Ron Paul: The New Hip
The other candidates are so yesterday.
A recent Wisconsin straw poll made me realize it. At the straw poll Ron Paul had supporters were carrying signs and whooping it up: no other candidate had anybody visible support. Paul won the poll.
It occurred to me that an uncommitted voter who attends an event sees all kinds of interesting people carrying Ron Paul signs, and he or she is impressed.
What a cool bunch of people! College kids, bikers, grannies, ethnic groups... what am I missing?
The person votes for Ron Paul at the straw poll - maybe to feel a solidarity, or a kinship, with this interesting group. Seems like that is what is happening. Sure, the issues are important, but so is a sense of belonging to a new, important trend. All of the other candidates are so yesterday. Paul is the new hip. This is the wave to catch.