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Introduction to Campaigning for Ron Paul 2012

Ron Paul has announced! Have you? Are you ready to learn the skills you'll need to reach the voters?


Part 2: Grassroots Report


Here are the basics that you need to learn and don't skip the 6 Essential Rules at the end!

1. This campaign will not be won on The Daily Paul and facebook, gasp!

You will need to get involved with your local Republican party, another gasp! After all, you will be campaigning first for the Republican nomination. Hence, you will need to convince actual blue haired old ladies, who only watch Fox News, that they should vote for the Champion of the Constitution. Yes, it can be done...

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Just launched part 2 video last night - Grassroots Report

Here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOVqnJd-ZFU

We'll have an inspirational/music video of the dreaded signwave as soon as we finalize the editing.

Check out http://iroots.org/
"If you’re into political activism, at least for Ron Paul if not for anyone else, I strongly recommend spending some time with iroots.org." - Tom Woods

The short "Likely Republican Voters" video is good!

Good simple advice.

Shave off the funky beard if you're going to do it in person though. Many "Republicans" are superficial.

I really wasn't ready....but here's a new video

I should probably wait to release these videos, but I wanted to show you guys what we've been up to. We have an amazing signwave video from Thursday that we are editing and adding music to (any music suggestions?)...I'll be getting a real website up eventually with training information for old and new Ron Paul supporters. Stay tuned....

Check out http://iroots.org/
"If you’re into political activism, at least for Ron Paul if not for anyone else, I strongly recommend spending some time with iroots.org." - Tom Woods

Become a precinct leader!

You can do this officially or unofficially. Unofficially you can obviously go canvassing around your neighborhood as stated above.

I say, make it official! It's easy to get a spot on the County GOP Committee. Attend the monthly meetings, stay low key, and get on the next ballot as Committeeman for your precinct. It's easy to win as most positions go unfilled!

Then you can go canvassing and you are THE official GOP member. This gives you more street cred and MOST IMPORTANTLY you also have a say in who the GOP County Committee will endorse!

Rule Number 7

7. Don't go around holding controversial or bizarre banners, flags, t-shirts, or stickers that are going to turn people off

Check out my proposal for a design scheme for Ron Paul 2012:

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quite nice

good job.

If you follow below advice and make your own thread, remind me to get those images in there for you. I notice you've an "anti-copyright" on that page, so there're presumably no qualms.

I wouldn't worry if this isn't the "official" 2012 logo, there "will" and "will not" be one when the time comes. Good luck, though.

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Wow! That's one of the sharpest and cleanest webpages I've seen.

You definitely have a good eye for design. And while I think the light blue background on the Ron Paul sign is unusual for a political campaign, it would probably be the very reason that it stands out and catches people's attention.

The design itself is also very uncluttered, fresh, and sharp.

Design petition signed! #32!

I think you should start a topic here, specifically for your proposed design.

Everyone needs to become a

Everyone needs to become a delegate that locks up the nomination to where you don't have to rely on blue haired ladies that only watch fox news.

Delegates decide and control everything in the republican party, stop trying to rely on the popular vote and become a delegate before it is too late to register.

Don't make your issue their issue.

"Don't make your issue their issue."

I think this is the #1 danger to Dr. Paul's message!

It is important to relay Dr. Paul's message and ONLY Dr. Paul's message. It is important that folks with fringe ideas and conspiracy theories (right or wrong) DO NOT project those views as Dr. Paul's message or even blur the lines.

His supporter have an obligation to study his positions and learn to articulate them exactly as he does (without our own spin). For example, study his responses to 9/11. He refers to CIA reports, the 9/11 Commission report, and our current foreign policy.

You don't have to be Ron Paul

I wouldn't say that you have to articulate everything exactly as he does. But you do need to have the humility to stick to the task at hand. I suppose what really gets my goat is when I meet people who claim to be campaigning for Ron Paul--and all they are doing is using the campaign to push their own agenda. No doubt, the message does bring people together, but these people are no different, to me, than the folks selling political buttons outside of major events. Amusing characters, yes, but they are there for the circus not for the campaign.

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"If you’re into political activism, at least for Ron Paul if not for anyone else, I strongly recommend spending some time with iroots.org." - Tom Woods

Exactly versus accurately

I didn't really mean a word-for-word regurgitation but merely sticking to HIS message. Dr. Paul's message is a main stream message but some his supporters can be viewed as extremists.

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The six paragraphs

I see your explanation for 1 below, but if you get a chance, I would be very interested to read your POV on your six canvassing directives. You wrote that you could do a paragraph on each.


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This is a great concept,

This is a great concept, which I am sure will grow in time.


Can you please explain what is meant by "Do not make your issue their issue"?

Everybody: Read or re-read How To Win Friends and Influence People.

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When you first speak with another human being, you want to approach them with a simple question that shows a sincere interest in their feelings and thoughts. You'll want to ask them some form of the question,

"You know, I'm really concerned about the direction of our country right now, but I'd like to know what your primary concerns or issues are involved in the upcoming election?"

You then proceed to address their key issues, not your key issues. This is a really hard concept for activist types, including me, that dominate forums like DP. We all have our own pet issues. But if you put your key issue above their concerns, you are cutting yourself off at the feet. You don't need to convince a likely voter about the gold standard or some obscure point about Austrian economics. If you always end up bringing the conversation around to your hot topic, you will actually drive more voters away than you will attract.

This is a painful reality.

Check out http://iroots.org/
"If you’re into political activism, at least for Ron Paul if not for anyone else, I strongly recommend spending some time with iroots.org." - Tom Woods

Good points with merit.

Good points with merit.

Yes! Issue framing

It works! Read George LaKoff's book "The Political Mind" It explains how it works.

Great advice.