Originally posted by junglejake
Biased, yes; it's an opinion blog. What would you expect? LGF is also Rudy-country, which says a lot about sudden mass-Paulian voting suddenly
They are rudy-country, which means their opinion, in my personal view, isn't even worth 5 minutes of my time. That has nothing to do wtih him
challanging ron paul at the debate. Personally Im glad he did because it got Ron Paul publicity. Giuliani, as a politician, disgusts me, in almost all
his views. Foreign policy especially.
Fact is, I don't listen to the fan sites of ron paul anymore then the fan sites of giuliani. What I look at is the debates and the politicians
interviews. That is why I am supporting Ron Paul. I know alot of people who do the same.
The crazy part, when I ask people about ron paul almost everytime I get 1 of 2 responses.
1: "Who the heck is ron paul?"
2: "I can't wait to vote him in the primaries"
rarely do I hear of anybody in person who knows who he is and dislikes him. I have so far met 1 person who knows who he is and dislikes him (but he is
a giuliani fan, and also believe we should be invading all sorts of countries to spread democracy.)
My point is that I really think people don't want to realize just how easy it is to gather a massive amount of people to do something, in a short
amount of time, without much effort, when using the internet. Hell I went from having a 3 person poker game to a 36 person poker game in an hour by
using the internet. You know how hard that would be to do without the internet? The internet allows us to communicate in a way we couldn't before.
Connect with people we would not have connected with otherwise. Places like ATS revolutionize the way world issues are discussed and events
I wouldn't say stupid, but rather clever in their deception.
Out of curiosity, did you look at any of the facebook links? They essentially say, "well, if we can't skew the poll towards The Great Leader, let's
skew it towards whoever else has the least amount of votes!"
I did see it, and I personally felt that although it was a stupid idea, it was to prove a point. That the online crowd can sway the vote however they
want. I still don't think its a few people randomly spamming votes but rather a bunch of people who communicate between eachother very easily.
Never underestimate the power of communication. As communication becomes even easier, more surprising things may come to happen. Some suspect our
survival of the neanderthal has to do directly with communication. That shows how powerful communcation can be, whether in nature or anything for that
matter. The internet gives communication a whole new definition.
I think thats why the internet polls are so easily to control because a bunch of people can organize something within an hour if they want to, without
much effort. In situations like that, word spreads fast, and to a great deal of people.
[edit on 22-10-2007 by grimreaper797]