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I think I've figured out something. We're missing the boat...

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

No Child Left Behind 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.


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A useful one from ACLU

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"It's The Corruption Stupid!"

"It's The Corruption Stupid!"

Ron Paul is the only anti-corruption candidate in the race.
Obama has stolen hundreds of billions and given it to his pals at General Electric, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Solyndra and on and on.
We'll never find all of the 'bodies'.
Romney will do the same.
This election cycle is a test of the American people.
If they elect Barakmitt Obamney they will prove undeserving of the only true Republic in history.

Ben Franklin said, "It's a Republic...if you can keep it." The question he was responding to was, “Well, Doctor, what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy?”.

America is one election away from being a certified Monarchy.

The K I S S method, I love

The K I S S method, I love it.

The SuperBrochure covers a

The SuperBrochure covers a lot of that!

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Sure it does...

But it doesn't put it into a simple chart with a COMPARISON of how the other candidates voted.

People in the south think that Gingrich and Santorum are conservatives... they are NOT. We know that... but the media doesn't talk about that. According to Beck for example, Santorum and Bachmann were the conservative alternatives to Romney and Gingrich. Neither is conservative...and we can prove that by showing how they voted.

Good point. Yes, the

Good point. Yes, the comparison would be pretty nice to see.

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Great Idea!

Inserts in the Brochures or place an add in their local papers with that information.

I also hope that we can get Ron Paul's views across to the Evangelicals. Maybe stressing that he is a Christian married to the same person for 54 years. Or, anything else that would appeal to that group.

Love It

Have thought about this since my RonPaulBornAgain moment. Not sure how to do it, but probably something akin to a short YouTube clip...nothing too long. And not some cartoon crap with a loud voice talking while little boxes labeled, "Fed" explode. It needs to show his actual votes, if possible.

You are fighting

the "eyes glaze over" problem with details.
Most people won't listen.

Also, every issue put forth alienates some demographic.
You have to be ultra-careful about this, and a lot of analysis by experts needs to go into that. Otherwise, you "wedge issue" yourself right out of the race.

At this stage, sweeping platitudes that sound good are the order of the day, unless it is really important to dig into a detail for some reason. And the campaign experts should know what that is, and when to do it. That's why they make the big bucks.

I understand what you're saying...

But when talking to older republicans... our worst demographic... most of them don't like the increase in the size of the entitlement programs, TARP and the bank bailouts, the crony capitalism, the Fed printing money to bail our foreign banks, etc.

We've already got many independents and dems coming to our side because of his stance on civil liberties and the wars. These people obviously feel that his stance on these issues is more important than the fact that he doesn't want to have welfare from cradle to grave. What we're missing is the conservative republican vote. These votes are not going to Romney either. These people are voting for Gingrich and Santorum...just because they hear about how they are "conservative" in the media...when we all know they aren't.

These are the people I want to get this information to. Think about it... Romney has trouble breaking 20-25% support in the more conservative areas of the country...like the south, where I live... but Ron Paul has trouble breaking 10% here. If we could show the people in these areas of the country how Dr. Paul has voted over the years vs. the others...then I think we could sway them to our side. The impression down here is that Ron Paul is a liberal because of his stance on foreign policy. They don't realize he is the most conservative member of Congress... and they don't realize how he's been fighting for the average taxpayer for decades.

In order to win in the south we have to convince people Ron Paul is the conservative alternative to Romney...not Gingrich or Santorum.

I don't dispute

that you could get people with these items.


I am a contrarian at heart so I never know if what I find appealing is appealing to the majority but... One of the first things that attracted me to Ron Paul in 2002 besides him being an antiwar conservative was his Dr. No reputation.

I think your point is excellent. When they claim he was ineffective in congress he should counter what you state. That a large part of our work in congress is in fact to VOTE NO and I do it whether it's popular or not.

The other thing that I found attractive was the things Doug Wead has been emphasizing... his incorruptible nature.

-Lobbyist long ago stopped paying him visits.
-Voted tax Payers best friend a million years running.
-Refuses the lucrative pension plan.
-Returns money from his congressional budget every year to the treasury.

These are powerful statements of character that Ron is too humble to emphasize himself but go a long way to winning hearts and minds quickly.

I like it!

I like it!

Good idea BUMP!

Good idea BUMP!

We don't need to take the

We don't need to take the boat, when we have a helicopter.

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And I think another point is to have a graphical representation of those bills he worked on and why they're not very popular with the other members of congress...
I mean, what congressman wants to give up their cushy perks?!

When Fascism goes to sleep, it checks under the bed for Ron Paul!

I think it is a great idea,

I think it is a great idea, could easily be made as a flyer to insert with super brochure, and I think you should do it! "Liberals talk about how many bills they passed. Conservatives talk about how many they voted against". I like all of Ron's bills..in many cases the Pelosi would not bring them to the floor..