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[–] aboutime 1 points 34 points (+35|-1) ago 

His campaign was systematically surpressed by the media and then his party changed the rules to exclude him. He probably could have won.

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[–] buttermouth 1 points 21 points (+22|-1) ago  (edited ago)

If this election has taught me anything, it's how much of an absolute stud Ron Paul was/is. He took on the entire political and media establishment and refused to endorse Romney in the end. I knew the odds where stacked against him, but I didn't actually believe the entire establishment was conspiring against him. He must have balls of steel.

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[–] I_like_paint 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

It wasn't his first rodeo. The man has been fighting the establishment for a loog time.

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[–] RoryBellowsLives 2 points 7 points (+9|-2) ago 

He MAY have been able to win the nomination, he certainly wasn't going to win the presidency...especially against Obama.

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[–] AmaleksHairyAss 6 points -2 points (+4|-6) ago 

Downvote is not for disagreement you eternal faggots. If you disagree state the reason.

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[–] BoiseNTheHood 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I was a Ron Paul supporter in 2008 and 2012. While the media didn't give Ron a fair shake, you're giving his campaigns too much of a free pass. Ron was brilliant, but he surrounded himself with losers.

One of the reasons why Trump actually succeeded in defeating the Republican establishment in 2016 is because of the people he hired to help run his campaign. Kellyanne Conway, Katrina Pierson, Stephen Miller, Jason Miller - smart people with experience in the Beltway. He's also been smart enough to cut bait with staffers when they start to hurt the campaign (i.e. Corey Lewandowski, Paul Manafort).

In contrast, Ron saddled his campaign with idiots like Jesse Benton, who were like amateur hour compared to other candidates' staffs. Benton in particular seemingly did everything in his power to undermine the campaign. He used to make the rounds on cable news and feed into the narrative that Paul supporters are nutjobs. He'd tell people to stop fighting to win delegates at caucuses and give up. I'd say Trump would have fired Benton long before the primaries, but he would have never hired Benton to begin with.

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[–] RedditisPropaganda31 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Voter fraud and election fraud. Rigging.