posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 10:56 AM
Dr. Paul is a great man and a great American. But there are some things that keep him from getting elected, and will keep him from getting elected in
1) Personality. He's not a rock star and not an incumbent to make up for the fact. He's dry, doesn't crack many jokes and tends to talk above his
audience. Bush Sr. was the same way but he got into office because of the success of Reagan. Clinton was handsome and personable, and talked a good
game. Dubya was kind of "down home". He owned a baseball team (what's more American than baseball?) and was a very successful governor.
Obama...well...slick as a snake and twice as deadly!
2) He's scary smart. Your average Joe would expect the Prez to be smart. Smarter than most. But Dr. Paul takes it to the next level. And, as I
mentioned before, he tends to talk over the intelligence of most people. He would need to be more like Bush and "dumb it down" for folks to
3) His platform. We on ATS are privy to things that Joe Q. Public is not, e.g. that the Federal Reserve has nothing to do with the federal government.
Joe Q. doesn't know that, however, and when Dr. Paul starts to talk about "ending the Fed" it scares people. And that's his main platform. If he
wants votes from the everyman he needs to tone down that ending the Fed stuff and talk about immigration, the economy (in a way people can understand
it), taxes and the issues that "hit home" to the people that DON'T realize that we are run by the Bilderbergs
There is nobody I'd personally rather see than Ron Paul be our president in 2012. He would fit right in with our founding fathers. He has done more
for our country than anyone in recent history (the last half-decade at least) and he would do everything right. If only regular Joes could see him as