I decided to do a little research this week, and I have to tell you it cost me dearly. While I’m not yet willing to gouge my eyes out with rusty spoons, I can think of nothing more mind numbingly boring than checking out Ron Paul meet up group numbers, etc. etc.
You see, for me it doesn’t matter how wonderful a person you are, nor how right your ideas may be. What’s important is can you become president, because if you can’t you are an irrelevent side issue to the campaign. What I’m finding is a lot of very old in blog years news about Ron Paul and his supporters. I know, you figure its August, and nothing really happens in August. Fine. If you’re Hillary Clinton, or Fred Thompson, or some other well known politico. If you are still struggling with name recognition(and you are, pauliacs), August is your month. Nobody else is doing anything. Even the Iraqi parliament is on vacation, so its a grand chance for you to make a move. Guess what? You wasted it. Your poll numbers haven’t changed a bit. The best number in August is the Fox News Poll which put your total within the margin of error. That’s right. It’s quite possible that your 3% is the best national poll number you’ve ever received, and it’s still miniscule. Hard to imagine a birthday bar-b-q is going to change that. I think Ron Paul takes his campaign as seriously as the mainstream media.
I did however find good news. I’ll lisyt the candidates and their vote totals, and then I’ll tell you what it is.
Ron Paul: 48,300,000
John Edwards: 41,800,000
Hillary Clinton: 9,160,000
Fred Thompson: 6,310,000
Rudy Giuliani: 2,880,000
Barack Obama: 2,770,000
Thats the number of results you get when you type their names, capitalized, in your google search engine. This means that Ron Paul and John Edwards are way out in front when it comes to….well…having their names typed in a google search engine box.
Better than nothing. But they still come in behind porn, viagra, recipes, George Bush, HIV, and cartoons. It would be nice if your a Ron Paul fan to see something significant in the numbers, and I don’t mean we now have eighty eleven meetup groups with a total of 46, 000 members. His campaign is growing excruciatingly slowly when you consider you only have 5 months till the nominees are picked, and then it will be all over but the cries of “we was robbed.”