New Marketing ApproachSubmitted by Deaver on Sun, 01/13/2008 - 13:24
It has been my experience that most people never hear Ron Paul's message. Influenced by Hollywood, their first impression is that he isn't cute enough, young enough, glib enough, or tricky enough to open the door to his ideas, based on the genius of the Constitution, that can put America back on track.
In 1952 there was a movie__ "Singing In The Rain." A young lady, with a beautiful voice, couldn’t break into show biz because she didn't look the part. There was, however, a blond bomb shell (Lina Lamont) with an hour glass figure that did look the part. Problem was she couldn't sing worth a f#@k.
Cosmo Brown (Donald O'Connor) had the bright idea to have Lina out front lip-syncing the words while the ing'enue with the beautiful voice (Kathy Sheldon) (19 y/o Debbie Reynolds) stood behind the curtain singing her lungs out. Near the end of the song, the curtain falls down exposing Lina (the ditzy blond fraud) & showing the real songstress (Kathy/Debbie). She wins the hearts of the audience. Lina is laughed off the stage.....shades of the other inept candidates running for office, doncha think?!
Few can express an idea as well as someone trained in acting/selling. Our potential voters need to be sold Ron Paul's message BEFORE they see or hear him. We need to hire a good looking actor with a "Randy Travis" voice and rapid fire articulate silver tongued glibness to communicate Ron Paul ideas.
Lets appeal to the shopper who looks for the perfect apple that has been gassed to bring out the rosy hue, waxed and polished. Package Dr. Paul's message in an alluring gift box with a bright red ribbon capturing the eye first.
We rent a talk show host setting from any TV station. Our host is sitting behind a desk with a microphone & coffee cup. A brief background of his "awesome quest" explains how history is always changed by a visionary that doesn't run with the pack & may not be (at first) particularly popular with the uninformed masses. Our charming actor comes on stage, sits down and deftly & confidently answers the Questions …. Covering Dr. Paul's salient points!
"Clark Kent then Superman"
…Near the end of the program we introduce The Real Ron Paul (with thunderous ovation) using dozens of stills & some short edited videos &&&???....
With our movie "in the can" our marketing possibilities are only limited by our imagination. 60 second commercials, You Tube, Hand out DVDs, websites...our own & others!...etc.
Does anyone out there have the where-with-all to do this? Using creative thinking, we can make this *movie* for little money (got any?) and some fun work. Let's pool our ideas, come up with a script and haul butt. Perhaps there is already someone who supports Ron that can play the part. Or has access to a TV station. Is it You? We need to get started____today!
Unless we *break the code, give our audience a new 1st impression so they will stay for the entire movie….. we will never get to first base.
The current marketing program isn't working good enough, fast enough to effect the change we so desperately need. This political game is friggin war! IF Dr. Paul has a shot at the White House, we need to pull out all the stops and get real serious, real fast! Lets do this!!! We can make an incredible difference for Ron Paul, for American, & for our greatgrandkids we will never meet!