"Trust me, I'm a Doctor!"Submitted by ksack on Wed, 06/15/2011 - 07:49
I've been noticing an interesting trend here so far in this young campaign. Every time Ron Paul appears in a debate or important TV interview, I see people trying to tweak everything he does and obsess over everything from his clothing to the way he answers questions. Not all of this is inherently bad, I love that we have people who are so concerned about reaching people that we find ourselves criticizing the small things. But if I could offer up a different perspective for a moment: All of us were reached by Dr. Paul at different points in our lives. All of us, at one point or another, were either disinterested in politics, party loyalists, or just plain clueless. Yet everyone here was able to hear the Paul's message and understand it. We were all converted to the message of liberty!
Now, what makes anyone else out there any different from us before we had heard of Ron Paul? These people are either disinterested, party loyalists, or clueless. They will be reached the same way we were reached. They won't be swayed because he has a nice suit, or good hair, or good posture. Those are things for the plastic politicians who have nothing else to stand on. They will be swayed because they hear Ron Paul talk about freedom enough times that it finally clicks. Next time we find ourselves nit-picking about the small things, let's take a step back and put some trust in the message of liberty. As Ron often says: "Freedom is popular!" People will gravitate towards that message when they are ready to hear it. It will happen!