I speak several languages, sadly French is not one of them. I was not trying to be either nationalistic or xenophobic – if I am to imaginatively read into your comment, which I think you did with my writing. As far as I can see, nothing derogatory was said about any francophones. I think French is a beautiful language and the French culture a beautiful culture (though after watching many French films, I have yet to find an example of French cinema that I appreciate). The noted Czech educator, Jan Amos Komensky, roughly translated, said "The number of languages you speak, is the number of times you are a human." I think there is a lot to be said about the ability to speak other languages and to better see the world from the perspectives of people who are different than you.
Again, I think Kerry and Romney would be cocktail party treasures – inoffensive, worldly gentlemen. On the other hand, simply mentioning Ron Paul’s name in some company is enough to get you removed from the guest list. Sometimes a superficiality - being able to tell a cheesy French joke (something I think Kerry and Romney can probably do) instead of being able to vigorously dissect policy (something Ron Paul will do for anyone who will listen, whether or not it might offend) - is what some voters prefer.
No attack on France, French, or the French was intended, nor was an attack on either Romney or Kerry intended. Both are probably very nice guys. Neither are able to inspire. That doesn’t make them either good or bad, it just makes them wrong as a winning nominee at this moment in time.
Thank you, ComparedToWhat, for the praise of the article as well and for giving me the benefit of the doubt that I probably did not believe the comments that your perceived as derogatory. Also, thank you for being ready to call out viewpoints that you personally considered disagreeable.
I agree that Ron Paul has his imperfections, but it should not stop each one of us from getting a minimum of 10 votes for him. Please get your social precinct out for him and deliver no fewer than 10 votes without excuses about Ron Paul being imperfect. He's by far the best candidate from either party.
I've posted on the intro to this book appearing on the Front Page of LRC - http://www.dailypaul.com/216822/on-the-front-page-of-lewrock... and here is a link to the LRC post - http://lewrockwell.com/stevo/stevo10.1.html
Ron Paul supporters and Democrats agree that the other GOP candidates are toads. Some people even think Ron Paul is a toad and that's okay, because we are looking for the most supporters, not the fewest opponents. More here - http://www.dailypaul.com/216421/how-to-win-america-ron-paul-...
Thank you, Sable Arms. I agree, strategic plans help make a person more comfortable in what they are doing and usually make it easier to see purpose in what they are doing, and help make it easier to measure results, thereby making the work more effective.
I agree. Being informed is necessary. For the sake of simplicity, I focused on the most important issue that we are currently overlooking - getting Ron Paul supporters out to vote. You make a very good point.
Thank you for your support. If we are in this to win an election, and that's what I'm in this for, then winning the election must be the primary focus right now. Thank you.
I agree entirely!
Thanks for the praise MKauai, and thanks for ordering.
That's great Mary. Make sure you're getting the contact info of people who are sold on Ron Paul and calling them in the days before the election to make sure they turn out. Also, don't forget that you're going to be most effective with the people who know you personally. You're gonna do great with those 900 brochures.
Thanks for the praise, RedDot. That cover's not too eye-catching.
I've posted on why it's a waste of time to argue/discuss/debate with Cain voters when the goal is to win an election -
There are much more valuable ways for us to spend our time.
This post on how Democrats have nothing to lose by voting for Ron Paul is part of the "How to Win America" series of posts - http://www.dailypaul.com/216180/how-to-win-america-a-positiv...
This is an excerpt that I have posted to Daily Paul from the book mentioned in this post. It deals with the necessity of talking to people you know first instead of spending time in long arguments with strangers who you won't convince to vote for Ron Paul - http://www.dailypaul.com/216094/how-to-win-america-please-ta...
I've added an article under this topic on how you can be more effective with your own friends than Ron Paul could ever dream of being with them - http://www.dailypaul.com/216077/how-to-win-america-approachi...
You're blaming a bogeyman, brother. If more of us were turning out to vote instead of just turning out to support Ron Paul like a rock star when he speaks, or if more of us were getting our neighbors out instead of worrying about things like online polls, we'd be doing better. It's so much easier to blame others than to blame ourselves. To who's benefit do you blame the other guys and pretend that we are flawless? Not ours. This is politics, of course there are going to be dirty tricks, so should that be enough for us to throw up our hands and give in? If we step it up, we can win this. We can't stop their dirty tricks, you're right, but we can be so well prepared that their dirty tricks mean little to the outcome of the race.
I agree with you entirely. I will work hard not to disappoint. Your statement of "Brilliant!" is encouraging.
Thank you, Metalhed.
It has taken a lot of work. It's kind of you to point that out. I agree with you that this will be very difficult, but victory is obtainable. We are so close. The book is meant to start encouraging exactly the kind of discussion that you mention: "We have to reevaluate what is working and what is not." We cannot wait for them to go waltzing off into the sunset, because, as you state, it will not happen, but with hard work we can force our government to correct course. A premise of my book is that finding 10 people is enough. Each one of us have at least 10 people around us who can be convinced to vote for Ron Paul. If we increase our effectiveness, we can win this for Ron Paul.
Full Armor of Christ,
I understand your frustration with the process we are in, but until we see more success, we can be assured that we simply aren't doing enough. From the many supporters that I have campaigned alongside these past 5 years, some of whom have requested my counsel, I know that there are lots of ineffective members of the movement out there who are asking themselves "Why isn't this working for me?" If any of us isn't convincing at least 10 other people to vote the day of our primaries, then that person is being ineffective. Each of us bringing 10 people with us wins the race for Ron Paul. Blaming the system is a cop out. The system's not perfect, but honestly, if Ron Paul loses, it's the fault of his supporters. We have the numbers. We can win this election. Blaming the system leads us to failure, because the system is not something we can change. Blaming ourselves, improving ourselves, figuring out how we can be the best possible will bring us success. We can do this.
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