The real reason Ron Paul isn't winning right nowSubmitted by leakysantorum on Tue, 01/24/2012 - 02:32
The way he answered the first question about a third party run is just a small example of exactly what he is doing wrong. I think if he just made one minor adjustment, he could soon surge and be a frontrunner.
The problem is, he embraces the outsider persona, when he should be trying to shed it off. He needs to posture himself as the only "true conservative" based on his cut taxes and spending platform. He needs to explain how his foreign policy is the most conservative, and defend it from the pragmatic side rather than the "have empathy for Iran" side. He needs to disown the word "libertarian" and replace it with "small government conservative". He needs to liken himself to Goldwater, just like how Newt likens himself to Reagan. He needs to boast about how he IS the Tea Party and how he started the movement.
Of course, he's not likely to do any of this, but if he did, he could become the frontrunner in no time.