unfortunately) Former Ron Paul Delegate from NJ-CD-11



From: [address removed]
Subject: [ronpaul-458] please explain
To: [address removed]
Date: Tue, 12 Jun[masked]:01:21 -0400

what is going on. Now Rand Paul endorsed Romney..
 
I guess my vote will go toward the Libertarian as this is nuts. I feel betrayed. Drove to Philly for what.. stood in the rain for what?  Both parties are totally out of touch with reality.
 
M.English




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