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01/03/2008 12:28 AM ID: 67440 Permalink   

Ron Paul, Revolution Through The Internet

 

The Internet has provided a new platform for presidential campaigns, however few have profited from it as effectively as Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul.

"If you write a positive article about Ron Paul online you'll get a huge spike in traffic to your site," Paul's "eCampaign" director Justine Lam told Al Jazeera in an interview.

Lam has made statements that while other candidates hire professionals to help out with their campaign's websites, she hasn't had to do much because of the grass roots nature of Ron Paul's support.

 
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  15 Comments
  
  $6.2M  
 
in one day. Yeah he has the most ppl. support. Money speaks volumes, and this one is overflowing.
 
  by: vhan     01/03/2008 02:03 AM     
  ha  
 
"If you write a positive article about Ron Paul online you'll get a huge spike in traffic to your site"

if you write a negative article, you'll get even more. trust me. the mob mentality hurts paul more than it helps him.
 
  by: ManilaRyce     01/03/2008 06:38 AM     
  Wow, yeah  
 
He sure can raise money through the internet -- what a revolution! I also see he's at 4 percent in the latest Pew poll among Republicans -- but on the optimistic side, that means he's beating the crap out of Duncan Hunter, Other, and None.
 
  by: l´anglais     01/03/2008 06:44 AM     
  he'll beat rudy in iowa  
 
nt
 
  by: reverend j roach     01/03/2008 07:21 AM     
  Nationl Polls  
 
GOP National Polls only poll people who voted Republican in the last primary and are still registred Republican. So its only a survy of likley Republican primary votes. In no way does it show the Nations canident. So while you can trust the pollesters or take into account polls mean nothing until people actually vote, believe what you want.
 
  by: Muirin   01/03/2008 08:05 AM     
  ummm....  
 
why is this news?
 
  by: tiggyfiggy   01/03/2008 12:44 PM     
  @tiggyfiggy  
 
I think the better question is: Why is AlJazeera covering this?
 
  by: theironboard     01/03/2008 12:50 PM     
  @TiB  
 
Alj does more than just play al-queda public announcements you know.
 
  by: AnsweringQuestions     01/03/2008 01:31 PM     
  @l'anglais  
 
Where did you find that he was at 4%?

I went to what I think their site is, looked up the election, and Ron Paul doesn't even appear to be an option.

http://pewresearch.org/...


Personally, I remember when straw polls were considered somewhat important... until Ron Paul started winning.

http://en.wikipedia.org/...
 
  by: tellgar     01/03/2008 10:23 PM     
  @ManilaRyce  
 
http://cgi.fark.com/...

Hopefully that link works, but yeah, I was kinda curious if I could see what you were talking about, but it's kinda hard to judge. So I went over to fark and searched for Ron Paul and it seems that articles that are positive to Ron Paul get more comments on them than onces that show a negitive light. It's not a great comparison, but it was the closest thing I could come to, to show which ones got more hits.
 
  by: tellgar     01/03/2008 10:41 PM     
  this is  
 
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  by: chadatcondonethis   01/03/2008 11:16 PM     
  @tellgar  
 
Here you go:

http://pollingreport.com/...

By the way, Paul has a lot of ground to make up against Unsure.
 
  by: l´anglais     01/04/2008 01:26 AM     
  in my humble opinion..  
 
.. Ron Paul doesn't have a snowball's chance in hell.

But some of his beliefs are at least getting people to talk about some of the issues in a useful manner.

I for one like the free market system of economy. But I also know the humans can be royal dicks when it comes to money and thus profit. So I believe in a free market with reasonable restrictions to protect the consumer.

I also think that there are some industries that are not sustainable at the purely free market level. I do not think public infrastructure, healthcare, public transit, and education, to name a few, can exist in a purely non-government subsidized free market scenario. These are the industries that I beleive cost more to build and maintain than people can reasonably afford. And I beleive that these sorts of industries are exactly what governments should provide (or partially subsidize) to the people in as economically feasible manner as possible. Not necesarily free rides, but assistance and support programs to either the end user or to the companies that provide the service.
 
  by: Dedolito     01/04/2008 01:51 AM     
  hah  
 
Are you kidding me?
Ron Paul with 4 percent... Newt Gingrich with twice as much? That right there should tell you something doesn't smell quite right...
 
  by: RAD     01/04/2008 09:37 AM     
  Irregardless  
 
I find it sad that the only place you can get the “real” news is online. I don’t even bother with the evening news on television anymore as I know it will be nothing but hand picked tripe being fed to the masses. The “truth” will not be told, ever. It’s like dealing with a habitual liar, they couldn’t tell the truth even if it benefited them.

Ron Paul has some great ideas. Even if he doesn’t get elected I do hope many of his ideas are embraced and become reality, especially the one about eliminating the IRS. Old saying: Giving money and power to politicians is akin to giving whiskey and the car keys to teenage boys. No good will come of it.
 
  by: valkyrie123     01/05/2008 04:22 PM     
 
 
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