posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 05:26 AM
Originally posted by backinblack
reply to post by captainnotsoobvious
I'm not surprised to see so many Ron Paul fans trying to make rational arguments about his "real beliefs," but understand, I KNOW what he
believes, I don' THINK he wants to hurt poor people, etc. That's not my point. My point is that he can't explain his beliefs in a way that will
convince people to trust him with their medicine and SS money.
And yet you used the word "FACTS" multiple times
Please make up your mind..
Do you believe the propaganda you posted in the OP or is it just Ron Paul being misunderstood as you now say??
You're misunderstanding me.
The facts aren't that he believes x, y, z; the facts are that he can't explain his beliefs in a way that will make his statements less politically
In other words:
"I think medicare is unconstitutional" will be played POLITICALLY as "Ron Paul wants to kill poor people".
No amount of carefully parsing his words or statistical arguments will be able to undo that.
That's a fact.
Running against SS and MC/MC has ALWAYS been political poison and it will be no different this time. That's a fact.
What's NOT a fact is that Ron Paul is a racist or hates the poor, etc., etc., but it doesn't matter...
It's like the Howard Dean scream... it was fabricated, but that didn't stop millions from immediately thinking he was unstable.
It's all about politics and RP sucks at politics and winning the war or perception. Prolly cause he refuses to casually lie about his opponents and
blather on in sound-bites... which is a great personal trait, but it's a nightmare for a political Presidential candidate... plus he's extremely
argumentative, which doesn't really sell on TV.