Star PowerSubmitted by Number Six on Mon, 12/17/2007 - 12:44
No, I am not Patrick McGoohan. However, I do have some thoughts that I would like to share with the readers here.
Obama has Oprah Winfrey. Huckabee has Chuck Norris. Other candidates may have other celebrities endorsing them, also.
Those candidates are drawing on celebrity star power. The candidate in question receives a lot of MSM (LSM!) and consequent exposure by virtue of the celebrity endorsement. Since Doctor Paul can lay legitimate claim to being a Six Million Dollar Man, I do not think that it is unreasonable to evaluate the potential that Star Power could assist in the effort to get Doctor Paul elected to the presidency of these united States.
Regretably, with the passing of Aaron Russo, this idea may have less chance of coming to fruition. Nevertheless, it's got to be said and put out there for consideration.
If there is anyone on these forums that is intimate with the Hollywood elite, I hope they can pick up the ball and run with it. Maybe somebody knows somebody in Hollywood and can put a bug in their ear. Whatever. If such people are out there, I would submit that the iron is getting pretty hot, and it needs to be struck.
Insofar as celebrities are concerned, a few come to my mind:
1. Patrick McGoohan, of course. The Prisoner. Who is Number One? If you don't have the series, get it.
2. Clint Eastwood. His name has been batted around often enough, perhaps he could step up to the plate with an endorsement.
3. Tom Selleck. Hey, he was in Midway.
4. Neal Peart. Not an actor. Not American. Nevertheless, this Canadian plays the skins better than Buddy Rich, and he's a lyricist. Check out Rush's album 2112. Beauty.
I'm sure bunches of folks will think of bazillions of other celebrities that we would all love to endorse Ron Paul. Well, if you can make it work, have at it! Don't be a pesky or anything, but if gentle persuasion can get such people to come out and say, "Vote for Ron Paul! He is The Man!", then have at it.
I don't have any influence over such people. Maybe you do. Hell, if they just read and listen to Ron Paul---well, it'd be like, "Shut up and play your guitar!" Let the music do the talking.
Just my thoughts. I sincerely pray for the safety and good health of Dr. Paul and his family, plus the folks doing the heavy lifting on his staff. God Bless.