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Ron Paul Admits He Can’t Win GOP Nomination

I could bust out the ‘I told you so’ mantra, but I’m better than that. @elizcrum: .@charliepolitico reports: Ron Paul: I can’t win GOP nomination: / Ok, who put the reality pill in Paul’s kool-aid? — shared via UberSocial


Paul Slams Santorum, Says Social Issues Are a ‘Losing Position’ for the GOP

Ron Paul Says Social Issues Are a Losing Position for the GOP

With the Susan G. Komen/Planned Parenthood controversy, 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturning Prop 8 and the controversial Obama administration contraception mandate, national political discussion over the last few weeks has shifted to social issues. Libertarian-leaning Republican presidential candidate Texas Rep. Ron Paul told Candy Crowley on CNN Sunday that the shift is a “losing position” for the GOP, and slammed rival candidate Rick Santorum for his positions on the issue while “pretending he’s a conservative.”

Paul said on CNN’s State of the Union that he doesn’t believe that the surging former Pennsylvania senator can beat President Obama in a general election, and associated what rival candidates and others challenging the Obama administration have called a fight for religious freedom, as simply an argument about “who’s going to pay for birth control pills.“ Paul emphasized that he is more concerned about ”the undermining of our civil liberties.” Paul went on to further criticize his fellow Republican candidate Rick Santorum:

“He wants to control people’s social lives. At the same time, he voted for Planned Parenthood. I mean, I don’t see how anybody can get away with that inconsistency pretending he’s a conservative. And his voting record is, I think from my viewpoint, an atrocious voting record, how liberal he’s been and all the things he’s voted for over his many years in the Senate and in the House.”

The National Journal notes that Santorum admitted in a 2006 interview on Fox News that he supported Title X, a government program that provides funds for family planning services, including access to contraceptives. Santorum explained that while he believes in access to contraceptives, he personally feels they’re harmful to women and that abstinence education is a “healthier” option.

Based off experiences during his career as a gynecologist, Rep. Paul has long stated his belief that life begins at conception, has called for the repeal of Roe v. Wade and is adamantly against federal funding for abortions and organizations like Planned Parenthood. Paul supported the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, but also came out in support of the Defense of Marriage Act.

Mediaite video of Paul’s remarks on CNN Sunday:

Ron Paul: U.S. ‘Slipping Into a Fascist System’

Ron Paul: U.S. Slipping Into a Fascist System

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul speaks to supporters at a rally held at Union Station Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

GOP presidential contender Ron Paul warned Saturday the U.S. is “slipping into a fascist system” dominated by government and big business, the Associated Press reported.

Speaking to a crowd in Kansas City, Mo. that numbered more than a thousand, the Texas congressman asserted that the U.S. began heading down the wrong path 100 years ago during President Woodrow Wilson’s administration. Wilson led the country through World War I and advocated for the United States’ involvement in the League of Nations, a precursor to the United Nations.

“We’ve slipped away from a true Republic,” Paul said. “Now we‘re slipping into a fascist system where it’s a combination of government and big business and authoritarian rule and the suppression of the individual rights of each and every American citizen.”

According to the Kansas City Star, Paul said the country cannot afford its entitlement system of free education, health care and housing anymore.

“Right now people are waking up to the fact that the government is broke, and they know it’s ending,” Paul said.

Paul has warned of similar future unrest while on the campaign trail, including U.N. conspiracies and predicting rioting in the streets.

“If freedom is the answer and big government is the problem, what we have to do is convince the people that it is in their best interest to defend liberty,” Paul said.

Ron Paul Wins Postponed Caucus in Maine County, Still Behind Romney Statewide

Ron Paul Wins Maine County Where Caucus Was Postponed

(The Blaze/AP) — Ron Paul has gained 83 votes on Mitt Romney following a Republican presidential caucus in eastern Maine, where voting last week had been postponed due to bad weather. Romney still holds a 156-vote lead over Paul in statewide totals.

Paul received 163 votes in Saturday’s Washington County caucus, where Republicans from more than two dozen towns gathered to cast their votes. Romney received 80 votes. Rick Santorum got 57 votes and Newt Gingrich received four votes.

The Maine Republican Party last week declared Romney the winner of the state’s GOP caucuses, but Washington County Republicans were angered their votes weren’t counted after their caucus was postponed last Saturday because of a snowstorm.

County Chairman Chris Gardner says the state party should include the caucus tally in the final results.

The Republican State Committee will consider the request next month.

The Bangor Daily News notes that results are still outstanding for six towns in Hancock County that also caucused Saturday afternoon, and the town of Castine will caucus March 3. The New York Times reports that Maine GOP Chairman Charlie Webster has announced that the party will review its numbers, and will not declare a final winner until March 10.

Can’t Decide On A GOP Candidate? Listen To How They Answer This Kid’s Question.

Actually, really cool.

This kid asked the GOP candidates what superhero they’d be and why.  The answers are pretty interesting.

Santorum is the only one who seemed to put any thought in it, and Herman Cain handled the question the best.  He even asked the kid who he’d be.  Too bad he isn’t in it anymore.

What’s up with Ron Paul not answering though?