Monday, June 11, 2012

A Fork in the Revolution

Ron Paul supporters need to put the country first instead of putting Ron Paul first. It has been obvious, for years, that Ron Paul will never be the Republican nominee for President. Regular readers of this blog know, without a doubt, that I have never been a Mitt Romney supporter and a few months ago I wrote that I would not vote for POTUS if Romney won the nomination.

If Barack Obama is re-elected, our nation will not survive. Is that the desire of Ron Paul supporters? Needless to say, my conservative passion has turned into political logic and like Senator Rand Paul, I have decided to vote for the continuation of the United States of America. If Ron Paul supporters truly love this country they will do the same. - Reggie

Rand Paul's endorsement of Mitt Romney tests his father's movement.

It's Friday and the King Dude is on the air. Normally, Mike Church uses his early morning Sirius program as a platform to bash the faux conservatives he calls "Decepticons." But this time he is criticizing Rand Paul, the Tea Party senator from Kentucky. Church pushes back against a friendly listener who disagrees.

"If the goal is the U.S. Constitution as it was enforced, kind of, during the Jefferson Administration or during the Pierce Administration or during the Tyler or Cleveland Administrations, pray tell, sir, how do we get there if we cannot keep people like Rand on the straight and narrow?" Church asks.

The night before, Rand Paul went on television and endorsed Mitt Romney for president. "My first choice had always been my father," Ron Paul's son told Sean Hannity. "I campaigned for him when I was 11 years old. He's still my first pick. But now that the nominating process is over, tonight I'm happy to announce that I'm going to be supporting Gov. Mitt Romney."

"My dad has a legion of young followers who are on the Internet," the younger Paul said. And many of those young followers were hopping mad. "Rand is dead to me," one wrote at the popular website Daily Paul, a clearinghouse of information about the libertarian Republican's campaign. "He never should have done this." The opening comment on a thread discussing the Romney endorsement said, "Sorry Rand, but you CANNOT make a deal with the devil." A poster on Alex Jones' website called the senator a "wolf in sheep’s clothing."

The Atlantic's John Hudson dubbed it the libertarian equivalent of the folk purists' reaction to Bob Dylan going electric. Some of these modern-day Pete Seegers directed their ire toward Ron Paul himself: "We will never vote for Romney or your flimsy son."

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