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    Default Advantages Ron Paul Has in 2012 Which He Didn't have in 2008

    Let's take a look at some of the advantages we have now that we didn't have in '08.....

    1. Infrastructure

    In 2008 we didn't have much of anything set up (at least not by Iowa). We had a ton of Meetup groups form but we now have powerhouse organizations YAL and C4L set up which will be a huge asset when it comes to lit drops, door knocking, and boots-on-the-ground type grassroots jobs.

    2. Money

    Last cycle the campaign staff really had no clue how much money to expect nor how to use it efficiently. With Jesse Benton managing Rand's campaign and doing a good job of it I have more confidence in the staff in two particular areas,

    A. Ability to run an effective campaign (see Rand's campaign)

    B. Ability to manage money wisely. Ron's campaign staff should have high expectations and a better understanding of when/where to spend the money

    3. Issues Of The Day

    With the economy in shambles and voter outrage and RINOS it looks as though America is looking for new (ironically, old) answers to our problems. I don't believe Americans are ready to truly embrace a libertarian-conservative platform quite yet but the paradigm is shifting.

    In '07-08 no one expected we'd be in the economic mess we're in and the main issues were different. The collapse of the housing market has certainly shifted the debate and dialogue.

    4. Credibility

    Very few people had any reason to believe Ron Paul or take him seriously, and now with the market collapse he has been all over the MSM and people are certainly paying attention to his ideas. He is widely credited with predicting the market collapse.

    5. Polling

    Seeing the state and national polls right now indicate that Ron Paul is around 6-7 % and that is roughyl 600-700% ahead of last cycles pace. We are starting with a much larger base than we did last year.

    6. Name Recognition

    While I don't have any stats that show what our name recognition is, I can 100% say more people know who Ron Paul is now than they did in '07-08

    7. Rand Paul

    Ron's son is now the face of the Tea Party, and hopefully Ron (with Rands help) will pick up the Tea Party vote (surprisingly, a voting bloc he doesn't do that well with)

    8. More Allies

    Last election cycle we had virtually no allies, be it in the debates or on T.V, heck we didn't have but one or two friends in congress. This year it looks like we will have at least mild gain all around.....

    Rand, Amash, and maybe Lawson in congress.

    Stossel, and Da Judge on T.V.

    Gary Johnson helping shift the pendulum in our favor during the debates.








    I think it's fair to say that we will certainly have a lot more going for us this cycle as opposed to the last. Who knows what could happen............



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    Agree with all of this. The first 5-7% is the toughest part, once we all get moving we will grow in leaps and bounds

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    It's actually just a combination of three or four of the above, but...

    Mighty Momentum!

    ...oh, and us continuing to do a fine job debunking the spin they launch against him.
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    the media got behind Ron Paul like they did Obama or McCain. Considering how easily people are swayed, it could be a huge lift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruno View Post
    the media got behind Ron Paul like they did Obama or McCain. Considering how easily people are swayed, it could be a huge lift.
    The media might not have a choice, but to cover Ron Paul News... to ignore it would expose them.

    Momentum is key.. with it comes exposure, then more momentum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruno View Post
    the media got behind Ron Paul like they did Obama or McCain. Considering how easily people are swayed, it could be a huge lift.
    Not to his supporters. We'll all begin to wonder who convinced him to sell out. They could have every one of us scratching our heads.

    And they'd probably give that a try, if it weren't such a dangerous gamble on their part.
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    I think one of the bigger advantages RPaul has in 2012 is all the canvassing we did. I was incharge of the cities 5th ward and went to every home in about 9 weeks.

    These people remembered me when they would see me @ the YMCA, church, market, shopping, etc. Especially after RPaul was aired almost everyday after the general election, now these people heard of RPaul after the fact.

    Some have really woke up to all the BS, and literally tell me "we'll take it back" or we'll get it back" or "Ron Paul was right" ...

    I never took down my RPaul 2008 signs and the north barn is still painted ... When Rand Paul won in Kentucky, I had visitors to my home telling me congratulations. People remember the name Ron Paul and they remember the things I discussed canvassing.

    Amazing I think. 2012 can be ours, no doubt in my mind.
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    the excitement is COURSING through my very veins..

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    Early organization is out biggest advantage, and the reality that we can win events like CPAC despite always being a smaller group.





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