Want the Republican base? Let's talk about ISRAEL!Submitted by lovecore on Fri, 09/23/2011 - 19:55
Many of the Republicans that I have talked to about Ron Paul will say things like "I agree with everything he says, but his foreign policy sucks."
Usually when Ron's asked about foreign policy he explains that these wars are unconstitutional and unaffordable. He also goes into the concept of blow back and explains that terrorism is a consequence of occupation, rather than an attack on "who we are." These are good points to make when addressing a rational person.
Most of the republican base is comprised of Christian conservatives. Religion is one of the most concrete beliefs a person can have. When one's concrete belief system is attacked, they are going to react at a "gut" level, without making a calculated rational decision. They will defend it at all costs.
Christian conservatives believe that Islam is at war with their religion. Nothing Ron Paul can say will change their concrete beliefs. He's beating a dead horse with this approach.
Ron Paul needs to focus on ISRAEL to win the nomination. This is what is most important to the republican base. He doesn't need to pander for these votes, nor would he. What he needs to do is SHAPE his message for this vote.
He needs to talk about why his position is best for ISRAEL! I believe I've seen him speak on the amount of aid we give to Israels enemies. Has he explained that aid to Israel reduces Israeli independence? That we tie their hands behind their back on Iran?
Can you think of any other ways that Ron Paul's foreign policy is beneficial to Israel?
Can we make a list of videos that we can show our "Israel first" friends? Maybe we can put together a video that conveys the strength in Ron Paul's foreign policy.
I would love to see or make an "alternate history/future" type video, similar to the China 2030 add. One where President Paul issues Letters of Marque and Reprisal and Israel is allowed to defend itself.