Since the Libertarian Party has ballot access in all 50 states, Congressman Paul could not be excluded from presidential debates

Paul/Ventura ticket would pose greater threat than Ross Perot’s 1992 campaign

Paul Joseph Watson
Wednesday, November 9, 2011

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.

Jesse Ventura

“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.

Running as an Independent against George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, Perot eventually received 18.9% of the vote, but at one stage he was the clear frontrunner with 39% of the vote.

Even former Republican presidential contender John McCain thinks that a new third party will emerge to play a pivotal role in future elections, noting that a third of newly registered voters in his home state of Arizona are Independents.

“Unless both parties change, then I think that it’s an inevitability. We aren’t doing anything for the people,”McCain told the the Reuters Washington Summit, adding that the new party could be called the “Fed-Up-Party,” referring to Americans’ disillusionment with both Republicans and Democrats.

The question of whether or not Ron Paul will seek the Libertarian nomination if he fails to win the Republican primaries has been a hot topic of recent political debate.

Libertarian Party leaders have responded enthusiastically to the idea of Paul running as a third party candidate under their banner. “Absolutely, that would be fabulous,” Jim Lesczynski, media relations director for the Manhattan Libertarian Party, recently told ABC News.

Paul himself has been more guarded about the idea, largely dismissing the prospect of switching parties, but that’s to be expected so long as he remains in a strong position in the Republican race.

Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura has indicated he will be willing to take on the challenge of running as a strong third party candidate, issuing a ‘come and get me’ plea to the Libertarian Party on two separate occasions during appearance on the Alex Jones Show.

Ventura has also said he would seriously consider being Congressman Ron Paul’s Vice President pick if Paul were to be victorious in the Republican primaries.

The prospect of Ron Paul, backed up by Jesse Ventura, fronting a third party challenge to the likes of Romney and Obama is exciting because it would give Paul an even greater chance of success of reaching millions more people with the message of liberty than his current Republican platform. Since the Libertarian Party has ballot access in all 50 states, Congressman Paul could not be excluded from presidential debates.


Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show.




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  • Terry Pearson

    I wholeheartedly believe that Ron Paul could win the presidency as the Republican candidate or an independent. His 18% support in a three way race this early in the game shows that he could be a major force, much bigger than Perot, in a three way election.

    I think that both parties fear that Ron Paul would forever change the face of their electorate if he runs as a third party. They will do everything in their power to keep him out of the debates.

  • Ronb28135

    The idea that Ron Paul would have to be included in the presidential debates because the Libertarian Party has ballot access in 50 states is delusional. The Libertarian Party candidates were on the ballot in 50 states in the 1980, 1992, 1996 and 2000 elections. The party has been intentionally marginalized and prevented from participating in any of the debates in every election since 1972.

    One year Harry Brown won the first vote in New Hampshire. It didn’t make the evening news. His win was ignored just like Ron Paul’s coming in second behind Michelle Bachmann in the Iowa Caucuses was ignored by all of the so-called Conservative talk show hosts, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity Mark Levine and FOX News. The Establishment Republicans don’t want free markets or smaller government. All their candidates and media hucksters do is talk the talk and have no intention of upsetting the apple cart. If they actually tried promoting ending the big government monopoly then they would lose their dinner party invites in Washington.

    Excuse me. Rush did have a comment—“RON PAUL WILL DESTROY THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.” Thanks Rush for your propaganda outburst.

    This whole election cycle is a big game that you and I aren’t in on and the Tea Party will probably be marginalized by the Establishment Democrats and Establishment Republicans before it is over. The Establishment media players are from the consortium of “Conservative” talk show hosts inclusive of, but not limited to nut jobber Mark Levine, media shills Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Michael Medved, Bill O’Reilly, all of FOX News and the other news networks. Their jobs are to promote the Establishment Republican choices through the primaries ensuring that the Republican candidate will be another Democratic me-too, John McCain/Bob Dole clone like the slicksters Perry or Romney.

    The ONLY two honest and objective journalists are John Stossel and Judge Napolitano.

    Smaller government to Conservatives is doing away with Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare entitlements, maintaining the present military budget and world empire. Liberals have no intention of reducing government at all. Neither of the major parties even recognize the existence of the Constitution of the United States.

    Our only hope is the Tea Party. You’ll get NOTHING from the Republicans. They are all talk and absolutely no walk. Look at the “successes” of Boner, excuse me Boehner, in reducing the debt. GIVE ME A BREAK. He is the future of the Republican Party as planned by the Establishment Republicans.