I know, you think I’m joking. I should be. Our society should be able to see through all the pandering his disciples are doing, but I really don’t think they can. They should be able to see through the political gamesmanship the two major parties are involved in, but if people were cognizant of it then we wouldn’t be where we are today. Here’s just a thought on how Ron Paul could win. There are a lot of hypotheticals involved, but it’s better than his “I have no chance” plan.
1. We suffer no major terrorist attack on our soil between now and the election. This is important because as long as there is no attack George Bush’s policies will get no credit for it. People wouldn’t give George Bush credit for pharting if he let a loud, disgusting whopper in front of the white house press corps. As long as there isn’t an attack the democrats and Ron Paul take the edge. I’m not counting Fred yet, because Fred isn’t counting Fred yet.
2. The democrats nominate Hillary Clinton. I think this is going to happen. I knw all the newsies are gaga over Barack right now, but it is going to become all to obvious that he hasn’t the experience necessary to win the white house. Neither does his campaign staff. Hillary would lose the centrists, and even some of the lefties. She isn’t all that likeable.
3. Rudy continues to go right. His comments about only seating strict constructionist judges does not sit well in the center, and the right wing christian conservatives are not a large enough block to get him elected. Right wing Rudy can’t win the nomination, and this would open the door for Ron.
4. Mitt continues to be mormon. i know it shouldn’t matter, but we live in a very bigoted society. If you are different we hate you or fear you, and that isn’t going to change before 2008. I can’t see Mitt repudiating his religion, and he shouldn’t. It’s his albatross though. You’ve never heard a politician say “we have to get out the mormon vote.”
5. Ron doesn’t do anything incredibly stupid. His borderline stupid statements won’t kill him with the middle class. They are discouraged, in debt, and watching wages decline versus inflation. They see themselves being vut out of the American Dream by politicians that squander their resources at an alarming rate. They watch as the rich get tax breaks, and the breaks they get don’t ever seem to make a differencei n their lives. They are disenfranchised, and know that either party will promise them the moon, and give them more of the same. This works for Ron because all he promises them is what they already feel is theirs.
6. The war in Iraq continues. Which it will. Politicians make a lot of strategic mistakes. The republicans are wrong to think its a winnable war. The democrats are wrong to think they can benefit by allowing it to continue. Ron Paul has the market cornered here, and if the two sides don’t change he will keep this ground to himself. None of the other end the war candidates have any credibility left on the issue.
7. Gas prices go up, foreclosures continue to rise, and nothing is done about immigration. The two parties should be ensuring that enforcement of current law is accomplished, and a compromise can be reached on the reform of immigration policy.
8. Instead of picking another libertarian style candidate, or a Republican to run as his vice president, he waits for Hillary to win and then chooses Barack. Barack makes a nice addition to the team, and Ron doesn’t look so radical anymore. Barack has to bend some for this to work, but I could see them securing enough of the left, a bunch of the right, and maybe 80% of the middle.
the key here is can Ron Paul compromise, or does he need to have it his way? If he does he should head to burger king, because he will never win the election.