[QUOTE=Warfish;4045553]Which is radical change...from where we stand today.
And the issues he promotes that are not strictly a "return", are also viewed even today as radical change.
I maintain, as I did last election, he has no chance and never will.
In the two-party system, he will never get enough of the Replucan Core, and he will never convince enough Demiocrats to switch over (despite their claims). He has baggage just like the rest, and he espouses an ideal of thrify and limited Govt. the masses of the moderate realm won't support becuase they think they'll lose out the most (and the probably would).
He may be right, but he and many of his idea are unelectable.[/QUOTE]
I agree that Paul has no chance and never will. Even he knows that. That's not what his message is about however.
His message is the same as yours - the 2 party political system in place now is being abused. It's become nothing more than a tool for the see-sawing of power hungry monsters. They snip in the papers day in and day out - but know this: Democrats love Republicans and Republicans love Democrats. They have an unspoken "wink, wink" agreement to maintain control. They thrive off of each other and they need each other. They can't exist unless the other one survives. Both are threatened by the prospect of compromise. Because with it, they are no longer needed.
Paul is providing hope for a new generation of thinking. The reasonable middle. Those whose voices are drowned out in the noise and then are forced to choose one of two relentlessly hypocritical extremes. But Paul is the first step in breaking that pattern. His running is a means of spreading the message that we don't have to pick one or the other. Hopefully it gains momentum and in a decade or so, a new, young dynamic candidate with a honed message will emerge. But it has to start somewhere. I see it as the only hope for this nation. Like you say, this nation is becoming more and more divided. Some form of war is inevitable. Not a geographical, take up arms kind of civil war, but a whole new animal...
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