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MSM reaches only 7% of US population - RP could win without MSM.

The MSM audience has reached an all-time low of 26 million while US Internet usage has grown to 210 million - or 8 times as many. Could RP win if his campaign found a way to use its Internet advantage to recruit more voters?

Of course it could, by webcasting to RP PARTIES. At these weekly events, friends invite friends for food, drink and the RP message. A powerful combination of technolgy and grassroots activity that gives Dr. P enough time to explain the big picture.

(Statistical references at these links)
http://www.stateofthenewsmedia.com/2007/narrative_networktv_...

http://www.c-i-a.com/pr0207.htm

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You are missing the second part

of what is being proposed.

It's a combination of the RP message delivered to weekly grassroots events for the specific purpose of bringing those who are NOT online to hear Dr. P.

In this scenario he has the stage to himself and enough time to explain the big picture. Plus these Webcasts are much cheaper than network ads, the campaign is not spending its money in the enemy's camp, and the social setting lends itself to the cordial discussion of the RP message.

MSM is important, but grassroots can win.

I truly believe. Getting 5 people you know to vote for RP in the primaries can change everything.

http://www.pushupsforpaul.com/

I agree

If you had weekly RP parties and everyone invited 5 new people every week it would grow exponentially. Five for Freedom!

At this point we do not need

At this point we do not need RP house parties - we need RP PARADES, CONCERTS, AND CARNIVALS.
We are way past being able to do this only through grassroots. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

But it could all change in a few days if RP would take charge and get some decent ad time on OM. At least, it would give us a better shot.

People do not see him as credible if he gets no face time and has no ad time on OM. This is what people tell me, they do not see him as a serious candidate. It pisses me off, but that's the way it is.
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You'll never get the

You'll never get the connection. RP face time on MSM ===> name recognition ===> more votes. Get real please.
Or stay in your dream world if you want.
But it's quite obvious that those with their mug all over the screen are the ones WITH THE MOST VOTES.
Why does everyone know about Spears' underpants? Because they saw it online? Hardly.

And do those who work 40-50-60 hours/wk have time or desire to attend an RP or any other party? Hardly.
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RP gets face time via webcasting as well.

The people I know are persuaded by the message, not by the channel they come on.

Face it the MSM is never going to give Dr. P a fair shake. Why spend money in the enemy's camp?

The MSM would like for you to believe

they are the only game in town.

At one point in history newspapers dominated politics and then TV came along and took their audience.

Just a campaigns are learning how to use the internet to raise money, they are incrementally learning how to convert internet support into votes.

Wow you are stubborn I'll

Wow you are stubborn I'll give you that. But alas, still wrong.
According to your glorious internet theory RP should have won all the primaries/caucuses so far. And he should be polling just a wee bit more than - what is it currently? - 9%.

For every person you can point to who lives on the Internet, I can show you 10 (at least) who DO NOT. You are out of touch with that reality.
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Hate to bust yer bubble

but that's EXACTLY what we've been doing for 6 months.

We've SATURATED the internet. Most of those millions you cite are drones who log on to AOL, check their mail, then log off.

We've done just about all the online proslytizing we could.

Now it's time to get those off-line votes the old-fashioned way.

The web is still vital as an organizing tool, of course, and the odd convert, or a place to refer recently awoken zombies to if you can't provide the right info yourself.

Plain Truth, sorry. Hit the streets, kids (and be nice).

You are missing the second part -

webcasting to RP PARTIES. At these weekly events, friends invite friends for food, drink and the RP message. A powerful COMBINATION of technolgy and grassroots activity that gives Dr. P enough time to connect the dots.

Certainly all efforts should be encouraged but RP parties are more friendly than strangers knocking on your door, and door to door encounters typically do not lend themselves to in-depth discussion.

Plus with RP parties, you would have the Maestro himself present via Webcast, to help explain the big picture.

Nice idea, however...

I'm not one to be negative, but we have to have the TV factor in this day and age - that is the cold, sad truth. We have got to get RP's face on the news and in some PROFESSIONAL looking ads. There is no rationalizing us out of this one. The RP parties would be great - but the NUMBERS we need to reach in a short time can only come from TV.

How can it get done?

One idea: positive reverse psychology... send flowers to all the people we "hate" on valentine's day and make nicey. maybe they will give us some attention then...?

"If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone." - Romans 12:18

Brilliant article that explains why we love Dr. Paul:
http://lewrockwell.com/orig12/farber-r1.1.1.html

Outstanding IDEA!

We have done two of these so far. The first one, was mixed, then the second was TERRIFIC!

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Fantastic!

The myspace link keeps crashing. Please do provide us some details about the events and the results?

Many Thanks

Fantastic!

The myspace link keeps crashing. Please do provide us some details about the events and the results?

Many Thanks

Then tell me why..........

I don't see any TV ads for Ron Paul in West Michigan and why most people in W.Michigan don't know a single thing about RP. Folks, I'm in West Michigan spreading the news, placing signs, will be car pooling voters. Let me tell you, we have a lot more to do.

Why aren't we seeing any commercials???

MSM

Has not reached an all time low,,What they have done is added websites to their arsenal..Unlike in some things, size doesn't matter here

If you will click on the reference links provided

you will see the stats come from:

1. “The State of the News Media 2007 - An Annual Report on American Journalism” done by the Project for Excellence in Journalism

2. The Computer Industry Almanac Inc.

Ridiculous - you need critical thinking skills

First, The stats you cite are in regard to the old network news broadcasts, they don't count CNN, Fox, etc. They also don't count wire services, etc that create stories, or access to Old media sources on-line. So, there is still a very strong old media establishment. Their power comes from the idea that they are the most accurate, and represent conventional accepted thought with regard to politics. Further, those viewers are all repeat viewers, the total time someone spends watching news is enormous compared to the time someone spends on a website.

What needs to change is who people trust. The RP revolution will never work, if the Old media is not stripped of its power as opinion makers. They love the status quo - here's why - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znQe9nUKzvQ

thanks for that eloquent

thanks for that eloquent synopsis...internet my foot...
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The stats come from

“The State of the News Media 2007 - An Annual Report on American Journalism” done by the Project for Excellence in Journalism, and the Computer Industry Almanac Inc. - Argue with them!

BTW - I use to teach critical thinking in college and recognize the tactic. When you can't challenge the content, slur the messenger!

It sounds like you didn't read the post

It challenged your content directly.

Numbers are off.

You're using 26 million out of 300 million to come up with 7%, that counts kids and zillions of non-voters.

How many of those 26 million are eligible to vote, probably 95%. How many of those 26 million are likely to vote, probably 70%. And how many Americans, who are eligible and likely to vote, get most of their national news from the Web? Less than 26 million I'm sure. I deal with people in their 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s all the live long day... they would not vote for a candidate who didn't appear on the evening news. - JP

10-15 million more voters need to believe in non-interventionism (liberty) at home and abroad to change America. Minds changed on Syria. Minds changing on privacy. "Printing money" is part of the dialogue. Win minds through focus, strategy.

The heading reads 7% of the population.

When you deduct the non-voters from the figure given, as you have done, the MSM reaches EVEN FEWER people - which only makes central thesis I'm making even more relevant.

I think most people are swayed more by the message than by the channel it comes on. Besides it should be obvious by now that the MSM is not going to give him a fair shake. Why spend money and play on the enemy's home turf when your home court advantage sits waiting?

I agree with you and I disagree with you

I disagree with your statistics. I think you are ignoring the fact that there may be a statistical correlation between people who vote and people who watch the traditional news. Deducting children from the numbers is also a mistake. What children watch the news. I guarantee mine don't.

That said, I do agree with your strategy of Ron Paul house parties. Don't forget to take advantage of the Ron Paul Canvasing material available when you sign up to be Ron Paul Precinct Leader

http://voters.ronpaul2008.com

Wow.

I can't even respond to that. Good luck to you sir.

-JP

10-15 million more voters need to believe in non-interventionism (liberty) at home and abroad to change America. Minds changed on Syria. Minds changing on privacy. "Printing money" is part of the dialogue. Win minds through focus, strategy.

A consideration

websites rely on advertising in order to maintain. Corporate $$ could influence the internet's fair and balanced news, as well. (ie:Yahoo)

Webcasting without advertising

Webcasting without advertising would only be influenced by the RP campaign.

Old Media vs. Internet

It is not a case of "can he win with the internet?" It is a case of "He must win with the internet." Also, the power of a simple slim jim on a window or stuck in a door, cannot be under emphasized.

Until the Election is Won!
Chaplain Steve
Ron Paul - Lion of the Constitution

Until the Election is Won!
Chaplain Steve
Ron Paul - Lion of the Constitution

Don't OverThink This

A really good brochure left on the doorstep often does the trick. Even better an in-person request to consider him along with it. It seems like a huge task and inefficient, but if we each take just our own neighborhood...

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