posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 12:15 PM
Well, we've passed the first hurdle in what promises to be the longest year I've yet lived. We've had a taste of the little bits of good, the
majority of bad and the downright ugly. I have a point to share...and It's of critical importance, to my thinking. It could be the difference between
President Ron Paul or President Santorum vs. President Obama for 4 more painful years.
Don't give in to temptation in becoming hostile, aggressive or bitter in support of Paul or anyone else, for that matter. Other movements in recent
history have taken on such a bitter and downright ugly "us and them" view and it's only led to shrinking numbers of "us" and far more "them"
becoming active and downright determined to supress the "us". It becomes based solely on gut feelings and general dislike of the condescension that
follows the us/them paradigm.
Ron Paul placed 3rd last night. I don't personally question the legitimacy or accuracy of it. Santorum is a bit of a surprise, but not entirely
unpleasant. I'd be getting drunk today if that'd been Bachman or Newt off from #1 by a handful of votes.
So the thing I felt the need to rant a bit about here and vent my frustrations about is the lack of any sense of accomplishment or a job well done on
the day following Iowa. Would I have preferred Dr. Paul ride the #1 slot? Well, of course. Am I surprised he didn't? Definitely not. He's fighting
Democrats, Republicans, the Media and his own history of being badly misunderstood. Placing #3 is more than anyone would have seriously predicted a
few months ago and it's enough to put him into the next phases with his head held high and a note of pride in his voice. This is as it should be.
My plea to fellow members here..and Ron Paul supporters everywhere is this. Please don't take what is a legitimate victory in placement and status by
so much hard work and deep committment and sully the entire mood by whining that he didn't get MORE support..or someone might have done something
funny with the voting somewhere.
The establishment won't rest until Ron Paul is DEAD LAST...not #3. If they'd rigged this at the caucus level, Paul WOULD have lost as the absolute
last place finisher. He didn't and they didn't. So, lets take what we've got for a job VERY well done to this point and focus positive energies on
how we carry him all the way to the Oval Office and the ability to change that HORRIBLE interior decorating the current resident actually thinks is
Go Paul! ....but go in positive thinking with positive efforts.