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An oldie, but a goodie. Remember this? It still cracks me up.


It already seems so long ago. When did all that Charlie Sheen crap go down? How many months ago was that? They all meld together now and I lose track.

But the point of entertaining you with the above video is this little statistic: 33,488,641 views.

Hey Ron Paul video folks! Where is our truly original Ron Paul video that will go seriously viral? As in 33 million views viral? We haven't seen anything close to that yet.

Even the Revolution PAC's ad - which, don't get me wrong, was great - but was still predictable and safe, a clear specimen of the genre known as "polical attack ad." got 109,000 views.

Which, I'm sorry to say it but apparently no one else will, is just preaching to the choir. Does Ron Paul have 109,000 fans? Easy. I think he got 5 million votes in the last round, i.e. the 2008 primaries. (Please correct me if I'm wrong.)

I look at the 6 videos featured on the front of the Black This Out money bomb page. Of the six of them, the highest viewed video has 47,000 views. Woo hoo! You reached just under 1% of the choir! Congratulations!

NOT. (The lowest viewed video has under 500 views.)

Again: Hey video folks - where is our breakout viral Ron Paul 2012 video?

And let me tell you something confidentially - the fact that they're not on the front page of the Daily Paul is NOT the reason they're not going viral. They're not going viral because they're preaching to the choir, and this is problematic because: 1) Our choir isn't that big, and 2) the Daily Paul is at the center of said choir.

So knock it off with the inside asides! We get it already.

Unless I haven't made my point clear, YOU DON'T NEED THE DAILY PAUL TO GO VIRAL. What you need to go viral is the masses. Yes, dare I say it - the dumb, idiot masses that our friend Adam Kokesh exposes for being the dumb idiot masses that they are.

They're the ones that made the Charlie Sheen video go viral.

But here's the rub: If you simply see them as dumb idiots, if all you have is contempt for them, if all you can do is accuse them of being communists, then you'll never win them over. If that is all you have, then congratulations. They have successfully gotten you to play into Their game. They have won. They, i.e. the elite, the 1%ers who have used the power of government force to amass their fortunes, have successfully played one half of the population off the other half.

Congratulations on being a pawn.

But back to my point, video peeps: Show us something we haven't seen yet. All these videos are so 2008.

And please, understand, that I'm not saying this out of meanness or spite, but out of l o v e and self interest. E V O L V E! Stop sending me mediocre videos and mediocre ideas and demanding that they be put on the front page of the Daily Paul!

Black this out moneybomb? Who are you aiming at? If we keep shearing the same sheep without growing the base, we're going to squirt out the same paltry million bucks (plus or minus) with every money bomb until all those people who are donating max out.

And they are getting so freaking tiring. Woo hoo! Another moneybomb!!! As if adding exclamation points will actually make it exciting. Get a clue. It doesn't.

Who is "black this out" aimed at? Once again, the choir. If Ron Paul truly has been blacked out by the MSM (which, yes, of course he has, thank you very much. The choir is very well aware of this fact.) do the masses even know? Do they even care??? The answer is 1) no, and 2) no.

Wake up to the reality. There is an MSM blackout on Ron Paul. Are any of these videos going to cut through it? No. To the non initiated, they may was well start out, "Hey idiot - you're a f*cking idiot - watch the rest of my video so I can prove it to you, idiot."

Does that work? No. By views alone we can confirm this as emperical fact.

(Excuse my French, but I've been hanging around with my friend Renato, ex-Marine, who tells me I should let people know how I really feel.)

Here is how I really feel: E V O L V E. This is not 2008. We need some new ideas. And don't count on the Campaign to come up with them. The ONLY way this is going to succeed is from the creativity of the grassroots. The Campaign is 4 years behind, stuck copying our ideas from 2008. (Hey - Moneybomb! What a great idea!)

E V O L V E!

I am sick and tired of people here who claim they are "awake" but all they are is a sheep to another cause. (Of course, that doesn't mean you, dear reader. It means those others - the infiltrators - the evil ones. The New ones. The Untrusted. The OTHERS. Those that aren't like you. Not you, dear. Never you.)

Hey, guess what - people are 99.9% the same. Two eyes, ears a nose and a mouth. They eat and sh#t. Trust me. I've traveled the country and the world, and I've seen it with my own eyes. People are the same: They love and they feel sorrow and pain. They want the best for themselves and their family, and beyond that - if they can achive it - for their race - and beyond that if they can achieve it - for all of humanity.

The end.

Anyone can easily enough discover it for themselves, first hand, if they could only find the will to switch off Fox News for an evening.

Go make friends with someone who wears a turban, or who has different color skin than you're own. They're just like you. In Iran, in Israel, in the West Bank, Japan, China, Greece, Vermont, Texas... They're just like you.

(And BTW, lest anyone have any doubt, Rick Santorum is an idiot.)

- - - -

I read somewhere that Ron Paul has doubled his number of supporters - that 100,000 people have donated to the 2012 campaign (if you have that source - I can't find it) vs. about 50,000 for the 2008 campaign.

Woo hoo! Once again, "Great job!", the parent says to the underachieving child. Awesome! 100,000 donors. Great.

Just remember that Obama got 62 million votes in 2008. So there is a wee bit of work to do.

E V O L V E. Play to the masses. Stop playing to the choir. Think outside the box. Please, I ask this out of pure self interest! Give me something intersting to watch! Everything so far is so damn boring I can hardly bear it. I already saw it in 2008.

Here is the truth about the above Charlie Sheen video above: I wasn't paying any attention to what was going on with Charlie Sheen last spring -- even though it was in the headlines -- until I watched that video. After that I was hooked. Why? Because it was funny. After that, I went on a little Charlie Sheen investigative expiditon. I was reading and googling like crazy.

Videographers - this is my challenge to you: Create that experience with Ron Paul. Reach outward, beyond the choir, to the masses. You're free after all, and that is what this movement is all about. Freedom. Do something with it. Exercise it. Celebrate it. Show me something so good that that it will make me cream my pants, and for God's sake, stop relying on the Daily Paul and Trevor Lyman to do it all for you. That was 2008. This is 2012.

Show us something new.

You are free. Don't preach about it, don't be self righteous and make people wrong about it, go out and celebrate it!

Show it to the world what it means to be free and people will be so compelled that they cannot help but follow you.

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One video w/ 33 Million views? YouTube "Ron Paul" = 57 Million

Let us gather some impressive numbers counting what folks are searching:

  1. "Charlie Sheen" YouTube = 61 m
  2. "Ron Paul" YouTube = 57 million results #1 candidate
  3. "Rick Perry" youtube = 51 m
  4. "Herman Cain" YouTube = 44 m
  5. "Michele Bachmann" YouTube = 29 m
  6. "Mitt Romney" YouTube = 13 m
  7. "Newt Gingrich" YouTube = 7 m
  8. Other candidates left to media imagination

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speaking of winning, our man

speaking of winning, our man is doing good in the polls, looks like we're on the right track

Michael, great points.

We all have our giftings. Some are gifted videographers, some are story tellers, some are song writers. IF we take those passions and put them into action..we will at minimum show we have grown since 2008, and may even convince some hardened sceptics.

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I have sense that support for

I have sense that support for Ron Paul in nomination contest is missing the big point.
Ron Paul have been probably alone in delivering the
message.It is really fight against democrat President Barac Obama and his policy,not against other candidates.In debates everyone is actually calculating hits to Obama and ability to fight Obama.All actual energy has to be in one direction only.That will actually minimize and make irrelevant
other candidates.Ron Paul has to lead the fight now.
We have to go beyond candidates in primaries and open the real field and fight the man in office.
Lets bite sharp on Obama,lets expose his policies.
Ron Paul haven't baggage of other republicans.We
can expose the wars in real cruelty like Alex Jones http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcMNJBvY2cU in "Lifting The Veil of Evil".We can expose racist manipulations for black and Hispanic vote
and clear pictures of crimes done from Obama adm.
We can expose terror police state,care for suicidal banker terrorists and party networks.
We have to make public attention to be on issues between Paul and Obama with daily attention on single issue which will resonate to initiated next issue.We have to pass this nomination like is already won and lead.That is the only way how we can prove that Ron is really only one.We all know that Santorum has $700 Army donation,but he is hawk and can take voters just for that.Attacking Obama on Wars and actually exposing the wars will hit two birds and make opinion that Santorum and Obama are on same page.
It can be simple video which can ask who is the guilty...citizens?army personnel?hawkish politicians? or president? and tell the truth that relatives of collateral damage victims want revenge and they are millions right now.Wars make small number of friends and big number of bloody enemies.We have to show that war solutions are solutions of dumb,stupid,unable,impotent and noneffective politicians and peacemakers and peace-keepers are real politicians.And same can go on and on on other topics.
We have to get the initiative and lead the fight for peace and freedom and show the real difference.

You are RIGHT.... its really PAUL vs OBAMA

Indeed, the republican rank n file, that is all they really want to hear from Ron Paul - attacks on Obama and his policies.

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Transcend the 'page views'

Transcend the 'page views' and return to the physical space

A Spoof...

of the Hermain Cain ad featuring Dr. Paul with a "creepy slow smile" to the camera would have been gold. Too bad Colbert already did his own spoof a few days ago.

One thing I have to say that bothers me

Ron Paul is all over YouTube. Everyone takes his ads and reposts them over and over. You cannot possibly get any sort of acurate count on the number of views on a video because they are posted by 20 different people 10 times and they have anywhere from 300 views to 1,000,000. It sometimes drives me crazy. You can go on youtube right now and put in Ron Paul today and 10 people have posted videos we have seen 100 times and his views show 0. the count cannot be accurate. It is true we are not capturing ALOT of new people each day. Like the stunt Herman Cain just pulled, now 600,000 people know him and think he is funny. The choir has gotten much larger and more informed and that is a very good thing. How do we make it even bigger? is it by stooping to the Cain way or Charlie Sheen, that is just so sad to me. Maybe not stooping is a good plan, but getting funny, like the SNL skit of Ron Paul, "tough as nails" would do the trick!

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Quantity with quality

While I agree that many of the RP vids out there probably do not appeal to the masses, I feel the bigger problem here is the quantity of political information the masses encounter on a daily basis. It's usually zero.

The first step is getting the name out there, whether that be through pop culture or the worlds greatest sign bomb, people need to wonder "who the hell is this Ron Paul guy, and why does his name keep popping up?".

Then the quality part needs to come in, with inspiring, but simple videos about his MESSAGE, not the man. They will already know the name, now they need to be informed of the issues and Ron Pauls solution to them.

So, get the name out there in huge numbers, without a focus on the messegage.. then have videos clearly(simplicity is key, extreme simplicity) defining the issues while explaining why Ron Pauls solution is the answer, with cool music in the background.

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In Plain English

This isn't really an idea about going viral, but it may be something one of you talented people could create. I got the idea from those pretty popular Common Craft Videos: In Plain English. Here is an example: http://www.commoncraft.com/video/cloud-computing

My idea is to basically take some of the complex difficult to understand concepts that Ron Paul talks about and put them in "Plain English"

It could be called, Ron Paul in Plain English

We could start by explaining the Federal Student Loan Crisis.


I still want to hear some of these Ron Paul songs on radio. Doesn't anyone listen to radio anymore? I think the GOP older voters do. I especially like the ones that sample Ron Paul.

DJ's are usually pretty "out there" and willing to try new things. We could start requesting them locally.

Carol Burnett became famous for a song about her crush on John Foster Dulles. (For those of you born in the last few years, Carol Burnett has had a huge career since then.)

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

Ron Paul song


Extremism in the cause of Liberty is no vice.

3 days and over 6,000,000 views....

This Beer Commercial is going viral using SOCIAL FEAR & friendly relief.


Which gives me the idea that we should/could use the very same motif .....

Audience watches America's scary future in a movie theater.... a deep voice asks "What if you could go to the movies and see America's REAL future? Would you want to go?" ...... and then the camera watches those in the audience react in surprise, then anger, the frustration, then horrible sadness that results in crying as they file out of the theater..... then everyone gets handed the Ron Paul "Save America plan"... followed by a dozen personal 'after movie' endorsements of the movie goers who say ...

"God forget Freddy Kruger! That was truly truly horrible because you just know to the bottom of your soul that America will die just like that. And I LOVE America! I never been political, but I realize its all upon me to change this country fast or else." Holding the Save America Plan" she continues.... "and I am so thankful to Ron Paul for detailing for us the way out of this horrible horrible mess we are truly in"....

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Clever idea....

Just what I would expect from you, Treg.

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Michael's exhortation is well taken. I have been thinking along similar lines for quite some time, and now I have described a new strategy that is based on an undeniable fact about the nature of a large segment of the electorate who are not open to Dr. Paul's message. We must understand this very large group, or we will never reach them. If we don't change our awareness, and correspondingly our campaign approach, we will max out at 15% support from Republican voters and, of course, this will never win the nomination, much less the Presidency.


Use their weapon against them

I am not a video producing scholar but here's a thought. If you were watching some type of mindless entertainment youtube video and it suddenly got interrupted with something important, how long would you keep watching it before you just said hey, wait a minute and turned it off? Maybe 10 seconds, 20 seconds before you realized your video must have been screwed up and altered. So... someone with essential video production skills can create a video about something mindless (ie. Dancing with the Stars, Jersey Shore... whatever) and after about 30 seconds the video switches to a Ron Paul video/message as if it were a mistake. The real kicker is who can come up with the best 20 second RP video that gets all of the critical points out there while being upbeat enough to keep the masses sucked in. Obviously the title will reflect the mindless entertainment subject of choice. Anyone out there up to the challenge? What's the most popular mindless video out right now? Is this too devious?

Heres an idea..... Show RP's influence around the world

Have devoted RP fans OUTSIDE of the USA, explain why they think RP is the best and Obama is the worst.

Please keep it in short interview clips of 5, 10, 20, 30 second videos. Compile the clips in an entertaining way.

Be sure to have the city and country name written in yellow letters across the bottom of the screen. And if speaking in their native language, use the YouTube translator to scroll the English across the screen.

Be sure to put up a ten point bullets for RP and ten Against Barrack Obama

Ron Paul VS President Obama
1. End US imperialism. 1. Increase imperialism
2. End the spending 2. Increase the spending
3. End the Drug War 3. Increase the drug war

well you get the idea. Best of all, someone (better at it than I) could simply gather up all those self published videos from around the world. Videos from Italy, Britain, Spain, Japan, China, Mexico, India, etc.

Does anyone else like this idea?

Because it has both RP and Obama in it, I think it could go viral.

What do you all think?


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"The world" does not and

"The world" does not and should not play a part in the election of our president. I'm not a "one worlder". The US must maintain its sovereignty. Part of Obama's problem has been his bowing to the will of other countries. Free and peaceful competition and cooperation with others is the best outcome.

So you are a "multi-Stater" then? How about a Muli-County-er?

Of course VU, you are a One World-er.

You are for the human race, for universal human freedoms, are u not?

You are for universal Human Individual Rights, are u not?

You believe the our 'god given' individual rights to Life, Liberty and Property (justly acquired of course)?

This is why Ron Paul has universal appeal, because freedom has universal human appeal.

Now let me say something about 'maintaining its sovereignty'. Sure, the USA needs to maintain its sovereignty, but lets put our priorities in order. The FIRST sovereignty we need to maintain is that of the individual, that is all humans need to maintain their sovereignty. Now as Americans, we are employing our government to do just that....but as you know, its the biggest violator of YOUR American sovereignty. Its the same with other governments of this world, they each violate the sovereignty of its citizens.

So.... from one citizen to another, we have a common cause, that is keeping the sovereignty violators off our backs. Indeed, given that its lately been American Presidents and the American govt that has messing with the sovereignty of foreign citizens, those foreign citizens may want to throw their support behind Ron Paul. Win-win, I say.

Most of all, if your American govt gets worse, you may need some of us in the rest of the world .... so don't be bashful being a "one-worlder". Its not the same as being a "one governmenter".

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Sovereignty stems from the individual, I agree.

I don't agree with the "God-given“ part, because involving /crediting /blaming imaginary friends is a dereliction of individual responsibility.

Its hard to make Ron paul that damn hilarious.

Am I wrong?

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I nominate this girl....

She's in love with Friedrich Hayek - what are the odds she doesn't also have a crush on RP?
Anyway, I think she would be perfect: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psosLpDALuA


I think I'm in love... :)

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She already has

95,781 views. . . singing about Hayek!

I second the nomination, LaoT.

I sent her an email on Youtube. Should we all?

Think it might work?

Before RP was a politician, he was (still is) a physician

bringing new lives and hope into the world.

Our nation is dying.

The American people's dream is on life support.


Someone should make a hard-hitting video that illustrates this. Perhaps that would be the one to reach many.

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"Just remember that Obama got 62 million votes in 2008."
He also had one video (remember his girl) that had 429,000,000 views - yes that's right "MILLIONS"

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I remember

I remember last cycle it was the energy generated around money bombs that got me donating. You wanted to feel like you were part of something historic (and we were). This time the money bombs come so quick that they all just seem transitory and not historic.

There seems to be more energy around the Black This Out one but it still does not have the feel of Nov 5 or Dec 16. I think the key to a high dollar money bomb is setting them for days that tie back to our history. The day helps you feel like you are part of the past as well as the future. That you and your countrymen are taking part in the grand American tradition.

I would have loved to see a

I would have loved to see a November 6th moneybomb, as mentioned here. The promotional hype would have been huge and if we had started ramping up for it a month ago, it could easily have dwarfed this arbitrary "Black This Out" theme.

Never forget:

To disagree, one doesn't have to be disagreeable.

- Barry Goldwater

This post makes great points but goes too far

Firing ourselves up is important. I was just talking with another supporter who said the key thing with the money bombs is seeing an awesome video theme which motivates him to donate even though funds are scarce.

Sure we need to branch out and evolve. Those points should be well-taken. But let's not disparage the grassroots support which keeps many supporters motivated & committed despite the attacks, the writing-off, & the campaigning challenges many of us face in trying to convince our friends & family.

Reading the baby things

Reading the baby things below..how about a video like the e-trade ones where the baby talks like an adult. You have a black (cain or Obama) baby, and a white one. They are talking about their future, At the end, maybe somehow Ron walks in and they hug him..or a bunch of those pics shown with Ron and babies..?

Yes, but to be fair

what's the view count on the most popular political video in YouTube's history? Sheen isn't running for office, and Ron isn't the ex-star of a popular TV comedy.


"Just remember that Obama got 62 million votes in 2008."

He also had one video (remember his girl) that had 429,000,000 views - yes that's right "MILLIONS"

I'm currently working on a commercial type video ( 1 min 6 seconds)

Tentative name: "We Love Ron Paul" My model can be seen here: http://djlee.vpweb.com

This video will be humorous/sexy - Targeted at the 18 to 35 crowd - other planned characters will be her 2 horses, her 2 cats, her 2 Labs, her 4 chickens and some eggs (future supporters of Liberty) - all with proper "We Love" attire

The Goal: 500,000,000 views...


"Just remember that Obama got 62 million votes in 2008."

He also had one video (remember his girl) that had 429,000,000 views - yes that's right "MILLIONS"

I'm currently working on a commercial type video ( 1 min 6 seconds) Tentative name: "We Love Ron Paul" My model can be seen here: http://djlee.vpweb.com

Obama Girl, just

Obama Girl, just saying.

Sure, we've had our own knock-offs with Aimee Allen and Chloe Wead, but those were played straight more than this.

I think that's the biggest thing this movement lacks is a sense of humor. And that shows a lack of confidence.

When the supporters from here and RPForums descend on all the articles about Ron Paul, flood every online poll to put him over the top, that just further confirms my theory.

We need to break out of this. I think it would help if we could get Paul in an SNL skit or something like that, but I don't think that's going to happen any time soon. So the best way is to pitch to the campaign some comedic skit or something like that which doesn't try to be informative at all.

The whole point of a viral video is that it gets people hooked, so that they can research on their own time (if interested). THAT is why so far, our videos have failed, IMO.

Update: Here's one John Dennis's campaign put out last year. It's cheesy, but intentionally so. Something along those lines, but with a bit more pizzaz is what we need:

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In case you didn't notice

evidently we need a sexy, funny girl to promote Ron (if you want to pander to the YouTube crowd).

That would certainly help

But I think a good music video would do well, regardless of sex, or even if the singer was shown.

Many of the hundred million view youtubes are music videos. Even this Charlie Sheen video is essentially a music video.

Did you click the link?

This post makes me wish...

that I had even a novice's aptitude with video-making software...

Thank you for the inspiration and the challenge, Michael. I hope those who DO know how to use these programs to make innovative, throught-provoking and moving videos are up to it and create something so powerful as to really pull the woll away from the eyes of the washed masses.

We are SO close... I really feel this way. Yesterday at the Occupy event in Honolulu, I got the honor and priviledge of helping brush the sand out of people's eyes to who/what the REAL enemy of our economic and personal liberty are/is. "Wait. You mean the government has helped the banks and corporations to steal and -- Oh. My. God."

Not everyone saw it that way, but the handful that did... seeing their expressions change as they came to realize the truth was the most rewarding experience of this campaign for me thus far. We are REALLY close, people. I was close to losing hope a few weeks ago, but my hope has been restored.

We MUST press forward. We MUST know what we're talking about when we discuss issues to potential converts, and AS IMPORTANTLY, we must be able to express the platform and viewpoints in such a way as to NOT disparage others or make them feel stupid. And I don't mean just in face-to-face conversations... I'm talking on line, too... in forums, on news post comments, in our videos on youtube... Embody the platform Dr. Paul speaks from... He respects everyone and treats people as he would like to be treated. We most definitely should, too.

Thank you, Michael!

"Truth is treason in the Empire of lies." - Ron Paul, MD

Great Stuff

The stuff you are bringing up is exactly why I left ronpaulforums in the first place. I had THOUSANDS of posts and was and (am) a member since 07.

Recently this year I got sick of the b.s. over there and checked this place out and loved it.

I like your passion and I totally agree that we need to get the masses. Everyone does indeed need to get back to grassroots ideas and run with them.

It is scary to realize how many votes obama actually received. It is also scary that people like mccain and bachmann and cain could actually take obamas place if we don't do something RADICAL that actually changes the ENTIRE political field.

Will that mean youtube videos? Well maybe youtube won't win ron the white house BUT it really does show how much is really needed to be done.

I am not a video guy myself BUT I am an optimization and seo guy and will do some research and see what "niches" get the most viral opportunities and go from there.

I do agree that people think that posting on ronpaulforums or dailypaul and donating (buying a shirt from the campaign store) is all that is needed this time.

I think we are letting the official campaign do too much for us and we are getting lazy. The official campaign should not be that into our business and WE should be spreading the message and not hoping that ron will email his lists about upcoming "money bombs".

Viral Videos
Viral News Stories

Totally agree

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Good points, well stated.

Hmmm, I tried to do this "lovemonger" thing to try to tell the truth with a little humor, a little love and a lot of truth. I was thinking maybe focusing on the "love" was what was needed. Of course, the way I tried to do that was judged unacceptable, and I was run off the DP for not focusing exclusively on pimping RP.
If you really want to reach beyond the choir, you have to focus on the message, and perhaps STFU about the man. If a person is set in their belief that "candidate X is the man" then saying "Ron Paul" is a confrontation. Instead, talk about liberty and love, and then you can get on the same page.
There is a cold, hard reality that folks like to ignore. If we make this all about Ron Paul, what do we do when he dies? He is healthy, but older and not immortal.
I remember when there was an attempt to have a massive "End the Fed" event in 2007, I think. Ron Paul would not endorse it, or even acknowledge it, and so many of his supporters would not get involved. OWS is quickly morphing into "Occupy the Fed." It appears that RP will again, stay out of the fray. Want to see that "viral video?" RON PAUL HAS TO MAKE A BOLD MOVE. None of us can do that for him. A video of him speaking at OWS about "OCCUPY THE FED" would be huge, for instance. I can point the camera and hit "record" but I can't make him say something that will excite the masses. (How about a video appearance on "The Keiser Report" of him endorsing the GIABO effort? That would be huge, too.)
Oh, and without Hollywood making me a star before I became a truther, I can't get millions of people to look at any video I make, either.

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I guess that this thread has

I guess that this thread has stimulated those with video expertise into more brainstorming, which is good. But the problem with making a video to go viral is that it's a bit like the lottery. There are elements which can be studied and used so that a video can be more likely to be a hit, but even then there is no guarantee that it will indeed go viral.

My suggestion is that at some point later this year we have a vote on what is the best Ron Paul video out there (the one that would be most appealing to non-supporters) and then do our best to promote it. Whether it be setting up a short blog, making a post on a youtube page, using twitter, digg, or whatever. People here who want to take part can then target one specific video and do something to either get traffic to it or promote it online in some way so the search engines will show it when an appropriate search term is used. The aim will be to get the video to hover on the front page of youtube for a few days, which will hopefully give us the best chance of it going viral. If the 'Is gold money?' video managed to do that without a dedicated effort to promote it, then surely a more broadly-appealing video plus a dedicated team doing their most to influence view counts and search engine results would give us the best chance to make a video go viral. It may not work, but surely it's worth a try.

It's easy to set up a free blog. It's easy to post a link on a youtube page. There are lots of things which can be done. And because search engines give weight to new content, if we all do a little bit in the same short window of time, it might be enough to raise the profile of a video so it takes off.

Any comments? Dumb idea? Other suggestions?
(I do agree that the main drive should be getting delegates, but since this issue about videos was raised this is my 2 cents)