New spin on Ron PaulSubmitted by voytechs on Thu, 10/25/2007 - 09:16
Right now Ron Paul stands at about 10-11% name recognition in the US. The interesting thing is that 40% of Americans can't name a single candidate running for presidency, that is, well pretty pathetic, but that's not what this post is about.
Why would so many American's not give a you know what to care absolutely nothing about any of the candidates. Its not the minorities that are oblivious, at least I don't think. His current greatest support, percentage wise, comes from Blacks. He even beat out Hillary (33% to 31% among blacks in NH.) Hispanics certainly know of him because of his stance on illegal immigration, not all but most want the amnesty. We're facing major issues, monetary, the war, loss of liberties, etc, etc..
I think we need a different spin on the message to shake up that 40%. My preference would be to come up with something that stresses the fact that there would be no taxes. Double your paycheck. Buy that car you've always wanted. Take that vacation trip. Buy a house. etc, etc.. Making people realize that all this is whats ahead for us if we elect Dr. Paul.
I guess weed would be another. I bring weed up because apparently I've made quiet a few stoner friends on digg. Most of the recent "Shouts" I've received are all about weed this, Ron Paul on weed that, but hey thats freedom. I don't smoke or do drugs, but I do drink socially. So I suppose if I lived in the days of alcohol prohibition, I would be excited about being able to have a legal drink too.
What do you guys think?