Yesterday, 01:33 PM
Perception creates reality - I knew a lot of people who wouldn't vote for Ron Paul simply because his poll numbers were too low, he couldn't win - more people than I knew who were voting for him. Also there was the potential for vote fraud with the electronic voting machines to marginalize him. If you don't think there is a strong concerted effort to marginalize real small government peace candidates, then you aren't paying attention to what is going on. With all the info we have from wikileaks now there is no excuse. We know they rig the polls, we know they rig the elections, we know the media is literally directed by the left, we know the dems send agitators to Trump events to create violence and make him look bad. We know it is a multi-pronged attack coming from every direction.
The rest of this post is not directed at you in particular.
Trump is coming off as the anti-establishment candidate. Even a peace candidate, in comparison. If you think that Trump is actually an establishment candidate, but he is pretending to be anti-establishment for some strategic goal that I can't even fathom then you are a much bigger conspiracy theorist than I am. I'm not saying it's impossible, but the media gives more than 20 times the amount to Hillary's campaign than Trump's. A good portion of the establishment is going to Hillary, no matter what party. Anti-establishment Green Party candidate Jill Stein even recognizes that Trump is better than Hillary and urges her supporters to vote Trump if they don't vote for her.
This is a free, open forum. If you think Trump is an establishment plant, I'm all ears, but I haven't seen any convincing evidence yet. I totally understand the anti-Trump people's sentiments, he is far from perfect on the liberty front - but he is miles ahead of Hillary in his rhetoric. This isn't like the last two elections where we had two establishment candidates who were both going to be puppets and were both just as bad, this time there is a candidate who is perceivably an enemy of the establishment, his foreign policy is more peaceful, his economic plans more conservative and he claims he wants to put in Supreme Court justices who will protect the 2nd amendment and follow the Constitution as it was written.