2012 Campaign Post Mortem: We've All Been HadSubmitted by empireisalwaysevil on Sun, 07/15/2012 - 19:56
To paraphrase T.S. Elliot, the Ron Paul 2012 campaign ends. Not with a bang, but a whimper.
What did the official campaign organization do with the tens of millions of dollars that we, the grassroots, sacrificed to them? Precious little.
They never challenged Romney directly. They never exposed him like the media and Obama are exposing him now. They gave him a pass, as if he were an acceptable alternative for Republicans to consider and support; as if he were just another Republican with a nice big family, not all that different from the Pauls.
In fact, Mitt Romney is (and always has been) an elitist monster. He is, at best, a Republican-in-name-only. He has no redeeming qualities. None. The chasm separating Romney-world from the lives of average Americans could not be greater. He has no popular appeal. He has no real grassroots support. Barack Obama will destroy him as Ron Paul should have destroyed him, but didn't.
Not only did the Ron Paul campaign do nothing to effectively challenge Mitt Romney, when they did act, it was only to undermine their own grassroots' efforts. In effect, they cleared the field for Romney at the critical moment when the grassroots, despite being saddled with the dead weight of the official campaign organization, began racking up victory after victory.
In retrospect, then, the official 2012 Ron Paul Campaign was worse than an EPIC FAIL. It was a BETRAYAL, and it was a THEFT -- a theft of tens of millions of hard-earned dollars from good Americans desperate to get their country (and their freedoms) back.
Sadly, campaign contributions were solicited under false pretenses by professional politicos with an entirely different agenda. While the grassroots understood the critical importance of this historic moment, those whom they entrusted with their financial resources apparently only wanted to further their own professional prospects by:
1) Maxing-out our contributions (and their salaries)
2) Currying favor with Romney and the GOP establishment
They did not want to win. They never intended to win. They ran the campaign so as to insure that the grassroots would not win. Worst of all, they have doomed our nation to four more years of economic dissolution and world-wide war.