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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

A little experiment

This is a little experiment to determine how long it would take to for a Ron Paul supporter to respond to this post. It would also give me some idea of how many people actually read this blog. I have received a few surprises before. For example, a post complaining about my internet service provider got the attention of someone who works for my ISP.

I intend to vote in the Republican primary but am still undecided about which one. Not completely accurate. I have decided on a couple that I won't vote for - Tom Tancredo and Alan Keyes. Sam Brownback dropped out but he was also one I did not intend to vote for.

I actually like Ron Paul - the man, most of his record and ideas. I want to see Ron Paul do well in the early primaries because I would love to see the voice of the people, if indeed the internet buzz and fundraising really does represent the majority of people, overrule the voices of the pundits. I would also love to see this early state primary business eliminated and replaced with a nationwide primary or caucus. As a compromise, every 4 years the rest of the states' residents will pretend to care about the opinions of the residents of Iowa and New Hampshire.

Back to Ron Paul. I can see myself voting for him and agreeing with most of his ideas as long as I stay away from his supporters. Paul's candidacy has attracted a variety of people and some of those people have some nutty ideas.

My impression of the general structure of a pro Ron Paul posting or video:

1. Reasonable idea
2. Reasonable idea
3. Reasonable idea
4. Batshit insane and/or stupid idea having no grounding in reality or that history has proven completely unworkable
5. Conspiracy theory
6. http://www.ronpaul2008.com/

This only applies to the longer Ron Paul posts or videos. The more succinct ones go straight to the conspiracy theory and the url. I usually go away when the stupid idea or the conspiracy theory pops up.

Just because Michael Chertoff bears a resemblence to Vladimir Lenin does not make Chertoff a Bolshevik or Neo-Con. www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQxB5VKWlfg

I've mentioned Ron Paul six times. I understand that is the magic number to that causes a supporter to appear.

Let the experiment begin.

3 comments:

TeacherPatti said...

I'm not a Ron Paul supporter, but I love the idea of a nationwide caucus. I live in MI and we are being "boycotted" and crapped on by the pundits for scheduling an early primary. I still have no clue which primary I am voting in or who I am voting for. I just can't get into Ron Paul though, because he is forced birth. I don't mind Guiliani though (even though he has his issues, as well).

Toonhead said...

It's Paul's stand on civil liberties, the Iraq war and tax reform that interest me. The pro-life thing is problematic but there is not a candidate that I agree with on everything.

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