Ron Paul on Jay Leno 9-4-2012 – My Thoughts

The recent news that Ron Paul will again be a guest on Jay Leno on September 4th, 2012 brought joy and a bunch of thoughts into my mind. The chief one, is that perhaps Ron Paul will be using this to announce his 3rd party candidacy, either alone, or perhaps with Gary Johnson, who is on the ballot in all 50 states. I’m writing about the later option, which I feel is brilliant.

First and foremost, this would give all disaffected and disenfranchised people of all political parties a VIABLE 3rd choice, instead of the tried and true “vote for the lesser of two evils”, which is still a vote for evil and plays into the hands of both parties. After witnessing the travesty that was the RNC, which included a fake vote to change the rules, with the results of the vote already on the teleprompter, I’ve gone from disappointed, to just plain angry. The Republican party is no longer my party, and I refuse to give up and “fall in line”. This stunt, and the general treatment of the delegates and Ron Paul in general, has cost the Republican party my vote and the vote of countless others.

Ron Paul running with Gary Johnson would give us a REAL 3rd choice and let both parties know that the old two party system is coming to an end. Even people who said they’d vote for either Obama or Romney because there was no other real choice could be convinced to change. The commercials that would come out of such an announcement would make Obama and Romney look like two sides of the same coin, which is what they are, make no mistake.

After Ron Paul’s Jay Leno visit is over, hopefully I’ll be making another post, the start of many, about the coming election and a real changing of the guard.

The end of GOP candidate polling & Ron Paul’s delegate coup

As a regular visitor to Real Clear Politics, I noticed the lack of new polls about the remaining GOP candidates. The media is complying with Mitt Romney’s assertion that he has the nomination in the bag. As a result, Mitt Romney’s supporters have let Ron Paul’s determined supporters take a majority of the delegates, where it really counts. As of this writing, Paul is one state away from automatically being entered on the ballot at the GOP convention in Tampa. This strategy is paying off and chances of a Ron Paul win at the GOP convention are growing in spite of, or perhaps partially because, of the media blackout regarding anything to do with Ron Paul. With the masses looking towards the general election with the democratic Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, Paul’s supporters are in the midst of a sleeper victory as the fireworks fly in Tampa.

2012 GOP Race Log: Virtually following the circus on tour in America

It’s Tuesday, and with the winner take all Florida primary occurring in but a few days, the rhetoric has taken on new life along with the appropriate media blitz and accompanying support costs that serves to inject some money into the local economies along the tour.


The longer the nomination race drags on, the better for all of those on the trail. What once seemed Romney’s to lose has become the Republican party’s deliberate administration of syrup of ipecac, with South Carolina serving to put the party on notice that it will not be a walk in the park. After letting the McCain-Palin disaster loose from it’s molten prison deep inside the earth’s core (That’s an Inhumanoids reference, not a bible one) in 2008, a significant majority of Republican’s know that a Romney nomination would be a tough contest at best, and this is before a running mate has even been considered.


As a result of the 2008 election, the Republican party faced new questions about it’s future, and what began as Tea Party protests that received their own brand of media derision, has manifested itself with three separate winners in the first three contests. The continuing battle has given fits to a main stream media trying to steer its outcome in light of the changing social world that was only beginning to make its presence known during the ’08 election cycle.


“If it bleeds, it leads.” is a common phrase associated with the media, but the public likes a good scrap now and again and Newt Gingrich, regardless of political reality when it comes to even being on the ballot concerning some ~500 delegates, is a fighter and is so self-righteous, that he might have been a presidential nominee, if not a possible president, if only he didn’t have his record. Personal life aside, Gingrich reminds me of Gary Hart’s ill-fated run for president, except instead of crashing and burning once, Gingrich has consistently been his own worse enemy.


What is Gingrich’s role to play? Busting up a Romney clean sweep aside, Gingrich will gladly take down Romney if it means that he might gain more pull in the Republican party.


And what of Santorum? The GOP’s frat boy armed with sweater vests and calls to war with the entire Muslim world represents the vote of religious sheep, who blindly follow what they are told, rather than use their god-given brain to figure out things on their own.


With the dropout of Perry, Paul is now in prime position, being on the ballot in all of the states, a feat only matched by Romney, of securing the republican nomination by outlasting the limited reach campaigns of Gingrich and Santorum.


Rising in the polls, Ron Paul looked destined for a good finish from the start of this campaign in stark contrast to 2008, but few saw this coming. While most of the media tries to mention Ron Paul as little as possible, there is a background noise that is steadily getting louder. Like a spontaneous chant at a concert, it’s beginning to overtake the singer on the microphone, and already has a passionate life all of its own.


Florida is interesting, but the real fight lies ahead, with Florida serving to keep us entertained and possibly cause Santorum to rethink his presidential plans.

7:49 MST