Ron Paul Info BoothSubmitted by rss202 on Thu, 09/01/2011 - 13:43
The results of recent polls have made two things abundantly clear. First, Ron Paul is absolutely a viable candidate. Second, the media will try to undermine his candidacy as much as possible. With these facts in mind, I believe the biggest challenge Dr. Paul will face in gaining the nomination will be fighting obscurity and misinformation. As powerful as the internet is, many in my community still get their political news from traditional media, which we know is ignoring and misrepresenting our candidate. To combat this malevolence, I believe the onus is on us to inform our communities about why we believe in Dr. Paul. To this end, I started the Ron Paul Info Booth in my neighborhood.
The target audience for the Info Booth was my neighbors and my goal was to inform them about Dr. Paul’s positions so that they can decide for themselves. I truly believe that if I can just get the message to them as unfiltered and unbiased as possible, the message and the messenger will speak for themselves. My Info Booth entailed a table, a chair and a sign placed on my front lawn. I handed out copies of Dr. Paul’s position on various issues to all that passed by. I manned the booth myself for about 4-5 hours, and had a few interesting political discussions. I found that many did not really know who he was and those that did know of him did not understand him well (many wrongly pinned him as an isolationist as the media often does). I don’t know if I converted anyone to a Ron Paul supporter, but I do think that the presence of the Info Booth has at the very least educated a few people on the truth about Dr. Paul.
My ultimate plan here is to engage my entire neighborhood in a political discussion on my front lawn (a real grassroots effort). I hope that a bit more advertising and maybe some lawn games may help draw more of a crowd next time. I hope that others try this idea out as well and soon there will be a Ron Paul Info Booth in every neighborhood. Any feedback on this idea would be appreciated. Thank you.
Will post pictures of the booth as soon as I figure out how... Thanks.