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Ron Paul is "Elektable"

http://youtu.be/0QQl_fda5Ok

Update from Jeremy Richter, director of 'Elektable.'
http://youtu.be/odnl402QjPo

Official Website:
http://www.elektable.com/

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Got It! Oh no, I wish I was a delegate, but sadly I'm not. Thanks for the info mate!

"It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from his government." - Thomas Paine

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The best!

I've seen over 4 years of videos here at the DP and say this is the best one.

Thank you!

I do hope there is hope at Tampa. I can't help but have a recurring thought that more criminal GOP tricks will be played out.

And I guess that's why Jesse "the mole" Benton is so hell bent on asking RP's delegates to be "professional" or whatever. I don't think they should resort to violence, but hey maybe, there may have to be push back. RP told us to not back down, did he not?

"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a rEVOLution before tomorrow morning." - Henry Ford

Clever Symbolism

GE made in USA, owner of a huge part of the mainstream media, a key player in the military industrial complex, telling us the time. The couple watching a Quasar, the beginning of the end of TV manufacturing in the US.
Two Thumbs up! The negative comments ratings sending us to Bernanke internet censorship truly awesome!

Who write the dramatic critiques...?

Who write the dramatic critiques for the second-rate papers? Why, a parcel of promoted shoemakers and apprentice apothecaries, who know just as much about good acting as I do about good farming and no more.

Who review the books? People who never wrote one. Who do up the heavy leaders on finance? Parties who have had the largest opportunities for knowing nothing about it.

Who criticise the Indian campaigns? Gentlemen who do not know a war-whoop from a wigwam, and who never have had to run a foot race with a tomahawk, or pluck arrows out of the several members of their families to build the evening camp-fire with. Who write the temperance appeals, and clamor about the flowing bowl? Folks who will never draw another sober breath till they do it in the grave. - "How I Edited an Agricultural Paper" Mark Twain

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

I've seen a lot

of movies though so I get I am qualified to know my own personal ideas of what is good and what isn't.

I am pleased to hear you are qualified to know your own ideas.

"... I am qualified to know my own personal ideas of what is good and what isn't." - Nivlekius, DailyPaul member

"I like criticism, but is must be my way." - Mark Twain's Autobiography

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

snicker...

snicker...

If my need to be RIGHT is greater than my desire for TRUTH, then I will not recognize it when it arrives ~ Libertybelle

Simply Wow.

This film has a really awesome student film maker flavour - it has that energy that's been running through all the thousands of people who show up to Ron Paul's rallies, instead of the stale old 'ignore this video' flavour that you see in most presidential ads, from old-hand directors that have lost that student enthusiasm.

That must have been hard to convey in film, and Jeremy deserves massive kudos for that.

I can kinda agree with comments that the old style TV set in the bedroom was a bit weird, but it's barely worth mentioning. I think if Jeremy were to comment, there would have been a definite reason he went that way.

My only creative criticism is that Matlarson10 deserves a nod along with TMOT and company - for me, atleast, he's the man. His videos were what turned me on to Ron Paul and the Liberty campaign in the first place.

10/10 Jeremy, mission accomplished. :)

Let's not forget Ben Swann...

Don't forget our brother up in Cincinnati; Ben Swann!

"Give me liberty or give me death!"

I think he did mention him

I think he did mention him once, Mitch...

If my need to be RIGHT is greater than my desire for TRUTH, then I will not recognize it when it arrives ~ Libertybelle

Great Comments

Whenever any "Big" project like this is created for liberty we should always sleep on it and revisit it before we cast our singular judgement in condemning it. And better yet, don't criticize in order to tear down but to built up the liberty movement.

"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent."
Thomas Jefferson

Someone is going through and down voting all the positive

comments. I read this a couple of hours ago on my phone and didn't comment or up-vote, but went through and read all the comments. People are down-voting the most uncontroversial things like, "Thank you, Jeremy."

Grow up people. You are a sad, sad lot.

Awesome video, Jeremy. I showed it to my Gingrich loving in-laws and they loved it! They are now saying they wish Paul would be on the ballot come November.

Agreed.

I reserve my up-votes for amazing comments and to counter obvious snarky down-voting. Looks like I'll be doing a bit of counter-voting today.

If you're down-voting positive comments on a video that a supporter spent months working on, and you're not a Obama/Romney supporter, you need to sit down and have a think about whether you really want the things that Ron Paul stands for.

I see

so shut up and do a your told and follow along like the rest! Yeah that's what this movement is about.

So you are the one acting like a 3 yr. old and down voting every

comment that praises the video? You are mentally ill and should go back to your hole and take your meds.

Ah! Looks like the trolls

Ah! Looks like the trolls have resurfaced! Welcome Trolls! And prepare to be butt hurt! :)

"It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from his government." - Thomas Paine

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By all means..

..have an opinion. Share it.

But look to see if the ends justify the means. Jeremy and his crew spent a lot of time and money working on this, all in support of Ron Paul. If you don't like it, fine, post some creative criticism, maybe he'll see it and learn something.

But posting negative comments here and arguing with people about your right to dislike it, down-voting everyone that posts positive comments? You're trying to have a negative impact on something that a group of people are doing to try and help the Ron Paul campaign. It isn't productive, and it isn't helpful to the campaign.

There's a difference between having and sharing a valid opinion, and throwing the baby out with the bath water.

You are exactly right

Thank you. It is not about whether or not you have a right to dislike it or not, it is about a higher thought process to ask yourself if you are typing something that is constructive criticism or something that is working towards helping Ron Paul's message spread or are you just intent on degrading something?

Ron Paul=Do no harm. Have your opinions, do not be malicious.

get out of your ivory tower

I don't give 2 shits how much he spent on it it wasn't good. It's even worse the more he spent on it. Saying so little for so much effort is pointless. And why should I not argue my right to dislike it? You are doing your own arguing yourself. You think you are right therefore others should just shut up? No. Sorry, but I fight for my rights. You obviously fight to take them.

To All You Armchair Critics:

I'm blow away at the criticism. Jeremy Richter busted his ASS and did this for FREE, from his heart. WTF? YOu did not put out a dime or even break a sweat and yet you feel all pissy 'cause you would have done it differently? Then here is my advice... GO MAKE ONE.

If you don't like this,go write the script, hire the actors, cameramen, editors, costumeing, locations, sets, hair, audio...and on and on. This is an Enormous effort. This is not cut and paste video with sound track added... it is A SHORT FILM a HUGE difference!

Personally, I am totally blown away and deeply grateful that Jeremy put forth the effort, time and money to do this at all.

Ingrates...humph...

If my need to be RIGHT is greater than my desire for TRUTH, then I will not recognize it when it arrives ~ Libertybelle

I'll give him credit for effort

I didn't like it. I dodn't like the music, the sound bites, the actors, the script... I'm sorry. I don't want to be an ingrate, but more important is I don't want to say, "Hey that's AWESOME", when to me, it wasn't. I'm very happy that so many people here LOVED it with ALL their hearts and souls. THAT IS AWESOME.

I'm sorry I am not in that group, I don't like missing out on AWESOME.

I like Atlas Shrugged, and allot of folks HATE IT.

So different tastes is all.

Congratulations to Jeremy for making so many people genuinely happy. Don't mind me, I'm just being honest about MY taste.

And that is your right, but, keep in mind,

Granger, that this film was not made for the likes of me or you...it was made to bait those who don't know, but are open to learning. See my earlier analysis of Jeremy's intent (which he later commented was spot on).

All the Best!

If my need to be RIGHT is greater than my desire for TRUTH, then I will not recognize it when it arrives ~ Libertybelle

Can you please clarify. So

Can you please clarify. So no one can criticize anything just because someone put efforts and time into it? That makes no sense. We should ALL want the BEST, and be allowed to out our input in.

And you are for free speech? This is EXACTLY what stifles free speech. Telling people to shut up because someone made an honorable effort to make something good and any criticism is unwelcome.

You can be grateful and still point out problems to make it BETTER. Is that a hard concept? otherwise we are just another blind cult that is prohibited from voicing our opinions. And that, my friend, would be a travesty.

So please correct me. We MUST love and praise everything made for Ron Paul, no matter what? I know you will say no, so what is your point then? Praise it if you want, and let others put in their two cents.

If you disagree with me on anything you are not a real libertarian...

Am I not Allowed to put in my Two Cents?

I guess it's a matter of parenting, my mother always taught me not to look a gift horse in the mouth!

I am not so all powerful to have the ability to stifle your freedom of speech, Brian! Or anyone else's free speech. Nor do I want to! Get real. For that matter, am I to stifle my free speech at how incredulous I am at people who get something for nothing and then criticize it? So, you can criticise him freely, but woe be to me who would dare to criticise the criticisers...

If my need to be RIGHT is greater than my desire for TRUTH, then I will not recognize it when it arrives ~ Libertybelle

I don't think you get it. To

I don't think you get it. To be free to speak, you have to create an environment that permits it without restraint. Attacking people and voting them down for giving legitimate criticism, will scare others away and even prevent them for wanting to share it again.

It's like hate speech. Slowly people accept that saying things that hurt others should be prohibited and soon everyone keeps it to themselves and honestly is lost in a slippery slope..

Think about it this way. if your parents tells you all your life to shut up when you try to give your opinion, you will eventually stop. That affects your ability to be open and honest with others.

Either you understand it or you don't.

If you disagree with me on anything you are not a real libertarian...

In this case

what are you accomplishing with all of this criticism? Using the veil of freedom of speech when really it is more about an enlarged ego that is put first before what would be the most positive course of action for the group of people who want to be excited and worked towards getting Ron Paul elected. There are a lot of things I could put forth on these pages on some of my more negative views of where we are, but they would help no one and possibly hinder the ultimate same goal I share.

There is a difference between posting reviews on amazon to help other people know not to buy something and being overly critical of something a group of people with common goals of trying to to the right thing and get the message out there in anyway we can think of.

Well, there re a ton of

Well, there re a ton of problems with it. BUT if it is cut down to 5 minutes that may solve a lot of them...

If you disagree with me on anything you are not a real libertarian...

I understand your point,

I understand your point, Brian...but I too was expressing my honest opinion! I guess it's a catch 22.

Can we agree to disagree on this? Seeing as I usually am on board with your op?

If my need to be RIGHT is greater than my desire for TRUTH, then I will not recognize it when it arrives ~ Libertybelle

I don't have an issue with

I don't have an issue with anyone praising or liking it. I have an issue with people telling the ones that don't like it to shut up in so many words.. that's all... We can agree to disagree..

If you disagree with me on anything you are not a real libertarian...

Arguement Fail!

You said, and I quote,

"...I have an issue with people telling the ones that don't like it to shut up in so many words....."

I could understand your ire, IF I HAD SAID THAT! Find where I said "shut up" to the nay sayers in any of my posts? You won't because I NEVER did, and I never have and I never will! You made that up in you own mind. Read my post again, Brian...I freely expressed my opinion just as you did...you just don't like my opinion.

Now who is stifling whom?

If my need to be RIGHT is greater than my desire for TRUTH, then I will not recognize it when it arrives ~ Libertybelle