posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 08:43 AM
reply to post by jburg6
By "the upcoming election", do you mean your state's primary election, or the general election in 2012?
It sucks, but you do have to remember that pretty much only party diehards and political junkies tend to get involved in primary elections and
caucuses (when you REALLY NEED everyone, since this determines who makes it to the general election)...people only getting involved in the general
election have it backwards since at that point they're usually only left with someone a bunch of people you tend to disagree with picked.
Paul is looking somewhat better this time around, and compared to polling this time in 2007 is not doing bad at all - on average, he's about where
Mccain was last time, and as we all know, Mccain was the nominee. He definitely needs to get very active with the campaining and keep the ads rolling
to spread his name recognition as well as counter any attacks against him, but there is a LOT of time for awareness and poll numbers to move around
(as they did for Hillary, Thompson, Guiliani and the rest last time).
Best thing he can do at this point is something big to get media coverage. Media coverage tends to drive interest in candidates as well as polling,
so it's time for something big to get his name out there...what that will take, though, I don't know, because we did so much that was newsworthy for
him last time and the media effectively buried him under all the establishment candidates (who DIDN'T have blimps...DIDN'T have actual grassroots
support setting all-time fundraising records...DIDN'T have non-campaign guerilla campaining in their names).
I wonder what we can do this time to blow it up for him...