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Ron Paul is "Elektable"


Update from Jeremy Richter, director of 'Elektable.'

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I don't know.

Can you point out a few examples you're referring to?

Maybe the DailyPaul should add a section that concentrates on the issues such as;


or a comparison section such as;


for those that come here instead of the actual campaign site?


Going to give my honest opinion of this "movie". First, I think it is more of an infomercial than a movie and really doesn't say anything except "back Paul". The acting is terrible and it didn't say anything of any substance whatsoever. I like the fact that some liberty minded people were mentioned like TMOT and Swan but where is the message? I didn't see much in the way of platform mentioned, there was no mention of GOP corruption and there was nothing to said about Paul that would really make anyone not already part of this movement stand by him now.
In short the editing was good. I'll give you that. But if I want to watch a really moving video I'll just watch TMOT. This is a badly scripted and poorly acted commercial without much in the way of actual political ideology. I had high hopes for this coming out and it was not any where near what I had hoped and expected. I suggest you watch and learn from the film "Media Malpractice." I goes into great detail about how the media corrupts our system. I'm no fan of Palin but there is truth to the message of that movie. This "movie" is bad and will do nothing to sway anyone. I'm sorry. I wish I could say otherwise but I just can't. It was bad. I'm going to give it a C+ only because the editing was good and your heart was in the right place. If not for those 2 things I'd give it an F.

ytc's picture

Well, nivlekius, good luck making an A+ movie


I wish it only took 15min29sec to give a thorough in-depth explanation of LIBERTY!

I think you are expecting too much

But your criticism is valid if you were expecting an educational documentary. I see this short film as a first attempt to mainstream the liberty movement. It reminds me of the "Tea for Two" video from RevPAC--that video didn't please the activists--but I had normal, non-political folks coming up to me at church to ask about the video after seeing me share it.

It is odd to make a fictional depiction of liberty people without in depth analysis and "research." But maybe this approach will help to normalize being a liberty person. It's a fresh approach and who knows? It may do lots of good. It has a simple theme of encouraging delegates to vote their conscience.

If you've ever been involved with short films or independent film making, you'll know that the acting is actually not so bad compared with other independent projects.

We shall see...

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it was hyped as something great which it wasn't at all. I'm sorry but that's my opinion. But I support anyone that is making an effort in turning our country around and getting back to where we are supposed to be. So, although I didn't like it I still support it and the creator. And I understand independent film making. I dabble myself. But this was obviously shot on a professional quality camera and the editing was great. The production value is top notch... one would expect the actors to be the same. If they aren't then that is the director's fault. I am simply giving my honest opinion of the piece it doesn't mean I don't respect the effort nor the cause. I just don't think it is very good at spreading our message. It is more of a "Ron Paul is kinda popular" pat on the back piece more than anything. It ultimately does nothing to further us other than possibly a learning experience for the producer/director.

I agree with you,

but don't expect the crowd here to be objective. Most are now just looking for anything positive to hang their hopes on. This particular effort is too little, and too late. Not dynamic enough to make any difference at this point.
But, it will make everyone feel good that someone made the effort to feature the Ron Paul message that we all agree on.

Nice job.

I enjoyed it.


I try to change people every day. Do You?

Loved it-thank you Dr Paul

But also, thank you to all that are fighting for liberty.

The patriots that are going to (try) to save this country.

Thanks Jeremy

Lets suck it up and do this thing. Come on people lets get this thing out there for the non liberty movement to see.


ytc's picture

Amazing how you could add in 6/28 Supreme Court

ruling on ObamaCare. . . right at the very last moment and fold in so smoothly.

Kudos to you and your production group!

SteveMT's picture

There is no lack of tyranny to work with.

There's plenty, unfortunately.



Twitterbomb on Monday

Mods, can you add this to the post (as posted by another here)

TwitterBomb for #Elektable will be Monday 8PM EST because Sunday is terrible for TwitterBombs, start the FacebookBomb right away!

*I'm happy to defer to another poster who is directly associated with Jeremy - I may have been the first to post, but you guys deserve the credit. If you guys want to point to a website or anything, please let the mods know.

I think this is fabulous work--Like "Tea for Two" this might not please everyone--but it is so helpful in mainstreaming the Liberty movement so normal folks can relate to it. Such important work to be done in this avenue. Jeremy, I sincerely hope that we can work together in the future--maybe even in Tampa? I did most of the grassroots videos for RevPAC. Peace!

Check out http://iroots.org/
"If you’re into political activism, at least for Ron Paul if not for anyone else, I strongly recommend spending some time with iroots.org." - Tom Woods

SteveMT's picture

Done, radio

You were the first w/the link. The point is to give this video the maximum exposure possible.

Thanks. :)

Thanks. :)

Ben Swann's head inflates in 3...2...1...

Great film, thanks Jeremy!


SteveMT's picture

"I get all of my inside scoops from the Daily Paul"

Yup. Me, too!

Great Job

Thanks Jeremy, Truth Button.... i wish :)

Great job Jeremy!

Spread the truth button people!!

"I never submitted the whole system of my opinions to the creed of any party of men whatever in religion, in philosophy, in politics, or in anything else where I was capable of thinking for myself." - Thomas Jefferson

Very Well Done!

A long time coming, but worth the wait!