ron paul’s base: more anecdotal evidence that he will not be re-elected

wow!  more evidence dr. no’s base in congressional district 14 is eroding.

it is strange, but every republican activitist i talk to…EVERYONE says EXACTLY the same thing:  “I love the message, but the voting record doesn’t reflect our values.”  Then, within two or three sentences, “RINO” and “time for a change” are spoken.

it is spooky, because you don’t usually see this sort of consistency of message without the assistance of expert political craftsmanship.  none of my opponents or i have the money to lend resonance to this message which can only mean one thing:  he might be selling cookbooks full time come march.




  1. Jeff McBride said,

    July 31, 2007 at 12:44 am

    “…the voting record doesn’t reflect our values.”

    What values are those? Destruction of constitutional rights? That’s nothing to be proud of. That’s un-American.

  2. andymann said,

    July 31, 2007 at 12:55 am

    dear jeff:

    thanks for responding to the blog post. i get LOADS of hate mail from around the world for running against dr. no, so i really appreciate you sticking to the issues…i also appreciate the lack of expletives.

    all of us on the gulf coast like dr. paul, but we think it is time for someone else to carry the banner. his lack of effectiveness, extremely controversial votes, as well as some of his downright whacky comments have all of us ready for a change.

  3. John Campbell said,

    July 31, 2007 at 1:03 am

    I looked in vain for a link to the “evidence” but found none.

    I’m not from your district, so who am I to judge, but I wonder if you would get a different perspective if you spent more time talking to voters and less time talking to “republican activists”.

  4. John Campbell said,

    July 31, 2007 at 1:33 am

    I checked out your web site.

    It seems you are for deregulation when it comes to telecom and airlines, but for regulation when it comes to the Internet?

    You want to balance the budget AND give everybody healthcare and college tuition?

    Your web site is silent on the Iraq War, the Patriot Act, the Military Commissions Act (habeus corpus), illegal wiretaps and civil liberties in general. It is also silent on the war on drugs, illegal immigration & the 14th ammendment and the tax system (income vs flat vs none at all). I’ll just assume you agree with Bush on all of these issues.

    All I can say is “goog luck”.

  5. Flo Hoffman said,

    July 31, 2007 at 1:53 am

    Bushes approval ratings and congress approval ratings tell the story. Americans, there are a few left, are fed up with the Elites who are about to destory the middle class. Families are history in this country, People are working two and three jobs just to make ends meet.
    Ron Paul could never do the damage to this country that has been infliction on them by the Bomb, Bomb, Bomb Iran fruitcakes.

  6. andymann said,

    July 31, 2007 at 1:57 am

    dear john:

    thanks for the response.

    all i can do is share with you why i am running:

    i am pretty much a typical guy…i work in i.t. for a large nasa contractor, i pay the bills, take care of my kids, and generally just read and hang out. but when dr. paul decided to run for president, i started to look into his positions.

    initially i thought they were great, until we got to internet pornography, his vote against the armor for the troops, and his position on drugs. then i read up a bit on his position on the gold standard.

    i had to take a few graduate economics courses back in the day, so i think i have a pretty good grasp on monetary policy. i don’t claim to be an expert, but i know a bit. anyway, at no point in any graduate course did we discuss the gold standard. all of my professors were either keynsians or from the chicago school. and at the end of the day, they guys from UC have the best handle on the subject these days.

    and suddenly i noticed a trend in all of dr.paul’s positions: he has made absolutely no progress on any of these issues he talks about. don’t get me wrong, i recognize the courage to stand up for what you believe in. but if i respectfully disagree with legalizing drugs, protecting the troops, and supporting nasa, i am going to do something about it.

    and ultimately, that is what separates a conservative from a libertarian: i believe in liberty, but the most extreme form of personal liberty is anarchy.

    and ultimately, i don’t think the issues he focuses on helps me and the other working families in the district.

    you might love his words, but sit in traffic on i-45 for an hour and you won’t give a flying rats behind about the gold standard.

    you might love his positions, but when endeavor makes meco (main engine cut off), all i can think is, “man, i am a small cog in one of man’s greatest endeavors.”

    ditto for when orion lands on mars.

    and you might love his positions on drugs…and let me assure you, if i was still in high school i would have loved his position, but i am a parent, and i appreciate law enforcement’s attempt at keeping drugs away from my kids. it is a tough job. i appreciate all of the help i can get.

    anyway, i gotta go work on other stuff.

    peace be with you!

  7. andymann said,

    July 31, 2007 at 2:16 am

    you guys might want to check out the myspace blog for my opinion on iraq and president bush. i think iraq was a huge mistake, but there are moral and economic reasons that we have to give it everything we got.

    ps: i am not one of those “the terrorists will follow us home” people. what? like they need to follow us home to find america? no one over there owns a globe?

    also, if i am elected, i will spend at least a month embedded with the troops before i approve funding of any sort. i find it sort of hypocritical that people will advocate war having never stepped foot on a battlefield.

    i really appreciate the comments. you guys really believe in your candidate. i hope my supporters become as passionate as you.

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