Am I the only one that thinks Paul could do better in interviews with MSM?Submitted by Paul23 on Mon, 03/26/2012 - 19:03
The interview with Piers tonight was vintage Ron Paul, excellent back and forth! Some interviews he seems off, maybe he is tired of answering the same questions but..
After watching his interview with Bloomberg today I couldn't help but feel a little bit frustrated because they said Romney has 10x as many delegates as him and he didn't really protest that. I want him to win but he has got to come across as a strong leader who doesn't take crap from anyone. He has had good interviews before but here are my thoughts:
People like someone who fights back. When he sits there while they say he hasn't won and he is not going to be the nominee, he sort of comes up with a ho hum answer like "Well its not over yet" or "we'll just continue what we're doing"
He needs to take a serious look at what people who like his ideas think when they hear him say this. They probably think:
1. I like his ideas, too bad he isn't going to be the nominee.. I'm not going to pay to much attention again until November
2. I like his ideas and I will vote for him even though he admits he can't win
3. I don't really like this guy, he doesn't come across as a strong leader who is being belittled by the media, even if he has good ideas
4. I like this guy lets see what I can do to get him some money and some votes
#4 is the least likely response from someone who hasn't heard much about him and are barely paying attention to the electoral process
When he gets interviewed, to maximize the support, he must shoot them back when they say he has not won a primary yet. Say "look, I have won a large number of delegates in a quite a few caucus states and if you are talking about the straw vote, I won in the Virgin Islands AND Maine was really messy, I still believe we won there and will get the most delegates there, and thats what really matters. So you should stop saying that we have yet to win because we have some wins in both the straw and delegates in at least 5 states."
Whenever they say he is in last, he must come back with "How do you know that, do you know what is going on in these state conventions and caucuses? I believe when all is said and done we will surprise some people with our delegate numbers" (I know he has said something like this before but didnt today)
When they say that Romney and Santorum are the likely nominee, instead of saying that he offers different ideas, say loudly and strongly that "The ideas I bring to the table would be able to beat Obama because there is a big contrast. Obama administration is trying to get in people's lives and invade other countries constantly while maintaining a very poor economic policy. I don't see much of a difference if we nominate any of the other three guys. If Republicans want contrast and to win in November, they will nominate me because my ideas are different."