One should not be too surprised that some of Ron Paul’s supporters buy into conspiracy theories – after all, their candidate does as well.
But a post at the Daily Paul, a website devoted to the election of the Texas Congressman, claims that even if Paul were to receive 40 percent of the vote, the media would refuse to report it:
The post reads in part:
Is anyone else thinking this?
Sure, we know the media is bought and paid for.
Sure, we know there’s vote fraud in the past, and probably is going to be in the future.
But it seems like the process is even more rigged than that.
If Ron paul actually gets 40% on the 3rd, do you even think they’ll let that be televised?
I’m starting to have my doubts. I guess on the 3rd, well discover just how much of a dictatorship America really is, will we?
Ron Paul is clearly a top tier candidate in Iowa, according to the Real Clear Politics average, but he is also in a tight race with Romney and Rick Santorum is quickly gaining ground. It is quite possible – and reasonable – to believe he may not win.
The Iowa race has been so volatile that support for each candidate has changed almost daily.
But Paul supporters seem to think that there is a conspiracy out to keep their man from winning. Actually, most people call it politics.
According to a video postged at Breitbart.tv Monday, strategist and commentator Dee Dee Benkie says Iowa GOP officials told her the State party was not going to let Ron Paul win the Iowa caucuses. There is, however, no evidence to back up her claim.
The post at the Daily Paul continues:
The one thing that disturbs me the most is that many of these same “Republicans” or “Conservatives” still think that “bringing democracy to the rest of the world” is a good thing, but they don’t even look at the lack of democracy in their own country (i.e. the lack of fair democratically held elections, as evidenced by the media and establishment ganging up against Dr. Paul). If they really believed in our foreign policy adventures, you’d think they would see the same crap going on in their own country.
According to the more zealous Paul supporters, any news piece that is either critical of Paul or questions Paul’s positions on foreign policy is equivalent to “ganging up” on the Texas Congressman. Apparently, we are not supposed to ever question the good doctor, just accept what he says and shut up.
Sorry, that may have worked in certain 20th century dictatorships, but that’s not the way it works here.
“I honestly don’t understand all this. Is every county in Iowa in on the attempt to rig the vote?” asked one commenter, accepting at face value the notion there is a grand conspiracy to keep Paul from winning.
Another agreed with the premise of the post but argued:
And if we push our concerns too much, we drive the “Ron Paul supporters are conspiracists” fodder even further. Yea, I know damned if you do, damned if you don’t. But… what else?
One poster added:
RP will WIN IA. The media will INCORRECTLY (on purpose) report a Romney or Gingrich win to coopt the media cycle and take steam out of RP’s sails going into SC and NH.
Yet another put forward a theory about how “they” controlled Ronald Reagan:
Would he not be the first person in the White House they could not control?
No he wouldn’t. They “controlled” Reagan by keeping him in a drugged-up daze after the failed elimination attempt. And of course there was the “uncontrollable” John F. Kennedy… we all know what happened there (Lee Harvey Oswald, my ass).
And would they even allow for a fair election if it meant Dr. Paul becoming president?
Two words… absolutely not.
And another wondered if there was a special “Ron Paul” room where news about the Texas Congressman is filtered or censored.
If Ron Paul wins in Iowa, it will be reported, just as it will be reported if he loses. But if Paul does lose in Iowa, expect some to say he really won, while the media refused to report it.
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