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Originally posted by RebelHawkeye
I have finally found the juxtaposition of this eternal Ron Paul debate to much.
There have been regular accusations here that he is not given enough air time. Now from watching the debates it's true he gets a minimum of air time but the fact is he ideas are extreme and although there maybe support on here, and I'm not sure how large that support is, they don't seem to appeal to the majority of middle Americans.
Now i can predict the response of:
"but their just the people who have been brainwashed by the MSM who have selected that last upteen leaders of the NWO, Illuminati or whatever"
He will not win any key primaries next year because people will naturally migrate back to the center of the political ground as it safer. This movement to the center is not because they are brainwashed but a natural instinct to go back to the safer option.
He may lead polls here or even during debates, much like Nick Clegg did in the UK, but the reality is people aren't going to vote for him not because they are told what to do, but because his views are to far to the right of most people. The whole discussion feels like the Elenin issue and when he doesn't win you'll all cry foul, just like when Elenin didn't breech the horizon those believers moved on to something else.
So Ron Paul gets no air time you all cry foul and say it's outside influence. In response suggestions begin to fly suggesting the 'people' mainly ATS members take the fight to the MSM. By taking this course of actions those 'people' become as 'corrupt' as the MSM for influencing the political outcome.
This topic starts well and then dives into an attack on the political elites. Can people not accept nobody is going to vote for him.
I expected to be flamed for this but i think ATS has become full of sheep and this Ron Paul topic is a prime example.
Originally posted by 27jd
reply to post by eLPresidente
Agreed. I switched from Independent to Republican, and so did my fiancee. Convinced my dad to vote for him in the primaries too. I'm gonna fight 110% to get him the GOP nomination.
Also volunteered to work the polls, hopefully can get a counting gig...edit on 12-11-2011 by 27jd because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Carseller4
3rd tier candidates don't get air time.