posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 07:01 PM
reply to post by OutKast Searcher
Not that it really matters, but I find a little bit of sentiment in posts like this. There was a time when rabid support for Ron Paul was necessary.
This was back in 2007/2008 when people were ashamed to be agreeing with the man. As far as we all knew, supporting him meant being labeled a kook and
being put on some FBI list. But we couldn't stand to watch a man with so much integrity and such a great message be mocked. So it was very important
that we all show our support without regret and in a sort of rabid fashion. It was simply an answer to the whispered insults and mocking gestures
made towards us. We had to yell in return.
Well all that is over now and Ron Paul has had decent time in the media before these debates started. People know who he is. The people in black did
not kick our door down. It's not such a big deal now.
From his own mouth you can tell he doesn't ascribe to the 911 conspiracies and he doesn't think people are evil, he thinks they are philosophically
misguided but with good intentions. He also does not do anything crazy and is soft spoken and calm.
I think we could take a lesson from the guy we admire. If you truly support him, stop being "rabid" and crazy. It doesn't distinguish you and it
takes away from the campaign. Rather be rational, polite, and fair. If there is some poll I probably wont vote in it because it's just crazy for
people to keep voting for someone on a poll that is obviously skewed. If we were really smart we'd set it up so Ron Paul won the online poll by 3%,
not 30%. At least that way it'd look real.
Ron Paul talks about insecurity and it really shows Ron Paul supporters insecurity, our insecurity, when we go running to the online polls to win with
80%, while Gallup polls have him at 8-10%. How can we be real about this when we rant and rave over online polls? I went door to door in 2008 and I
know if I do all that again I'm going to turn people off. People did not want to hear it 4 years ago, they are even less inclined to meet a solicitor
at there door now in 2011.
edit to add: the true value of going door to door was meeting other Ron Paul supporters and sympathizers. I didn't convert a single person who
disagreed with him, but those who were on the fence and scared to support him came over. It was like 1/100 or close to it. That purpose has been
served. Everyone knows if you support Ron Paul now, you are going to be met with open arms, and crazy people who agree with you....
It's just too bad we didn't learn from the man and adjust our own "way of doing things" to not come across so crazily. We might have actually won the
elections if people involved would put aside their own need to be revolutionary and unique.
edit on 12-9-2011 by Novise because: (no reason