OC's favorite presidential candidate has a nice website too!
Even though I don't fully support his politics, I'm still sort of pulling for him...in an underdog/ready for something different kind of way.
He's the Apple brand of political candidates. For him to win he'd need to make a slick iPod-like cross over pitch that appealed to a wider audience. The trouble is that he doesn't appeal to the fear-addled majority. And his arguments don't make any sense to the people who don't know/care what "fear-addled" means. Maybe if he was 20 years younger, from Arkansas, and played the sax he'd get more air time.
Here's your 'iPod' pitch.
I have long been an advocate of ending the income tax and eliminating the IRS
Though I fully support that, it's seen as too radical. People fear change unless things are really really bad. He'll loose the vote from every accountant and tax professional out there... plus all their friends and family. Plus all the people who make oodles of money off U.S. American tax dollars, like such as.
Where was I?
Oh yeah... such as the millitary-industrial complex, farmers, teachers, armed services, the legislature, old people who still actually collect social security.
Taxes, for now, are a necessary evil. Unless he can present (and prove) a way to fund things that are currently paid for by taxes, he doesn't really have much hope.
Social security...what's that?
Interestingly, Paul's stance on environmental issues is not mentioned on his website. And more interestingly, there's no search box on his website (that I can find). I find both to be serious detractors, and overall, I get the impression he wants me to know what he wants me to know (if you know what I mean), not what I actually want to know. Thats probably not the impression I was supposed to get from a presidential candidate website.
Meg, that's a really good point. Perhaps his position on the environment could be an avenue to exploit. That is to say, if he was to appeal to moderate environmentalists a little more, he might be able to gain a significant amount of traction within a skeptical pocket of influencers. I don't know if that would be a tipping point for him, but his current position regarding property rights is not digestable by too many people. And avoiding the subject is not going to cut it either.
Hi guys - you are right, Ron Paul does not do enough to explain his environmental positions.
Here is a recent interview that goes into much greater detail:
No candidate is perfect in all ways (I don't agree with him 100% either), but he is honest, and I hope that you consider giving Ron Paul your vote in the GOP primaries.
Thanks Dave. If you don't mind me asking, how did you happen to land on this blog post?
I was Googling for images of Ron Paul, and came across your Yeti, and being a fan of Yeti took a look.
I think there might be a correlation between Yeti fandom and support for Ron Paul. Thanks for stopping by, and don't be a stranger.
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