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View Full Version : An idea to come together on: PAUL2012 or WRITE-IN2012 - Mimic the KONY2012 phenomenon...




LKMN
08-30-2012, 07:42 PM
What if we did this KONY2012 style? I'm sure you're familiar with the KONY2012 thing this past spring. We could sort of parody it but make it PAUL2012 or WRITE-IN2012 in order to keep it more generic and interesting at the outset.

There would have to be a short film, around 20 minutes that people could link to and pass around. If we could raise the money to get is started, then we could also sell 'political action' kits just like the kony people did; with signs, stickers and bracelets. The video would need to go 'viral' just as the kony video did, and to do so it would have to be posted somewhere other than Youtube, as we all know by the resetting of the view-counts and disappearing videos this past year, they are NOT on our side.

The video would have to focus initially on the corruption of the other two parties, to wake people up and get them mad...then the second half could be about Ron Paul (we all know there are some amazing videos out there already) and finishing with the information on the political action kits and the plan to write in and TAKE THE POWER BACK. That would need to be the biggest theme there, is the people taking the power back, and RP (or any other write-in peopel want) simply being the means by which we do it.

We'd do this knowing that winning the election would be an extreme long-shot, but it would more importantly be a revolution of sorts for we the people as voters. If it doesn't result in a change it would at least be a catalyst...

Thoughts? We'd need a website to get organized on. And we'd need a good, experienced filmmaker who could work fast. It would all come down to the video. It would have to be nothing short of shock and awe. And a small team of dedicated organizers at least to start out.

CPUd
08-30-2012, 08:06 PM
There's a RONY 2012 out there somewhere...

edit: here it is


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHQ-iU3Ddmk

LKMN
08-30-2012, 08:18 PM
It's a start but it's not good enough. It should follow the same flow as the KONY video, or at least it has to follow a simple and concise narrative. It has to expose the corruption of the two party system, not showcase the ineptitude of congress - everyone already knows about that. It has to expose the farce of the two party system, the similarities between the two candidates and how nothing is going to change. It has to make people angry at how we are all just puppets in a game that is not only unwinnable, but that we aren't even players. It has to make people mad, just like the Kony video did. Then it has to give them a simple forumula of what they can do to fight back.

playpianoking
08-30-2012, 08:21 PM
No. Look, a lot of states don't even count write-ins. We are not Republicans - this was Ron's only mistake. We are Libertarians. If he ran as a Libertarian early on he would've had 15% and would've been included in the debates. GJ isn't as good, but giving him 5% might wake people up to third party for the future.

James Madison
08-30-2012, 08:28 PM
Just so long as Ron doesn't end up jacking-it in San Diego.

LKMN
08-30-2012, 08:47 PM
No. Look, a lot of states don't even count write-ins. We are not Republicans - this was Ron's only mistake. We are Libertarians. If he ran as a Libertarian early on he would've had 15% and would've been included in the debates. GJ isn't as good, but giving him 5% might wake people up to third party for the future.

I think it's only six that don't count write-ins isn't it?