The Broken Window Strategy: Belief That Ron Paul Isn't Running Isn't Good!Submitted by JoshArizona on Tue, 05/15/2012 - 11:18
Many people today have tried to spin the false impression that Ron Paul is out of the race as a good thing, and a clever strategy for use as a Trojan Horse against Romney supporters.
Many are also assuming that the media announcing he had dropped out based off of the press release, is the result of some kind of smart political play by the campaign. It is not, it is an unintended consequence. If the campaign actually wanted people to think this, why would Jack Hunter, Doug Wead and now Jesse Benton himself be refuting this and trying so hard to undo the damage done by this falsehood?
While I understand where you guys are coming from, people not knowing that Ron is still running is not a positive thing.
Don't you all remember that just yesterday, we were complaining about the media ignoring Ron Paul and giving the impression that Romney was the only one left in the race?
If this is such a "good thing" shouldn't we be thanking the Mainstream Media for acting as if he isn't running?
If I wanted people to buy a product from me, would I want them to know I was open for business, or would I want to promote a rumor that said I was out of business?
If you don't see the obvious answer there, then please for the sake of future investors, do not start your own company.
This reminds me of the Broken Window Fallacy.
Those espousing this idea are forgetting the teachings of our good friend Frederic Bastiat and focusing on what is seen, and not what is unseen.
They see that it might make some Romney supporters let down their guard, but they aren't seeing all the Ron Paul supporters or possible future supporters that don't think he is running, and won't work as hard to get him elected if they weren't under that impression.
If this is such a good idea, then why did we even campaign in the first place.
Using this chain of assumptions, we shouldn't have campaigned at all.
This is a Logical Fallacy!
It is an absurdity!
Ignorance of Ron Paul's candidacy is detrimental, not beneficial!
This is a mistake and not some purposeful grand strategy, to spin it as such we are being dishonest with ourselves.
Yes, the campaign makes mistakes, it is not infallible, and those pointing out the mistakes are not evil doers.
The campaign is run by human beings and humans are not perfect, only the concept of Liberty is.
We need to make others aware of Dr. Paul's candidacy, not encourage ignorance of it.
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