View Full Version : 2008: Ron Purple & Power to The People!

12-08-2007, 10:18 PM
Last night I posted this idea on the advertising thread, but I thought I'd give it a try here because the essential component to making it work is a good video. I've also had a little time to make the concept more coherent.

Objective: gain visibility, recognition and solidarity by associating an uncommon but symbolic color, Purple, with the freedom movement & Ron Paul campaign.

Ron Paul's color will be Purple because the people are taking back the power from royalty (elite, corporations, MSM) and wearing it themselves! Supporters will wear purple anything, ties, hats, shirts, shocks, scarves, whatever purple items you have or can find at second hand stores, etc. It's like Green for St. Patrick's day, but devoted to an entire year: 2008, when the people woke up and took back their power.

When you see someone wearing purple, you can ask them if they are a Ron Paul supporter... If they aren't it's a great opportunity to explain why Ron Paul supporters wear purple.

When it becomes popular, people will naturally ask "why are all these people wearing purple?" and the reason? Because we're taking back our power!

You should listen to "Start Wearing Purple" by Gogol Bordello which inspired the idea and includes the lyrics:

Start wearing purple, wearin purple
start wearing purple for me now.
So why don't you start wearing purple?
start wearing purple for me now!

It's a simple, energetic and catchy song - essential for a video promotion.

I don't have video editing experience so I'm hoping someone who does can help develop this. I think it could be a powerful promotional tool. I imagine images of supporters wearing various purple items: a tie, a hat, a scarf, socks, etc. with images of Ron Paul when the lyrics go "for me now".

There are some crazy russian lyrics in the song where we could have images of Giulliani, Clinton, Bernanke, etc, which are naturally associated with 'crazy russian-speak'.

You can listen to the song on Gogol Bordello's Myspace: http://myspace.com/8377874

There is some more info on this thread: http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?t=49577

I'm going to encourage the closing of the original Advertising thread in favor of posting here so we can keep the discussion in one place.

What do you think?

12-10-2007, 05:07 PM
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