- Jan 4, 2005
I think your 5 reasons are pretty fair, I'd like to comment on them though.I've noticed him being a "contrarian" too. But since when is this new to politics. Look at the last congressional election, look at the changes that were made, look at the distance every Republican is trying to create between themselves and Bush, hell not one of them would tie themselves with him in the last debates, that's saying something. What's his approval ratings now? I don't follow that too close, but isn't it in the 30s right now? People are looking for changes, they want something else and/or something new. That very well could mean they want a Democrat, just like the last election indicated. And faced with having a Democrat or having a candidate from the Republican Liberty Caucus, registered Republicans might think that going with the latter might be the only way to keep the other party out of office.
I think these perceptions are a tough battle for him. But if it's no way right, why don't we do something. Should we continue to let the coaxable public eat the bullshit that its fed? Even if you like sombody else, wouldn't you want the general public voting on something other than who wears the best tie, or who says the best lie on camera? Is it possible? I don't know, but I don't like it.
What if there's a shift in registered Republicans. This could already be starting to happen, just by looking at the original article of this thread. Like I said in #1, if registered Republicans read the writing on the wall, and their options are Barrack, Clinton or Paul what would they choose. That could very well happen if the Dems build on the momentum they've created.
Same as above. But even if the "bigwigs" don't endorse him, are the checkbooks of the few worth more than the votes of many? We all would like to believe they are not, but history tells us otherwise. If it's not how it should be, why do we accept it?History shows that's dead on. But the internet has formed into a new media. Nobody has seemed to ever have this kind of support from the new hi-techies. And the hi-tech demographic isn't teens and young 20s anymore. It's stretching into the mid to late 30s group. Of course that's not nearly enough votes by itself but we'll see what it leads to.[/QUOTE]If we all know it's not right then why do we accept it? Are we that insignifigant?
1. He is playing the contrarian more than he is playing the part of someone who wants to make things better....my source isn't Fox it's his interviews on Real Time, Daily Show etc. He has ideas and at times voices them but he is coming off like the guy who wants to tell you whats wrong but not how to fix it......people don't like that guy.
2. He is up against a war hero and a 9/11 hero and maybe a TV star.....the squirrelly looking doctor from Texas (a state with a negative image now) doesn't beat those folks in America.....is it right NO WAY but it is true.
3. He is isolating his party. There are many Republican voters who aren't voting for anyone but a Republican and they aren't going to vote for the guy who is running down the rest of his Grand Ol' friends before it is mud throwing time.
4. He is isolating his party Part Deux - He will be endorsed by few if any Rep elected officials if he is a leader going into the big primaries.
5. Media coverage of the wrong kind - I don't buy the "Vote Rudy" conspiracy theories but Paul is going on all the shows that his party constituents hate....Daily Show, Real Time, YouTube clip-esque productions etc. It may win points with Kaje but it costs points with "Republican dad and mom ages 40+" and there is a lot more of those than there are Kaje's.
Just some of the reasons.....and you know what not one of them is why he wouldn't make a good President, they are the reasons he will never get the chance. Again it ain't right.....but it is the way it is.