Furthermore, the election isn't about the power of the common people
It's about the blue Ultra Rich vs the red Rich.
Who can make their candidate get more political and financial clout? Imbeciles will always be imbeciles.
At one point in the campaign--I think it was around May, Obama raised a huge, huge amount of money. The average donation was something like 60 bucks (I will look this up later; I'm pausing my huge stack of work for this comment!). That's not a donation of the ultra rich. Obama is pulling in a hundred thousand people at a time to a rally. He has had, point-blank, an unprecedentedly successful campaign. The charisma argument has some validity for sure.
As for me, I think he's just plain better for America than John McCain and Sarah Palin, especially with Biden to complement him.
"I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. You can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality." -Martin Luther King, Jr.
That's also true. Obama is literally a new generation president. Interwebz, small donors, new type politics...now let's hope he wages wars if he needs to with new weaponry, or ancient weaponry that still is the most powerful tool on earth.
F-22s/Submarines+H-bomb warheads=wars won in 1 day.
I am an ENTJ. I hate political correctness but love smart people ^_^
Has anyone here ever heard Ron Paul speak about his New World Order conspiracies?
This isn't a big reason why he didn't get more popular, if anything it helped with certain people, but the more Paul talks about things like this, the easier it is to lump him in with the wacko conspiracy crowd.
We could talk about Ron Paul in general for weeks, but to concentrate on just his success (or lack thereof) in the current election, I think it boils down to two things:
1. He ran as a Republican, and therefore had to win Republican primaries to get on the ticket. I never saw this as a good bet, because his supporters were of multiple parties and independent. I'm not a registered Republican, but I supported Paul.
2. Mass media is totally F'd up, and gave him hardly any coverage. Most voters rely on mass media for their information.