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mrd
10-27-2007, 07:06 PM
--- Numbers as of 10/27/07 ---

Ron Paul has 34,709 Facebook members, 33,830 Youtube subscribers, 74,805 Myspace friends.
Barack Obama has 382,304 Facebook members, 11,710 Youtube subscribers, 183,808 Myspace friends.
Hillary Clinton has 7,889 Facebook members, 6,487 Youtube subscribers, 143,417 Myspace friends.
Rudy Giuliani has 3,612 Facebook members, is he on Youtube?, 8,054 Myspace friends.
Mitt Romney has 15,584 Facebook members, 3,185 Youtube subscribers, 31,041 Myspace friends.

--- Analysis ---

Facebook largely consists of college & young professional networks, while Myspace is informal social networks. These college & young professional networks allow for faster dissemination of factual, intelligent ideas, such as those professed by Ron Paul.

Ron Paul conquered the Youtube realm. Youtube isn't a social networking site - it's videos. People are impressed with Ron Paul's message through Youtube videos. This indicates Ron Paul supporters stand on the facts & message presented through the Youtube videos. They aren't easily swayed.

Note the disconnect between Obama's large numbers on Myspace & Facebook, and his Youtube subscribers. Also note the disconnect between Clinton's Myspace support and Facebook/Youtube support.

There are large networks of Obama & Clinton supporters. These people aren't interested in the candidate's message - thus they don't subscribe to their Youtube channels. These groups are likely to vote, but likely to be uninformed about the candidates.

This indicates there is a large base of Obama & Clinton supporters that are likely swayed if presented with facts. Additionally, Obama supporters are more likely in college or a professional environment, where Facebook is popular. Clinton supporters are more likely in social networks that aren't tied to school & work.

--- Conclusion ---

We should infiltrate Obama support networks with direct facts and informative comparisons. These people are more easily swayed than supporters of other candidates, and in many states we need them to register Republican to vote in the primaries.

Clinton support networks are a secondary target, being statistically less likely a person in an intelligence-disseminating support network (given her Facebook support).

Thus, we should focus efforts on converting Obama supporters, locating them through any known Obama networks, both online & offline. We should prioritize this now, before the party change deadlines pass.

Bradley in DC
10-27-2007, 07:10 PM
Go for it!

Nefertiti
10-27-2007, 07:16 PM
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We should infiltrate Obama support networks with direct facts and informative comparisons. These people are more easily swayed than supporters of other candidates, and in many states we need them to register Republican to vote in the primaries.


Thus, we should focus efforts on converting Obama supporters, locating them through any known Obama networks, both online & offline. We should prioritize this now, before the party change deadlines pass.

I couldn't resist posting about Ron Paul on the official Obama blog last week in response to a post that had been made there. I went back to look at the responses this morning. Very informative about the sorts of misinformation that Obama supporters have about Ron Paul that we need to counteract. I recommend trying it yourself and seeing what happens. I'm just sorry I didn't get there sooner to correct the remarks that were made.

On the other hand, I think our top priority should be getting the undecided. They may be easier to convert.

mrd
10-27-2007, 07:20 PM
I think our top priority should be getting the undecided. They may be easier to convert.
Yes, but you can find groups of Obama supporters en masse, whereas the undecided don't gather.

mrd
10-27-2007, 08:53 PM
Discussion on differences between Myspace & Facebook demographics:
http://www.highrankings.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=31712
http://web2.sys-con.com/read/282142.htm

These support the assertion that Facebook networks will more readily disseminate information about Ron Paul than Myspace. Facebook members are part of stronger networks, and are more of the college crowd - with their malleable political preference and acceptance of information.

terlinguatx
10-27-2007, 08:55 PM
Yeah, everyone should register for facebook it's absolutely free and anyone can sign up. I've been promoting Paul heavily on there, and even got inot a scuffle with an Obama supporter. Absolutely annihilated his argument I"m proud to say :)

mrd
10-27-2007, 09:38 PM
Initiate Operation Obama:

--- Online Resources ---

http://www.draftobama.org/forum/2 - Active forum
http://dir.salon.com/topics/barack_obama/index.html - Articles to comment on
http://www.newshounds.us/barack_obama/ - Articles to comment on
http://mediamatters.org/issues_topics/barack_obama - Articles to comment on
http://www.dmoz.org/Regional/North_America/United_States/Society_and_Culture/Politics/Candidates_and_Campaigns/Presidential/2008/Candidates/Obama,_Barack/ - Links to many blogs/forums

--- Offline Resources ---

http://barackobama.meetup.com/ - Find local events/rallies/meetings to infiltrate
http://eventful.com/performers/barack-obama/2008-democratic-presidential-candidate-senator-democrat-illinois-/P0-001-000000162-8 - Campaign schedule of events

Inform. Convert.
A superb example of persuasive information by UtahApocalypse (http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?t=29314):

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa299/Utah4RonPaul/AntiWar%20Rally/102_0867.jpg

mrd
10-28-2007, 09:19 AM
I just found the Strategies for Success (http://www.ronpaulforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=3) forum. Is there a way to move this thread there?

mconder
10-28-2007, 10:26 AM
I just posted this on some obama forums:

http://www.theobamaforums.com/index.php/topic,105.0.html

inibo
10-28-2007, 12:01 PM
Slightly off topic, but can someone actually site the "bill to end the war?" It's always good to actually be able to refer to the legislation. I want to add this to my toolbox and I'm feeling to lazy to look it up myself, especially if someone already has it handy.

Never mind, I think I found it: H.R. 2605: Sunset of Public Law 107-243 Act of 2007 (http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h110-2605)

James R
10-28-2007, 12:19 PM
http://www.draftobama.org/forum/2 - Active forum
http://dir.salon.com/topics/barack_obama/index.html - Articles to comment on
http://www.newshounds.us/barack_obama/ - Articles to comment on
http://mediamatters.org/issues_topics/barack_obama - Articles to comment on
http://www.dmoz.org/Regional/North_A...Obama,_Barack/ - Links to many blogs/forums.

Excellent research... I'll agree that anybody listing as an Obama friend only needs some enlightenment before they support us. You are taking the lead now in this infiltration I suppose? What is your strategy for that? I prefer to call it "enlightening"... not converting.

I'm strongly against going to Obama events... mostly strong supporters would be there. They would be the least likely to change their minds.


James