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Ron Paul is "Elektable"


Update from Jeremy Richter, director of 'Elektable.'

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Ron Paul is electable ! Ron

Ron Paul is electable ! Ron Paul will be the GOP Nominee !

"When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty."

I think this is a very good video....

for the non Ron Paul folks who are stuck in their
Dancing with the stars, Real Housewives world.
The production values are great and I think that
this is just the kind of video that the average joe
will understand. My hat is off to Jeremy and the crew
who put this together.
(I only wish it would have come out a little earlier in the cycle.)


That Was Definitely The Target For "Elektable"


That's precisely who I was targeting. Thanks for bringing this up. I'm fine with subjective criticism/opinion and understand completely that some will love it and others might not. However, it's important to keep in mind what you are pointing out. I did this in a very ADD fashion, with a very vibrant, almost comic-book like look/feel. It was meant to be a bit campy/fun. As sad as it as for me to admit, that's reality with most Americans. I'm trying to speak to the 18-35ish age bracket that is not dialed into politics like we are.

The other thing I'd like to point to everyone is that I was trying to have a little fun with this as well. I could have created a very hard-hitting, serious piece. From my perspective, there is ton of that stuff already out there. I wanted to do something that was very different. Additionally, I didn't want to force feed this to anyone. Just wanted to share a very creative, positive and mostly light-hearted piece. That's the tone I get from Dr. Paul and I think it's what gets many to warm up to his ideas. Hopefully this film will encourage many to look into Dr. Paul, Liberty, Austrian Economics and the other ideas mentioned in the film. That's the hope. Even if they only watch a part of the film but remember a particular scene (ie. "If Austrian economics is about real savings and avoiding debt....."), then that's a win/win for everyone.

I also want add that I'm grateful to the entire Liberty community for getting behind me on this. I'm 100% certain that this film has/will inspire many to look further into Ron Paul and the ideas of Liberty. At the end of the day, we all have our subjective personal tastes and I completely understand that. I wish some in this forum would be a bit more constructive in their analysis but I guess everyone just has their own way of communicating.

Thanks again, everyone. I'm very proud with how the film turned out and........even more importantly, look forward to more contributions down the road.


how is it doing

as far as your hopes of going viral? have you heard of new converts, etc?
I put it out there to my facebook people and as for comments. No one commented. not one. I have about 4 or 5 friends who are friendly to paul, a few dems and mostly GOPers.

no one commented. But, that doesn't mean they didn't watch it and get turned on..

Just curious what you've heard

Here's What I'm Seeing So Far

Here are the stats for the first two days. I find them very encouraging:

YouTube - Over 50,000 views with 2085 Likes and 101 Dislikes. That's a win/loss ratio of 21 to 1.

Facebook - 517 fans in less than week. More are joining every hour.

Daily Paul - 346 Likes, ranking it in the Top 6 for the month.

Did everyone LOVE Elektable? Nope. However, based on these numbers, it appears to have been favorably received. I'm doing my best to read/review genuine constructive feedback and learn from it. This isn't my first nor last rodeo. I intend to make a real difference in the Liberty movement though creative contributions. This first effort was geared much more toward the youth movement. Others will target older audiences. I'm in it for Liberty to win out big-time. Here's hoping most here on a daily basis are too. On to my next project....



thanks for your time and effort! God bless!

That's what I thought.

The "look was great"
Kind of David Lynch meets Leave it to Beaver. ;)
Would love to hook up and chat some day.

Thanks Nui!

Will do. I believe you're Dave, right? Got your voice-mail. I'll give you shout next week for sure. Love the David Lynch meets Leave It to Beaver observation :)

Yes that's me....

Looking forward to it.

Why the 'k' in Elektable???

Looks like the 'k' in Amerika. On first look, I don't like the 'k' What does it stand for?

Ron Paul 2012
The Champion of the Constitution

At the cross Jesus Christ defeated sin, death, hell, and the new world order.
C’mon boys, let’s take the plunder!

Explanation for the "K"

There are a couple of reason for the "K" in the spelling. The first is that it is in line with a lot of messaging/art in politics that intentionally spells words incorrectly. It perks people's interest in why it was done (and hopefully inspires interest to learn more about the candidate/idea). Secondly, I felt it was important for us to own a term. 100% of the media has said that Ron Paul is "Unelectable", so it has bad connotations for our goals. "Elektable" is a term we now own. We have an electable candidate, electable ideas, an electable platform, etc. And finally, strictly creatively speaking, the "L" in the Love icon more easily mimicked a "K" than an a "C".

I wrongly assumed why it was a "k" and not a "c"

...I don't like to be wrong
...I like to be right
I thought my reasoning was obvious...oh well!

If vou google electable they

If vou google electable they will come up with obama romny BS if you google with the K you come up with this video...


I agree

Pleased your here avidlifestyle....Peace :-)


Truly inspiring!

How can a person NOT be moved by this video! Thanks for sharing this. I can't believe I never seen this one.

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere" MLK

Nivlokius Nivlekius

Will simply change his name and email join again to cover and help his fellow Trolls with contentuos issues(they are legion,money no object)to try to divide and Destroy this great freedom and liberty movment.They are not hard to spot mainly newbies with a few sleepers !!!!


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The Daily Paul gurus also know this.

If the origin of the URL is the same, they'll know. Just continue on is my recommendation.

Good Riddance

Warning to other trolls: Why are you here if you are not adding constructive value to the Liberty movement?

It's one thing to voice an opinion, but another to bait flame wars. What a waste of time, for yourself and others. What if you took all the vigor/energy spent debating the nuances of the negative... and instead... channeled your passion in a positive, constructive, value-add direction. Like getting involved, creating your own video, donating, educating/enlightening others.

Again. If you aren't adding value, why are you here? And for those that aren't... good riddance.


Did the people who made this

Did the people who made this video, do so, AFTER or BEFORE Ron Paul HIMSELF said he did not have enough delegates to win the nomination?

Secondly, if I'm just reiterating what the man himself said, then should I ignore what Ron Paul says?

Seems there is a 'movement' within the "MOVEMENT" that thinks the numbers are there. I've asked many times for evidence of this yet nobody can give me a straight answer other than I'm a "troll" or "infiltrator" or "trying to destroy the movement".

I've heard almost nothing from the campaign lately about THE ACTUAL CAMPAIGN.

I have heard a lot about Obamacare, Romney, Rand Paul, blah blah blah,

But even I, someone who is a Daily Paul member, am not sure if Ron Paul is still in this. So how can the average Joe be confident, or even know?

Friend to Minarchists, AnCaps, Voluntaryists, Agorists, Constitutionalists, Libertarians, Paul Supporters, Free Marketeers, Jeffersonians, Status Quo Buckers, and Ron Paul Fans.

Pax Libertas. Semper Veritas. Semper Res Publica.

you know something...

Dr. Paul and Doug Weed told all delegates to go stealth.. Perhaps that is just what they are doing as well...? stealth

Those rp supporters in Denial

true, paul has even said publicly that he does not have the delegates to win. all of media, even alternative m edia like rt is saying he is out.

however, rp supporters are in denial. they can't read between the lines.

the reason being that would mean rp should go independent/3rd party / lib. to avoid going down that route, the campaign and paul and paul supporters are being ambigous about staying in the race.

this video is ridiculous - so why didn't the other rivals stay in the race if infact primaries and votes do not matter and it is only delegate votes that matter at the convention.

unfortunately, you can't have a productive, healthy movement is this is the way some of its followers behave.


To the moderators

If you want the daily paul to survive you will have to stop all new membership at least until after Tampa and maybe beyond.The Daily Paul is under full on ESTABLISHMENT ATTACK not just for now but to destroy our movment in the future.I had not been back for a month because of all the bickering till i seen the Elektable great vid on Australians for Ron Paul then i find such Stupid Forums as (lets talk drugs i like em)and other such crap.This site has been such a beacon for the freedom and liberty movement for years and now it is on the verge of being Destroyed,What genuine newbie is going to stay on this site.There is not much we can do from australia but you know who the genuine Freedom and liberty lovers are,could such people start a forum on this and stop all new memberships until we can get rid of all the Spooks Shills Trolls etc who claim we have a right to speak our mind.Thier minds are set on DESTROYING US.Please good people take urgent action now.Prayiing for you all !!!!


Altough there are some nasty

Altough there are some nasty trolls here, I think we must preserve the freedom of speech in Dailypaul. We all are born free and should remain free. Even the utterly brainwashed neocons have that right. We must set the example of what a free society is. Just look at the willard central, they have blocked access and that tells you what they intend to do if they get the white house whereas here we are free and get input from all the polical spectrum even if we don't like that.

Freedom of Speech

Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on your point of view. Freedom of Speech is hopefully still protected, and Freedom of Speech includes the right to be as stupid as you wish.

My late Dad used to say, "I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to remain uninformed."

Freedom is my Worship Word!

Freedom of speech doesn't mean

anyone can say whatever they want anywhere on anybodies property no matter what. If someone goes to a church and starts cussing up a storm and the owners/caretakers ask them to leave, they can't claim "free speech sucker!!!" and refuse to leave. The right to speech is not seperate from property rights. In Murray Rothbard's book 'The Ethics of Liberty' he explains that rights for humans are property rights. Thus, "In fact, there are no human rights that are separable from property rights."

He discusses "freedom of speech" extensively in his chapter "Human Rights as Property Rights" in fact, that's how he begins the chapter:

"Take, for example, the 'human right' of free speech. Freedom
of speech is supposed to mean the right of everyone to say
whatever he likes. But the neglected question is: Where? Where
does a man have this right? He certainly does not have it on
property on which he is trespassing. In short, he has this right
only either on his own property or on the property of someone
who has agreed, as a gift or in a rental contract, to allow him
on the premises. In fact, then, there is no such thing as a
separate 'right to free speech'; there is only a man's property
right: the right to do as he wills with his own or to make
voluntary agreements with other property owner."

(Of course he is talking specifically about private property here, like always, things get very gray when government is involved and when it is "public" land.) But basically, a private site or organization like the Daily Paul is in their right to ban or not ban anyone they want, just like how you can allow or not allow anyone into your house.

No one can find a safe way out if society is sweeping towards destruction. Everyone,in his own interests, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle. None can stand aside with unconcern; the interests of everyone hang on the result. - LvM

Any of you people

upvoting this guy are nothing more than totalitarian tools. EVERYONE has a right to voice his/her opinion. If you think that stifling free speech is a good thing then you should just go ahead and join the Obama campaign. I can't believe this. Is this really the group of people I am surrounding myself with? Is this what the fuck I am fighting for? All of you traitors can go to hell. Me, I took an oath to uphold the constitution and I'll die by that oath... You fools use it as a slogan. I pity you, I really do.

SteveMT's picture

There is a respectful way to disagree. This isn't the way.

Not with what you have been writing. Your name calling is quite disrespectful. There is a zero tolerance policy on the Daily Paul, so I'd say end the fowl language show some respect.

A rose

by any other name would still be as sweet.

where is my name calling by the way? Tools? Why yes they are tools if they want to suppress our freedoms. Please show many anything else I have said that was name calling. I don't take kindly to those who would shit on the constitution.

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Fools and you traitors are going to hell.

You need a time-out.