With the the chaos within the Republican Party over how to best rebuild themselves, the left leaning Huffinton Post has an intersting article on where they think the Republicans ought to focus their attention:
With all the party and media babble about who is better equipped to take over the Republican party in the wake of the bloodbath of the ’08 election, it’s impressive how deeply the pundits have been able to repress the memory of the Ron Paul campaign.
After all, compare the Ron Paul ‘Revolution’ campaign with Barack Obama’s now acknowledged electoral genius. That stuff Republicans are now realizing they have to do in the future? Paul did it months ago. Excited new voters beyond the base? Check. Raised massive amounts of money from small donations online? Ditto. Legions of creative people generating their own campaign content on YouTube and beyond? Did it. Young voters? Had those.
The biggest problem for Ron Paul and his supporters is the turd-in-the-punchbowl way they were treated by the Republicans. Remember Rudy’s snide confusion over the idea that the United State’s foreign policy may have somehow have been a factor in why the U.S. was attacked on 9/11? Recall the debate shunning?
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