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OpEdNews is seeing a lot of new visits from Ron Paul supporters and a growing number of our old-timers are supporting him too. At the same time, Paul's extreme libertarian positions raise great concern among progressives-- for good reason. Here are some questions I'd like to have answers to.

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First, do me a favor and let the Paul campaign know I'd like to interview Ron Paul. I've put in a request, but have not heard back. Maybe if a number of supporters put in the message, they'll get it.

How, here are some questions I'm very curious about. WHen you comment and answer, please disclose your leaning-- republican, democrat or independent.

1-If paul does NOT win the primary, and does not run as an independent, will you support a democrat or republican, if there is no third party candidate? Please state whether, before the Paul phenomenon, you were D or R.

2- Do you support Paul's opposition to social security?

3-Do you support Paul's opposition to the UN?

4- Do you believe that Paul's position on abortion is anti-women's rights?

5- Do you believe it is important to have a strong democratic congress to balance Paul's extreme libertarian positions?

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I am a lifelong Republican and a Ron Paul supporte... by M B on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 9:34:33 AM
1- I have never voted for a republican candidate. ... by Bill Meabrod on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 10:33:18 AM
Ron Paul is very highly sought after these days an... by Pliny on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 9:35:37 AM
Smells like a troll to me...... by Reverend Anthony Wade on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 4:18:24 PM
I am a registered Republican.  My first hero ... by Flannel on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 9:39:29 AM
1-If paul does NOT win the primary, and does not r... by Jaime on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 9:43:53 AM
 like a majority of ron paul supporters, i am... by marcus rivchin on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 9:46:36 AM
I became interested in Ron Paul after hearing him ... by jason carr on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 9:51:03 AM
Howdy.  I'm sure my fellow "borg&quo... by Drew on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 9:52:19 AM
Lifelong republican, though I haven't been an ... by Gordon on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 9:52:25 AM
1-If paul does NOT win the primary, and does not r... by Levin Sheridan on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 9:54:50 AM
6. I have listened to Ron Paul be interviewed by S... by dave on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 10:01:30 AM
1.  His opposition was based primarily on pro... by M B on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 10:14:18 AM
It's a fact that holding the Union together wa... by Margie Laupheimer on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 6:44:32 PM
6.a.  Do you agree with Paul's view&... by Flannel on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 11:12:05 AM
Segregation - the federal government should have p... by John Dennis on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 11:52:42 AM
We have troll number 2, begone!... by Reverend Anthony Wade on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 4:22:37 PM
Who's supposed to be troll number 2?... by Margie Laupheimer on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 6:54:15 PM
Do you agree with Paul's view that&n... by John Danforth on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 5:07:29 PM
I answered as I did because the question was about... by John Danforth on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 5:12:46 PM
I do not lean to any party because I feel that pol... by Bob on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 10:01:37 AM
1-If paul does NOT win the primary, and does not r... by Robert E. on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 10:05:29 AM
I work for Dr. Paul so hopefully my answers will b... by Free2Smooze on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 10:11:25 AM
 First: I've always leaned republican. I ... by chris smith on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 10:16:31 AM
1- I will not entertain the idea of supporting ano... by John Angelo on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 10:23:07 AM
1- Voted Bush in 2000. In '04, could not in go... by Steve McCormack on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 10:27:01 AM
Hello Rob et alI am a democrat but I will vote acr... by Kathryn Smith on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 10:34:16 AM
My political wet dream is Kucinich Vs. Paul. ... by M B on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 10:42:24 AM
Whoah already.  This is not the personal head... by Steve Slocum on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 10:38:35 AM
Did you read the name of the article?... by jason carr on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 10:44:48 AM
Relax, bud.  Rob asked us to respond, so here... by Drew on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 10:49:58 AM
who are you again?... by Reverend Anthony Wade on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 4:25:43 PM
So, we should just shut up and go away? How very &... by Tom deSabla on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 6:15:13 PM
Funny, I can answer four out of five of these ques... by Erock23 on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 10:58:04 AM
1-If paul does NOT win the primary, and does not r... by Nick Kasoff on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 10:58:48 AM
1-If paul does NOT win the primary, and does not r... by Col on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 11:10:38 AM
1.  If there is no respectable third party, i... by Jeremy Frombach on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 11:40:42 AM
1-If paul does NOT win the primary, and does not r... by p a on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 11:41:01 AM
1-If paul does NOT win the primary, and does not r... by Bill Douglas on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 11:45:00 AM
1-If paul does NOT win the primary, and does not r... by Mike Klein on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 11:47:41 AM
Rob,I'm a registered Republican, but I didn... by Robert Knowles on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 12:39:12 PM
You asked, I'm responding... :-) 1-If paul doe... by Dooglio on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 12:39:54 PM
1. Yes. Like I've said in comments prior, unti... by mikel paul on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 12:46:18 PM
I was a registered libertarian, but am now a regis... by Chris on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 1:03:39 PM
1-If paul does NOT win the primary, and does not r... by Parke Nicholson on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 1:13:29 PM
At one time I considered myself a Democrat. I neve... by DavidThePatriot on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 1:25:29 PM
1-If paul does NOT win the primary, and does not r... by Jeanette Doney on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 1:36:40 PM
First, my responses to Rob's questions...1. Fo... by Ed Menken on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 1:51:23 PM
So what you are saying is that people can't ma... by jason carr on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 1:59:50 PM
1.  Are you challanging Ron Paul supporters s... by Jeanette Doney on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 3:17:41 PM
I'm a very socially-liberal, libertarian-leani... by Matt Walton on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 2:11:11 PM
I read the last question with 'democratic'... by Matt Walton on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 2:42:16 PM
Ron Paul doesn't believe in evolution : http:/... by Mr M on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 2:57:39 PM
The nation is trillions in debt, Social Security i... by Robert Knowles on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 4:14:36 PM
Many of Paul's stances I find attractive, but ... by Mr M on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 4:37:24 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXituFKj1Rs ... by Jeanette Doney on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 4:23:26 PM
Mayeb you meant this reply in another thread. Bott... by Reverend Anthony Wade on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 4:32:22 PM
The question is kinda unintelligible, and there is... by Tom deSabla on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 6:38:57 PM
1-If paul does NOT win the primary, and does not r... by J.R. Thompson on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 3:12:22 PM
"3-Do you support Paul's opposition to th... by Levin Sheridan on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 8:48:44 PM
     I wish more would read it... by mikel paul on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 9:31:11 PM
1. Was Republican with strong Independent feelings... by reasonableperson on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 3:52:30 PM
1- I would abstain from voting for anyone other th... by JohnMatthews on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 4:00:21 PM
1-If paul does NOT win the primary, and does not r... by Reverend Anthony Wade on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 4:16:09 PM
1-If paul does NOT win the primary, and does not r... by John Danforth on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 4:17:39 PM
Going through the comments above I keep seeing a d... by John Sanchez Jr. on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 4:39:13 PM
You may call me liberal if you like, but the truth... by John Sanchez Jr. on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 4:42:04 PM
1-If paul does NOT win the primary, and does not r... by Darren Wolfe on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 5:15:44 PM
1-If Paul does NOT win the primary, and does not r... by Margie Laupheimer on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 6:16:30 PM
I am a left-leaning Democrat.  The only thing... by Alfred Jones on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 6:17:48 PM
 I was raised as a Goldwater Republican ... by Christi Davis on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 7:28:53 PM
Well, what I want to know is, will Ron Paul respec... by Jayne County on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 7:31:15 PM
The whole point is - no special favors for anyone.... by Tom deSabla on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 7:52:37 PM
Have you read Justin Raimondo, editor of www.... by Jeanette Doney on Saturday, Dec 29, 2007 at 9:00:59 AM
1-If paul does NOT win the primary, and does not r... by John Armstrong on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 8:09:56 PM
1-If paul does NOT win the primary, and does not r... by Philalethes on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 9:31:46 PM
My problem with the abortion issue is that is only... by Jeanette Doney on Saturday, Dec 29, 2007 at 12:34:46 AM
1 - If Paul was out of the running, I would vote f... by Jeremy R. Hammond on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 9:33:29 PM
1: FIrst off, Ron Paul is in the same position at ... by Thaddeus Kaczor Jr on Friday, Dec 28, 2007 at 11:51:12 PM
1) Assuming that Kucinich and Gravel were also not... by on Saturday, Dec 29, 2007 at 3:24:03 AM
with extreme agenda, no matter  who  sho... by Mark Sashine on Saturday, Dec 29, 2007 at 7:05:16 AM
1.  I was a Republican.  The answer depe... by Larry Rappaport on Saturday, Dec 29, 2007 at 9:03:06 AM
Many or most respondents identified themselves as ... by Richard Mynick on Saturday, Dec 29, 2007 at 1:14:44 PM
You have in many respects made a fair assessment o... by reasonableperson on Saturday, Dec 29, 2007 at 3:52:28 PM
    RichM,First, let me say that I d... by Robert Knowles on Saturday, Dec 29, 2007 at 4:49:52 PM
What jaynecounty seems most conserned about i... by josh2008 on Saturday, Dec 29, 2007 at 2:02:07 PM
I am neither a Republican nor Democrat but from th... by Dadeoh on Saturday, Dec 29, 2007 at 5:02:26 PM
1-If paul does NOT win the primary, and does not r... by Robert Johnson on Sunday, Dec 30, 2007 at 11:42:57 AM
Ron Paul supporters are often accused of being hos... by Armando on Monday, Dec 31, 2007 at 3:51:55 AM