Will Ron Paul Supporters Get Behind Romney?Posted: April 3, 2012
Now that the media has been preemptively crowning Romney as already having won the nomination, even though the delegate count is shaping up to be a lot closer than they are reporting, there have been a lot of questions posed to Ron Paul and his supporters about whether or not they will “get behind whoever is the Republican nominee”. Of course what they mean is will Ron Paul be “loyal” to the party and will he and his supporters betray their convictions and support Romney over Obama.
The short answer – never in a million years!!
This just shows that they do not understand the Ron Paul Revolution. The reason that Ron Paul has so many die-hard supporters that will literally do anything to get Ron Paul elected is because of his unwavering integrity and uncompromising commitment to the principles and convictions that he believes in. He is a purely one-of-a-kind statesman in a world filled with plastic men and total puppets for the establishment. He stands steadfastly against everything that is wrong with this country. He is diametrically opposed to the status quo in every way, shape, and form. He embodies just about everything that people profess that they want in a leader and in a president.
The problem is that Republican primary voters would not accept truly limited, constitutional government if it was handed to them on a silver platter – and with Ron Paul – it is! Republicans and their conservative voter base are again proving that what they really care about is crazed militarism, neoconservatism, and a bankrupt, suicidal foreign policy. “March onwards into Iran, Syria, financial bankruptcy, and collapse!” So goes the battle cry of conservatives who would love to keep their heads stuck deep in the sands of the Middle East…
I know exactly what I am going to be asked if and when Romney wraps up the GOP nomination. “Are you going to support Mitt Romney? Because a vote not cast for Romney is surely a vote for Obama”. Barack Obama is quite obviously a horrible president, but it is just as obvious to me that Mitt Romney will make an equally horrible president. I cannot possibly vote for a guy just because he will turn us 3 degrees to the right off of a cliff instead of Obama’s left turn off of the cliff. It is precisely this mindset that continues to have this country barreling full-speed towards collapse.
I came across a video today from a Ron Paul supporter who addressed this very question with the most perfect response. You can either watch the video yourself, or you can read it here:
We are not afraid to lose if losing means that our integrity and principles remain with us. Our numbers have tripled this election. We have already won. We have spread the message of liberty far and wide. Ron Paul has inspired liberty movements in Africa, in Europe, in Korea – all around the world.
Only 1/3 of American colonists believed that the Revolutionary War was necessary, and they changed the course of history forever. It is our turn now to do the same. An election outcome will not change that. We are willing to lay down our lives for the cause of liberty if it is required of us – and it may be.
I welcome losing if the winning team is not supporting the principles this country was founded on. But I will not go as a lamb to the slaughter and vote for someone who my heart, my gut, and my reason tell me are not right for this country. Like Patrick Henry said “I know not what course others will take, but as for me – give me liberty or give me death”.