A Machiavellian plot to besmirch the reputation of Ron Paul has been hatched by anti-Paul campaigners. The dirty tactics were launched under a Facebook page called "Stop Ron Paul." The plot involved plans for anti-Paul supporters to pose as members of the Ku Klux Klan, adorned in hoods and robes, and follow Paul around the campaign trial in South Carolina, ahead of the Primary.
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is aware of the plot, drawing attention to it on the website. Full details of the plot were exposed on All Voices
, which revealed the intent was to have fake KKK members, holding support Ron Paul signs, attempt to appear in photographs with the GOP candidate, obviously to cash in on the newsletters that purported to depict Paul as a racist.
According to the End Run
the plot was devised by Jere Brower of Georgia. He used the "Stop Ron Paul 2012" Facebook Page to promote the idea, writing
"If you live in South Carolina and want to have some real fun with these Paulbots here is what we do- go online and buy or make your very own KKK robe, complete with hood (hood is important). Then get some Ron Paul signs off the internet or make your own. Follow Paul around South Carolina and be sure to get photographed by the media. Again, hoods are important. All can be Klansmen for Paul. Black, white, Jewish, Asian- those Paulbots will shit a brick!”
Ironically Brower turns out to be a fan of Machiavelli's "The Prince" citing it as one of his favorite books. Brower was a supporter of Herman Cain though no evidence has appeared linking him to Cain's campaign. The Facebook thread has now been removed but the End Run
"found many examples of him calling “Paulbots” “clinically insane”, falsely accusing Ron Paul of wanting to “legalize child prostitution” and being “against children going to school”, attempting to conflate him and his supporters with the KKK and racism, using vulgar language to disparage them, and so forth. These posts go back months."