Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Ron Paul's dark secret


Is Magneto the alter ego of Ron Paul? Does he wield super powers?
Ron Paul, who was already gathering momentum on the internet has exploded in popularity. He has won hands down every straw poll he's been in. Internet traffic related to Paul is through the roof. The search term 'Ron Paul' has been dominating over all other political candidates in every metric. Ron Paul has been reigning supreme over the blog tracker Technorati and the video site Youtube since the debates and he shows little sign of being unseated anytime soon. Ron Paul has become so popular, he has spawned his own anti-paul fan club. A small group of individuals scurrying around the internet attempting to disparage the statesman. They often drop quotes which are either out of context or just plain wrong. Another tactic is to claim that Paul's support is much less than it appears to be, and is merely due to a dedicated group trying to 'game' the system. This of course doesn't stand up to the metrics and the companies that report such statistics which make their money and found their entire livelihood on being fairly accurate which show that interest in Paul is clearly widespread and quite real. The fact seems to be, Ron Paul resonates with the internet crowd and the more people find out about him, the more people like him. The question remains however as to whether or not he can translate internet popularity into actual votes.
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Blogger keystroke-ga said...

Nice graphics!

12:46 AM  
Blogger Aaron said...

Even if you don’t agree w/ ron on everything - surely we can agree that he is brave and honorable to stand up against the neo-conservatives who are pro-war at any cost. If you are concerned about our aggressive foreign policy of “empire building”, “policing the world”, “pre-emptive strike” and going to war without declaring war (WWII was the last time we declared war as the constitution says we should) think about how many people needlessly die when we don’t declare war - yet we go over in North Korea, and Vietnam. If you stand against this dangerous direction you should support Ron Paul - even if you don’t vote for him (but please do–and you may need to register as a republican to do so - find out for your state) but even if you don’t, we should support the truth on the left and the right - so that we all move closer to rational foreign policy. yeah, i’m a total nerd, i know. good night.

12:18 PM  

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