Leave Mitt Central AloneSubmitted by Redgyl on Thu, 04/26/2012 - 21:51
We've been having a lot of fun trolling Mitt Central. At last, we've found a place where FANS of Mitt Romney could gather and talk! This is unprecedented! We didn't even know Romney HAD fans. And here's a bunch of them gathered around making small talk, and it's so tempting to crash their party. Multiple times. Relentlessly. And enjoy the feeling of getting banned over asking an innocent question. (Or maybe you didn't want to get banned and sincerely wanted an innocent question asked, but got banned anyway.)
I think this needs to stop. Mitt Central is a single harmless chat room where Romney fans can gather together and discuss the weather. If that's what they want and nothing more for their site, that's their perogative. What they want for their site, I'll respect that.
What I want, which I'm sure most of want to do, is win hearts and awaken minds. We cannot do this -- it is impossible -- by trolling. All it does is put them on the defensive. Maybe they were once willing to listen to simple questions, but now, thanks to the trolling, they are not. Worse, maybe their hearts would be so hardened by our trolling that even if Ron Paul gets the nomination, they would refuse to support him. They would be all to happy to accuse Ron Paul of cheating, which is actually what they did recently right after his Iowa win, in part (I think) to our relentless trolling. This is blowback in the making.
I want to be able to talk to these people. I want to be able to ask questions and get answers. But I can't if they are up in arms protecting their turf. I can't be a good representative of Ron Paul's foreign policy if I'm cramming my opinions down their throats. We are representatives of Ron Paul. People will judge Ron Paul and his policies by our actions.
Besides, I just don't feel comfortable harassing people who just want to sit down and have peaceful cups of tea and admire their hero of choice. That's where they gather to relax, not where they gather to do battle. We can battle all we want in comments sections in news articles and in other places. But if they want peace in their own site, let's let them.