That's what it comes down to. Romney supporters are Republicans who want to beat Obama, not Republicans who want to support Romney.
The key is to convince them that the media pundits are WRONG and that Romney WILL LOSE to Obama, if he is the nominee.
Step 1 - Get them to admit that they do not think Romney is the absolute best that the GOP could produce. There are not that many people who think Romney is a great candidate. It is also true that there weren't that many people who thought McCain was a great candidate. He lost. While Republicans supported George W. Bush in the 2008 re-election, most forget that he was not thought of highly in the 2000 election. He lost the popular vote to Al Gore, of all people (Gore the nut job) and Bush almost lost the Electoral College. Before that, Bob Dole was not loved by Republicans, either. See a pattern? In fact, George H.W. Bush was not loved by most Republicans, either. He won on Reagan's coattails, and then lost when he had to stand for re-election on his own. Which brings us to ...
Step 2 - Get them to see that the political pundits have had it WRONG about the Republican Party's candidates for over 20 years. Romney is just another weak, non-conservative candidate that WILL LOSE to Obama because nobody outside of the Republican Party supports him AT ALL. And ask them, why is it that the GOP has put up such weak candidates all these years? (No need to answer that question -- just ask it and let them stew on it a bit). Which brings us to ...
Step 3 - Invoke the ghost of Ronald Reagan. The last GREAT Republican candidate for president was Ronald Reagan. And what did Reagan stand for? Limited government. Lower taxes. Get the government off the backs of the people. Get inflation under control. Be honest with the people. Strong national defense, but without making enemies. And a return to the principles of the Founding Fathers. What Would Ronald Reagan Do? Would he support Romney? NO! Romney is NOT for smaller government. He supports governemnt bailouts. He supports government-mandated health insurance. He supports gun control laws. Romeny is NOT a "Ronald Reagan conservative."
Step 4 - But Ron Paul is. Ron Paul is a "Ronald Reagan conservative." Ronald Reagan would support Ron Paul today. Ronald Reagan's famoous speech "A Time for Choosing" could have been written and delivered by Ron Paul. They are two peas in a pod. Ron Paul is the closest thing to Ronald Reagan that we have today.
Step 5 - And MOST IMPORTANTLY -- Ron Paul CAN BEAT OBAMA. RP has support across the board - Republicans, Democrats, Independents, the US Military, and people all around the world. They all respect RP because he stands for the same principles that Ronald Reagan stood for. The polls PROVE that when Ron Paul's message actually gets out to people, they LIKE him and they SUPPORT him. The problem is, the media supports Romney, so that is all we ever hear about. The media is trying to jam Romney down our throats -- and if we are dumb enough to fall for it, Obama will be re-elected.
It is time to support the "Ronald Reagan conservative" ... Ron Paul.
You do NOT have to vote for Romney at the Tampa convention. The GOP's own legal counsel says there is NO requirement to vote for any particular candidate at the convention.
Do you WANT a Ronald Reagan conservative in the oval office for the next 4 years? Then support the candidate that Reagan would support today. Vote what you believe in. Vote Ron Paul.
In fact, it would be great for someone to put together a mix video of Ronald Reagan giving his famous "A Time for Choosing" speech cut with clips of Ron Paul giving a speech (cutting from Reagan to Paul and back again, etc. merging them together as one candidate).
The winning formula in Tampa is this:
Media = Pushing you to vote for Romney = will LOSE to Obama.
Ron Paul = Ronald Reagan = will BEAT Obama
Every single GOP candidate gets on stage and invokes the memory of Ronald Reagan. WHY? BECAUSE REPUBLICANS LOVE RONALD REAGAN. THEY LOVE THE IDEAS HE STOOD FOR. AND THIS IS WHY THEY CAN EMBRACE RON PAUL, TOO.
EDIT: "A Time for Choosing" is the speech I was thinking of, not "Rendevouz with Destiny."
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