Picture of Huge Traffic Jam
Ron Paul Followers Headed to Straw Poll

Ron Paul, a libertarian who wants to be President, and his supporters, have discovered the pathway to the GOP nomination and the presidency. It is to overwhelm the system. If they remain faithful and read every blogpost and newstory about him, they will increase traffic to those websites. Those websites will in return do more articles about Ron Paul, eventually pushing out all news stories about any other Republican candidates. Even New York Times stories about Ronald Reagan, Sarah Palin, Justin Bieber and Glenn Beck will become passé and nobody will publish them.

The same thing will happen with online polls and straw polls. If they are flooded with Paul supporters people won’t even bother voting in them anymore. It reminds me of an old quip I used to hear: That restaurant is so crowded nobody goes there anymore.

Soon all headlines in the blogosphere will read something like “Rep. Paul Gets 100% of the Vote in Online Poll, Election Assured”. No one will even show up this year at the Ames Straw Poll in Iowa because they know Paul has it wrapped up.

Perhaps we should go the Dana Milbank route (who boycotted Palin in February) and boycott all stories about Ron Paul in March. Don’t Read Them, Don’t Write Them….

Nah!

I’ve got traffic reports to read.

62 comments
  1. Or…is it possible that Ron Paul have many dedicated followers who are well informed about what is going on?

    Congrats, you just got your page flooded. 🙂

    Ron Paul 2012!

  2. The successful implementation of a good strategy requires persistent, consistent effort. Ron Paul is resonating with more Americans because his insight and foresight are appreciated by more people. I voted for Ron Paul in a straw poll today. I voted for him on the Presidential election ballot in 1988 and on the primary election ballot in 2008. He was correct then and we really need him to safeguard our nation now. His strict belief in adhering to the Constitution will foster peace, prosperity and liberty for our people.

  3. How about this:

    ALL of the other candidates are pro-warfare and pro-murder candidates. Dr. Ron Paul is anti-war thus anti-mass murder which makes him inherently better than scum such as Hillary, Obama, Romney, etc. Neo-Cons LOVE war and want the U.S. to go to war with Iran. Sickening.

  4. This is lame attempt to create traffic at your sight. Is this the best you could come up with for a story. Have some imagination.

      1. And, how would it split the Ron Paul vote down the middle?

        Do you really believe DOMA outranks the fact Romney and Huckabee would bankrupt/destroy this country? DOMA outranks the fact Romney and Huckabee would wage more unconstitutional wars? DOMA outranks the fact Romney and Huckabee won’t end the wars on terrorism or drugs?

        You’re insane.

      2. And, how would it split the Ron Paul vote down the middle?

        Do you really believe DOMA outranks the fact Romney and Huckabee would bankrupt/destroy this country? DOMA outranks the fact Romney and Huckabee would wage more unconstitutional wars? DOMA outranks the fact Romney and Huckabee won’t end the wars on terrorism or drugs?

        You’re insane.

      1. David-
        -If Ron Paul has gained at least 45% more followers since 2008-
        -Is considered the GO TO Pundit for the economy on more media Channels (even the liberal ones) than any other politician (along with being the most seen face on television out of all the previous Republican Hopefulls )
        -Was FOUND to be correct in everything they called him a crackpot about during the 2008 primary debates-

        Why is it so hard to believe that his Influence is actually spreading to the main stream???

        It’s ridiculous for you to sit in judgment over his followers in such ways…. but not take into consideration that the reason why they are so enthusiastic— is because the system has been working for us finally,,,, rather than the other way around. The System is Proving Ron Paul’s Creditability to be more substantial than anything this country has ever seen on the HILL…..The Message is finally getting out there…. and it is appealing to a LARGE ARRAY of people with different education and socially economic backgrounds—- Hell, he has more supporters from the Democrat Party than any other Republican Candidate out there….. AND THAT MY FRIEND—– IS TRUE INFLEUNCE- and the only way to win a presidential bid for the white house– against an incumbent ,,,, Garnering Votes from the Incumbents’ plate—–

        Heck—— why not give him the BOB DOLE treatment—– Give RON the ultimate chance to win the presidency—- If he wins– , (even though most of you would bet against him) The REPS win (sorta) But the only other outcome with any other candidate— is a loss for the republican party

        If Ron Loses— the Tea Party and The Ron Paul crowd become apathetic again—– leaving you and your Minions to gloat about how right you were…..

        O bone cracking defeat to the ROn Paul legacy—-

        What are you willing to wager more on???? A ROn Paul Loss? or Any other Candidate beating the Incombant…

        This will definitely show what your actual IQ level is…… SO choose wisely.

        As a media personality ( i say that loosely) you have to at least admit to yourself these truths,,,,

      2. Thanks for your comments.

        “TRUE INFLEUNCE”

        If Ron Paul is attracting more Democrats it is because of his views on the war, and his libertarian positions on homosexuality and abortion. More power to him, but it is hardly influencing people.

        Those are not traditional Republican viewpoints. I have seen no polling showing Paul higher than 5%, about how he did 4 years ago. That is hardly a groundswell of support.

        I am not judging Paul supporters, I applaud their tenacity. I just think they over-rate their candidate’s chances, largely based upon wishful thinking and misreading the unscientific polls.

      3. his views are totally traditional republican views-it`s the views of today`s leadership that has been coopted and distorted

      4. David——
        Then Explain how McCain— who polled poorly from the get go in 2008 ended up with the NOD– when HUCKSTER, Thompson, Gulianni and Especially Mitt Romeny all polled better?

        If anything—– this really does prove your theory correct— and should work both ways with regard to where PAUL or anyone is polling. (not that polls aren’t just a little bit crap due to the way they lead people to answer the way they want people to anser )

        I do agree though— that in 2008 we did suffer from a case of being over hopefull….. But the scene has changed so much now….. Its a whole new ball game… and persons that have the privilage of voice in the media should not assert their supperior knowledge to try and sway opinion….. That has never been you job. Also…. by stating a preference—– Yes, you are doing exactly that.

    1. Never said he was cheating, doing anything unethical, or even unwise. He and his supporters do what they gotta do. But you clearly don’t have a sense of humor.

    1. oh this dudes trolln fo sho…..but he kind of flatters all us “paulies”…..makes ma feel great being apart of it all……soooo thanks to the troll for keeping us all on our toes!!!

    2. oh this dudes trolln fo sho…..but he kind of flatters all us “paulies”…..makes ma feel great being apart of it all……soooo thanks to the troll for keeping us all on our toes!!!

    3. Dustin, come now. If you really think I’m trollin, why did you feed me by commenting. You know us trolls will eat whatever you feed us.

  5. How dare Paul gain such a loyal following , by telling the Truth….that’s not the American way… lie to us RON and maybe FOX and all those other Haters will like you, i mean REALY LIKE YOU!

  6. How dare Paul gain such a loyal following , by telling the Truth….that’s not the American way… lie to us RON and maybe FOX and all those other Haters will like you, i mean REALY LIKE YOU!

  7. I am so tired of this argument against Ron Paul’s success. So what, because Ron Paul inspires passion within his supporters and this drives them to be more politically active than any of the other Republican candidate’s combined it somehow delegitimizes his achievements? I think, and correct me if I’m wrong here, that I would rather a guy be in the White House who has well-informed and politically passionate supporters than people who are, for the majority, uninformed.

    We are anti-war and pro-civil liberty. I used to be a huge liberal before I started reading about Ron Paul. He inspired me to figure things out for myself. That’s why I am a supporter. Because I informed myself. So yeah, mock all you like. Perhaps in the end, I won’t be on the winning team. But I’ll know I’m on the side of good and truth.

  8. david shedlock, your ‘article’ is about as good as your writing abilities. i can see this generic site (i dont know why google gives me garbage, no recognition sites to read) is really trying hard to get hits, having put you on such an important story.

    1. I get paid $3 for every one who views the post and $20 for every one who comments. (Thanks for the $23 bucks)

      1. dude im glad i could support your family haha. thats a sweet gig, writing dumb stuff like this and getting paid good money for it, if i were you, i would just write as many ron paul articles as i could, us ron paul supporters love to check out his articles and stuff.

        let me know if there are any openings, im sure i could write spoofs too!

      2. dude im glad i could support your family haha. thats a sweet gig, writing dumb stuff like this and getting paid good money for it, if i were you, i would just write as many ron paul articles as i could, us ron paul supporters love to check out his articles and stuff.

        let me know if there are any openings, im sure i could write spoofs too!

      3. wuh oh! i hope noone just got in trouble haha.
        Now, as editor, i would have to assume that at least YOU are getting paid haha.

  9. Opponents of Dr. Ron Paul simply love war and are addicted to bombing foreigners to spread the “good” of the U.S. empire. Over 1000 bases around the globe is not enough it seems.

  10. David Shedlock says, “Elections and polls are not for Ron Paul supporters, they’re only for Romney and Huckabee supporters, so Ron Paul supporters should stay home!”

    1. No, you are welcome to vote in any poll you want. The only caution I would give you is to believe that winning online polls means he has more support than those he beats. In 2008, Paul won straw poll after straw poll and online poll after online poll, but he failed to win any states or significantly challenge others in the GOP.

  11. Oh and keep up the articles… but you should really think about joining us 😉

    Do some research and you’ll probably find out it’s the only thing to do.

  12. Pro-establishment types such as the author of this article are thankfully a dying breed. Hey, David, I’m assuming your in favor of having our troops in over 130 countries while simultaneously fighting two overt and several other covert wars (Pakistan, Yemen), but do you even realize that the author of “The Art of War”, Sun Tzu, would think this an awful plan lol? Sun Tzu would be happy to call you his enemy.

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