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Thu Mar 15, 2012, 05:00 PM

If Ron Paul trades his delegates to Romney, where do you think all of his supporters will go?

Paul has been known around his following as the so-called "Anti-establishment Candidate" of the GOP, but I came across a thread that said he might throw support behind Willard, who just happens to be the establishment candidate. Paul's foreign policies are also considerably different from Romney's, as well, where he is more in favor of isolationism. Considering this, I am interested to see whether all of his people will back Willard, or what.
Here is the DU thread I am referring to:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002427748

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Reply If Ron Paul trades his delegates to Romney, where do you think all of his supporters will go? (Original post)
Jamaal510 Mar 2012 OP
surfdog Mar 2012 #1
freshwest Mar 2012 #2
emulatorloo Mar 2012 #4
Comrade Grumpy Mar 2012 #3
RZM Mar 2012 #5
orwell Mar 2012 #6

Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 05:02 PM

1. If he trades them to Romney

 

Then it means rand is the VP pick

I would imagine Ron's votes will go to rand

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Thu Mar 15, 2012, 05:09 PM

2. They'll go with Romney to get Rand. They're just teabaggers in the end.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 05:14 PM

4. Rand is as crazy as Palin, and even more robotic than Romney

Could be an interesting ticket.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 05:13 PM

3. His hard-core capital-L Libertarian supporters will probably vote for the Libertarian candidate.

Who I think will be former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 05:15 PM

5. Depends on what Ron does and if Rand is the VP pick

 

If Rand isn't the VP nominee and Ron doesn't strongly endorse Romney, Paul's supporters will fracture. A good chunk will go to Romney. Some will go to Obama. And the rest will go to other third party candidates, will write in Ron, or won't vote.

If Rand is the VP nominee and/or Ron goes balls out supporting Romney, the same thing will happen, but a significantly larger share will support Romney, with less going elsewhere or not voting.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 06:01 PM

6. We've already established what you are Mr. Paul...

...now we're just haggling the price...

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