Thoughts on the Ron Paul campaign
Scott Haley comments:
Very good thoughts.
Most people do not seem to realize that only about 40% of Americans use the web; furthermore, a good portion of them only use it for email.
As one who worked very hard for Barry Goldwater in '64, I can assure you that the Corporatocracy (a shadow "govt" comprised of elite bankers, other corporatists, and elitists in the Fed Govt) will NEVER allow Ron Paul to get the nomination. Folks may consider that pessimism if they wish, but I see it as Realism.
There is only one chance for us in the Establishment political process---
WRITE-IN RON PAUL IN 2008!
Even that won't do any good unless we spread the word far and wide at the grassroots level...so that enough people write him in on their paper ballots. (Anyone can obtain an absentee ballot.) Hand out Ron Paul cards, or print up flyers (one-page flyers, with BIG print) and distribute them. We all know the talking points---drive them home in print.
The Corporate Media are almost completely controlled by the Corporatocracy. Faux News proved that by smearing Dr. Paul with "guilt by association" relative to the 9-11 issue. The other major networks (ABC, CBS, & NBC) have proven it by virtually ignoring our candidate. The answer is not to be found in the Corporate Media, but might be found by tough, slogging, persistent "boots on the ground" at the grassroots (precinct) level.
My fear is that younger folks today think that old-fashioned, precinct level work is no longer needed...because...what else, we have the internet! I agree with Shane...it will take A LOT MORE than the internet to win. We must do the "boots on the ground" work, or else kiss goodbye any chance of winning.
Good luck, and good night.
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I also agree with Shane that the internet efforts are great, and should continue. But ask yourself this question---
Of the 40% who use the internet, how many are die-hard Democrats...and how many don't care one single whit about politics...and how many are brainwashed, Statist Republicans?
Now consider what's left. The internet is not the sole answer. The Corporate Media are bought and paid for by Statists. "Boots on the ground" precinct-level work is a must.
Even if, by some miracle, Dr. Paul wins the Republican nomination, he will be castigated and smeared beyond belief by both the Democrats and the media. The
average American voter (who is largely ignorant of the Constitution) will act just the way they have for DECADES...as Sheeple...it will be 1964 all over again. That is, UNLESS people at the precinct level have been educated by other people, not by TV or computers.