Since we have been preemptively blamed for Romney's loss, how can we benefit from it?Submitted by Bill Gillingham on Wed, 09/26/2012 - 19:10
We all know we will be blamed if (when!) Romney loses. My first thought was 'preemptive strike now' against the very notion (this was before the recent articles). Others have suggested that to be blamed will be good for the movement. Now, I'm not sure this is inherently true - but with some strategy, we could make being blamed a good thing.
How do we turn this to our advantage?
Perhaps an open letter now laying out how we know we are being set up to be the scapegoat when Romney loses:
While the authors cannot speak for all of Ron Paul's supporters, we do speak for a large block of them. We are aware of a campaign laying the groundwork to blame supporters of Ron Paul if/when Mr. Romney loses the upcoming election.
First, we would like to remind Mr. Romney of the treatment we recently received in Tampa (here, lay out a couple of examples). Those are just a couple of examples. Though we feel the convention was the perfect time for Mr. Romney to reach out to us and make us a true part of the Big Tent, we were dreadfully wrong.
That being said, we are willing to give Mr. Romney one more chance. If he would like our support, he simply has to make the following promises: (list promises) If Mr. Romney cannot embrace these issues, the majority of us will not be voting for him come November. Many will choose to write in 'Ron Paul', many will choose to support former GOP candidate and now Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson. Please note that Mr. Johnson supports all the position we earnestly request Mr. Romney to support.
Anyway, that is just 10 minutes of writing - it is junk - but you get the idea. I don't like the concept of trying to represent the movement in such a letter - obviously many won't/wouldn't want to be a part of it... so, not sure how that could be handled.
When I suggested this in a recent thread (i.e. 'we should write an open letter') - some suggested that we need a big name to do the writing. Tom Woods was mentioned - and he is extremely competent to do the writing - but is there a bigger 'voice' that could be recruited?