SCOTT: Please let the kids, the YouTube kids, make the TV ads. Because last time, the TV ads kind of ran to the right, like a typical Republican primary. [But] you're changing the game, all the way around, and you do not need to do that. And all of the very best Ron Paul ads from 2007-2008 were made by your fans and they were just clips of your speeches and TV appearances put together with a little bit of music. Why not just hold YouTube contests and let the kids make the ads?
RON: You get an A-plus for that suggestion and I agree with you 100%. There has been some discussion of this if we have a campaign. That is the direction I want to go in. Resorting to some of the conventional people because they're the experts just doesn't fit us. We don't have a conventional campaign and therefore I think what you suggest is very good.
This will be music to a lot of ears. With this sort of campaign, decentralized and grassroots, with no top-down central planning, a lot of money would not be necessary (though that was not a problem, given the grassroots fundraising, unplanned and uncontrolled, last time and this). In the digital age, it could be headquartered in sweet, inexpensive Clute, Texas, rather than hyper-expensive and evil DC. It would be the first real internet and social media campaign, though the grassroots in 2008 pioneered in that too. Inspired by Ron Paul, the man and the message, young people rose up. Unplanned, decentralized, full of passion, creativity and love of liberty, they would do so again, and undermine, outmaneuver, and outrun the antique structures of government politics. And so much for rumors of high-paid consultants! Instead of old fogies, there would be millions of young people. And millions more young at heart.