Is anyone sick of the pandering?Submitted by rpforever85 on Wed, 04/25/2012 - 12:27
Maybe 'pandering' is too strong of a word, but it feels like we've constantly packaged our message throughout this campaign to make it more available to tow-the-line Republicans.
1. Drug War - Emphasis was placed on states' rights and shrinking the federal government instead of the liberty of the individual to do what they please to their own body.
2. Israel - Emphasis was placed on restoring Israel's sovereignty over the fact that Israel is NOT America, and it's borderline treasonous to give them as much clout as we do.
3. Gold/Silver Standard - Using trite examples like the $0.10 gallon of gas (when commodity values truly fluctuate) instead of emphasizing how such a standard would truly stabilize the economy and allow for prosperity.
4. Support of the Troops - Like the Gold standard, the massive support of our troops was not untrue...but we never strongly pointed out the immorality of shifting our military's strength from defending our liberties to imperialistic endeavors.
I honestly feel like Ron Paul represents more than just the message he delivers. He represents believability. You can listen to him and know he isn't BSing you. Maybe this type of politicking is needed to form coalitions and to be successful in campaigns (it worked for Rand), but I can't help but feel we may have turned people off by muddying the message.