Those who claim elections are rigged usually belong to the tin foil hat brigade of the local chapter of the flat earth society. Rigging elections, while not impossible, is very difficult. Gaming them is not only legal but doable.
Are we about to see the ultimate in gamed elections?
We are seeing it.
It is the Ron Paul game.
Ron Paul’s supporters are not Republicans. They are mostly libertarians and other bizarre political creatures. Ron Paul has never done well in a Republican battle before. Yes he has his core group of supporters, but until now he has been the Harold Stassen of the 21st Century.
Who are Ron Paul’s supporters?
For the most part, they are not Republicans. And as Ron Paul gains “traction” there is a strong likelihood many of them are Obama Democrat voters.
Anyone remember Operation Chaos from Rush Limbaugh?
This is Operation Chaos payback from the Obama regime.
For Obama, Ron Paul has got to be a dream come true. Since Obama, shockingly enough does not have any primary opposition; Democrats can cross over easily and vote in the Republican primaries.
What better opponent could Barack Obama hope for than a crazy old man, with a history of racist statements, who subscribes to every nutty conspiracy theory that comes down the pike, including being a 9/11 truther.
For Obama, Ron Paul is a better opponent than even the massively flawed Mitt Romney.
For Republicans, Ron Paul is the ultimate disaster. In conservative states, such as Virginia and North Carolina, Ron Paul’s crazy social views would see winnable states move from undecided to Obama. Iowa, which has a strong evangelical base for the Republican Party would not turn out for Ron Paul as the nominee. Iowa is a toss up state now, but not if Ron Paul is the nominee.
And then there is Florida.
Obama’s standing with the Jewish community is badly damaged. Against almost any other Republican candidate, Obama will draw less than half the Jewish vote. If that candidate is Ron Paul, he will get almost all of it and that will be enough to put Florida in Obama’s column. Put another way, if the GOP candidate cannot win Florida, they cannot defeat Obama.
Ron Paul will never win Florida in a general election.
Most Republicans do not want Ron Paul. When surveyed, almost 90% of Mitt Romney’s supporters identify themselves as Republican. The same is true for Newt Gingrich’s supporters. Only half of Ron Paul’s supporters do. Where is the other half coming from?
What will be the end result if Ron Paul wins the nomination?
As Yoda says, “what the future is, hard to say.”
I will never vote for Ron Paul.
There are no circumstances under which I would ever vote for Ron Paul. Period.
I know a lot of other conservatives feel that way.
What would be our options?
I’m not really sure. We would probably have to look at a third party.
The best option is for conservatives to make sure that Ron Paul gets nowhere near the nomination. That means we must stop him.
If the Republican primary were being held only among Republicans, Ron Paul would be a distant last place. Even Jon Huntsman would crush him. Why Republicans allow open primaries so that Democrats can cross over and cause mayhem, like we are currently seeing, is beyond me.
If we are going to stop Barack Obama, we must have a conservative we can unite behind. That is not Mitt Romney, who is not conservative and it is not Ron Paul who is leading the charge of the tin foil hat brigade.