If Ron Paul Does Not Speak Out at the Next Debate I Will Be Very Disappointed - Enough of the "Underdog" StuffSubmitted by chris41336 Ω™ on Thu, 09/29/2011 - 09:18
Ron's campaign is one that is much more interactive with it's supporters. The millions of fervent supporters dole out cash on a whim, like stated in recent news articles, for our guy. But...if there is going to be so much money going in, then I anticipate some of the output of our ideas coming out. One of these ideas is that Ron should be speaking out more at the debates. Here are my thoughts as to why this should be happening:
1. Americans like an underdog, but they like even more a strong president. Ron has done a great job of playing the underdog and getting the "media attention" if you can call it that, of being ignored and being the longshot candidate. People love that narrative. However, I have heard from several would-be supporters that they think Ron is intelligent, honest and principled - but that that doesn't translate to leadership. While I cannot fathom how you can say such nice things and then not support someone, they are right in suggesting that kindness and intelligence does not a leader make. Ron needs to put himself out there. Show the American people that you have these great ideas and that you have the fortitude to take those ideas to the bank when you get in office, no matter who is in your way.
2. LITERALLY every other candidate save perhaps Johnson has interjected at some point to no penalty. If the campaign is afraid of making you seem rash, just keep in mind that all of the rest of them do it, so how can you seem worse? In fact, your interjections would be better because you would actually have strong points. This is the best way to generate buzz and soundbites (rather, have the media generate soundbites from your impressive dialogue) and you are losing a great opportunity.
3. If you wait until others have interjected, see how the hosts respond, and then you interject and are subsequently told you can't by a moderator, that gives you the chance to call them out on their bs and say "So everyone else can throw the rules aside but I can't interject once?" I guarantee you will have the audience clapping at that. Remember Regan's famous "I paid for this time!" quote?
If anyone here is close to the campaign, please tell them this. Ron has shown that he is a courteous gentleman and I know he will remain one. But he can remain one while simultaneously showing the GOP base that he is just a strong in his beliefs as Rick Perry or Herman Cain. Remember, the GOP base is full of bullies. TO expect compassion from theme is a longshot. They respect force and bravado, so lets give them some.