another update! I finally persuaded my wife to take a serious look at Ron Paul - she's voting!Submitted by mijnomrah on Wed, 10/26/2011 - 09:18
My wife is a life long democrat who has never voted anything except democrat. I've always leaned more right than her but consider myself an independent. When I began to seriously look at Paul and his positions a number of months ago I quickly became convinced he is what America needs. I was excited and wanted to share what I've found with her. I came off too pushy, asking her to watch a video here and there which she never did and eventually she ask me to stop trying to convince her. I respected this and have toned down my enthusiasm around her.
So yesterday she had heard the news about Perry's tax plan and we started a discussion. I brought up the fact that under both Perry's plan and Cain's plan our taxes would go up. We're struggling financially so the idea of higher taxes is not appealing. I then asked if she knew that Paul wants to eliminate the income tax. I was able to explain that we haven't always had an income tax and cutting taxes actually puts those resources back into the economy. This lead to a great discussion about the erosion of personal liberty and the role of government.
Afterwards, she ask me to send her a couple of Ron Paul videos for her to watch. Now I just have to decide which videos to send her :)
So I sent her a few of the shorter videos (life ad, daily show blackout, and one other one) thinking she might not sit through some of the longer ones. She watched them and ask me to send her some that are more substantial that explains Ron's positions and what he is about. So I sent the "What if" video and couple of others longer video about Ron Paul and the campaign for liberty. I think I peaked her interest and as we know, once you listen and understand there's no turning back.
After discussing this bias of last this debate she said she was voting for Ron Paul and wished she could vote for Ron Paul in the primary, she thought she couldn't because she's registered democrat. I explained Ohio has an open primary so she will be voting there too.
Well, so far I have persuaded my brother and his wife, my wife and my mother to vote for Ron Paul.