posted on Nov, 6 2011 @ 02:14 PM
That's right. Unelectable.
Straw polls may give a candidate a boost, as it did for Cain in Florida, but the straw polls showing Ron Paul winning are a joke
and this is why right here
. The mistake Ron Paul
supporters can't seem to stop making is that they equate self abuse with a real relationship. It may feel really good to the Paul supporters, but no
one else is paying much attention. If they do, they're laughing at you. When you
look at the more scientific polls,
i.e.: ones where Paul supporters can't spam the ballot box, where you have a true random sample of likely voters, you see that Ron Paul has
maintained a very steady 8% or so. He goes up a little, down a little, but his bedrock of support remains at a rock solid 8%. No matter what he does,
no matter what he says for the last five years or so, he is still at 8%. Obviously after this long Paul has no tricks up his sleeve. He has nothing
new to add. It's the same old same old. All he's really done is grow older.
Now I've heard serious replies to this idea to the effect that other candidates' supporters could do the same thing, i.e.: Spam the polls, therefore
that they don't is an indication of their lack of support.
That assumes that other candidates' supporters are like Ron Paul supporters and act like Ron Paul supporters. Well, they don't, mostly because
they're grown-ups. They are not fooled and do not take seriously this idea that spamming a poll means the poll reflects reality. They're a lot more
interested in getting the real poll
and they know that self-abuse does not equate to the real thing--unless you are desperate.
Ron Paul has his 8%, and he's done nothing substantial with it for half a decade. That makes him