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ronpaulfan
01-21-2008, 02:18 PM
Please don't flame me for asking. We did after all come in 5th with 3.7%

Can someone confirm/deny this?

We did worse in SC BECAUSE of the blimp. The media spun it as the desperation of a man who wasn't a real candidate.

Thomas Paine
01-21-2008, 04:15 PM
Frankly, I don't see why this campaign just cancels all GOTV efforts and just relies solely on the blimp to win the election for Ron Paul since the blimp is the greatest thing since sliced bread.

Ilhaguru
01-21-2008, 04:59 PM
It surely couldn't have hurt it.

1. It helped get name recognition.
2. It helped get people to google him*
3. It generated a buzz and plenty of local media attention
4. Goodyear has used blimps very effectively for all the above mentioned.
5. The blimp turns heads.

I'm in Georgia, and it's understandable that people who don't get to see the blimp get frustrated. I kinda did too, but what are we supposed to do? It can't be everywhere. Not in one month at least.

*especially otherwise politically apathetic people

Ilhaguru
01-21-2008, 06:43 PM
There's a poll on CNN.com, unscientific, but with over 20,000 votes cast, that says 45% of those who voted (in this poll) HAVE NOT FOLLOWED election politics at all. No speeches, no debates, nada.

The blimp reaches out to those people is a creative, attention-grabbing way.

And those people actually read the news, at least some kind of news, because they were at CNN.com. Many, many don't read the news at all.