Originally Posted by qabbaan
What I am driving at is, one barrier to anyone listening to their ideas is that after 1 minute you can tell that they carry at least one very large disconnect from reality, that being their idea of how popular their guy is. They seem to believe that they really are a majority despite all election results. We have been through this twice now and Paul was probably more successful as a candidate last time.
What's the problem with supporting an unpopular idea? Why do you shriek at the idea the person you support might just genuinely not be popular with the general public?
We have been used to the left saying for ages that the problem is that most people are stupid, and if they were smarter they'd support liberals. At least they apprehend that they truly are unpopular with about 50% of the world. Paul appears to be the favored candidate of about 5% of one of the two parties, so perhaps 2.5% of the public. So what's the big deal about acknowledging that most people don't agree with you?
It is frankly pretty weird.
Even though they are fringe, they've managed to convince themselves that they are not. It's a basic messianic delusion. Just think Jim Jones without the literal Kool-Aid.
I think the young people enjoy it when I "get down," verbally, don't you?