I have argued tooth and nail with the anti-Paul folks on this board and in other areas of interaction both online and off about how strong Dr. Paul's
campaign and message have become.
I always hear the same defense: "Nobody besides Paul supporters are even listening to this guy!"
You could not be more wrong and I'm quite happy to throw it all right back in your face.
Note: I'm not saying Paul has or will get the GOP nomination.
That is still undetermined.
Let's take a look at this Fox
(that's right - Fox News, people) article that was just published a short bit ago. Maybe now you will begin to see why I keep saying
that the Ron Paul campaign has already won.
Let's start with the title:
Why the GOP can't afford to ignore Ron Paul and his many fans.
Now let's get to it. First we have Fox stating that "some" media spun Ron Paul's end of active campaigning as Paul dropping out of the race.
Subsequently a lot of ATS users bought this propaganda hook, line and sinker and continued to parrot exactly what the MSM was peddling. All the while
slamming the MSM in every other thread.
Ron Paul’s people are still striving to rack up as many delegates as he can at state Republican Party conventions before the Tampa .
He’s continued to do it too—even after his May announcement that many in media spun as “Paul drops out,” the Texas Congressman cleanly won
control of his second state delegation at Minnesota’s state convention.
Paul can attract over 7,000 students to come hear him speak, a level of enthusiasm no other GOP figure can muster. He’s now got 110,000
signed-up members for his “Youth for Ron Paul” group.
Why are they so passionate about this unlikely political champion?
That's right. Ron Paul has attracted the next generation of American politics. His message and the extremely noticeable decline in our nation has
brought the so called "college dopers" out of the wood work. Calling the youth that, failing to realize that we are far more educated than the
generations before us.
Most politicians sell comfort—that American is the greatest, rich and mighty and right, and what small problems we have can be solved by
electing our guy and getting rid of the other guy. Ron Paul wins passionate devotion selling a vision of great discomfort.
Now for the most telling part of this article (that I will remind you was written by Fox News):
The Goldwater movement in 1960 was seen as too young, too radical and too outside the mainstream by the GOP establishment of its day.
The religious right during the 1988 Pat Robertson campaign was seen as an overly loud and pushy minority. But just as those minorities grew and
dominated the GOP, the libertarian-leaning energy of the Ron Paul movement is primed to shape the future of the Republican Party.
With their unique seriousness about reining in a government drowning in debt, neither the Republican Party nor the country can afford to ignore the
concerns of Paul’s devotees.
It's inevitable at this point. It's unstoppable. Freedom really is popular. Let's take this country back!
Now don't think I'm giving up on Paul still gaining the GOP nomination. It's still possible and where there is a will there is a way.
This thread is to serve you naysayers as a reminder that this message cannot be stopped.
You were so wrong about saying that Ron Paul is non-factor.
The fact is - Ron Paul is a force to be reckoned with!
I apologize for the long thread, but a few points needed to be made from this.
edit on 6/5/2012 by freakjive because: more appropriate