I feel one of the biggest stumbling blocks in our party and with many of our candidates is we spend our time preaching to the choir instead of taking our message to the masses, if you will. I'm not just talking about issue by issue message either, but the core of our value, the individual over the system. It seems our identity is always on the defensive. I can't remember when we were on the offensive about our identity as Conservatives.
P.S. Your tagline is silly.
.. but accurate, but I'll save my Ron Paul is a fraud discussion for another thread (or Freepmail me if you would like..)
That's because the left has dominated the modes of taking messages to the masses -- not just news media, but TV shows, movies, magazines... it's a lack of ability, not of will.
There also needs to be more support for those who do try to create new avenues -- bloggers, independent film makers, etc. The anti-left seems to not have the "free" time to be as active as the enemy, doesn't have the same types of connections, and is less comfortable with "the new".
Then again, if the media was at the very least truly balanced, this would all be moot.
Here, a paragraph from a great article:
One of the methods of preventing the growth or power of a movement is to not report its existence or report it from a view of subtle ridicule. Centralized news reporting has the capacity to confer an aura of credibility and legitimacy through emphasis or tone in reporting, or to deny credibility or even existence through deemphasis or manipulation of tone in reporting. Journalism has the ability to create a sense of isolation within a political or social movement, or to create a sense from the outside that a sociopolitical movement is an isolated aberration relative to the culture. On the other hand, journalism can magnify the sense of spirit and momentum of a movement.
Re: Ron Paul: Don't bother. I like him. Then again, I'm not a Republican.