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Ron Paul - Why He Can Win in 2012
Ron Paul - The Little Old Engine That Could
Ron Paul is like the little engine that could, though he has the added bonus of plenty of experience behind him. Just when the mugwumps thought he was going to finally go away an die in a hole, the public got wind of his speeches and love for freedom, and it appeared that Ron Paul was not done yet.
Ron has continued to push for justice, constitutionality and freedom in our country, for more than 10 years. He has earned the name "dr. no" in congress because he rarely every votes for an increase in spending, never votes for war and he doesn't take government pay for his public service.
Mr. Paul goes on and on and on like the energizer bunny, and now it appears that it will pay off for him and more importantly, it will pay off for America.
Ron Paul and Millennials
The study of generations shows us that Ron Paul's generation, just so happens to be a "hero generation" just like the current Generation Y (also known as millennial's). If you haven't noticed yet, Millenial's have just recently come of age to be the largest group of voters in 2012. And they will continue to grow as the later parts of the generation get older as well.
Baby boomers and generation x are aging, and even those two age groups are quickly waking up and realizing that Ron Paul and the millennial's have a point - things aren't working. We need change and we want our freedom back.
The power of this connection gives Ron Paul a boost like no other candidate. Obama, Romney, Johnson, Palin - all of them register with the older groups of the baby boomers that still want a hand out. The generation that feels they are so special they need to be taken care of by Big Government.
Millennial's fit best with Ron Paul's messages - We aren't the police of the world, we don't need Big Government, we don't want Big Brother, we need to cut spending, we don't need hand outs and welfare, and most importantly - we are American's and we demand our Freedom.
Ron Paul is one of the only candidates who has never flip flopped on his philosophies. He rarely has to remember his point of view, or record of actions. Basically put, Ron Paul is an honest man. He doesn't have to make anything up, because he started out with honesty. He never gets taken by surprise by the crazy and insulting questions that reporters ask him, because he believes in what he's talking about and never lets them get the upper hand over his opinions.
Not to mention, ever person has a sense of intuition about other people. Some have stronger senses then others, but everyone can sense it. Ron Paul is an honest guy, and right now, that is one of his best weapons in the presidential race ahead.
Media Can't Ignore Him
In past races, the media did a great job of completely ignoring Ron Paul, his campaign and his supporters. This effectively stomped out any chance Ron Paul had of getting any substantial attention, and kept the world focused on the right puppets.
Now though, the internet has exploded with tube sites, blogs and radio shows that are under no political rule and they publish what they like. Even with that in mind, the government and beaurocrats did try to illegally stomp out Ron Paul supporters, but they couldn't do it. They still try, but the amount of people who resonate with Mr. Paul's messages, are growing in numbers every day and there are to many to be held back without being very obvious.
Because of the innovation of the internet, people everywhere are aware of Ron Paul's campaign, and even those who don't like him are helping to get the word out about him. This makes it's so that the media can't ignore him. It was already to obvious that they did so the last time, and if they were to continue, they would pretty much lose most of their viewers. So instead of continuing with what the mugwumps want them to do (ignore him), they are joining the crowds in both praising and degrading Ron Paul.
Ron Paul is the only candidate ever to run, who has consistently practiced what he preaches. His voting record upholds the ideals he talks about. He doesn't change his views back and forth. He even has half a dozen wikipedia pages devoted to information about him. This wouldn't be possible if he hid himself away like all the other candidates, or if he wasn't so consistent about everything he did.
You can also find his consistently within his followers. There are several times when I have heard a person ask "What does Ron Paul think about (place subject here)". What do all of his supporters say?
"Ron Paul supports small government and the constitution, so he would probably say that the federal government has no business regulating or making laws about (place subject here). It should be left the 10th amendment."
Can you say that about any of Obama's positions? He has flip flopped on his verbal communication and his voting records. He says one thing and does another. No one knows his past, no one knows his present, and it's anyone's guess what he'll do in the future.
Everybody is talking about him...
There is a saying that fits in this situation:
"Any press is good press"
So for all the people out there who are down talking, insulting or making fun of Ron Paul - I want you to know that you are only helping his campaign. The truth is that Ron Paul was never really a competitor in the presidential races the last few times he ran, because hardly anyone knew who he was. But now things are different. Nearly everyone knows who he is, and there are very few people who aren't talking about him in one form another.
This usually only happens as a person gains popularity. So for all the people talking about the good, bad and ugly of Ron Paul, you are a sign that Ron Paul is going to win in 2012.
The Old Way Isn't Working
This is the biggest reason why Ron Paul will win in 2012. The old way of doing things isn't working. People recognize this and they want real change. Not just the campaign rhetoric of "change".
The government is spending more than it ever has, when it could be liquidating and saving. They are taxing more people with less representation. They are getting ready to force people to buy products and services, an unprecedented move. The dollar is devaluing day by day. The president is giving away our resources to all other countries, but ignoring problems here at home. The government is trying to sabatoge the savings of it's constituents. Public servants are paid three times as much as the average American. Schools are in the shitter. Modern medicine is poisoning people and we are moving ever closer to a one world government.
Ron Paul is everything our current government is not. He's not perfect and he's certainly no mesiah, but he can get us started on the right track again. He represents the founding fathers, he shows he's got guts and that he's not afraid to do whats right over what's popular. He about America, not about money.
His views seem "different", even though they are very traditional, and people like this. The way we are doing things now isn't working, and every candidate that promises to change things for the better in new and different ways, has effectively continued to drag us down.
Ron Paul could still do what everyone else has done - say one thing to win and be completely different once he gets in office - yet the consistency and honesty he has offered for the last two decades, shows more promise than any other candidate currently running.