Lack of Paul Support over 45 Years Old; Why and What to Do?Submitted by ErikInBelAirMD on Sat, 01/07/2012 - 04:17
It seems like more often than not when I am listening to a Main Stream Media (MSM) Ron Paul (RP) interview or even MSM Republican Debate the term "enthusiastic supporters" always seems to find its way to RP (oddly enough usually triggered by the interviewer). Whenever I see this happen, I usually sit back and hope RP will NOT say yes, the YOUNG people are backing me .. yadda... yadda...
Put yourself in a person over 45 years old shoes that is watching the interview/debate and doesn't know Ron Paul or has never seen any Ron Paul analysis beyond Fox/CNN/MSNBC.
Shouldn't his answer be more like this (obviously more politically correct):
*We have enthusiasm and support of people from all ages.
*Older people that use the internet know/find out the truth.
*Reference how his budget cuts $1T the first year, balances in 3rd year, AND doesn't touch social security/ medicare UNLIKE his competitors.
The reason the MSM keeps asking him this question is likely because based on his answer, it marginalizes him as a young voter only candidate. We are polling extremely poorly in voters over 45 and I believe this is a major reason why.
If an average human being (non-Ron Paul Supporters) hears the same thing over and over again, like, Mitt Romney has the "best chance to beat Obama" or Mitt Romney "can create the most jobs" the public believes it (as evidenced in polls clearly showing Romney with HUGE support over RP when the top issue is "jobs" or "electability:).
The question must then be how can Ron Paul use interviews/debates to get more significant support from the over 45yo crowd?
Finally, how can he get past the MSM tactic of trying to paint him AND manipulate the public into believing that RP is a Young Vote only candidate, thereby, immediately turning RP off over 45YO people before they even even have a chance to listen to a word that RP has to say in interviews/debates/speeches??
He already has the young support. We need the correct strategy/answer/communication for over 45YO. This is the single reason why Mitt is winning states. Thoughts? Ideas? How do we convert them while staying true and on-message?