I have been talking about my recent blogging success to friends lately. They always ask what is it about my blog that brings traffic. I tell them its usually when I post something about Ron Paul. The most traffic (almost 15,000 hits in one day!) came from my posting his letter to his supporters. The response has been the same almost every time… “Who?”
With all of the web traffic and the Diggs I was beginning to believe he was really gaining some recognition. Although mainstream media has not been his friend, I assumed the average person would at least know his name by now. Apparently not. I have spoken about him with college-educated republicans who (at least marginally) follow the news and politics but very few know anything about him. Most did not even recognize his name as a candidate.
I don’t want to discourage anyone from supporting his campaign they believe he is the man for the job. However, I write this as a wake up call. If you want Dr. Paul to have a chance in the next election then you have a lot of work to do! It can seem like he has a lot of support when talking to fellow supporters, but this is not enough to win an election. Talk to people that don’t read Digg or this campaign is not going anywhere.