Dr. Paul still gaining ground....

TheDrip

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This isn't really a gripping story, but I found it to be sort of cool. It gives me hope that he really might stand a chance:

http://www.freemarketnews.com/WorldNews.asp?nid=50037

Ron Paul: 30,000 YouTube Subscribers
Wednesday, October 10, 2007 - FreeMarketNews.com

Congressman Ron Paul’s YouTube channel reached over 30,000 subscribers on October 7. His is the leading “You Choose 08” presidential campaign channel, with nearly three times more supporters than Democratic candidate and supposed internet campaign darling, Barack Obama, who places second with over 11,000 subscribers. Republican candidate Mitt Romney’s channel is the fifth most popular with slightly more than 3,000 subscribers, or one tenth of Ron Paul’s support. Fellow Republican Rudy Giuliani lags behind with over 2,000 subscriptions, followed by John McCain and Mike Huckabee with just over 1,000 each. All other Republican candidates have fewer than 1,000 YouTube supporters.

“In all leading online metrics, Dr. Paul is dominating the field,” said Paul campaign chairman Kent Snyder. “Dr. Paul’s message of freedom, peace, and prosperity is resonating strongly with Americans, and attracting new supporters every day.”

Dr. Paul’s video channel has been viewed 4.5 million times by supporters who embrace his message of freedom and limited government, making him one of the most-watched presidential candidates in internet history. His is also the 39th most popular channel of all time. Subscribers laud him as “exciting”, “honorable”, “dedicated to principle”, and the only man who “can beat Hillary.” They use YouTube to recruit and organize other Ron Paul supporters, adding to his burgeoning campaign base. This energy remains unprecedented among other Republican presidential hopefuls.

YouTube was founded as an online video-sharing network in February 2005. It is the leading online video site worldwide.
 

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Wish he did better amongst the dinosaurs who barely use the internet. Hopefully this will eventually translate into mainstream support.
 

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Wish he did better amongst the dinosaurs who barely use the internet. Hopefully this will eventually translate into mainstream support.
Yeah. Old folks vote and they get their information from the mainstream media. The media seem to be avoiding any mention of Ron Paul.
 

TheDrip

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I need the New Yorkers to answer a question I've had for a while.


Being on the West Coast, I don't really know much about NY politics except for what I stumble across from time to time. That being said, if I recall, wasn't Giuliani HATED in NY for almost his entire time in office, minus a few months following 9/11?
 

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I need the New Yorkers to answer a question I've had for a while.


Being on the West Coast, I don't really know much about NY politics except for what I stumble across from time to time. That being said, if I recall, wasn't Giuliani HATED in NY for almost his entire time in office, minus a few months following 9/11?
Adolf Giuliani was extremely hated for his heavy handed method of dealing with "quality of life" crimes. Some loved him for it, but the real fact of the matter is he sucked as a mayor and would push his own mother down to get in front of a TV camera. He's a fucking douche who isn't fit to run for dog catcher of a small town.

After 9/11 he manged to ease the fears of the retarded with some moving speeches. That however, does not relive him from his previous actions, think of the illegal detention of the Voyeur Bus people.

With him running the country, we'd be FUCKED beyond FUCKED.
 
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I need the New Yorkers to answer a question I've had for a while.


Being on the West Coast, I don't really know much about NY politics except for what I stumble across from time to time. That being said, if I recall, wasn't Giuliani HATED in NY for almost his entire time in office, minus a few months following 9/11?

Well for my part I sort of liked him some as a mayor. I think that was a great position for him. Maybe even a governor or senator at best. But to shoot right up to President. Nope. I haven't been shown he has the ability.

People talk about his decision making after 9-11. And his being out and about among the rubble and carnage of that day. People also forget he had to be around on foot assessing everything because it was his and his peoples stupid move to locate the main base of operation to deal with the attack on the Trade Center AT the Trade Center.

Idiotic move.
 

TheDrip

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Thanks, all in all that's sort of what I remember about his time as mayor. Not especially liked, people really either had a 'so-so' opinion of him or they despised him.


Yet on the national stage he's being treated like a republican superhero.
 

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I'm perpetually amazed by Ron Paul supporters talking about the guy isn't being taken seriously.

What do you expect when he parties with 9-11 truthers and looks like a Republican Kucinich.
 

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Adolf Giuliani was extremely hated for his heavy handed method of dealing with "quality of life" crimes. Some loved him for it, but the real fact of the matter is he sucked as a mayor and would push his own mother down to get in front of a TV camera. He's a fucking douche who isn't fit to run for dog catcher of a small town.

After 9/11 he manged to ease the fears of the retarded with some moving speeches. That however, does not relive him from his previous actions, think of the illegal detention of the Voyeur Bus people.

With him running the country, we'd be FUCKED beyond FUCKED.
Say what you want about Giuliani, but that boy got rid of the squeegee guys. It may not seem like a big deal to anyone who wasn't around to experience what a plague those filthy fuckers were on NYC, but I'm telling you... they were godamned nasty, and they were EVERYWHERE... on every corner, like rats. It was like Mayor Dinkins kept them around the city like they were his pets... fed them breadcrumbs like pigeons.

I swear... Guiliani was the like the freaking Pied Piper... he waved his hand, and the squeegee guys disappeared... seemingly overnight. It was scary how fast they disappeared. It was like you walked down the street one day and the filthy squeegee bastards were hanging from every tree, and coming up out of the sewers like C.H.U.D. s, and when you woke up the next morning... POOF!... they were gone. Like magic. Like they rounded them all up and tossed them into the Hudson to be taken out with the morning tide.

It was eerie. Nobody asked any questions. Everybody was just happy they were gone.

If Guiliani gets elected POTUS, maybe he could pull the same trick on the wetbacks?

That'd be worth the price of admission right there alone.
 

TheDrip

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What do you expect when he parties with 9-11 truthers
That's akin to saying that the GOP parties with the KKK. Or that the Democrats are pandering to the terrorist sympathizer vote.


Sometimes you can't help who happens to find you appealing. Besides, considering that most truthers don't trust the current government, it seems only logical they would support somebody that doesn't come off like a Beltway Insider.

What should he do, launch a commercial saying "If you believe in some odd or whacky shit, please don't vote for me. You'll make me look bad." A truther's vote counts just as much as a sane person's vote.

Besides, he's the one candidate that has actually said more than keyword talking points such as "I'm hoping to make America great again by bringing back traditional values". Sounds nice, but says nothing. At least Ron Paul will talk at length about his ideas.
 

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I do hate the fact that the truthers associate with him. But he has said that he doesn't believe them, and that he talks to them because sometimes you need to listen to what people have to say even if you don't necessarily agree with them.

Good position, I think.

EDIT: On a side note, I saw something that in some polls he's finally hitting double digits.
 

MrAbovePar

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How many times does the guy get a free pass on going on Alex Jones' show before it becomes a misnomer to say he doesn't hang with the truthers?

You can say he isn't a truther all you want but if Strom Thurmond kept showing up at David Duke's house no one would be as forgiving.
 

TheDrip

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You can say he isn't a truther all you want but if Strom Thurmond kept showing up at David Duke's house no one would be as forgiving.
You can say Bill and Hillary aren't murderers, but if acquaintances, associates, and business partners of theirs keep ending up dead....
 

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I don't care if Ron Paul is buddies with that douche, he supports liberty and the rest of the candidates don't.
 

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How many times does the guy get a free pass on going on Alex Jones' show before it becomes a misnomer to say he doesn't hang with the truthers?

You can say he isn't a truther all you want but if Strom Thurmond kept showing up at David Duke's house no one would be as forgiving.
The guy treats people as individuals and people like Alex Jones gives him the ability to speak to a large audience. He has said over and over he isn't a truther, and going on those shows does not change his views on anything. Even when he is on the show, Alex knows his positions and doesn't try to get something out of him he knows will hurt him in the long run.
 
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The Kitner Boy said:
It was like you walked down the street one day and the filthy squeegee bastards were hanging from every tree, and coming up out of the sewers like C.H.U.D. s,

:clap: That made me laugh.
 

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Definately excited about the momentum Ron Paul seems to be gaining. He seems like a lone voice calling out the truth.
 

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I've stated my disagreements with Ron Paul, but having said that, I'd still vote for him. He really is closer ideologically to me than most.
 

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Gallup Poll. Oct. 4-7, 2007. N=1,010 adults nationwide. MoE ± 3.

"Next, we'd like to get your overall opinion of some people in the news. As I read each name, please say if you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of these people -- or if you have never heard of them. How about Ron Paul?"

Favorable 12
Unfavorable 13
Never Heard of 60
Unsure 15
There's one of the problems.
 

Vyce

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The guy treats people as individuals and people like Alex Jones gives him the ability to speak to a large audience. He has said over and over he isn't a truther, and going on those shows does not change his views on anything. Even when he is on the show, Alex knows his positions and doesn't try to get something out of him he knows will hurt him in the long run.
That's some massive fucking spin on your part, Gavin.