If Ron Paul is ever to persuade the delegates in Tampa to nominate himSubmitted by Ian56 on Fri, 08/10/2012 - 08:44
I am going to get down voted for this, but here goes anyway.
We will need to persuade them that he is favorite to beat Obama.
This is a very simple matter if the following caveat is followed.
Ron Paul will need to completely change his style of address and change the way he presents his arguments and policies.
He will have to write a speech beforehand. It will be a lot different to all his previous speeches.
He should collaborate with Tom Davis on how to put across a good speech.
Previous stump speeches (not Congressional) have been orated to appeal to Ron Paul supporters or those who are already considering Ron Paul.
These are not the non Ron Paul delegates in Tampa.
These people are not idealists.
The ordinary man on the street is not an idealist libertarian.
So just change the wording.
Note how many times the words, Liberty, Freedom, End the Fed, Bring the Troops Home, End the Wars, appear in this argument.
Ron Paul's Case for the Nominee
1. The only GOP nominee who can beat Obama in November.
The only GOP nominee that can take a majority of Independents and take Democrats away from Obama too.
2. The only GOP nominee who wants to gradually reduce Fed personal tax to ZERO. WSJ's Stehen Moore says it can be done and "would be the biggest job creator in history".
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RI1TaTtNmQk VIDEO LINK updated to work
3. The only GOP nominee who would cut Federal spending - $1tn cuts first year, balanced budget in three. Everyone else would increase the deficit and the National Debt would soar.
Rick Santelli explains the current Federal Budget
4. The only candidate, with a consistent track record going back over 20 years, who supports the Constitution.
5. The only candidate who predicted the housing bubble and subsequent collapse. And he did so 5 years before it happened. The only candidate who understands economics.
6. The only candidate who would create more friends for America. All the others would create more enemies.
7. Welfare payments would be more secure. With cuts to wasteful spending programs there is more money to meet welfare obligations.
http://www.ronpaul2012.com/the-issues/ron-paul-plan-to-resto... See section on Mandatory Spending for plans to protect Medicare, Social Security etc.
8. Ron Paul would immediately start to tackle the rampant corruption endemic in Washington DC.
He would wield the veto like a mighty sword on all those lines of Pork, discreetly hidden in bills.
Bridge to Nowhere - no more.
Subsidies for Nascar? No way.
The list of Pork passing through DC is endless. It can be stopped.
9. Bank fraud
Unlike Romney and Obama, Ron Paul would tackle the numerous cases of banking fraud.
Why have no bankers been jailed for the widespread mortgage fraud? The banks bought Obama in 2008, they have bought Romney in 2012.
10. Ron Paul can project a positive message
Let's take this country BACK to what made it GREAT
HOW did America turn from a land of optimism & the greatest creditor on Earth, turn into a nation of frightened sheep loaded with debt? Let's turn it BACK.
The Republicans are FRIGHTENED of the Democrats and the Democrats are FRIGHTENED of the Republicans. Let's join together and unite under the Constitution for the United States.
EVERYONE has been made to be afraid of a few lunatics without any clout. We defeated the USSR why is everyone afraid of a few radical muslims?
Do you remember the time when America defeated an empire with 1,000's of ICBM's aimed at US cities, 10,000's tanks, submarines, fighters, bombers? And you are now afraid. Of what?
Why not go BACK to a time when US was full of optimism & opportunity & wealth? Why NOT go back to the Constitution for the United States?
Why did the spirit of enterprise and we can do ANYTHING get replaced in America by sheep cowered by FEAR?
WHY do American's continue to re-elect the same members of Congress that have an 11% approval rating? Why NOT kick them OUT? Why not take the whip (veto) to them and the mountains of Pork?
Why don't Americans stop being supporters of Republican or Democrat parties and go back to being supporters of AMERICA and the CONSTITUTION? Let's make America GREAT.
11) Romney has ALWAYS been PRO Healthcare Mandate. (added 11:30 EST)
Romneycare was Romney's signature piece of legislation whilst he was Massachusetts Governor. He is PROUD of it.
Romneycare is 50% funded by non Massachusetts taxpayers. Do you like paying Ma's bills?
Romney urged Obama to adopt a national healthcare mandate as recently as 2009.
Romney defended Romneycare from Santorum's attacks during the nomination debates.
Romney appointed Mike Leavitt as his head of transition. Leavitt makes money from Healthcare exchanges, which ride on the back of healthcare mandates.
Romney will NEVER replace Obamacare (or he will replace it with minor tweaks). His own AIDE said so. He stood behind a podium which said Repeal and Replace.
National Catholic Reporter Calls Obama More ProLife
Romney's Abortion Business makes $50m
Not ONE policy has been changed. I don't want him to change a single one.
The message is entirely different to all his stump speeches though.
You might like his stump speeches.
Romney/Santorum/Gingrich/Breitbart/Palin/McCain/Kerry/Bachmann supporters DON'T.
That is why Ron Paul never got higher than about 10% in the primaries.
Put yourself in non Ron Paul people's shoes and consider what they are thinking.
Then present an argument that appeals to them.
N.B. The GOP is going to come back with terrorism and Iran.
15 Americans died from terrorism related incidents in 2010 and 13 of those were in Afghanistan.
Taking a shower is FAR more dangerous than the terrorism threat.
As above. We defeated the USSR who had 1,000's of ICBM's pointed at US cities, 10,000's tanks, submarines, fighters, bombers. And you are now afraid. Of what?
The CIA and Mossad say that Iran is NOT developing nuclear weapons.
Even if they did, what difference would it make?
If Iran ever did launch a nuke, say at Israel. What would happen to Iran? It would be obliterated by Israel's 200+ nukes.
The mad mullahs may encourage others to be suicidal, they are not so keen on the idea themselves. They would not do it.
What about the threat of Iran giving a nuke to a terrorist? That threat already exists, Pakistan has nukes and sold nuclear weapons technology to North Korea.
Again if Iran gave a nuke to a terrorist there would be a massive coalition formed against it. Once again the mad mullahs are not that keen on suicide.