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It might perplex some people that Ron Paul has rekindled the youthful spirit in our movement, but it is also a wonderful sign that he was able to do it. It means that today’s young people are more interested in the timeless ideals of freedom than superficial questions of red states and blue states, political parties or culture-war talking points and trivialities. It means they are willing to challenge their parents on the question of whether, in fact, it is time to repeal the 20th century – all for the sake of the 21st.
I think when Americans open their eyes they will want this too.
The War on Drugs is not compassionate or conservative. It is morally bankrupt, coercive, corrupt, and unconstitutional. That’s right: Nowhere in the U.S. Constitution did the Founders give the government authority to wage war against the consumption of an arbitrary list of substances by the American public. There is no excuse that can justify the needless lives lost and destroyed through this draconian public policy. Alcohol prohibition was tried and proved to be a miserable failure. It’s time once and for all to bring an end to America’s failed experiment with drug prohibition as well.
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What lengths would you go to for your favorite presidential candidate? Donate money? Volunteer in the campaign office? Just cast your ballot? I had the opportunity to meet some fans crazy for Ron Paul in the neighborhood across from mine. This is what he and his wife (along with his friends) did for Ron Paul:
It is unfortunately accurate to say that Ron Paul is unusual, because it has been quite some time since a politician has had the moral soundness to be honest with the people. Likewise, it is a sad state of affairs to suggest that someone who fulfills their oath of office by strictly adhering to the Constitution that they were sworn to uphold, is unfavorable.
One of the most telling indicators such campaigning will reveal is whether it changes Dr. Paul's current unfavorability numbers. Most pollsters have those numbers at over 50%. However, this kind of figure is to be expected for a relatively unknown candidate, which Dr. Paul still is for most Iowans. As the volunteers help people get to know him, that number could fall precipitously. If that happens, watch out! Iowa and America could be in for a surprise.
At a recent Rudy Giuliani rally, the Paul supporters virtually outnumbered the Giuliani crowd. All of this tells me that what looks like 6 percent of the vote for Paul in states like Iowa could easily, especially where turnout is low, move toward double digits. From what my friends in Iowa are telling me, Huckabee or some other candidate may emerge the winner, but the big story that night may be that the contrarian Paul could find himself placing ahead of some really big names. Time will tell.
Last week, it was volunteers belonging to the Paul group at MeetUp, an online networking site, who organized an evening of phone calls at Paul's headquarters here before watching the GOP debate together. It was the same volunteers who organized a day of canvassing by 60 supporters Saturday, a frigid day so windy that a gust toppled the huge Christmas tree outside the State House in Concord.
**VITALLY IMPORTANT** Get in contact with your county or state Republican Party. Make sure you find out from them the delegate selection process and how you will be able to participate in this. Our first step is to win the primaries, the next step is to become delegates to the Republican National Convention in September.
How crazy is this: we're acting from trauma, but in the fog of rhetoric, to alleviate our pain, we're killing people innocent of the crime against us. Common sense has been replaced by madness. Our revenge fantasies even include torturing our enemies. We're so upset, we don't mind seeing ourselves as hooded clerics in the Spanish Inquisition. We're so upset, we'd rather spend a trillion bucks on killing people thousands of miles away than on paying our teachers better, or rebuilding our crumbling infra-structure.
By far the most significant and interesting political story of the past 24 hours is the extraordinary, record-breaking outpouring of support for Ron Paul's presidential campaign. Therefore, it is being ignored by much of our establishment press — not a single article about it in The New York Times or The Washington Post (though it is discussed on a couple of their blogs ), nor even a mention of it on the websites of CNN or CBS News (which found space to report on Stephen Colbert's non-candidacy). But MSNBC and Fox News did at least both post the AP article on the Paul story.
ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA – For months, while other GOP candidates have pushed for attacks on Iran, Ron Paul has rejected a pre-emptive attack and emphasized peace and diplomacy.
Here's a novel way of preventing Ron Paul supporters from notching up straw poll wins: Cancel the polls when they arrive. Paulblogger BlueEagle gave this account of the San Francisco Republican Alliance poll in the Ron Paul Street team forums.
I received a fascinating call from a member of the local grassroots community. Just today, he received an automated telephone poll call for Republican primary candidates. And despite Rep. Ron Paul’s obvious stature as a leading candidate, Rep. Paul was nowhere to be found on the list of choices.
One of the largest blimps in the world will be launched in Weeksville on Monday promoting Republican Ron Paul’s presidential bid.
Until two weeks ago, Boyapati was an engineer at Google. Now he's organizing activists all over the country and bringing them to the "Live Free or Die" state to assist with the Paul campaign. For Boyapati, the saga began in July when he flew from Seattle to California to hear Paul speak at Google Headquarters.
Funding had stagnated under $5,000 yesterday, but today is up to $30,000, and climbing higher. It is still not enough, according to supporters. Vijay Boyapati is founder and director of the larger canvassing effort, described as a “grassroots movement to help ensure that Dr Paul wins the Republican nomination in the State of New Hampshire.” Boyapati gave up a job at Google to help the Ron Paul campaign in New Hampshire and elsewhere.
December 5, 2007
December 5, 2007
Dr. Ron Paul has a simple cure for inflation. It is so simple, in fact, that the entire text could almost be printed on a Post-It note. He's introduced HR 2756, also known as the "Honest Money Act."
"Dr. Paul enjoys great support from college students all across this country who are worried about America's future," said Paul campaign spokesman Jesse Benton. "They have a lot at stake—from Social Security to the curtailing of their civil liberties and the prospect of a draft, the youth of America want a new voice of change and freedom, which only Ron Paul delivers."
Furthermore, Ron Paul supporters found the actual content of his comments pretty offensive. In later debates, Rudy Giuliani could be heard laughing repeatedly while Ron Paul responded to questions. Rudy apparently does not believe that "blowback" exists, so Ron Paul supporters are demonstrating the concept for him. Rude? Absolutely. But Ron Paul supporters are not too concerned with Giuliani's feelings.
CHICAGO - The Ron Paul 2008 Presidential Campaign Committee filed more than 24,500 delegate petition signatures in Springfield Tuesday to secure positioning on Illinois’ February 5 Republican primary election ballot. Signatures submitted on behalf of the slate, which includes representatives of all 19 Illinois congressional districts, amount to more than twice the minimum required statewide.
Why are we the world's policeman when our own country is being openly violated? Why are we borrowing money hand over fist from nations not exactly our friends, just to spend it on our out-of-control foreign policy? I am starting to feel like the powers that be do not have America’s interests in mind at all. It’s starting to feel like our ruin is their objective. From our factories closing and moving overseas, to the plunging value of our dollar, America is crumbling. Yet I love her far to much to watch her fall apart.
Given that last time 17,500 pledges equated to 4.3 million, 33,000 pledges could equate to just under double that amount, meaning an unprecedented $8 million super haul is definitely on the cards.
The real gauge of a candidates popularity are the straw polls. Not the cooked Media polls.
These polls represent people taking time and money to vote for Ron Paul just like they will in the Primaries.
Ron Paul is perhaps the most genuine candidate to have run for office in modern history…and easily the most forthright of any running for 08 (Republican or Democrat).
ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA - "Americans can no longer afford the out of control spending coming from Washington. It is unconscionable that Congress continues to run up the national debt, knowing full well that our children and grandchildren will end up paying the bill for our wasteful spending."
Unfortunately, at around 9:45pm when the straw poll was about to take place, Gail Neira of the SF Republican Alliance, announced that she was cancelling the straw poll because it was unfair. She was referring to the approximately 40 Ron Paul supports that were standing in the back of the room with Ron Paul signs. She went on to say that she was overwhelmed by the number of Ron Paul supports that showed up, but by that time the crowd was in an uproar.
The media campaign to deny the reality of the move towards a North American Union in the mold of the European Union, which would encompass a merging of the economies of The US, Canada and Mexico, continues with a sharp focus on attacking presidential candidate Ron Paul who has spoken about the move on numerous occasions.
"The San Francisco Republican Party has not seen energy and enthusiasm like that displayed by the Ron Paul supporters in many years, if ever. Yet instead of opening their arms to this wonderful opportunity to rebuild a failed organization with an army of young, vibrant and intelligent supporters. the San Francisco Republican Party pretends that all is well. Their attitude can best be exemplified by the passive presence of a Vice Chair of the SF Republican Party Central Committee who witnessed the entire event at the Holiday Inn in silence. Amazing!
For several months you have watched the unfolding of “The Treatment” by the news media in its attempt to make Congressman Ron Paul go away. He continues to frustrate their efforts.
Senator McCain claims the troops want to finish the mission. Senator McCain claims the troops told him this while visiting them over Thanksgiving. Senator McCain is somewhat mistaken.
This is the single, most important project going on. What gets votes: advertisements or face-to-face conversations? Banners get attention, but people sell.
When it comes to the dangers of American empire, Paul has been proven 100 percent correct, and President Bush and the entire Republican establishment have been proven 100 percent wrong. As Paul predicted as early as 1997 in a letter to President Clinton, "Policy toward Iraq is ... not designed to protect U.S. national security. It is instead a threat to our security because it may lead to war and loss of American lives, increase terrorism, and certainly an additional expense for the U.S. taxpayer.
Scores of Ron Paul supporters showed up to the San Francisco Republican Alliance dinner, where they were treated to an hour and a half of speeches for Fred Thompson. When Ron Paul supporters asked to speak, they were told that time had run out and they held a raffle. After the raffle, the organizers announced that the rest of the program had been cancelled.
"All the empires of the world went down the tube because they were spread too thin," Paul says. "We're in 130 countries. We have 700 bases. We as a people are taxed to destroy a country's infrastructure and then we're taxed to rebuild it, while at the same time our bridges are falling down."
The California Republican Party decided only to accept ballots cast by registered Republicans for next year’s presidential primary.
Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor announced he would officially endorse the candidacy of Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul, a congressman from Texas.
Ron Paul is the only non-Armageddon presidential candidate among the Republicans. He is the only person who staunchly opposes a massive first strike against Iran because of its alleged nuclear program. He has long been ridiculed for his aversion to preemptive genocide in the Middle East.
Americans have lost faith in politicians, and for good reasons. Taxes, spending, and the national debt continue to rise, special interest bribes riddle the Congress, courts, and executive branch, and our schools are in shambles. Yet our government continues to wage a ceaseless assault on the American people’s rights to make their own choices. It has done so through the USA Patriot Act, the REAL ID Act, the War on Drugs, McCain-Feingold, and countless other initiatives. The endless and inept foreign policy of interventionism of the establishment politicians has put our country in grave danger not only of a destructive war with Iran but a new financial crisis.
ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA - The National Intelligence Estimate on Iran, released yesterday, reinforces Ron Paul’s position that a pre-emptive attack on Iran – an option advocated by other GOP presidential candidates – would be unwise and unwarranted.
The report’s finding that Iran halted its nuclear weapons program in 2003 supports Congressman Paul’s view that military action against Iran is contrary to American national security.
By concluding that Iran halted its nuclear weapons program four years ago, the national intelligence estimate released yesterday undermined a key element of President Bush's foreign policy. It raised questions about whether the president and vice president knowingly misled the public about the danger posed by Iran. And it added to Bush's profound credibility problems with the American people and the international community.
REVOLUTION! NYC Loves Paul. Buchanan must have his wires crossed.
"We can change the course of history in the next election," Saghir said. Tarek Baydoun, alumnus of UM-D, discussed the importance of voting by principle rather than party.
If Ron Paul has a handicap, it's that his ideas are complex and difficult for quick consumption. He doesn't resort to the easy-out demagogy that seems to be political par these days. Instead, he engages the more robust discussions that Americans entertain in coffee shops and academic quarters. As Glen Greenwald at Salon.com explained, "While Barack Obama toys with the rhetoric of challenging conventional wisdom, Paul's campaign -- for better or worse -- actually does so, and does so in an extremely serious, thoughtful and coherent way."
His opposition to American intervention in Iraq is both principled and shared by many voters of all political stripes, even if it is not the norm for many a Republican candidate.
U.S. Past Interventions | Border Guard vs. Fence Interventions of past Presidencies | Entitlements | Citizenship to Children of Illegal Immigrants | Border Guard vs. Fence | Farm Subsidies | Favorite Founder: John Adams.
"It is absurd that we keep investing billions of our tax dollars into Iraq. A better question might be: why is Ron Paul the only presidential candidate who has promised to end this crime against the American taxpayers?"
Great news! G. Edward Griffin, one of the founding fathers of the freedom movement in America, has agreed to open our Santa Monica Tea Party ceremony with an opening statement! For those of you unfamiliar with him, he introduced Ron Paul at the USC rally in September and is perhaps best known as the author of “The Creature from Jekyll Island”, which is a classic on the Federal Reserve Bank.
Ron Paul has a message for the Republican base who continue to offer blinkered support for the endless occupation of Iraq - pick a candidate who has vowed to bring the troops home immediately or surrender the White House in 2008.
Jackson Hole, Wyoming - For months, Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul was considered little more than the darling of the Internet fringe. His zealous web-based supporters were even accused of spamming whenever he won online debate polls.
POLL: If you could ONLY choose from the following Republican candidates for President, which one would you choose?
December 4, 2007
In a poll conducted by the Pew Research Center between November 7 through the 25th in the state of New Hampshire, Ron Paul has received 9% of support.
Huckabee is campaigning as a conservative, but serious Republicans know that he is a high-tax, protectionist, big-government advocate of a strong hand in the Oval Office directing the lives of Americans. Until now, they did not bother to expose the former governor of Arkansas as a false conservative because he seemed an underfunded, unknown nuisance candidate. Now that he has pulled even with Mitt Romney for the Iowa caucuses with the possibility of more progress, the beleaguered Republican Party has a frightening problem on its hands.
It was bound to happen: Some smart Republican campaign strategist was bound to see the opportunities buried in the rules the party adopted four years ago for its Feb. 5 presidential primary.
The media pundits and CNN as of late say the Nafta Super Highway is just some conspiracy theory that Ron Paul touts right?
In fact, in the last century, right-wing types had a simple way of describing patriotic congressional representatives like Ron Paul, who championed limited federal government, believed in natural rights, respected the oath they swore to uphold, and eschewed Wilsonian-style foreign policy. We used to call them “conservatives.”
Score one for the good guys
Mitt Romney supporters are confused about what their candidate even stands for.
There’s a reason why our nation’s finest, America’s military men and women, both active and veteran, have given more donations to Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul than any other candidate in either party. As a veteran, he’s the only candidate who understands how to properly defend America from its enemies, “both foreign and domestic.” His strict adherence to the Constitution and reliance on true conservative principles is the winning formula for defeating terrorism abroad.
For those of you who are unaware, there is a proposal on the table to get rid of the federal income tax. Actually, there are several. Ron Paul has long been a proponent of doing just this. When asked what he’d replace it with, his answer was honest and to the point: nothing!
Paul's appearance on set didn't come until the end of the show, after the in-depth discussion about Jennifer Love Hewitt's cellulite and body image, the power going out at co-host Joy Behar's last dinner party and Breslin's aversion to math as taught by her tutors.
The hosts spent several minutes discussing Paul's abortion position, although they spent virtually no time on the libertarian lawmaker's fierce opposition to the war in Iraq and his calls for limiting American intervention abroad, which have garnered him substantial support online.
The topic: Abortion
Will Ron Paul's resurgent fund-raising bring him into even sharper clarity as a successful presidential candidate? The mainstream news media focused on straw polls, but then seemed to lose focus once Ron Paul did better than other candidates in the majority of them.
From an October 2007 "Middle American News" interview, asked about how Paul could reduce the size and scope of government, "The first thing to do is to focus on overall spending. Bring the troops home from around the globe, stop policing the world, and use the savings to eliminate deficits and tide over those who have become dependent on the welfare state, while allowing younger people to opt out. ... If people continue to expect government to take care of us from cradle to grave, then it will be impossible. But if we spread the message of freedom, tell people that we can eliminate the IRS, keep the fruits of our labor and regain local control, then we can cut the size of government in half."
December 4, 2007
Ironically, as long as I can remember, no matter which party raises up the newest president, nothing changes as far as policy is concerned. And where is it leading us? I see industry moving out of the country at alarming rates. Masses of illegal immigrants swarm across our unprotected borders while our military is used to protect the borders of foreign countries and big oil. I see a policy of endless preemptive war against an undefined enemy. I see the United States being dictated to by the United Nations. I see dangerous legislation, such as the "Patriot Act," eroding our constitutional rights, passed by a Congress who swore an oath to protect those rights, and I see debates with candidates who argue with each other as to how best to continue these policies.
What if at noon on January 20, 2009 Ron Paul is sworn in as the 44th President of the United States? First, how could Ron Paul actually win the GOP nomination? Second, could he beat Hillary Clinton and win the Presidency? Finally, what could a Ron Paul Administration accomplish with the powerful special interests allied against him and his agenda controlling the leadership of the Republican and Democrat parties?
I have also supported the strengthening our border and increasing the number of border patrol agents. It is an outrage that our best trained border guards are sent to Iraq instead of guarding our borders. For national security, we need to give more attention to our own border which is being illegally breached every day, and yet the government shirks one of its few constitutionally mandated duties, namely to defend this country. Citizens lose twice with our current insecure border situation – we don’t have the protection we should have, and then taxpayers have to deal with the fallout in the form of overstretched public resources and loss of jobs.
Dr. Paul is being excluded (but not Tom Tancredo!) from the Des Moines Register political analysis summary. I sent the author this note and encourage you to do the same. Please be civil...
ast week's outrage over the YouTube-driven debate that CNN hosted for Republican presidential candidates ended with a curious offer from the conservative blog RedState. Along with the conservative publisher Human Events, RedState invited the GOP candidates to "a do-over debate" with the same format but purportedly on more friendly territory. The curious part is that RedState included GOP underdog Ron Paul on the invitation list. RedState's leaders so dislike Paul that they have banned his supporters from commenting at the blog. That makes RedState's debate offer sound at least as hostile, if not more so, as CNN's proved to be, at least for Paul.
“The British also thought they had no problem with the Americans--until Yorktown.” Paul continued, “Rudy Giuliani walked up to me and said, ‘Oooh, you sure have a LOT of supporters.’ “It’s only the beginning, I told him.”
Such a showing for the Texas congressman has shocked other campaigns -- not to mention the media. Most spectacular was the $4.3 million Paul raised on Nov. 5. But the dollars have continued to roll in: Last week, following the Republican CNN/YouTube debate in St. Petersburg, Fla., Paul amassed another $531,000 on Nov. 30.
Want to know a secret? There were two moments I especially enjoyed at the CNN/YouTube debate -- despite my frustration at some of the questions, and the maldistribution of time.
Paul expressed his dissatisfaction with the CNN debate and the bias of limiting his time to speak but he did say that he was happy that McCain launched his premeditated attack toward him.
A useful list of resouces you need to get out the word for Ron Paul.
Enthusiasm is key. You either believe what you are saying or you don't. In our case, Ron Paul Supporters love and respect him, so our enthusiasm is natural and genuine. All the sales training in the world cannot take the place of enthusiasm.
Manchester, N.H. - They're coming from Miami and Seattle, from the "big sky" state of Montana, and from close to home here in New Hampshire. They're coming to help political iconoclast Ron Paul get elected president – many as campaign first-timers who, characteristically independent, may not even feel obliged to tell the Paul camp what exactly they're planning to do on the candidate's behalf.
For all those so called "Core Republicans", media pundits and those who oppose Ron Paul's constitutional track record, see what your two faced hero George Bush said.
Technology's (PINKSHEETS: DRMC) Wall Street Chatter Ratings (www.wallstchatter.com) has reported today that of the 9 primary Republican presidential candidates, the Wall Street Chatter Presidential Poll has Ron Paul leading as the most talked about Republican candidate.
Ron Paul has a message and we should all listen to it. It’s a message the founders of this country believed in. It’s a message that many believed died long ago. It’s a message that some would just as soon bury. But these are ideas that are inherent to mankind. These are ideas we constantly try to implement no matter the circumstances, no matter the oppression, no matter the punishment for failure. No matter what happens with Ron Paul’s candidacy, no matter what the future may hold, it is most important that we keep broadcasting the message. With hard work and vigilance, we will see Ron Paul as our president, but we should try to remember the importance not of Ron Paul, but of his message.
December 3, 2007
Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee has taken a four point lead over Mitt Romney, 29% to 25%, in the latest poll of probable voters in the January third Iowa GOP caucus. That’s the good news for the Baptist minister who never fails to remind GOP voters at the debates that he is a member of the clergy. However, polls in Iowa are notoriously unreliable.
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Exactly when did New York turn into Ron Paul country? The ostensible front-runners for both parties are locals, yet when was the last time you saw a Rudy or Hillary button? Much less a Depeche Mode–style band like the Violets singing a tribute to one of them as part of their set in the dim East Village bar Lit, as they did a few weeks back? “
Sanford now is walking precincts for Paul because he said the candidate is strongly against the war in Iraq and can appeal to millions who believe that America has "strayed too far from our values" and fundamentals laid out in the Constitution.
CNN flat out lies and then contradicts itself obviously to try to discredit Ron Paul. Seeing is believing.
In this case, the mainstream crowd thinks it can actually remove Ron Paul from the GOP straw poll results without anyone noticing. As if we haven't heard of "freedom of information", "honesty", or "the internets."
The real flaw in Mr. Holiday's suggestion is that he doesn't seem to recognize what a rare exception Dr. Paul is. The idea that we can simply "force" the other candidates to become defenders of liberty by dangling our votes in front of them misunderstands the nature of the game and of the players. Ron Paul has spent 30 years demonstrating that he is committed to liberty. When he says that he will do everything in his power to diminish the role of government in our lives, he means it, and those who support him trust him to do exactly that. The same cannot be said about any of the other candidates who are running. The very fact that Mr. Holiday believes their positions can be dictated by pressure from voters is proof that he already knows this.
See the hypocrisy of Bush & Cheney. Watch Ron Paul shine.
But perhaps the best explanation of the Paul phenomenon came from Rammelkamp, the young man from Long Island who had taken on significant credit card debt for the Paul campaign. He told me that to understand Paul, I had to think of the American people as a baby elephant, chained to a tree. "It realizes that it can only walk 5 feet in each direction. It realizes that it is a slave. When it grows old enough, it is strong enough to break away from the tree. But it doesn't know." He pauses, to let this sink in -- the American people are a captive animal unaware of its own power to claim liberty. "When was the last time you tried it?" he asks me of breaking free. "Maybe you are strong enough."
It was Rudy Giuliani campaigning for president on the Marietta Square on Sunday afternoon, but anyone listening may well have thought the candidate's name was Ron Paul.
1.) Brand supporters with a nick-name.
We thought we could get 100 or 200 people out in Austin, Texas. And all of a sudden there were like 600 people there. And it was a result of the debate. Because it was the first time that a large number of people [had heard my message]. I thought I did a lousy job, and I only had four minutes, and all I had to do was shout a few lines. The message is so powerful, in spite of my shortcomings, that the people came out. And I thought, well, this thing is different. I've never had this before. That to me was a real eye opener.
December 2, 2007
"Iraq is not Nazi Germany," says Congressman Ron Paul to CNN's Wolf Blitzer, "and besides, I thought it was Hitler that caused World War II, not the American people, who opposed going in."
Ron Paul said “Iraq us not NAZI Germany and besides I thought it was Hitler that caused World War II not the American people.” And “Isolationism isn’t what I advocate, I advocate non intervention, not getting involved in the internal affairs of other nations” and “not pretending that a country like Iraq is equivalent to NAZI Germany. Iraq had no army, no navy, and no weapons of mass destruction, and had nothing to do with 911.”
WASHINGTON -- Republican Ron Paul said Sunday his upstart presidential campaign is on track to raise more than $12 million this quarter, boldly predicting the Iowa polls "are going to continue to shift" once he's finished spending it all.
For years, the Republicans and Democrats have been united in their support for their insane policy. But Ron Paul has been a lone voice in Washington in his relentless and principled attack on the drug war. Even in the early 1980s, he was discussing on the House floor the pure hypocrisy of politicians drinking alcohol and condemning to prison elderly women who used medical marijuana. But he has always opposed the whole drug war, seeing it as a moral and constitutional disaster. Of all the candidates, only he offers a real way out of this totalitarianism. This alone makes it worth supporting him.
Once at the straw poll, Sophie and others noticed that Mitt Romney supporters were voting for their candidate dozens of times each. The St. Petersburg Times would later document this in an article. Sophie was upset that the rules she had been told were not the rules after all. On Thursday, the day after the debate, she called chairman of the Pinellas County Republican Executive Committee, Tonoy DiMatteo to inform him of the misdeeds that had occurred at the straw poll. She was shocked when he answered: "It's too bad for you, and if you start any trouble you will be hurt.
In part, Ron Paul first impressed me when I learned he was equally informed about the real sources of our economic problems: government making more promises than it can deliver, government growing too large, and a medieval banking system run by a cartel of private banks and based on an unsound and unstable currency. This combination has brought us to the point where the U.S. government is bankrupt, and foreign governments are financing ours because and only because the U.S. dollar still holds the status of the world’s reserve currency, a status that is deteriorating at a quickening rate.
"I think perhaps folks under-estimate the extent to which Ron Paul could make a real difference were he elected. The veto is a tremendous tool if properly and skillfully used. The corrupt Congress could be forced to give up some of its spending in order to keep the rest of it. Besides, they tend to kowtow to anyone who is President, especially the Republicans. Further, the Presidency truly is a bully pulpit. A President with wisdom and courage can address and educate the country any time he wants, without advance censorship by the media. A President determined on reform could do what Reagan promised but never did—send dedicated, smart people into the departments to cut, cut, cut spending. The talented and dedicated people are out there. They just need to be identified and put in place instead of party hacks.
December 2, 2007
As we all know, Carlson is married with four children and one has to wonder: Why is he hanging around a brothel owner let alone prostitutes? Where are his conservative values?
The Revolution claims another straw poll
A Bush Strike Against Iran & Resulting Oil Shock To the World Economy - The assumed Iran response would likely push oil to $150 a barrel and gas over $5.00 a gallon and the voting public will wake up to at least the economic disaster of the Bush foreign policy. Hillary, currently the leading Democrat candidate for president will also be blamed as she supports the Bush/Neocon plans against Iran. This action could win Ron Paul the GOP nomination and the general election if it takes place before or early in the primary season.
NASHUA – A crowd of onlookers and Ron Paul supporters gathered and shivered as blustery winds whipped about.
* A massive fundraiser event for Ron Paul. This event will be the largest fundraiser in presidential election history guaranteeing Ron Paul the presidency in 2008.
The Nov. 21 piece in The Times piece mentions that online news content on Mr. Paul routinely draws "hundreds of responses, many of them angry and nearly all of them accusing major press outlets of ignoring Mr. Paul." I don't know about "angry," but there has been a yawning gap between Mr. Paul's huge Internet presence and his anemic mainstream coverage. After he suddenly raised $ 4.2 million on Nov. 5, the media had to pay attention. But there has been little coverage otherwise, and the overall tone is still subtly dismissive. For example, nobody calls Mike Huckabee's campaign "quixotic," yet Ron Paul has raised 7 times more money than Mr. Huckabee this month alone.
It is an unlikely group — older businessmen, snowboard bums, and recent college graduates who describe themselves politically as anything from Libertarians to Ronald Reagan fans to disillusioned Democrats.
Obviously the official campaign sees the value of including this on many of the new campaign pieces, including a number of the new slim jims. Having been in communications for seven years, I recognize both the value and power of using toll-free numbers. On November 5th. half way through the day, I realized that the newly gained toll-free number should be co-equally and jointly marketed with the campaign website because many older voters (who we desperately need to reach) don't have, or use the internet as much.
"It means we've got the strength to go the next step to take on the primary in Virginia," said Dennis Fusaro, Paul's national field director. "It shows our great organization. We won with a combination of people new to the process and the people who have been involved in the party a long time."
Blimps, money bombs, YouTube videos, online polls, straw polls, blogs, full page newspaper ads, and complaints about the mainstream media will not get Ron Paul elected. The ONLY thing that will get Ron Paul elected are people voting in their state’s primary. While the previously mentioned things absolutely help the campaign, no one wants to see them stopped, there are very important things that aren’t getting any attention.
Even Paul supporters shouldn’t get too excited by corporate poll results, whether conducted by Zogby, CNN, FOX, ABC, NBC, CBS, or the Wall Street Journal. These polls have no value, even though the promoters of the results go to great length to convince the end users of the data that it is reliable and not pushed. The fact is that all political polls are push polls to varying degrees – no matter what those responsible for the polling claim. All the so-called reliable polling sources are now engaged in political telemarketing masquerading as a polling. If Behre is relying on them to justify calling Ron Paul a long shot, he is desperate, distracted, and detached.
IOWA CAUCUS FAQ If you are an Iowa resident or student at any Iowa university, you can change history by caucusing for Congressman Ron Paul for President on January 3. This is a quick guide for those that have not caucused (primarily students) and also a sign up to pledge your vote and receive email reminders about the event.
It is with all of this very much in mind that those who are centrally in control of our syndicated, constitutionally protected news corporations have resisted Dr. Paul with all of their considerable might. They could never deny his existence completely, though they tried, but they could attempt to marginalize him, and have, again, tried. Thanks to the efforts of 38,905 individuals on the fifth of November, 2007, and thanks to the efforts of everyone around the nation who has heralded the message of liberty and freedom, Dr. Paul is now beyond suppression. In fact, many in the media, who are unable to further ignore or marginalize him, have begun to embrace him. The embrace may be tentative still on the part of most, but the simple fact of serious recognition is a harbinger of things to come.
He’s on track to vault over his $12 million goal, and that could seriously outpace all of his GOP rivals, including the deep-pocketed Romney.
Texas Congressman Ron Paul was the runaway winner of the Virginia state Republican Party Straw Poll today, held in conjunction with the 24th annual Donald Huffman Advance. Final results were (subject to correction):
The obvious problem is that many of his supporters prefer cell phones to land lines so they aren't contacted by pollsters, Paul, 72, explained during a recent visit to Cedar Rapids. Other supporters don't show up on pollsters' call lists of "likely caucus-goers" because they are young and have never caucused, or they are Republicans who have dropped out of party activities for a decade or more, the 31-year Texas congressman added.
Ron Paul comes now before our nation bearing the true message of Christmas, "Peace on Earth, Good Will Towards Men." Why should we let celebrities or so-called "Christian leaders" sell us another candidate based on a negative and war-like message of fear?
"I wanted you to know that the Ron Paul movement is fighting with vigor in Maryland. We have candidates running for all delegate and alternative delegate positions on the ballot, some of them unopposed with only one day left to file."
Imagine.. the mainstream media is mesmerized as the image of the Ron Paul blimp is shown to tens of millions of Americans throughout the day (and throughout the month). As GPS coordinates stream to the website a map shows the Ron Paul blimp's location in real time. The local television stations broadcast its every move. The curious flock together and make a trip to see history in the making. Emails with pictures are sent, then forwarded, then forwarded again. Youtube videos go viral and reach tens of millions of views. Ron Paul becomes the first presidential candidate in history to have his very own blimp. The PR stunt generates millions upon millions of dollars worth in free publicity, and captures the imagination of America.
December 01, 2007
Republican Presidential candidate, Ron Paul, is now the frontrunner in the GOP race according to this months fund raising numbers. Paul rose over 10.3 million in the fourth quarter with a month left to go in the quarter. That number is double of what Paul raised in the third quarter.
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Jonathan Last, in his attempt to trash Ron Paul, actually lists some of his most important attributes ("Ron Paul: A Big Tent, but Don't Bet the Farm," Nov. 25 guest editorial). There is a broad base of support for Paul of people who see our deviance from constitutional principles as the root of the problems being addressed by all the candidates. The difference is that the other candidates only offer solutions that perpetuate those unconstitutional and destructive practices
t was bound to happen. The mainstream media are starting to get wind of the Ron Paul Blimp. Yes, you read that correctly -- a blimp. In case you have been hiding under an Internet boulder, Ron Paul's wildly creative and resourceful supporters have been up to their old tricks again, much to the dismay of leftists around the country.
At the recent CNN/YouTube Republican debate, a question was asked of the candidates: Would Jesus use the death penalty? Mike Huckabee cleverly dodged the question by stating that Jesus is not a politician. After all Huckabee, who does support the death penalty, is a Baptist minister who ceaselessly touts his devotion to Jesus’ teachings. Yet any Christian who has bothered to read any of Jesus’ word would realize that Jesus would not support the death penalty. I am sure we are all glad, as Huckabee pointed out, that Jesus is not a politician because chicken-hawks, such as Huckabee, probably would not vote for him.
But after that, they defy categories. A quick survey of the Pasadena group found Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians and Constitution Party followers uniting behind some or all of the Paul libertarian agenda -- ending the war in Iraq, abolishing gun control laws, legalizing marijuana and dismantling big hunks of the U.S. government, especially the IRS and Federal Reserve system.
December is setting up to be Ron Paul’s strongest month yet. Grassroots organizers have picked December 16th to commemorate the Boston Tea Party with a Ron Paul Tea party. The online fundraising effort has 22,500 people already registered for a $100 donation for the event. There were approximately 16,000 pledges for the November 5th money bomb that yielded a record 4.2 million dollar day.
"Rainey's" account will describe how this man's followers appear to be ordinary citizens with jobs and family by day. But at night they gather openly in chat rooms and living rooms to plot how to promote a tiny unassuming man whom they call reverently Dr. Paul. With little central direction but tons of commitment, idealism and passion, Dr. Paul's followers do everything they can think of to mobilize voter support.