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Polls Suggest Ron Paul is the Future and Romney the Past

Earlier this month a poll by USA Today and Gallup placed Rep. Paul in fourth place, behind Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin and Herman Cain with 7 percent of the vote.

However, the age demographic cross-sections tell a very different story. If voting were restricted to those under 35 years old, Ron Paul would finish virtually tied with Romney and Palin, coming in with 13 percent of the vote to Romney and Palin’s 16 percent each. Cain would fall back to 7 percent of the vote.

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Safe & Sane! Celebrate Ron Paul, 2012.

100% want "Safe & Sane Government.

Ron Paul, 2012.

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Thanksgiving

4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc. These are prime times to educate one's elders. Ask them how old is too old to be president. ;)

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Key to victory

New young republican registered voters committed to voting for Dr. Paul in the primary if for no other reason than to legalize marijuana.

Legalize Pot. Vote Ron Paul.

I don't really care about this issue but if it helps Dr. Paul win the nomination I will support it.

Facebook poll

His online popularity is also showing on the FreedomWorks Facebook poll.

http://www.dailypaul.com/169340/freedomworks-facebook-poll

You have to be a Facebook user to vote, and each user gets only one vote. Ron Paul is killing it!


"Know what you know, know what you don't know, and understand and appreciate the distinction."

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Maybe one of the ways to

Maybe one of the ways to reach out to the older people is by coming up with a Ron Paul-based newspaper, something like the Paul Review or Liberty Post or something!

re: Maybe

The site itself is pretty pro Ron Paul and seems news-oriented, though not exclusively so.

http://www.capitalfreepress.com/

I think the age is a factor

I think the age is a factor mainly because most young people get their info online.I am 40 and have only been online since 2008.Getting older people online can be a challenge.My grandfather is a prime example,he refuses to use a cell phone or computer.I have no doubt if everyone got their info from online research and not the mainstream news,Dr.Paul would be winning over 50% of the votes in every poll.

Under 35 years old must educate their parents...

I did and got my dad and other family members to vote for Dr. Paul in 2008 and they will be voting for him in 2012.

Rand Paul 2016 for Peace

This is why the Iowa Projects merit support!

RP's message isn't "young person" or "old person" but the younger generation is more internet based. RP owns the internet - we all know that. To get the message to the unconnected is super critical!

http://iowaforronpaul.com/projects.php

This is both an advantage and a danger.

Younger people tend to convince themselves that the internet is reality. But as the article points out, the same crowd that hangs out on the internet is the one that supports Ron Paul the most.

The advantage is that we're all here, can easily communicate and organize... though there's still the problem of getting people to ACT offline as they TALK on line. Hint: If all you do is talk on line, Ron Paul LOSES.

The disadvantage is that we're prone to reading our own propaganda and believing it. So when Ron Paul clobbers all of his opponents on a Facebook poll, we think we're really "winning". But the problem is, we're only winning among the group that's already solidly behind Ron Paul. Those who need to be convinced can't even see our impassioned pleas, scholarly articles or witty repartee. They aren't here. And they never will be (until the 35-year-olds of today are 70-year-olds). By then, Ron Paul will be 110 and unlikely to be running for president... even if it were an election year.

So the key is, we must organize ON line to act OFF line.

Those of you with parents over 35 need to keep taking Ron Paul information to them. Print it out if necessary, but don't stop talking ISSUES. Stay away from opinion. Stick to fact. Might be fun to put together a "campaign insert" to go in Dad's morning paper... well, use your imagination. Can you imagine how much fun you could have with a fake front page? ;-)

One really effective way to influence your elders is to ask their opinions. Technically, this might be categorized as the "socratic method" named after a guy even older than your dad. The technique is to ask questions and let the other person answer. By asking the right questions, you steer them to the conclusion you want them to reach. You might start out with, "What issues are most important to you and why?" and "Which candidates do you think are best?" Listen carefully, and don't interject your opinion. Say thank you, as if they have just enlightened you (which they have - they just don't know for what purpose). Now do your research. Figure out how Ron Paul is a better fit than their candidate for the issues they've said are most important, or, if their most important positions are contrary to Ron Paul's, give thought to why they are wrong.

For example, let's say they're for X because they think it's important to continue the fight in Afghanistan. Questions you may tee up for the next conversation are, "Why are we in Afghanistan?" (Again, just listen as they give an answer.) Perhaps it's "to make America safer". You might ask, "Aren't Americans dying in Afghanistan?" or "How much is the war costing us?" and "Doesn't running up a huge debt make us less safe?" or "Don't they resent us meddling in their country?" Remember, just ask questions. Don't offer an opinion. Disengage any time you want to do more research, always thanking them for the benefit of their input.

Ultimately, the questions will begin to take their toll. They will reexamine their own beliefs. And finally, after you've softened them up for a bit, you can start hitting them with questions like, "I'm really worried about the national debt. What will happen to me when the government goes bankrupt?" Or "The government is taking control of everything. Will I have to live in a police state?" Concern for their children is a high priority for most parents. After they've had to answer questions like that is a time to introduce Ron Paul.

Well, you get the general idea. The idea is to let the other person be the authority - but ask them questions that will cause them to question themselves.

Try it.

If it doesn't work, you can always go back to, "You're stupid for not supporting Ron Paul!"

;-)

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I reminisce. Back to a younger day when I was just 110... A pup.

Dear KurtA,

Felt I could climb any mountain... Cross any sea.

Why is it that youth is given to youngsters?

Well thought out post. Of course, you too will mature... all your live long days.

Regards,

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

HOW MANY ROADS MUST A MAN WALK DOWN

I just put this in the player:

(Music and Lyrics by B. Dylan ©19xx)
How many roads must a man walk down
Before they call him a man
How many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand
How many times must the cannonballs fly
Before they are forever banned
The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind
The answer is blowing in the wind

How many years must a mountain exist
Before it is washed to the sea
How many years can some people exist
Before they're allowed to be free
How many times can a man turn his head
And pretend that he just doesn't see
The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind
The answer is blowing in the wind

How many times must a man look up
Before he can see the sky
How many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry
How many deaths will it take till he knows
That too many people have died
The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind
The answer is blowing in the wind

Thank you for reminding me,I have it, but have not heard it in awhile now.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.