Originally posted by TheWalkingFox
Originally posted by squidboy
You assumptions are saying that only Dr. Paul supporters would rig polls (doubtful).
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Ron Paul's major support exists mostly in the demographic of white males on the internet with political interests in the 14-30 age range. While
perhaps not a tiny segment of the population, it IS rather... narrow. He doesn't have broad appeal. remember folks, something like 30% of the
nation votes based on a candidate's physical attractiveness.
edit on 19/10/2011 by TheWalkingFox because: (no reason given)
Ha. The 30 percent thing cracks me up. It's a scary thought.
Have you ever been to a Ron Paul Rally? Have you ever heard of Blue Democrats? Have you ever been to his Facebook page and looked at who is posting
their support (551 thousand supporters there, and I see a well defined mix of people, age, sex). Granted, some of those might not be voting age, some
of those might be foreigners... I'm just saying, you need to actually go to a rally to see the crowd.
Don't get me wrong, Paul's loyal fan base might put off a lot of people... I can understand that. The constant reminding of Paul to the masses can be
a bit annoying I suppose. You have to understand the rationale behind their support. I've personally supported Paul since 2006.
The best way I can describe their vigor is:
A group of "fat" people found the best tasting Ice Cream in town, It's non fat, all natural, and it's cheaper then any other brand out there. The
Ice Cream has made them all skinny, they are healthier then ever, and are saving money buying it. It's been around for 30 years, but the other Ice
Cream Companies are hiding it's existence from the market. They have to tell the other "fat" people about it. The Ice Cream Companies don't like this,
so they kick into overdrive to Market Ice Cream that tastes sorta like the best tasting Ice Cream, but makes people fatter in the process. It's also
more expensive. The Skinny Ice Cream Lovers, then have to kick their announcements of the Ice Cream into overdrive, everywhere to meet the effort
(that has more money, people, commercials) from the Other Ice Cream Companies. The skinny people just don't understand, why the other "fat" people
want to remain fat and spend more for Ice Cream that tastes like crap....
Point being from this story. It's the people pushing a product, vs. the Companies pushing a product.
Top contributers for 2012 Republican Presidential Primary
US Air Force.... $23,437
US Army........ $23,053
US Navy................ $16,973
Goldman Sachs..... $354,700
Credit Suisse Group $195,250
Morgan Stanley.. $185,800
Wausau Homes.... $9,800
Wells Fargo.... $8,300
Houston Texans.. $7,400
(no offense to Fat or Skinny people intended)
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