In the discussion thread: Why did Rand Paul forsake his dad Ron Paul for Mitt Romney? [View all]
Response to LAGC (Reply #1)
Sun Jun 10, 2012, 01:23 PM
dadchef (31 posts)
12. You think he's a sell-out? Au contraire mon ami..
I believe, Rand Paul, as well as his venerated Papa, has been and always will be a staunch conservative in Wolves clothing..
Daddy Paul is viewed as a rebel with a cause, who has a message that crosses all geopolitical divides. Most importantly, he has support among the most hard core fundie, as well as the most left wing progressives. However, almost no one really hates his overall policies, with some moderation, end the war on drugs, legalize recreational drugs as a matter of restoring individual freedoms, end military intervention, bring home our troops. etc..
The majority will never accept him as a president, nor would anyone adopt his radicalism in total, however, within everyone's dark soul, they see a grain of sanity in his approach in his overall vision. Most would like to have his fervent defiance of the status quo to have a greater influence in the upper levels of power..
His name recognition, and favorability in certain usually low turn out voter groups, is unquestioned, and that has both sides of the political spectrum titillated. The problem is that very few political strategist would like to adopt him as is..
I believe the RoMoney strategist are thinking they may have a trick up their sleeve. Trust the dumb-down voters won't see the difference between the first names (RON, RAND), to know the difference, and those that do, will either love or hate him as a VP, but not enough to sway their votes. We, who follow this shit, think everyone knows more than they do, most don't EVER listen to, or read anything about politics until they say something that they hear through second hand rumors, and knee-jerk vote at the last moment.
How will that help, or even better who can that hurt? I believe we will loose the legalize pot crowd, and the anti war groups, both mostly young voters, which are unmotivated this election cycle. They were crucial in 2008, and a slight shift in 2012 can make the difference..
The Fundies, who already have an ANYONE BUT OBAMA mindset, do vote in great numbers, will know that in reality, VP's are not too influential in elections unless they inspire a small select regions or segments of the populations. Unfortunately too many on our side have short term memories, and can be single issue voters and are just as likely to just say fuck it..
We could see a ROMNEY-PAUL ticket, which will require a major need to match their gamesmanship to counter act this strategy, and I can visualize a OBAMA-CLINTON rebuff..
Or am I full of shit, both are possible..
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|Dawson Leery||Jun 2012||#2|
You think he's a sell-out? Au contraire mon ami..
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