Financing the campaigns of 2010 and 2012 and the DC MarchSubmitted by cablenewsjunkie on Sat, 05/31/2008 - 17:17
Has anyone considered how those of us in the r3VOLution are going to finance the campaigns of 2010 and 2012 as the dollar becomes worth less and less?
This probably will not be a problem for the largest corporate contributors that have strong balance sheets.
But it will be a problem for Joe and Jane Sixpack who 'wake up' and want to help a Paul-itician get elected.
As you can see from the link above, Alt-A, Prime, and Option ARM resets will lead to further waves of foreclosures which will depress housing PRICES for a long time to come. So by 2010 (and later 2012), Joe and Jane will surely be far underwater in their mortgages (unless inflation is used to buffett the NOMINAL price level of homes...which would mean higher inflation in other sectors - like we're seeing now...meaning the VALUE of homes will have declined in REAL terms)
Joe and Jane will have very little, if any, discretionary income. They may have to do without certain luxuries like TV or Internet. Let's hope they get rid of the former before the latter...as the latter helps us to organize...and the former is really just a big waste of time.
1) We need to make sure that there's a way for our message to reach these people. If they have to get rid of tv AND internet...the last resort may be talk radio.
2) Mass distribution of educational CDs and DVDs might be cost-effective so long as the material is well-organized and doesn't bombard the viewer with too much information all at once.
3) Current r3VOLutionaries will have to be RELENTLESS in our education efforts while we can still AFFORD to be.
4) Perhaps our rallies in D.C. and St. Paul will be perfect opportunities to blanket those cities with campaign literature and educational CDs and DVDs. In addition to having a march in just one area, imagine THOUSANDS of RP supporters splitting up into squads and leaving campaign lit all over those cities. Kinda reminds me of a Sun Tzu type strategy of focusing all your strength on the enemy's weak point. And it would leave a lingering blow too. We would disperse, and the D.C. locals would then consume that information. Capitol Hill would remain right down the street for them.
5) If Rand Paul were to run at some point in the future, we could save a lot of money if we hold on to our Ron Paul stuff - especially the signs and buttons. Then we would be able to just put stickers over Ron's name and the date (which would almost be torture...but would save the campaign some money). Who knows...if Rand runs, the Ron Paul 2008 buttons could become a highly prized collector's item if they are left un-stickered. They might even become a de-facto currency in some areas...LOL