jgkojak wrote:Paul obviously has made a grave error as he has upset basically 50% of his fan
Mike- with all respect-
Paul has probably pissed off 15% of his fans, not 50.
Simple stat: 14% of people believe Obama was not born in the U.S.
http://world-news.newsvine.com/_news/20 ... orn-abroad
Thems your hard core teabagger crowd.
Bush's final approval rating was 22%.
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/01/ ... 8399.shtml
Now, some of them teabaggers (maybe most) are included in that group.
I'd also venture that a solid percentage of the aforementioned group are not big Beatle/Rock Music fans-- probably close to 50 to be generous.
I'd also venture that a majority of Paul fans are closer to him on political issues than not. Does it surprise anyone where Paul stands politically? John certainly could have said something like that. Didn't he tell the royals to "rattle their jewelry?"
So really, claiming Paul pissed of 50% of his fans is not accurate.
You should use approval ratings of Bush as a benchmark at all. Many non-Bush supporters and voters of Obama are also against what Paul said. Remember that almost half (50%) did vote for Obama and what is forgotten is that almost half, did not. From the public reaction in the news, on sites and in blogs, I think it is very safe to say the number is much closer if not higher than my 50% than it is to your 15%.