A POWERFUL voice needs to arise from the CenterSubmitted by Ian56 on Mon, 11/19/2012 - 08:00
Ron Paul never got more than 10% in the primaries.
Gary Johnson got less than 1% in the general.
We need a different approach to get our message out and garner mass appeal.
Vast sections of the population do not even know there are other choices and options.
Vast sections of the population have given up on ever changing politics or the direction that America is taking.
Over 90 million people didn't even bother to vote.
The Libertarian Party is not the answer - it has too much negative baggage.
Changing the Republican Party from within is not going to work - unless they get some serious competition with seriously different views from another meaningful source.
They will just change their election rules some more if they ever do get some significant internal competition. (Or co-opt the supposed leaders of a new movement into the Establishment - like they did with the Tea Party.)
I don't believe this route should be given up on - we should continue to try and kick the extremist neocons out / discredit them as much as we can from within the Party.
The Republicans agree with the Democrats on all policy except some differences on social policy. Goldman Sachs would like to keep it that way.
The leaders are even pro Obamacare, though they try and pretend not to be.
The mainstream media blackout on alternative viewpoints is not going to change.
The Republican Party needs to have some serious competition like the Whigs had from 1854.
We have to take the centre ground and focus primarily on the Independents and the young.
We can attract moderate Democrats and moderate Republicans as well.
We need to rephrase our message if we are ever to reach out to large swathes of the population.
My thoughts on rephrasing the message and getting it out.
Your thoughts welcomed.
Especially if they have some practical strategy in order to better pursue our cause.
We do not go from the horrendous situation we have now to the ideal solution in one easy step.
We have to cultivate public opinion to be more on our side. Without that, we will not be able to change anything.
N.B. I have not mentioned Ron Paul anywhere in my article, only his main policies.
The general public have been brainwashed for over 20 years into thinking that Ron Paul is a kook.
Let's tell people about his policies first.
Mentioning Ron Paul is more likely to switch people off straight away. Let's try and get them to listen so that they might be persuaded first.
I also did not mention the word Liberty. The general population think they are already free.
I also did not use the phrases bring the troops home or End the Fed.
For the vast majority of people these are stage 3 plus ideas.
Let's try and get them past stage 1 first.