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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

In Your Heart, You Knew Scribbler Was Right

Boo! Ha -- you weren't expecting me, were you? I've been busy. Online campaigning for a presidential candidate doesn't mean you get to sit on the couch all day. Well, actually it does. But it's not like I'm not working.

I just had to pop in to say, "Howdy," and share a bit of a story that oddly mimics previous posts of mine on this blog. There have been numerous stories lately along this line, such as from Atlantic Monthly's Andrew Sullivan, but this little dash is from a bigger piece yesterday on AssociatedContent.com:

Why then does Paul barely register in the national scientific polls? For starters, his primary support group-libertarians-is difficult to account for through polling methodology. Many do not own a landline phone, the only way that polling firms can contact people. (A study released by the Pew Research Center showed that 12.8% of US households are cell-only, swelling to as much as 25% for those under 30, exactly the tech-savvy libertarian base that has flocked to Ron Paul.) Much of the same group would also be missed in samples of "likely Republican voters," because of youth, registration as an independent, or lack of voting in prior elections (mainly because none of the candidates were satisfactory choices). So while Paul generally hovers around 2% in national polls, it would not be surprising if the true support was closer to 5%, with potential to climb sharply in the upcoming months.

I'll leave you guys to question the sanity of Mark Feltz, Andrew Sullivan, the Pew Research Center, and the Scribbler. Gotta run. We are actually showing up in person and in hordes in Iowa this weekend and there is still much organizing to be done. Thank heavens that at least the organizing portion can be done from the couch! (That's just an expression. In truth, I use a massaging office chair in front of my computer.)

Blogger Sloanasaurus said...

I had this view in the last election because I am a big call screener. However, the last election proved me wrong.

One of the reasons why Republicans do not support Paul is that he is identified with the libertarians. Most people identify libertarianism with legalizing drugs. Most suburban living married people with kids have no desire to make drugs legal.

What is Paul's stance on legalizing drugs?

1:09 PM, June 28, 2007  
Blogger Scribbler de Stebbing said...

Same as it is on abortion, rape, murder, alcohol laws, and jaywalking: It's a matter for the states, not the federal government.

4:20 PM, June 28, 2007  
Blogger Sloanasaurus said...

Except that Drugs involves international issues. Should immigration be a matter for the states?

10:42 AM, June 29, 2007  
Blogger Scribbler de Stebbing said...

It is necessary to have a national immigration policy if we are to legitimize US citizenship. States should certainly get active with deportation.

The US could regulate the importation of drugs if they so desire, but should not interfer with states' rights to set criminal code.

S'aurus, did you not recognize me at the Excelsior parade this morning? I had a baseball cap and shades on, so figured were wondering who was shouting at you. Good to see you abandoned your stagecoach post for the day.

12:28 PM, July 04, 2007  

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