Yesterday at the Honolulu version of Occupy Wall Street I had some success in converting potential voters, and a lot of success making the protestors think about the people running for office (about a 5% voter conversion of the crowd, but the rest certainly had food for thought). I thought I would share it with you. I'm sure many or most of you are already doing something similar, but... just in case...
When I started talking, I summarized the chief complaint of all the protestors there: they are tired of big money influence in Washington DC, and of the "greedy" banks and corporations not sharing the wealth. Some wanted government to step in and do something, and others already knew that change was going to largely come from our dollar vote; where and how we spent our money.
Then I moved into discussing President Obama's devotion and allegiance to Wall Street, and tied in the beau coup sums of money he received in 2008 and will receive in 2012 from Wall Street interests. I told them that Mitt Romney is also a Wall Street sweetheart and gets tons of money from special interests. Finally, I moved to discussing Rick Perry's $17 million haul over 2 months from 20,000 donors, and juxtaposed that with Ron Paul's $8 million haul... from 100,000 donors.
I asked them what they thought that meant, and most realized that Perry was also a sweetheart of corporate interests. I told them Ron Paul doesn't get a dime from the corporations or lobbyists and I asked them if they knew why.
Beyond donating to the campaign, and beyond volunteering, there are a few things that are necessary for us to move on if we are going to really get Ron Paul the GOP nomination.
No matter how you may feel about Ron Paul, many don't have your interest in politics or even look beyond the talking points to understand the true differences in candidates. Some in the GOP may not even care as long as they think the candidate they pick can beat Obama.
A Ron Paul Support has sponsored a MMA fight for the Revolution! A fighter in another event heard about it and wanted Ron Paul Revolution covering the ring. It will be held in Georgia. It will be televised. The hurdle to get it done is 1500 dollars and it will be held in Oct (next month). Would you want to chip in?
Aside from the books that Ron Paul has written to explain the Federal Reserve and Sound Money situation, the one book that is a must read and should be taught in every history class is one that Ron Paul himself, endorsed; “The Creature from Jekyll Island”, by G. Edward Griffin. It seems to me that if the voting population would take the time to read this very enlightening and interesting book about the CRIMINAL creation of the Federal Reserve, Ron Paul would be the clear and ONLY choice for President. He is the only candidate that has been bird-dogging this CRIME since he came into office.