No, according to Thomas Eddlem’s most excellent Facebook post.
Further elaboration on Eddlem’s personal blog.
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In 2012 I supported Ron Paul and actually gave him a contribution,the only one I’ve given to a candidate since 1982.
I consider myself a Christian and am an independent who is a fiscal conservative who favors smaller government.
Ron Paul was treated disrespectfully by the GOP rules committee which established a rule in order to prevent him from any platform at the Convention. He ran as a Republican,because he acknowledged that the institutionalization of the Two Party System made it impossible for a third party candidate to win.
It’s a disappointment that he didn’t begin the process of building a third party and then hand over the reins to his son or other similarly principled individual for the next election cycle.
Many Ron Paul supporters see the leadership of both Parties as corrupt and more concerned with retaining power than in addressing our debt,irresponsible spending and our monetary policy. I can’t speak for others,but unable to support either Party both of which have left us with a $19 Trillion debt and debt and spending trajectories that will certainly destroy our country from within,I will support Trump,because he is not loyal to the Two Party leadership and because his candidacy has appeared to awaken a heretofore disenchanted,disenfranchised group of voters who might create part of a base for creating a viable and permanent Third Party.
Unfortunately name recognition irrespective of how the brand has been created has had far too much of a role in politics. The DNC will have a nominee who is an unindicted felon whose political success is primarily attributable to her name recognition. To put herself in the best position to win she need only parrot the Party line and pander to those who are susceptible to any who promise continued funding of their dependency and hedonism.
My Christianity is personal and as I see it distinct from the political arena. What I expect from government is fiscal responsibility and national security. The principal reason to support Trump is that his candidacy stands the best chance of any candidate to result in the creation of a Third Party which as I see it is the only realistic chance to progress beyond bi-partisan gridlock. Whereas now two smaller pluralities have formed a majority which essentially disenfranchises the largest plurality,independents and use the resulting control to resist and condemn one another rather than find common ground,a Third Party comprised primarily of the disenfranchised plurality would stand the chance of inducing one or the other of the Two Parties to join them in forming a coalition to address important issues.
As I see it after the last Two GOP administrations the national debt was $10 Trillion and after Two Democratic administrations that debt will have more or less doubled. Neither Party offers any concrete evidence that an ” establishment” candidate would change the pattern.
Why not Cruz,a Constitutional Conservative and Southern Baptist? Principally I see him and his spouse inextricably bound to Goldman Sachs and his rhetoric appears far too rehearsed,his explanations too contrived. To date the Two most populous States,Florida and N.Y. held “closed” Primaries,only registered Republicans were allowed to vote and Trump won both.