posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 03:28 PM
I don't know if I anyone mentioned this in this thread yet, but I had a thought:
I think part of the reason Ron Paul is skewing high is because he has a much younger base than the other candidates. Many more young people than old
are online. This may also explain why Romney has such mediocre interest - his geriatric base doesn't give a crap about the internets.
And a theory on why these two have their respective followers:
Ron Paul's foreign policy is very much anti-war/anti interventionist, which attracts the idealistic youth mindset, and the rest of us who know that
his foreign policy is the right path to take. Not that there aren't flaws with it, but it is in spirit the right path.
Romney on the other hand, has a "Kill em all, let God sort em out" foreign policy, which resonates with the WW2, Korea, Vietnam era demographic.
--Not the people who actually fought in those wars, but the people who were exposed to the war propaganda of those times--. These voters are still
stuck in the mindset that everyone is out to get us and we need to kill these bastards before the commies overrun the planet. They are still
programmed to receive the propaganda and they eat it up hungrily.
Hopefully I don't derail this thread too much, but this is my analysis of the search results. Thoughts?