Monday, January 07, 2008

Unelectable

I talk to people about Ron Paul. And some are voting for him, a few don't like him, but most say that they like what they've heard, but they don't think he's electable. He polls too low. It's obvious why. He gets no media coverage. But with enough of our support, with higher polling, and higher ranking in the primaries, they will be forced to pay attention.

What's the worst that can happen? Those other guys, whom you don't like as much anyway, won't get your vote. In my conservative state, the most liberal Republicans probably don't stand a chance anyway, so what's the concern? That we'll "throw our vote away". Didn't we learn anything from the Bush/Clinton election? If everyone that I've talked to that liked him, would vote for him and convince ten other people to go for it too - what would happen?

How do people get elected? By votes. Your vote. My vote. Would you rather have the party just choose a candidate without giving any of us a say in the matter? It seems to me that most people think like that. They look at the polls and decide who to vote for. That's backward. We make the polls. Our votes.

So don't tell me that someone is unelectable. I'm tired of hearing it. Just say that you won't vote for him. Because it's not about him. It's about whether we have the heart to take a chance on helping the best man win.

3 comments:

BJ said...

Being a Canadian, I don't really understand how your voting works. But I've heard this term "unelectable" different times, and it doesn't make sense. If you vote for someone, is he still unelectable??? To me the only reason he's unelectable is if you don't vote for him, like you're saying. Who votes based on polls??? Scratching my head here...

Leslie said...

well said, Alicia. I won't say it again. RP did well on Leno tonight, I thought.

Loraena said...

I couldn't agree with you more. I'm so tired of the "unelectable" argument. The only unelectable person is the one you refuse to vote for. If we all voted our conscience the country would be much healthier.