posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 11:35 AM
in my humble opinion, i completely agree with the op.
consider the following...
politics has not been about truth for quite some time. they have been about perception.
politics today is a perception game. RP may have the best interests for America, but how he is perceived, regardless of his educated position, will
be the determining factor.
and remember...negative perception always goes much farther than positive perception, and on the simplest of topics. as it always has, particularly in
anything that RP says or has said or done, if there can be a negative spin placed on it, will have a negative spin placed on it. And that negative
spin will outweigh any positive interests RP tries to push.
also, RP's solid understanding of the complexities involving American internal and foreign affairs is something that is simply not easily digestible
by the average American.
Because many, if not most, Americans are not fully versed in the intricacies of such affairs. Many don't have that sort of access or willingness to
research such topics.
So they go with what is spoon fed to them by the media, by the politicians - the very sources that control perception.
and lets not forget the very real power base controlling the government. there's a lot of money there, and it shouldn't be hard for anyone to see
that RP's presence would unbalance that power.
plus...he is just one man, pushing against a complex organization that is rife with corruption.
and this organization is still in power.
don't get me wrong. America needs change. It needs RP. The man knows foreign affairs. He, of all the candidates, has a legitimately sound
understanding of what needs to be done in order to fix the economy...in order to fix this country. He, of all the candidates, will be the one to lay
the foundation for which America springs back -- provided he has an uncorrupted power base to support him.
But as the climate is now, he will not succeed.
Ron Paul will not be selected as the Republican Candidate.
For he does not represent the ideals the Republicans have been putting forth since Obama entered office. For him to be selected, the Republican Party
will have to reverse its position on many different topics, all the while not looking like hypocrites.
This won't happen.
Plus, amongst the number of variables against him, there are two that will provide the most resistance and ultimately stop him.
corruption and greed.
Both of which have a hand into everything that can and will affect RP's chances in becoming president.
Again, please remember, this is My humble opinion. I support RP. I will vote for him. But that is the positive nature of my being speaking. The
realist nature of my being knows that the chances of him succeeding are zero.
Trust me, I want to be wrong. I want to see change. RP is that change. I know this, as do many of you.
But, like many of you, I had expected to see that same change come from our current president. That was the platform on which he was elected. But we
failed to account for the corruptions that are heavily entrenched within the American Government.
And its going to take more than votes to remove these corruptions that have existed - and festered - within the American Government for at least the
better part of a decade.