What follows is my comment, among at least a few hundred others, which serve to set Ben Worthon of The Wall Street Journal straight in the matter of Ron Paul’s underdog success. He’s interested in "how to use the Internet," and as you’ll see, it’s not the Internet, but the message.
This is an amazing comment thread, and I think the answer you’re looking for is right there.
Ron Paul is about unity around a set of principles and ideals, as
America was originally conceived. Every other candidate in this and
every other election in anyone’s recent memory was about unity under a
set of political positions, stances, policies, programs, plans, and on
and on. The sort of people who are commenting and those who
support Paul understand the distinction, and they understand that those positions advocated by everyone else almost always involve
conflicting and contradictory principles and ideals.
Paul is consistent, honest, principled, and a man of proven integrity to his ideals. In reading this comment thread, I saw reference to a whole bunch of public policies I would not agree with. I’m sure it’s all over the
map in terms of public policy.
It’s really interesting, folks, and whether you have any interest in Ron Paul or not, you ought to be paying attention to this. Nowhere and at no time — and this includes Regan, who I followed closely — have I observed the true American spirit more than in the video and information coming out of Paul’s campaign, and by that I mean people uniting under a single fundamental principle value of freedom and liberty. It ain’t perfect, of course, but it is the true human and American way. That’s the "United" in "United States."
Freedom is the single political value that can unite people who hold vastly different social values. Think about it.