Do "Former Ron Paul supporters" exist?Submitted by fishyculture on Sat, 03/17/2012 - 08:47
The notion that "Former Ron Paul supporters do not exist" needs to end now. We are hemorrhaging supporters in Idaho, I documented that the best I could already. Idaho was a stronghold in 2008 because truth lovers and militia members rallied behind RP. Then we got $h!t on, silenced, ridiculed by our "fellow " supporters because the only socially acceptable RP supporter seems to be the handful who took to politics and can lie, cheat and steal with the big dogs. I have had a hissy fit over what happened in Idaho, volunteers were insulted and lied to and then slapped in the face by RP staff. While waiting to meet him, 5 volunteers dressed in suits, waiting to have a nice sit-down chat, were told "Don't creep him out." It seems a crowd in Seattle pushed over a barricade, and the 5 of us there looked equally scary. This is the kind of crap that loses supporters. Not in that moment, it takes a while to get disillusioned - much longer than getting illusioned. But people who poured their heart into an effort only to be insulted and jerked around will eventually move their heart. I have warned the campaign, best I could, that they are screwing the pooch in Idaho while the campaign continues to treat supporters like an inconvenience, an impediment to their success. The campaign is amused by my ranting. Well, here is another tale sure to entertain them.
I hope that Ron Paul leads you folks to truth somehow, but that is not the current trend line.