RP and his strategy: CONTRAST Himself in Debates and in Campaign CommercialsSubmitted by A-B--B-A on Wed, 01/25/2012 - 19:37
The other day I read a DP post recommending RP should be aggressive in the upcoming debate, Monday's. Although I like that sentiment, I think RP should be assertive, firm.
I was talking with my dad about this recommendation. He said something interesting. He said RP in debates and in his campaign commercials should point out his successes (which is nearly every bill) and his opponents' deficiencies (nearly every act of his opponents').
One way to make this contrast is for RP to take an issue and talk about his legislation briefly then point to his opponent's legislation on the same issue and summarize it. RP could lay out his plan to cut $1 trillion in his first year in office and balance the budget by his fourth year. Then, yes, RP would face a candidate, say his name and ask him what his plan is. In fact, do that to each candidate. Show the audience your budget plan is the only one that's genuine and is so without making people poor or homeless because your plan phases out programs instead of eliminating them overnight.
Ron, your record compared to any candidate's record provides staaark contrast. From your 1981 support for Israel to defend itself to your warnings 12, 15, 30 years ago about a police state in our country, a "professed free society," www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMH3sD_IFIg.
Point to their records -- their legislation, their bills and their relationships with businesses that brought on the mess -- that build the police state and then point to your record, Ron, because it repeals and dissolves the police state. Mention your legislation, your bills and when you submitted them. Heck, show that you're 1 for 600+ in getting your bills passed because your bills adhere to the Constitution, therefore to freedom. Make that statement then describe that your legislation pertains to freedom and theirs creates and maintains entrapment socially (think: civil liberties) and financially for 99% of americans.
You'd probably not want to say the following, but here it is, a route in building that entrapment: Make the American a debt slave while centralizing life to indenture him to massive businesses that more and more operate knowing about him and requiring his membership -- his "membership," personal information for access.
This requirement that spreads throughout society is the continual increase in separation between the massive businesses and individuals who don't work with or buy from them. Eventually those individuals will be on the outside -- that is, they'll be without the access, the "mark," to buy food or seeds to grow food, buy clothes, to enter this ballpark and that restaurant, take the car into a smog shop, to do anything. This process is that biblical mark, the environment that, after people have been coaxed, proded and, yes, forced into, is the electronic system, the digital grid.
Sorry for the fright right there, everyone. But, hey, Ron, really, either it's darn close to the time or it is the time to be assertive and draw stark contrasts in these debates and in your commercials. It's not as though you, Ron, would be slandering or fighting anyone. O' contrare.
Merely you'd be stating legislation, votes and issues in your record that protect freedom then mention your opponent's equivalents broadly or in question format just before inviting him to talk about those equivalents in how they protect freedom. Open the floor to your opponents to talk about their record (with you in front of everyone) especially pertaining to freedom. It would be a conversation in a way, one that steam rolls the BS. They would stammer, I'd think. They can't compete against you, Ron. They would have nothing good to say and NO WHERE to hide. This manuever should make crystal clear to everyone watching the differences between you and them:
You are for freedom and your opponents are for corporatism. You are for people's freedom and your opponents are for people's indentured servitude to the government and corporations.
Their records can't hold a candle to yours in protecting freedom. Doing this, doing the contrast in a debate, should be a game changer the size of a tidal wave. Chalk up a W for you and Ls for them. Game over. Ron, you win.
MAKE THE CONTRASTS.
Ron Paul, 2012