Let's start a new campaign: The John McCain can't win Campaign.Submitted by aVoiceof Reason. on Fri, 04/18/2008 - 03:20
I think we should start a new campaign... well, in addition to the current one. It's called "McCain can't win."
Cite all the obvious reasons- his stance on the unpopular war, his stance on illegal immigration, his stance on taxes, his stance on democrat legislation, and MOST IMPORTANTLY: FUNDING. Sorry, but money wins, and if you don't have money, you don't win.
Then, after explaining McCain's faults, explain the democrats' strengths (Obama is going to be the nominee... point out the enthusiasm of his support and his fundraising abilities- hundreds of millions of dollars in a matter of months). Then propose the need for a real small government conservative, someone completely opposite the democrats (McCain's too similar). Then introduce Ron Paul. Then explain Ron Paul's strengths- why he can win (he's the opposite the dems- with a real choice people will actually vote on the issues and not personality). Explain how because Paul is an advocate of small government and personal freedom he can win, because that's the exact same way Reagan won. Paul has the advantage on the War and the Economy. He's an expert in both areas, and his record backs everything up (he never voted for the war or spending, yet Hillary voted for it, and Obama voted for funding). Plus he has the support of the troops.
On Health Care, the man's a doctor... doctor knows best.
On the economy, he is an economist, he has a degree, and people literally cheer for him on Wall Street when he questions Ben Bernanke, enough said.
His beliefs are all based on philosophy and facts. The others' beliefs are based on pandering to voters.
Then explain Paul's solutions.... not only are they in line with the Constitution, but they're realistic, and appropriate and people will appreciate real solutions... such as: people don't like the war, so let's end it and divert the overseas wasteful spending back home. Then we save money and have more to spend here for the things people care about (infrastructure, schools, health care, etc.). That's a simple and logical solution that everyone can understand. You can take the time to try and explain the philosophy and in depth solutions too... but most people struggle to understand that stuff.
People respect consistency and principle and only Paul has that. They also respect not having their taxes raised and having them reduced in a time when everything is more expensive. They respect people who have the backing of other experts and intellectuals. They respect people who want to bring their family members home and treat them right.
Spread the fear.... the fear that McCain equals guaranteed defeat. Then show them hope.