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Ron Paul garners support in Wis. primary

February 17, 2012

The Wisconsin primary for the Grand Old Party (GOP) race may be a few weeks away still (April 3, 2012), but it is never too early to start considering who you are going to vote for. Of course, this really only applies to those who are going to vote for a GOP candidate.

If you are an Obama person, the primary doesn’t matter to you all that much. However, if you are planning on voting then you may have reached the problem of not finding the right candidate for you. It can sometimes be a struggle finding a candidate which you want to back all the way to the presidency. Which one relates to you the most? Which one would do the best job? Which one has the best chance to win? These are just a few questions that voters ask themselves before going to the polls and picking who they think will be the best GOP candidate for president. If you haven’t decided on a candidate, then I’m here to help match you with the candidate that fits you best.

At this stage in the primary there are four main GOP candidates: Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich. Which one is the best match for you? Well, let’s dive in.

If you were one of those crazy individuals who was a Packers fan when Brett Favre was the quarterback, a Jets fan when Favre was the quarterback, a Vikings fan when Favre was the quarterback and a Bears fan when you thought Favre might come back to be their quarterback, then you are probably a fan of people who fl ip their decisions on a constant basis. This would put you as a match for none other than Romney. Romney has switched his stance on many issues, most notably abortion, in order to win votes at a certain time and place.

So if you have trouble making decisions, or sticking to one after you have made it, you should definitely go out and vote for Romney. If you have, on more than one occasion, cheated on something you shouldn’t cheat on, like a significant other for example, then Gingrich is the candidate for you. Gingrich has been married three times and has had affairs with different women during his first two marriages. One of which was occurring while he was busy impeaching Bill Clinton who, by the way, had allegedly done the exact same thing and lied about it to Congress. So he’s kind of a hypocrite too. But, if that’s what fl oats your boat, then Gingrich is the right candidate for you.

If you really like playing “Call of Duty” and think that we should be able to experience those things in real life, then Santorum is the right candidate for you. Santorum is on record saying that if he was elected president he would bomb Iran’s nuclear facilities. I’m pretty sure that is step one to starting another war. But, if wars are your thing, then maybe you would like Santorum starting up a whole new one.

Finally, if you think that we should actually listen to the Constitution of the U.S., which is the highest law in the land, then Paul is the candidate for you. Paul also correctly predicted the collapse of the stock market, and frankly pretty much everything that has happened since the crash. Oh by the way, he predicted that all in 2002! It’s on YouTube; go look it up. In case you couldn’t tell, I will be casting my vote for Paul on April 3.

If you are a huge pessimist and think that it doesn’t matter who you vote for because the world is going to end on Dec. 21, 2012, then I have a solution for you as well. Write in someone who would destroy the nation, and the world, if they won anyways. You know, someone like Sarah Palin or Michelle Bachmann. If you are still undecided on who you are going to vote for I hope this article helped shed some light on your decision.

Benjamin Lamers is an alumnus of UW-River Falls. He was editor of the Student Voice during fall semester 2013.