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Poll: Ron Paul 3rd Party Bid Could Transform 2012 Election

• Prison Planet
A new poll conducted by NBC and the Wall Street Journal suggests that should Congressman Ron Paul eventually decide to run as a third party candidate, he could completely transform the 2012 election and pose an even greater threat to the establishment than Ross Perot’s 1992 campaign.

“Paul would earn the support of 18 percent of voters in a three-way race with President Obama and Mitt Romney, according to the poll, with Romney earning 32 percent and Obama receiving 44,” reports The Hill.

Paul’s number beats that of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who would garner 13 percent of the vote if he ran as a third party candidate.

Such figures are already impressive given the fact that Paul has not even begun to harness the momentum that a third party bid could generate.

Imagine a Jesse Ventura/Ron Paul third party ticket going head to head with Mitt Romney and Barack Obama in live televised prime time national debates. Paul and Ventura would verbally crucify establishment candidates Romney and Obama, posing an even greater threat to Washington’s two-party political monopoly than Ross Perot’s 1992 campaign.

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Comment by James Arft
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 As a former member of the American First Party and it's American First National Committee I truely appreciate the difficulty with third parties.  America First Party's beginning out of the Reform Party was largely based upon the efforts of Pat Buchanan supporters.  Diffuculty does not mean I don't agree with the idea. 

Ron Paul still can become the Republican nominee.  Work for that now.  If---- he fails within that system he should run on a third party.

He needs to start fresh with a new and improved third party.  Not libertarian which will not be successful.  Not with another third party like the Constitution Party.  No, he needs a new party called the Paul Party.  At this point he would be an elder statesman running and call upon all third party type people for support.  Actually, much of his core support already comes from these parties.  And, his potential support is large enough to win. 

He has feet on the ground.  Getting on the ballot is possible.  If it comes down to Obama - Romney, et al - Paul the later could win.  And, start a new party with left over cash.  (not repeat what Pat Buchanan did).