But his supporters CAN, and should.
(1) it will improve his chances FOR the nomination, and
(2) it could force voters to vote for him in the general election.
Right now, voters are faced with three choices:
Obama disaster at breakneck speed,
NeoCon disaster a bit slower, and
Changing direction with hope for salvation with Ron Paul.
If Ron runs as an independent, there will be only TWO
Why? Because no NeoCon nominee will be able to win with Ron running.
That means a clear choice between disaster and hope.
rational voters will be forced to vote for Ron Paul.
There are two more ways to increase Ron's chances as an independent AND as the eventual nominee.
and Constitution parties, perhaps along with others, could pass in convention
resolutions to the effect that, should Ron run under any circumstances, their
nominees will drop out and endorse Ron. That would be huge.
Next, voters can learn how to free their votes, now held hostage by the major parties thanks to a "lesser of two evils" mentality.
The simple concept is explained in detail at VoteBuddy.com,
but the idea is this:
A recalcitrant Republican and a disillusioned Democrat pledge to each other that they will dump the major parties and vote at last according to their consciences, whether or not they support the same 3rd party or independent candidate. I think most would be delighted at the chance to vote for Ron without harming their preference in the horserace between the two “majors.”
GIVEN THE FOREGOING
Voters who understand this will support Ron for the GOP nomination with unprecedented fervor. With the imprimatur of the Republican Party, along with the support from other parties mentioned above, Ron would have an insurmountable voting bloc.
RON PAUL WOULD WIN IN A LANDSLIDE.
IMNSHO, this argument needs to go viral.
Kent Van Cleave