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Lishy
05-08-2012, 04:17 PM
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/RonPaul


Hopeless War: This could be said about his Presidential Campaign he did not win in 1988 and 2008, he isn't expected to win in 2012, and he himself has said that he'll retire if he doesn't win in 2012. It's been implied by some news sources that he's not looking for victory given the odds in the first place. Of course, don't tell this to his supporters.

Let's fix up the TVTropes page, shall we?

cavalier973
05-09-2012, 09:47 AM
I put in this:

The Cassandra: based on the eerily correct predictions that he has made in the past concerning the current situation with the economy and the international situation, coupled with the ridicule accorded to him because "he doesn't know how things work."

*There's link to the youtube video showing him predicting our current situation.

WilliamC
05-09-2012, 09:55 AM
Tropes are cool, like literary themes they are great ways of classifying information.

Lishy
05-09-2012, 10:34 AM
Yeah, so let's fill out, and edit the Paul page?

1stAmendguy
05-09-2012, 10:52 AM
I put in this:

• The Cassandra: based on the eerily correct predictions that he has made in the past concerning the current situation with the economy and the international situation, coupled with the ridicule accorded to him because "he doesn't know how things work."

*There's link to the youtube video showing him predicting our current situation.

Wow that trope fits him to a tee.

cavalier973
05-09-2012, 11:00 AM
Wow that trope fits him to a tee.

I was surprised it wasn't already there; I guess most people are truly ignorant of Ron Paul apart from the Levin-style narrative about him.

cavalier973
05-09-2012, 11:06 AM
I also put "Ron Paul" onto the "The Cassandra" page

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheCassandra

cavalier973
05-09-2012, 11:10 AM
So what other tropes can we associate with Dr. Paul?

Lishy
05-09-2012, 09:39 PM
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/OnlySaneMan

Someone add this one!!!

1stAmendguy
05-09-2012, 09:45 PM
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/OnlySaneMan

Someone add this one!!!

Already listed on there.

cavalier973
05-09-2012, 10:21 PM
Already listed on there.

The trope is listed, but Ron Paul isn't on the page. I was thinking of adding something along the lines of, "While his rivals bickered over who was the bigger flip-flopper, Ron Paul cut through the noise to point out the price Americans were having to pay for the current policies of massive monetary inflation and perpetual war."