Originally posted by OutKast Searcher
reply to post by pianopraze
So you didn't answer my question.
What will be your excuse when Ron Paul finishes 4th or worse in the primary...just like he did last time???
And please please please don't get all your information from the internet...good lord.
I think the problem is that most Americans are easily swayed by the media, so they won't even THINK of voting for him in the primary. I also think
that a HUGE majority of Americans are sleepwalking through the whole process. If the DO vote in the primary, it will be for the "chosen
When they hear over and over that "Ron Paul is nuts" from everyone in the media, and also that "-----insert name here----- is the frontrunner",
they go along with it. My sister, for example, made some comment about Ron Paul that was clearly incorrect...even someone who disagrees with him
would know it isn't true, had they been listening and reading his positions. People don't take him seriously unless they are plugged in enough to
LISTEN to the message. When people hear what he has to say, it resonates with many of them. Unfortunately, I think most voters don't take the time
to LISTEN. They just go with what they hear in the media (or on other entertainment shows that make fun of politicians), snippet after snippet.
People who don't like Ron Paul can't really tell you why, other than "he's Kooky", or "he's nuts", or "he's senile", or "he's an
isolationist", or "he wants kids to starve because he hates school lunches", or "he thinks we need to get rid of FEMA so no one helps anyone when
there is an emergency, and people die." None of those things are true.
To me, Ron Paul is refreshingly honest. He's not going to spin what he has to say to make it sound popular. He is one of the most intelligent
candidates out there, in my opinion. I also think he is one of the only politicians who has remained consistent with his position over DECADES.
He may not be mainstream in all of his opinions, but when he is in doubt, he checks the CONSTITUTION, not the POLLS or the LOBBYISTS.
I am a firm believer that if the media got behind Ron Paul and decided to "spin" his candidacy in a positive way, he would win, hands down.
But we know they won't.