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How to bridge Internet technology to the TV news public!!! **PLEASE VOTE**

Let me first recap what we know for sure at this stage of the campaign:

In the first phase of the campaign Ron Paul’s message spread like wildfire on the Intenet (primarily through YouTube) and brought us all together to form an army of die hard RP supporters. (I’m not talking here about those of us who already knew about RP before he announced he was running for president.)

Then we distinguished ourselves by pulling off the two record breaking money bombs culminating in the eye popping near $20 mil 4th quarter donations which got big time media attention.

We then entered, and are still continuing in, the next phase which basically involves translating our huge numbers on the Internet into votes in the primaries and caucuses.

This phase has a few significant barriers that the first phase did not have. For starters the vast majority of the voters to be reached with RP’s message do not have a connection to or do not use the Internet very much, but rather they rely almost exclusively on TV and the Old Media to get their news.

And second the Old Media employs various methods to prevent RP’s message from getting out to the public. (And, of course, the TV public isn’t even aware that this is happening. Compare this to the completely open and free wheeling access we all had on the Internet to discover RP and his message - yuk.)

Another of the methods the Old Media uses to stop RP’s message is the way they control the debates by giving him less time to speak and by giving him questions designed to distract him from his message. Unfortunately his message takes a lot more than the 8 or 9 minutes they typically give him.

And the only other major method of reaching the public is by TV advertising and they make it very expensive for even a 30 or 60 second ad so besides the high cost there is just no way that Ron can even begin to give the public enough information to understand his various “contraversial” positions.

So the strangle hold the Old Media has on the flow of information about RP has radically limited the public’s knowledge of his message so it is no wonder that so many people perceive him as too “extreme” or “radical” or a “kook”, etc. If the public doesn’t have enough information about why he takes these positions, what else can we expect?

Consider this, if someone came up to you, before you had gotten in depth knowledge about Ron Paul’s philosophy and positions, and he said, “There’s this guy running for president that wants to abolish the IRS and the income tax and the Dept of Education and the Environmental Protection Agency and the Dept of Home Land Security" , what would you have thought? Same as most people I would bet.

So there has been a very major change from the first phase to this second phase. The average TV public person doesn’t have a way to get in depth knowledge of RP like we did. That’s really the simplicity of it. And so far we haven’t figured out a way to provide the TV public in volume the knowledge they need to really understand RP and his message. Of course, we are making progress, but is there more we can do?

Like many of you I have spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to get around this Old Media black out and yesterday it hit me if we can’t bring them to the Internet/YouTube bring the “Internet” to them. OK, so what do I mean?

As I noted earlier most of us got our in depth knowledge from YouTube videos, right? So, you can put a lot of video footage on a DVD. And if we put the main information they need to know on DVDs and get it widely distributed they can discover what we all found out and become die hard RP supporters, too!

Of course, a few grass roots people have already put together some DVD’s and these are being given to MeetUp groups to be handed out by precinct canvassers and this is definitely a good action and will be continued. But is there another way to distribute them that would really get the volume up to the level it needs to be?

The official campaign must run TV commercials anyway, right? So, what if they added a line at the bottom of the TV screen that said:

FREE DVD – Call 1-877- RonPaul or RonPaul2008.com

Cool, huh? Of course, they would have to hire a professional call center to handle the high volume of incoming calls and to ship the free DVDs but the cost is usually per DVD ordered and shipped so it would be well worth it particularly because the people reaching to order it would by and large be “undecideds”. And each DVD would probably be viewed by others in the family or by friends as well.

And it could be done on a trial basis so that if there wasn’t enough volume of people ordering the DVD it could be discontinued.

And if the official campaign didn’t want to do it then if the grass roots people like the idea we can use a grass roots TV ad (like eLIB3RTY’s new commercial!) and run it ourselves!

OK, rather than post another thread that expresses a new idea that never goes anywhere, let’s make this a VOTING THREAD and have you give your vote on these four questions. That way we'll know conclusively if the grass roots likes it or not.

JUST COPY AND PASTE THESE QUESTIONS TO YOUR COMMENT
AND DELETE THE YES OR NO!!!

1) This is a very good idea. YES/NO
2) I think the RP campaign should do it. YES/NO
3) If the RP campaign doesn’t do it, I think
the grass roots should do it. YES/NO
4) I like the idea enough that I would donate to it. YES/NO



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YEAH!

and amen to all 4 points.

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Ron Paul, Integrity for a change!........SLOGAN

Sounds great!

How bout this for a new slogan, since the election is all abuzz with the nebulous change phenomenon ...change to what!!!

LOVE IT

this is one of the few times I've used all caps in a subject header, too!

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

YES to all 4 questions!

YES to all 4 questions!

Absolutely

1) This is a very good idea. YES
2) I think the RP campaign should do it. YES
3) If the RP campaign doesn’t do it, I think
the grass roots should do it. YES
4) I like the idea enough that I would donate to it. YES

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Live Free or Die - Amen to that

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Live Free or Die - Amen to that

Free DVD

Yes Yes Yes and Yes

Good idea.

Ron Paul 2008!

Great idea!

1) This is a very good idea. YES
2) I think the RP campaign should do it. YES
3) If the RP campaign doesn’t do it, I think
the grass roots should do it. YES
4) I like the idea enough that I would donate to it. YES

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"The essence of freedom is the proper limitation of government". ~ Founding Fathers

Isn't this what Bill Cooper did with "...Pale Horse"

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In The LORD Jesus Christ;
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Lion Lamb

Why do you keep cramming that GodTube site into our faces? They are not Ron Paul friendly at all! They won't even put his name in their Prez poll. Another site that disregards the truth but preaches truth. What a joke.

EXCELLENT IDEA!! How can I help?

1) This is a very good idea. YES
2) I think the RP campaign should do it. NOT NECESSARILY
3) If the RP campaign doesn’t do it, I think
the grass roots should do it. YES
4) I like the idea enough that I would donate to it. ABSOLUTELY YES!

Let me know how Lion and Lamb ministry can be an intricate part of this.

In Christ,
Dave

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Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

In The LORD Jesus Christ;
Dave

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1.Yes 2.Yes 3.Yes 4.Yes...please throw this up every day...

Does someone have a contact in the Campaign to get the idea to? Or will you just call them? Maybe Jane has some "pull"?

I've been wracking my brain all this time how we can offer something FREE to people - people love that right?

Hopefully the dvd would have some of the great exchanges between RP and supporters. Also the parts where supporters give reasons they support Dr Paul are great and should include a good cross-section of voters...
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Thanks...

...I'm going to try to keep it up through Sunday and hopefully then well have enough "yes" votes to know it's a winner and take the next few steps to implement it.

Everybody can help by bumping it up now and then.

Thanks.

fight4liberty

okay bumping while still awake LOL

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its all good

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4 yes votes

Good. Beyond good.

Excellent!

Put it on signs. Put it on the blimp.

The more, the better.

http://www.ronpauldvdproject.com/

http://www.ronpauldvd.com/

yes

1) This is a very good idea. YES
2) I think the RP campaign should do it. YES
3) If the RP campaign doesn’t do it, I think
the grass roots should do it. YES
4) I like the idea enough that I would donate to it. YES

I also think my idea to get christian news outlets on board will work if they really look at Dr. Paul and the issues, they will be invaluable as an alternative news source.

Love Liberty Disco

Not only that...

but, it would develop a mailing list to be used again for direct mail pieces or phone calls to potential voters too.

But really...we are near out of time...one can use the cd or dvd alread produced at mcam tv station in NH.

1 hr. presentation by RP...if you've not seen it, check it out--check copyright and mass reproduce with permission.

PS: this video address all issues...even Fox exclusion...that is how the moderator introduces the town hall meeting.

Yes to all... I still would

Yes to all...
I still would like to see an infomercial tho, with plenty of footage and a place to donate. But if there was really good stuff on the dvd like the ad Ron Paul Awesome, I think it would be worth it. It costs less to mail dvd's than other items as you can get "book rate". Another thing is that calls could be routed to individuals (like me) who could take the calls and the orders and get to TALK tio the people a bit. I would love to do that..

Infomercials would be good...

...but they would be way too expensive unless you put them on after midnight but then the audience will be a lot smaller and maybe not the correct target we need to hit.

fight4liberty

ronpaulvotecount.com we must

ronpaulvotecount.com

we must protect our votes.

pass this along.

People Like anything that is Free!

Yes to all! We are on our own it's up-to US. I possed this severial times, we are not going to get any MSM-Help (they are their to hold us back period)!!! Wake-Up
IMO we must figure away out to break their backs ASAP, we the people have the Man and the best platform period. They are stopping our message from getting out and still playing games and saying we cannot win, and at the same time laughing at all off us! Is their a way to put together a DVD-You Decide, that shows from day-one what our message is and what the media has done to all of us. In addition, show all of the other candidates' and their childish behaviors. We need to do something! Most of us have DVD-Burners and the cost would be very minimum to mass-produce. Also, add RP supporters’ opinions’ in theVid. IMO we need to turn this against them. Just an Idea!
BobMo

BobMo

I like it!

1) This is a very good idea. YES
2) I think the RP campaign should do it. YES
3) If the RP campaign doesn’t do it, I think
the grass roots should do it. YES
4) I like the idea enough that I would donate to it. YES

Already taped...

I was at the NH town hall meeting and if every American heard RP 1 hr. presentation there, they would become a supporter.

You can buy this from the TV station for $20.

You could check copyright and get permission to reproduce.

http://www.mcam.org/

As far as campaign proposal, go see RP in person in your city. You can talk to him there easily--everyone did and Mrs. Paul too.

I like it

I think that they should do it... or we should do it... either way. The commercial should have Ron Paul saying his top issues... then say, "Your vote is the most important decision you make... and media sound bites just aren't a good way to hear my stance on the issues... I'd like to send you a free dvd that you can watch in the comfort of your own home... just one hour of you and me. Then You Decide. Give freedom a chance. Together we can make a change.

Show the number for the free dvd the whole time he is speaking.

They could use the Precinct Leader system they have and send a message to the closest leader or meetup group to get that person a DVD. Imagine calling at 11:00am and having someone knock on your door with your DVD an hour later. Great opportunity to make contact also. It would give them a local number to contact if they had any further questions.

Fantastic Idea.
Joe

Interesting idea...

...I wonder how you would propose that we get the addresses to the Precinct Leaders? I guess they could be faxed by the call center that received the orders to some central grass roots location and somebody would have to sort them and email them to the PL's.

That's a lot more work but it might be worth it to try it.

fight4liberty

OMG That is simply AMAZING

OMG That is simply AMAZING idea. LOL We would all need to get some of these to have on hand and keep ching email..what a hoot.

1) This is a very good idea.

1) This is a very good idea. YES
2) I think the RP campaign should do it. YES
3) If the RP campaign doesn’t do it, I think
the grass roots should do it. YES
4) I like the idea enough that I would donate to it. YES

Good idea, implementation is needed

Ron Paul in disguise!

Everyone that listens to talk radio needs to call in diguised as a huck supporter or McCain supporter and talk about some issues that Ron Paul Is Strong On and say something like " you know I dont agree with everything Ron Paul says but as for best all around candidate In the intrest of the American people I think Ron Paul has the best platform and im starting to lean his way" or something like that. If you call in as a Ron Paul supporter you will get attacked or just censored. This also may make listeners who support mccain and huck look into Paul. Just another Idea.

You can call in and say you

You can call in and say you are undecided..talk about a few things like we used to be a peaceful nation and now it seems we are jumping at shadows in the darkness, etc. and then say "that Ron Paul guy says.." and see what they think about it..blah blah..you can pretend you are just sorting the issue out in your head..

My answers...

1) This is a very good idea. YES

2) I think the RP campaign should do it. YES

3) If the RP campaign doesn’t do it, I think
the grass roots should do it. NO

4) I like the idea enough that I would donate to it. YES