Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Austin Cassidy: Ron Paul Should Stand Aside for Gary Johnson

Ron Paul Should Stand Aside for Gary Johnson - Uncovered Politics - Austin F. Cassidy,

Apr. 3, 2011:  "[D]uring the 2008 primary season ... Paul averaged only 5.58% in the Republican primaries he contested, and that figure actually exaggerates his appeal because it includes late season primaries where he was the only alternative on the ballot.... It wasn’t a lack of money that sank his campaign, Congressman Paul actually outraised and outspent Mike Huckabee.... the problem was that Republican voters weren’t interested. 

"Was it the message or the quirky 72-year-old political gadfly they rejected?  Does it really matter?

"A second bid for the White House by Ron Paul would tie up money and grassroots resources that could be far more effectively used by another candidate with a similar message.  I’m speaking, of course, about former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson. If both men run, they will split an already small slice of votes and neither will be able to make a significant dent in the discussion. "


No comments:

Post a Comment