Saturday, May 26, 2007

Thoughts on the Ron Paul campaign


Blogger Scott C. Haley said...

Very good thoughts.

Most people do not seem to realize that only about 40% of Americans use the web; furthermore, a good portion of them only use it for email.

As one who worked very hard for Barry Goldwater in '64, I can assure you that the Corporatocracy (a shadow "govt" comprised of elite bankers, other corporatists, and elitists in the Fed Govt) will NEVER allow Ron Paul to get the nomination. Folks may consider that pessimism if they wish, but I see it as Realism.

There is only one chance for us in the Establishment political process---


Even that won't do any good unless we spread the word far and wide at the grassroots that enough people write him in on their paper ballots. (Anyone can obtain an absentee ballot.) Hand out Ron Paul cards, or print up flyers (one-page flyers, with BIG print) and distribute them. We all know the talking points---drive them home in print.

The Corporate Media are almost completely controlled by the Corporatocracy. Faux News proved that by smearing Dr. Paul with "guilt by association" relative to the 9-11 issue. The other major networks (ABC, CBS, & NBC) have proven it by virtually ignoring our candidate. The answer is not to be found in the Corporate Media, but might be found by tough, slogging, persistent "boots on the ground" at the grassroots (precinct) level.

My fear is that younger folks today think that old-fashioned, precinct level work is no longer needed...because...what else, we have the internet! I agree with will take A LOT MORE than the internet to win. We must do the "boots on the ground" work, or else kiss goodbye any chance of winning.

Good luck, and good night.

8:55 AM  
Blogger Scott C. Haley said...


I also agree with Shane that the internet efforts are great, and should continue. But ask yourself this question---

Of the 40% who use the internet, how many are die-hard Democrats...and how many don't care one single whit about politics...and how many are brainwashed, Statist Republicans?

Now consider what's left. The internet is not the sole answer. The Corporate Media are bought and paid for by Statists. "Boots on the ground" precinct-level work is a must.

Even if, by some miracle, Dr. Paul wins the Republican nomination, he will be castigated and smeared beyond belief by both the Democrats and the media. The
average American voter (who is largely ignorant of the Constitution) will act just the way they have for will be 1964 all over again. That is, UNLESS people at the precinct level have been educated by other people, not by TV or computers.

9:13 AM  
Blogger The Freedom Fellowship said...


Thanks for sharing! Great points!

9:17 AM  
Blogger Scott C. Haley said...

You're very welcome...and thanks to you for this important blog.

Now...if only we will DO the precinct-level work, then we have a chance at winning.

9:48 AM  
Blogger Appleseed, Johnny said...

Like it or not,TELEVISION and ONLY TELEVISION, has become the accepted medium by the VOTING public to lend legitimacy and credibility to a presidential candidate,therefore it would be wise to take note of the methodology of the ONLY candidate,in modern times,who produced numbers large enough to challenge the "establishment". Ross Perot. He was able to break through because he understood exactly what TV is. VISUAL ENTERTAINMENT!!

People tune in to WATCH the debates not to listen to them. People WATCH the news because they want to SEE it not listen to it or read about it and visual = entertainment.

So what did Perot do? He sidestepped the "news" and instead went on Larry King (much more entertaining) with "Visual Aides" (his charts and graphs). Love him or hate him - the voter REMEMBERED him. To realize how powerful this can be,to this day people remember Perot on Larry King with his charts. Ron Paul needs to give the voter a VISUAL REMINDER OF HIMSELF.

5:55 PM  
Blogger Scott C. Haley said...


Another excellent thought.

I certainly didn't mean to imply that TV should be ignored. There are ways around the Corporatocracy controlled Media.

All these methods are important. I'm just saying...don't ignore face-to-face work. [By the way, when handing out flyers, don't be pushy---it's a turn-off. I've found that many people will talk to you IF you allow them to initiate the conversation.]

12:09 PM  
Blogger Scott C. Haley said...


Ross Perot's accomplishment was phenomenal---20% of the vote. If you don't think that's much, consider this---King George won the last election with only 26% of the eligible voters in this country. That's because 74% voted for either Kerry or a third-party candidate...or DIDN'T VOTE AT ALL.

4:58 AM  

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