By LUIS MIRANDA | THE REAL AGENDA | MAY 10, 2012
For a campaign that has no correspondents assigned to it from the big four or five US corporate media outlets, the Ron Paul campaign is looking pretty good. For a candidate that according to those same media outlets has no chance to make it to the convention, the thousands of followers and hundreds of delegates that Ron Paul has collected during the campaign, seem to suggest otherwise. After being discarded by the US media as the impossible to elect candidate, the Ron Paul fire has grown larger all over the United States.
Mr. Paul has travelled all over the country meeting not with a few hundred people in some hotel conference room, but with thousands of Americans in parks, stadiums, theaters, college campuses and other venues averaging some 5000 supporters per event. In the meantime, the Romney campaign has decided to take a break and let inevitability do the work, while Obama hides from the press and changes his discourse in order to appeal to the former supporters who are leaving the ship of Change in which he arrived to Washington, DC.
No one but Paul supporters noticed the growing numbers of delegates the campaign was adding up to a growing number of Americans that forgot about American Idol and Sunday Baseball in order to tirelessly work to elect delegates who will vote for Ron Paul in Florida. But the media and the Romney campaign finally picked up, and even Fox News, a neocon mouth piece, has dedicated multiple reports to how the Paul campaign has managed to actually win states previously awarded to Mitt Romney or Rick Santorum. The beauty pageants, as they are called, carried out over the winter — caucuses and primaries — did not mean a thing, and the uncompromised delegates either flowed to Paul, or the campaign managed to send more people in and get more delegates than Romney in at least 5 states. Romney felt the power of hurricane Paul even in his home state, where the campaign managed to take a large number of delegates from the sleeping beauty Romney side.
Recently, Fox News had to publicly recognize Ron Paul’s surge in the campaign, even after being discounted as a candidate for the Republican nomination, much less as the elected candidate by the Republican party to go head to head with incumbent Barack Obama. The latest wave of Paul’s victories in Massachusetts, Iowa, Nevada, Missouri, Louisiana, Washington State and other locations around the country do not necessarily mean that Paul will be elected as the candidate to challenge Obama in November, but neither does the multiple victories scored by Mitt Romney officially put him on the saddle to ride to the November election. If there is anything that can be taken from the victories Ron Paul is having all over the United States, is that the campaign is not over yet; there is not consensus, to use a popular analogy. The people haven’t fully spoken and as time goes by, it seems more likely that Ron Paul will continue to amass more delegates than that Mitt Romney will parade his inevitability into the Florida convention.
“Representative Ron Paul says the campaign isn’t over yet. The man with the growing fan base, also has a growing roster of delegates.” This is how a recent report from Fox News addresses Ron Paul’s current surge. The report read by Brett Beir says that Paul campaign continues to outdo Romney’s all over the nation. According to Fox, when everything is said and done, the Paul campaign could dominate as much as half of votes from delegates coming from Massachusetts, which is Romney’s home state. An embarrassment? Hardly. Perhaps an incentive to the Romney campaign to implement more dirty games to try to swindle voters. During the election, the Romney campaign handed out fake ballots to voters, in order to slow down the number of votes in favor of fellow candidates. This and other forms of chicanery used by the establishment candidate — like counting the votes in secret — are expected to occur for the remaining time of the campaign. It is also expected that if the Paul campaign collects enough delegates before the election and into the convention, the Romney campaign will prevent those delegates voting for Paul from entering the venue, voting or even counting their votes. If you think Ron Paul followers are carrying out a revolution, wait until their votes aren’t counted.
Although the Fox News clip rightly reports on the growing number of Ron Paul committed delegates, it leaves out the fact that Mr. Paul has visited dozens of cities in the United States and has spoken to crowds that go from 2200 to 8500 people a piece. I wonder why. Perhaps they put together the pieces of evidence and concluded that a larger number of delegates paired with a large number of public support — lots of it coming from military men and college campuses — equals electability, and in a fair election inevitability. A pretty important point the main stream media refuses to cover or simply does not get so far, is that for every crowd of 8500 people in a determined city, Ron Paul, his campaign and his followers are not only assuring his candidate will have a voice in the Florida convention, but that they will have a say in the future of their country. Multiply those 8500 by the number of people they will reach and turn over to the Paul way of thinking of limited government, fiscal responsibility and sane monetary policy, and suddenly you have a small army that will grow larger in the years to come with people that will impregnate others with the ideas of personal freedom, small government and self-responsiblity.
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