Ron Paul: On The Issues

Discussion in 'Politics' started by achilles28, May 9, 2007.

  1. ron's moving to texas means what?? and btw.. i knew you would respond this way. you have no lib/dem candidate to speak of so you bash ron paul supporters and refer to them as "cult memebers."

    whose side are you own... come on, take a stand. i am thinking hillary... she seems to fit your personality.
    #21     May 9, 2007
  2. Ron Paul is a Texan, just as anyone who moves to America and becomes an American citizen is an American.

    Bush is considered a Texan, though he was not born there, did not attend college there, etc.

    Paul is not electable, any more than Nader was.

    #22     May 9, 2007
  3. I guess you think Hillary is a New Yorker then.

    #23     May 9, 2007
  4. So, if Hillary isn't a New Yorker, and just a carpet bagger, so is Ron Paul, etc.

    Hillary is more of a New Yorker than she ever was an Arkansas girl...

    Actually, most of the long term politicians, of which I count Hillary as one, given her 8 years as first lady, first lady in Arkansas, are D.C. people. They live and breathe that slime daily.

    It really comes down to where someones heart is...

    #24     May 9, 2007

  5. come on Z admit it. You love Hillary. :D

    You strike me as a feminist.
    #25     May 9, 2007
  6. so ZZZzzzzzzzz is part of the Hillary cankle cult. real proud of you ZZZzzz..... good choice, an ubernazifeminist that makes McGovern look like Goldwater.
    #26     May 10, 2007
  7. You are delusional again.

    Please, take the meds...

    #27     May 10, 2007
  8. He's waiting for Che Guevara to announce......
    #28     May 10, 2007
  9. i will take meds when you stop being a wus and tell us your grand liberal choice for president. come on.. Hillary or Obama? no wonder you are such a coward... i wouldnt admit choosing one of those either !!!!!!!!!!!
    #29     May 10, 2007

    Ron Paul's Online Rise
    May 9, 2007 | 3:01 PM ET | Permanent Link
    To those who say the Internet arcs toward the trivial, try this on for size: Currently, the most searched-for phrase on the blog aggregate site is Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul.

    Paris Hilton is No. 5.

    Commentators often refer to the Internet as the great equalizer, but when it comes to the 2008 election, it appears that the murky economy of Web traction may even give an edge to the long shots. And Paul, a Republican congressman from Texas and an avowed Libertarian known around D.C. as "Dr. No" for his persistent opposition to just about everything, is a long shot if there ever was one. He has yet to break 2 percent in a poll of GOP candidates and raised just under $640,000 in the first fundraising quarter of the year, pocket change compared with the three GOP candidates who topped $10 million.

    But his supporters have flocked to the Internet with such enthusiasm that Paul is now showing up among the much richer candidates in various measures of Internet traffic. Using sites like, which allow users to vote on their favorite items to vault them to more prominence on the site, they keep a steady diet of Ron Paul material coming through the pipelines.

    Technorati spokesman Aaron Krane confirmed that, to the best of the company's knowledge, the online support for Paul is genuine. (Tech-savvy devotees occasionally attempt to enlist programs called "bots" to artificially boost their candidate on search engines, but Krane said Technorati is usually able to detect and delete the cheaters.)

    So how are a comparatively small number of supporters able to keep up--and in some cases outpace--with the publicity machines of opponents with much more money and support?

    "Necessity is the mother of invention," Krane suggests, arguing that, while coverage in big-media circuits requires a lot of spending on campaign appearances and TV spots, supporters of the fringe candidates have better reason to resort to this kind of guerrilla warfare in cyberspace.

    --Chris Wilson
    #30     May 10, 2007