I think I've figured out something. We're missing the boat...Submitted by wpsmithjr on Wed, 01/11/2012 - 19:28
This campaign has gone really well compared to 2008. That's to be expected as the situation the country is in is MUCH worse shape. But, I think we're missing out on a lot of votes that we could be getting. See if you agree...
Most people's exposure to Dr. Paul comes from the MSM and the debates. If you consider how he is treated in both of these venues, it's really surprising we're doing as well as we are. Most of the questions he is asked in the MSM have to do with "electability" or his "wacky foreign policy". This gives the general electorate a negative impression of Dr. Paul...so they don't investigate any further.
WE all know that he voted against all the terrible legislation that has been passed over the last decade....No Child Left Behind, Medicare Part D, TARP, the bailouts, Obamacare, etc. We also know that he has been fighting the Fed for 30+ years.
***** The average voter doesn't know this. *****
All they know, without further investigation, is that he SAYS he's a constitutionalist (what does that mean to the average joe who hasn't read the Constitution since high school) and that he's anti-war. Do they even know how conservative his voting record has been?? Do they really no how anti-bank he has been. Do they know that all 600+ pieces of legislation that he's put forth in Congress were intended to repeal horrible legislation already passed or to give us more of our money back in the form of tax breaks?
I honestly doubt that the average voter has even seen Dr. Paul's "Never List" as I like to call it. You know, never voted for a tax increase, never voted for an unbalanced budget, etc.
Here's what's needed...
A simple chart... on a website or a document... that outlines all the bad legislation that has destroyed our economy and our rights, and how each candidate voted compared to Paul. Somebody may already have this somewhere... but I've not seen it.
Something like this...
Legislation Paul Romney Gingrich Santorum
TARP NO YES YES YES
Bailouts NO YES YES YES
No Child Left Behind NO YES YES YES
Iraq War NO YES YES YES
Patriot Act NO YES YES YES
This is just an example as Gingrich didn't vote on some of this stuff as he wasn't in Congress at the time, but he has expressed his approval on some of them. We could include links to these statements as well.
If you know of such a list or document... please let's get it posted and let's get it out to the public.
If not, let's make one. I'll produce it if you guys can help me by posting the info here on how they voted. I'm no webmaster, but I could make it into a word document so the text could be copied and posted anywhere and everywhere. Or, if someone out there can put it on a website, we could do it that way.