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Originally posted by BlueRaja
Voting for someone that can't win, ensures that someone you'd really not want to see elected, wins. When people voted for Ross Perot instead of Bush Sr., we ended up with Clinton.
Originally posted by kozmo
reply to post by hotpinkurinalmint
I find your post to be nothing more than a smear against Paul supporters and a hasty generalization to boot.
What you are failing to address/understand etc... is that the media is deciding this race right in front of our eyes. Instead of being an apologist for the machine, you should reach out and work to correct the inadequacies, inequalities and outright malfeasance of the entire process.
To claim that Ron Paul does not have money behind him simply demonstrates that you know and understand even less about what is going on than you are alluding to. Dr. Paul has set the single day fundraising record!
Originally posted by hotpinkurinalmint
[2. Everybody should concede that the media plays a huge role in determining the outcome of the primaries, and that this is not necessarily a good thing. For better or for worse, Paul's candidacy is doomed because he does not have mass media support. I applaud Paul supporters for trying to rally around somebody who is fighting the machine, but at the same time I cannot believe they are going to be successful in winning.
3. Paul may have had some fund raising success, but he will not have access to the big money. Candidates like Clinton, McCain, Guiliani, et. al. have friends in very high places Paul does not have. I cannot see Fortune 500 companies, PAC's, and other big players throwing their financial support behind behind Paul the same way they would support Clinton. For better or for worse, running for President requires a lot of money. The only way Paul or any candidate can win is by tapping the "big money" but Paul does not have access to the "big money."