Comment: I give up no principles

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I give up no principles

I seek practical actions to start moving us closer and faster to where we want to go.
At the current rate we will still be nowhere in 4 years time.
We need to do something different to persuade great swathes of people.

We need to target the least brainwashed.

Ron Paul attracted a good deal of support from Independents.
He also attracted a good deal of support from young people.
Both of these are amongst the least brainwashed.
Independents are a bit more open to argument.
Young people do not get their news or current affairs from the TV - they haven't been brainwashed by the media (just their schooling).

I have reiterated that these are the priority groups for us to target in my article.

I said way back when in January, that Ron Paul should give up on persuading old GOP, they are far too brainwashed; and target more independents and the young.

He did spend a lot of his time campaigning on college campuses.
He got large audiences, but how many of them were new recruits or the unpersuaded? It is very difficult to tell. We know a substantial number travelled a fair distance to hear him speak.

I don't think the campaign did a good job on trying to sign up new activists for Ron Paul - they only tried to register new people as Republicans.
Did they even keep a record of people who attended to get out the vote on polling day?

"In the end, more than they wanted freedom, they wanted security. They wanted a comfortable life, and they lost it all -- security, comfort, and freedom. When ... the freedom they wished for was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free."