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Ron drew a crowd of 4200 at UofM but only received 9,729 votes in the whole state. Does this mean RP supporters don’t vote, or the 4200 were the only ones to hear his message, or the fix was in?
CPAC, the annual gathering of conservative activists, promises to be uniquely interesting this year, as the movement lurches toward a full-fledged crack-up. The assembled activists booed at the mere mention of John McCain’s name last year — but this year he’s the front-runner for the Republican nomination (for now). Will conservatives stick to their principles and give him a frosty reception when he addresses CPAC tomorrow at 3 pm? Or will they kowtow to the vain hopes of power?
February 06, 2008
Donate at least $10 today. Just send $10 (no more, no less) to let Ron Paul know WE'RE STILL HERE!! If all the supporters did this, it would send an amazing message to him and let him know that we're still here, that Super Tuesday didn't hide us in the shadows of defeat, but rather, raised us up in a moment of darkness! $10 x 100,000 supporters = $1,000,000! We have a lot more than 100,000 supporters -- so FIGHT DAMMIT!
McCain is NOT going to pick up 578 delegates any time soon.
Whatever the reason, what gets people’s attention is NEGATIVITY. I know it’s hard for users of this forum to believe, but most people in this country don’t even know what the Federal Reserve IS, much less do they care about our criticisms of it. But when you start talking about shortcomings of the other candidates, people’s ears start to perk up. This is my experience anyway.
And while the momentum John McCain has been gaining lately may appear daunting, Ron Paul supporters are the ones who should be least intimidated by it, because as the other, fraudulent alternatives to John McCain fail one by one — Mitt Romney is certainly on the ropes after tonight, especially if, as appears to be the case, he loses California to McCain — the real alternative to McCain-ism, Ron Paul, will only become more attractive to conservative Republican voters.
Ron Paul is playing a smart strategy of under the MSM radar delegate collecting. This may seem implausibe you might say. Just remember that delegates may not be too happy with the GOP convention choices come May. A lot can happen in three months.
But McCain can openly spew racist slurs in public and the media doesn't even give it the time of day when the man looks set to go head to head with Hillary for the White House and possibly become the President for over 12 million Asian-Americans, or "gooks" as McCain calls them.
This was my experience on Super Tuesday. I had no idea what to expect. I just brought my camera along after all the videos I've been seeing on here lately. Glad I did.
The grassroots support for the Freedom Message has been unbelievable. I have never in my life witnessed so many folks with such passion and energy and a willingness for fight for Liberty. When I told my wife what I saw happening on the Internet, I added, "Many of them will have their hearts broken." When you know that the message is so right, you are stunned that the majority of our fellow citizens just don't get it.
And yet, the words and arguments of Ron Paul are still resonating. They still hang over this election. They are haunting and troubling. They are producing blogs and papers and books and like Goldwater’s revolution they will one day very likely produce their own Ronald Reagan. And when those heady days happen a small but hearty band of pioneers, who first had the nerve to join him and start shouting from the street, “They aren’t wearing any clothes,” will be able to say that they could see what the country missed. They were there when history was made.
Do you think it is over for Ron Paul now that Super Tuesday is over? This is an absolute win for Ron Paul. We all always knew that Ron Paul was not going to get enough delegates to steal the nomination. He just needs enough to bring to the convention, which he has. The plan was to make it to a brokered convention, so that the message would get out to all of the republicans. The delegates are in fact uncommitted and many of them may not even know who Ron Paul is.
When you vote based on your beliefs instead of voting based on who is most capable of doing the job they swear they will do, you are essentially saying, "I'm okay with having my contract violated as long as the government thinks it's a good idea; since the person I voted for claims to believe what I believe, it probably will be a good idea."
With the primaries on Super Tuesday and Missouri's delegates up for grabs, I was incredibly pleased to see last week that the Mirror was running a full-page article about the candidates and their stance on the issues. But when I read the article, I was shocked to see the Mirror had pulled the same narrow-minded trick almost all media outlets across the country are pulling: they left out Ron Paul. I am sick and tired of this.
And with your persistence, not the last.
February 05, 2008
John McCain voted against the Bush tax Cuts in 2001 and 2003, and Mitt Romney's economic stimulus plan is bigger than the Democrats'. It is downright comical listening to Romney and McCain argue about who is better suited to "lead" our economy. Last time I checked the Constitution that is not the job of the President. The government does have a responsibility to the economy, by cutting regulations and lowering taxes. Ron Paul is the only candidate with a true conservative philosophy. He has never voted to raise taxes, and is the only candidate advocating sound monetary policy, something that is curiously ignored in the wake of our dollar being as worthless as it currently is.
Steve Miller, a 27-year-old Brooklynite for Ron Paul, just called in to report that poll workers at PS 180 (57th and 16th Avenue) wrongly informed a voter who wanted to cast a ballot for the Texas Congressman that there were only two Republicans on the ballot.
The Constitution has little relevance to the government, but still it's interesting to note that the crazed John McCain was born, to his state-connected parents, in the Panama Canal Zone. The Zone, the product of US imperialism under the crazed Teddy Roosevelt, was never officially US territory. That is, McCain was born in a foreign country, and therefore not eligible to be president, according to the Constitution.
As we’ve seen in Louisiana, one of the things that sometimes happens is that Ron Paul supporters who have legitimately registered as Republican voters are told that their names are not on the Republican rolls. If you believe that you have registered as a Republican before the registration deadline in your state, insist that you be allowed to vote in the Republican primary or caucus. You may be told that you will have to cast a “provisional” ballot — that’s fine. That just means that your registration will be verified and vote counted at a later date.
"This is exactly what the revolution is all about - restoring the understanding that freedom really works," Paul said. "The role of government was put in place to protect liberty - no more complicated than that."
Many of you say you love Paul's economic policies, but can't forbear his Iraq war policy. I've got good friends serving in Iraq, my Dad was a WWII marine corps sergeant. I understand fully why President Bush went in. But that doesn't change the fact that, by a huge margin, most of the nation doesn't understand or agree with us staying there any longer. Consider this - If we nominate any Republican other than Ron Paul, do we run the risk of handing the election to Hillary, or Obama? In our zeal to save Iraq, are we handing over our own nation to the disastrous rule of radicals? In our dogged determination to save their nation, are we destroying our own?
On January 15th we asked you for tech-oriented questions we could send to the various presidential candidates, and you responded like mad. The candidates were the exact opposite: not a single one answered emails we sent to their "media inquiry" links or email addresses.
The IRS is nothing more than a glorified collection agency working on behalf of the bankers. The government borrows money from these bankers, who in turn prints money out of thin air, and then it is on the backs of the taxpayers where the burden of repayment rests. Meanwhile, how many American citizens have lost all that they own and have even been thrown into the streets because they could not pay the taxes owed to the government on the wages they had worked for.
ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA – In today’s West Virginia Republican State Convention, Republican candidate Ron Paul’s campaign secured three of the 18 national delegates up for grabs.
The media is reporting that Huckabee won all 18 delegates at the West Virginia state Republican convention, but... After Ron Paul's 10% showing on the first convention ballot, his name was dropped out of the running for ballot #2. The Ron Paul people went to Huckabee and made a deal to get 3 of the 18 national delegates in exchange for throwing their votes to Huckabee. On the second ballot, Huckabee got 52%, and Ron Paul gets 3 of his national delegates. Not a bad trade for 10%.
Have you heard of the expression that all of this is really a "Beauty Contest?" Well, this is true, because nothing is set in stone yet. The reason why the media is keeping it simple is because MANY of the states are a winner-take-all state, meaning if a candidate wins the popular vote of the state, they get to keep all the delegates that come with that state -- however, what the media isn't telling you (because statistically speaking, it's highly unlikely) is that ANY DELEGATE can change their mind and vote for whomever they want when it comes time at the convention -- which is when the voting REALLY MATTERS.
LOOK FOR: Journalistic malpractice — Watch for the media to announce who “wins” instead of stating “We predict (name of candidate) will win.” News channels are supposed to report the news, not create the news. Results as reported by the news never match the actual results, by the way. What to do: Object and reject premature “calls.” Get the facts, however long it takes, and report them, wherever you can.
He would reduce America's policing of the world. Perhaps that is why he has received more contributions from members of the military than any other candidate. He says the trillion dollars spent abroad each year in foreign aid could better be spent rebuilding America's infrastructure.
Ron Paul was the first Republican to speak this morning at the West Virginia GOP convention, which today awards 18 winner-take-all delegates. In his speech that stressed strict dedication to the US Constitution, Paul addressed limiting government and said, “If you are a true conservative, and a true constitutionalist, and understand the limited scope government should be, then we really don’t need the 16th Amendment. We really don’t need the IRS. We really don’t need the income Tax. That should be eliminated.”
The Center for Immigration Studies has recently reported that our immigration population is now 37 million. One in 3 of these immigrants is here illegally. Ron Paul has a simple solution: “Take away the freebies.”
1. You DO NOT need to vote at your own precinct. You can walk into any polling place and ask for a provisional ballot.
Since I switched from independent to Republican for the primary, I get to choose between three pro-war candidates who can't possibly win in November (John McCain, Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee) or the fourth quarter's leading Republican fundraiser who has spent his years in Congress in a lonely fight against our nation's predatory debt-based financial system (Ron Paul).
The mainstream media is filled with endorsements for political candidates this primary season leading up to Super Tuesday tomorrow. Somehow they've missed the fact Congressman Ron Paul of Texas picked up his 40th Anti-Illegal Immigration endorsement. The latest endorsement is by the group March for America.
Tomorrow is Super Tuesday — 21 states, including yours, will be voting. All of the Ron Paul activism in your state — the precinct walking, ballot-access work, publicity, and volunteering — has been leading up to this. Now we need to finish the job with a full-force get-out-the-vote effort.
This show is VERY important as it reaches millions of Californians after work. It came on around 6:00. During the show it declared the most important issue polled by Californias..it was ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION, they then proceeded to display the image of ALL Republican and Dem. candidates and their position…ALL EXCEPT RON PAUL!!!
ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA – Today, Republican presidential candidate and Texas Congressman Ron Paul addressed a crowd of approximately 4,000 veterans, students and supporters at the Northrup Hall on the University of Minnesota campus.
There are a lot of potential Ron Paul supporters out there! I spent the last few ours calling registered voters in my precint and a good majority are still undecided!!
This video is partly a wake up call to believers and partly a defense of Christianity, because of those who are perverting it. It is also a wake up call to Americans and a defense of the Constitution, because of those who are perverting it.
“I enthusiastically support Dr. Ron Paul’s effort to become the next President of the United States because he is the only candidate who clearly understands the fallacy of this policy and has the ideas and moral strength to attempt to correct it. Until about 70 years ago our foreign policy was, correctly, one with as few foreign entanglements as possible and as Dr. Paul states, 'Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations.' We must return to that policy or our imperialist posture around the world will leave us bankrupt both economically and morally.”
We should be focusing on guarding and securing our borders for the protection of the American people. Instead we are paving the way for more and more people to cross the border as comfortably as possible. And taking the family farm to do it. It is an absolute outrage.
Recently released 2007 presidential campaign fund-raising records from the Federal Elections Commission reveal that in at least nine large Illinois ZIP code regions, Congressman Ron Paul outpaced Republican rivals John McCain and Mitt Romney, often times by a substantial margin.
It would be more accurate to say that Ron Paul has a very large number of donors who aren't particularly generous at all. In fact, Ron Paul raised more in small donations (defined as those of $200 and less) than any other Republican candidate. He even raised more in small donations than every Democratic candidate except Barack Obama. Among the leading candidates of both parties, Ron Paul raised the highest percentage of his funds from small donations.
Ron Paul answers questions about the economy, the war, foreign intervention, earmarks, etc
“I pledge to oppose amnesty or any other special path to citizenship for the millions of foreign nationals unlawfully present in the United States. As President, I will fully implement enforcement measures that, over time, will lead to the attrition of our illegal immigrant population. I also pledge to make security of our borders a top priority of my administration.”
Everyone should call and/or email the Birmingham News about the lack of coverage for Ron Paul in todays (Sunday's) paper. He is listed NOWHERE in the Super Tuesday articles, and is NOT listed in the chart where it compares the candidates. I had multiple people at church today ask me (since I am on the ballot as a delegate) if Dr. Paul had dropped out of the race, as they were using the comparison chart to help decide who to vote for! Things like this can really influence the vote - and sink our Super Tuesday campaign!
Clayton Holton, wheelchair bound with MS and other health issues, asks Republican candidates for President Mitt Romney & Ron Paul if they would arrest him for using medical marijuana:
Delegates to the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis are elected by the state delegates. Internal results from 10 of 16 counties, including the largest cities of Portland, South Portland, Lewiston, Auburn, Augusta, Waterville, Bangor, and Brewer, show Ron Paul picking up 215 of 608 State Convention delegates so far reported, or 35%.
WGN, among other media outlets, have completely eliminated RP from its election coverage. WGN, which is broadcast nationwide, is referring to the “three Republican presidential candidates.” We’re past the point of trying to sway new voters, but after all of our hard work, we don’t want to lose committed RP supporters because they think RP’s no longer even in the race. So . . . please take 1 minute of your time to contact WGN news ASAP and notify them of RP’s presence in the Super Tuesday primary race and request (politely) coverage on their afternoon and evening newscasts.
“Ron Paul’s strong second place finish in Maine, in which he beat John McCain, is proof that this race is far from over,” said Ron Paul campaign manager Lew Moore. “We’ll continue to battle for every delegate in this wide-open race for the Republican nomination.”
In the 4th quarter of 2007, individuals in the Army, Navy and Air Force made those branches of the armed services the No. 13, No. 18 and No. 21, contributing industries, respectively. War opponent Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, received the most from donors in the military, collecting at least $212,000 from them. Another war opponent, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, was second with about $94,000.
Ron Paul came in a t[NEGATIVE] -$150.1 billion and Barack Obama at $287 billion for new spending proposals in a 2008 Presidential Candidate Budget Analysis put together by the National Taxpayers Union Foundation, representing the lowest and highest numbers, respectively, of all the candidates. These numbers represent new spending programs the candidates are proposing the government take on if they are elected president. Obviously there is quite a difference in spending between the two ends of the spectrum in Paul and Obama, but what where do the rest of the candidates sit?
See a Vietnam veteran's statement of approval for Ron Paul.
Christian Business Daily has long stood for policy that is rooted in solid Biblical principles – sound stewardship of financial and other resources, rewards for fruitfulness and productivity, and environments that allow for enterprise to flourish without undue taxation or public theft masquerading as compassion. This is why our editorial team has chosen to support a presidential candidate in the Republican primaries, Ron Paul.
On February 4, Americans nationwide will reflect on the legacy of Rosa Parks and wonder if they too would be so brave as to take a stand for freedom. Teachers will tell their students of the power of a woman who refused to bend to an unjust law, and parents will tell their children to never give into evil--but what more can we learn from this remarkable woman, who is one of my greatest heroes?
“Ron Paul’s strong second place finish in Maine, in which he beat John McCain, is proof that this race is far from over,” said Ron Paul campaign manager Lew Moore. “We’ll continue to battle for every delegate in this wide-open race for the Republican nomination.”
3) One very IMPORTANT LONG-TERM aspect of this campaign is that a LOT of Liberty-minded people have gotten involved in their local GOP party groups. (You did too, didn't you? If not you're missing the point.) -- many of them have ALREADY stepped into local leadership roles, and IF WE STAY, more people can do so in the future! Which means we can CHANGE the party from within -- exactly as Ron Paul advocates.
First I want to say that I am a single father of an eight your old boy (born Nov. 1999) that was stolen from me through the cooperation of the State and the mother. The courts call it awarding custody, but it is in fact kidnapping the child from one parent that the child needs and deserves and giving the child to the other parent. This is done through the power and force of the State, this is violence on the hands of the State and is Child Abuse.
Andre de la Vera and Ron Bedell signed up as precinct leaders in Broward and Miami-Dade counties. Not only did they canvass their own precincts by foot and by phone, they canvassed 11 additional precincts in their surrounding area. Ron Paul even came in 2nd place in a few of the precincts in which they canvassed!
I apologize for the omission.
A great compilation
Any readers planning to donate to the Ron Paul campaign in the near future should consider moving their donation forward to today as the Congressman seeks to reach a goal of $8.4 million for the first quarter. Last month the campaign announced the "Going For The Gold" campaign to boost donations by $5 million by the 5th of February. Though the total raised now stands at an impressive $5.1 million, this is still short of the intended goal.
Rescuing me from despair is Ron Paul. Here is a man who makes me believe that the Grand Old Party of Barry Goldwater, Ronald Reagan, and William F. Buckley might have a second life. Here is a man from Texas, with strong libertarian and conservative values, who has laid out a foreign policy that would put America first. Unlike the rest of them, if Ron Paul ever stood on the steps of the Capitol and swore to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution, he’d actually mean it.
At ALL OF THEIR FORUMS, you will see discussions of the other candidates. Many people (and rightfully so) are boosting their candidate while trying to rip apart the other candidates. McCain country wants to annihilate Romney headquarters, Clinton followers want to expose Obama, and so on and so on. But they all have one thing in common -- in every single camp, you will find MANY non Ron Paul supporters, regardless of who they support, actually RESPECT WHAT RON PAUL STANDS FOR.
Some interesting footage.
We have a tremendous Grass Roots organization up here in Maine, and we are proud to report that we are the 1st State in the entire nation to get Ron to the 20% threshold (reports show him at 19% with 70% of the vote in). This should be plastered all over the campaign website, and blog, and a press release done NOW so the Super Tuesday States can see it and see what is possible when we do our job of GOTV.
Ron Paul appears to be intelligent and honest, and has ideas for boosting our economy that actually make sense. For instance, he suggests that in order to lower gas prices, what we really need to do is stop the inflation of the U.S. dollar. He states that gas prices aren't necessarily going up, but in fact the U.S. dollar is becoming worth less (check out comparing currency listings to support this).
It seems, even to the most peripheral observer, that a single word has come to define the theme of this year's campaign: change. Fed up with the Bush administration's inexplicable foreign policy decisions and the country's lagging economy, Americans are eager to buck the status quo and elect a president who will bring about change.
Wow. What an anniversary present you gave us with all your wonderful donations! Ron and I can't thank you enough. Someone asked me where we would have our special dinner, and I said with box lunches on the airplane. When I saw the person's face fall, I said that I couldn't imagine a more wonderful event--with Ron, and fighting for our country's freedom. What could be better?
See the glaring omission of Ron Paul in today's copy of the Tennessean. Please, don't waste money buying a copy to see for yourselves:
We've written here at Gambling911.com regarding how Ron Paul was likely to have a very strong showing in the Democratic stronghold of Washington State. Now the Seattle Post Intelligencer is predicting Paul could win the state.
“All great nations end,” Rep. Paul warned, “Not because they are invaded, but because they extend themselves too thin.” He asked (without naming names) how his GOP rival, Sen. John McCain, planned to pay for the 100 years in Iraq McCain recently said might be necessary.
WASHINGTON - Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton said Sunday she might be willing to garnish the wages of workers who refuse to buy health insurance to achieve coverage for all Americans.
February 04, 2008
People, please I beg of you, wake up and watch. Paul has won almost every single debate. Have you seen this mentioned once by the media? No, you haven't, because they don't want him to win. What you don't see is the media throwing sucker punches while our heads are turned. All I ask is for an end to the blindness. Realize that this is your future if you keep letting the people that are making money off of it make decisions for us.
It is our right as the people, and my duty as a United States MARINE written into our constitution by our founding fathers, entrusted to us, by the people, to ensure that our liberty, freedom, and the constitution never again become the subjugation of the corruption that we have wrought upon ourselves. We must take back our country, and give it to the people. So let us open our hearts, take responsibility, and make our HOPE become our reality. Lets begin REVOLUTION. His name is Dr. Ron Paul.
American Republican major area newspaper reported Lichfield County Meetup group is "Crazy about Ron"
I am a Ron Paul supporter, and I am creating an organization of Ron Paul supporters in order to counter a form of censorship on Digg, and restore a presence of Ron Paul to digg's front page.
It all goes to show that these “debates” are media productions that have little to do with an actual examination of differences between the candidates. In effect, the media are trying to pick the candidates and narrow down the race. While few people, relatively speaking, actually watch the debates on the cable channels, the exchanges which are manufactured by the nature of the questions that are addressed to certain candidates get picked up by many other media outlets, leading to a public perception that the “frontrunners” being quoted are the only “serious” ones left in the race.
Ron Paul Revolution banners pulled by airplanes, Airplane Sky Typing, thousands of signs, RPR Balloon Blimps, Ron Paul pedal cabs, Ron Paul Limo,... all at the Phoenix Open & Super Bowl events. This week was ruled by Ron Paul Revolutionaries.
"What is frightening today is the war on terrorism, which has instilled fear in us," Paul said Friday night at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.
Then a friend told them about Ron Paul. They became just two of the many Maine residents who had never been engaged in politics before finding Paul, and two of the many who spoke on the Texas congressman’s behalf Saturday.
The presidential fields of both parties have narrowed, and the arguments about how we should move forward are now familiar. TAC believes that only one candidate has put forth a diagnosis of America’s current ills and has a vision to turn the country off its misguided course. That is Congressman Ron Paul, whom we endorse for the Republican nomination.
It is easy to fall into the trap of assuming that anyone who is anti-war, pro-civil liberties and concerned about the influence of special interests would have automatically gravitated towards Paul by now. However, watching the MTV presidential debate, one thing came over very strongly to me. The majority of democrats who fall into the above category are still living in a bubble and are completely taken in by Obama.
Oh I wish America could see this...but they are probably too bust with important things such as the Superbowl.
Ron Paul received more campaign contributions from Montana in 2007 than any other Presidential candidate - Republican or Democrat. Montana contributions received by Ron Paul in 2007 were $88,883, double that the nearest Republican Mitt Romney who received just $41,495. John McCain came in 3rd at $29,094 followed by Mike Huckabee coming in 4th at $8,816.
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“The latest numbers make it clear: the troops support Ron Paul,” said Ron Paul campaign chairman Kent Snyder. “Dr. Paul has worked his entire career working for veterans, and has many awards and endorsements due to his dedication to their cause.”
"The misnamed Protect America Act allows the US government to monitor telephone calls and other electronic communications of American citizens without a warrant, which violates the Fourth Amendment," Paul said.
Texas Congressman Dr. Ron Paul scored a stunning upset win over all three of his opponents in the Aroostook County Presidential Preference Survey during the weekend caucuses just concluded. It also would appear that Dr. Paul's supporters won the lion's share of the delegate seats to the Maine Republican Convention in early May from the county.
Ron Paul Message Muffled Despite Record Breaking Fundraising, Strong Support from Military and Americans
So one might ask where all this money is coming from? What’s this Presidential candidate have that the others don’t have? Besides his consistent voting record, his interest in abolishing the IRS, income tax, and the CIA, and a recent 51 year marriage anniversary, apparently he’s also got significant military support. The Paul campaign often boasts that the campaign’s money comes mostly in the form of small donations from average Americans, many of which are active military officers. This is quite the contrary to most of Paul’s opponents who have significant support from corporate lobbyists.
Intelligent Americans will realize, after listening to only a few of Ron Paul's speeches, that he is it.
The Maine caucuses are not yet complete, but it looks like Ron Paul will pull around 20%. With only 4 Republican candidates remaining, it shows he can hang with the "big boys." That solid performance will only help boost his numbers on Tuesday when hopefully McCain and Romney split the big states to leave the race for the Republican nomination even more wide open than it already is.
"If I know something that's hurting our country and I don't speak out, then I'm just as wrong as those that are doing it to us" - Ron Paul
February 03, 2008
Paul, who advocates a strict interpretation of the Constitution, said Second Amendment rights have been eroded over time as well.
In your Jan. 27 editorial, "For the GOP, no one," you forgot to mention the real choice for the Republican candidate: Ron Paul. It's infuriating to see articles in every publication fail to even give him any credit as a viable candidate in the Republican race. He has outlasted Fred Thompson and beaten Rudy Giuliani time and time again in the primaries and caucuses, even coming in second in Nevada behind Mitt Romney.
Every four years, we hold elections for the highest office in the country, but only the face behind the desk will change, never the policies. We'll hear eloquent rhetoric from both sides and promises never meant to be kept.
Moorhead and other Paul supporters describe a following whose level of enthusiasm for their chosen candidate is notably more “excited” than many other candidates’ backers.
Have you noticed that Rep. Ron Paul is never mentioned in the "official" polls regarding the presidential primaries? In fact, you hardly hear any news about him at all. Has he dropped out? No. He his campaign is still very alive.
What one can draw from all this is that the American public is very much manipulated by the media perceptions of who is declared the “front runner,” who is “losing steam” or who is “not going to win.” They’ve tagged Ron Paul with that last label incessantly–to make sure he doesn’t win. Meanwhile, rumors are circulating that the establishment wants the President’s brother Jeb Bush to be McCain’s VP. Will we never be rid of the Bush legacy of betrayal?
Ron now has a major weapon he can use when people attack him on his foreign policy position…the military. No other cadidate received more money from active duty military soldiers, Marines, Seabee’s, Fly Boys and Fly Girls than Ron Paul. Ron was the leading GOP fundraiser in the 4th quarter of 2007, and he’s already on pace to be the leading GOP fundraiser in this 1st quarter of 2008 as well.
More of the Maine Caucus results have come in and Ron Paul is now in 3rd place behind McCain (2nd) and Romney (1st). The word on the street though is that Ron Paul still has many delegates.
The full video
Before I get started about the CFR you should know which of the 2008 candidates, and potential candidates, are current members of this organization. You will notice that they are from both the Democrat Party and the Republican Party, men and women.
Ron Paul did a great job in the MTV/Myspace forum. Of course, some of his answers may have been too scholarly for the audience, which appeared to be populated mostly by the kind of people you'd expect to get their ideas from MTV. Many of them sat there looking bored because they weren't getting the lame-brained platitudes and promises of free stuff an Obama offers. The girl who wants taxpayers to subsidize her undoubtedly prodigious sex life seemed especially disappointed.
Second, yet no less destructive to our liberty and freedom, is the IRS. How many of you reading this just looked around to see if they' saw you reading this? There is a greater fear surrounding an IRS audit than anything else among the average people who supposedly control this government. Again, Jefferson knew this would occur. "A wise and good government shall not take from the mouths of labor the bread it has earned."
Montana Ron Paul State coordinator David Hart said these endorsements show the large base of support the ten term congressman has gained in the state.
Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Mike Huckabee, Ron Paul Set For MTV/MySpace's 'Closing Arguments' On Saturday
Three days before Super Tuesday, when 23 states hold their presidential-nomination primaries or caucuses, MTV and MySpace will host some of the remaining Democratic and Republican candidates in a "Super" edition of the ongoing MTV/MySpace Presidential Dialogue series
Ron Paul not only out-raised every other Republican candidate in the 4th fundraising quarter of 2007, but defended his 3rd quarter title as the United States military´s favorite candidate. This time, the victory was decisive. Paul received approximately three times as many Army donations as Senator John McCain, twice as many from the Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force, and more military donations overall than all the other Republican candidates combined. In fact, the United States Army alone was Paul´s biggest contributor, outstripping students and every other branch of the military.
With results from 2 out of three scheduled Republican caucuses in Northern Maine now in, the results are:
Perhaps the most amazing thing about Paul’s campaign is the fact that he is not backed by corporate financing or any of the “powers that be” in the national media. Nearly all of his success is attributed to grassroots volunteers who have embraced his message of freedom and carried the torch with fervor.
This is the last weekend before Super Tuesday. I know that all of us here are tuned into what is going on, but many of your neighbors are not. For example, prior to joining this movement, I'd never voted in a presidential primary. I never even knew when they were. This weekend is crucial for door-to-door canvassing. If you remind people that there is a vote on Tuesday, and of what is at stake, you can motivate a lot of people to vote this weekend. This is what it is all about -- getting people to come out and vote.
Both my wife and I noticed something…there were young people, young families, middle aged singles and couples and older folks. In short a true representation of ALL AMERICANS!! His message obviously appeals to everyone, and why not? As he said Freedom is a pretty darn good message and it is catching on!
We The People Can and Will Pass Legislation to Guarantee Paper Ballots and an Open Count in the 2008 General Elections.
Instead of a constitutional government and a virtuous society, we have lost our way. We have accepted and been ensnared by a growing nanny-state government controlling our lives to the detriment of our freedom and liberty.
It is amazing to me that voters who consider themselves "conservative" have put John McCain and Mitt Romney in positions to secure the party nomination on February 5th. These two epitomize flip-flopping and take the standard "party stance" on any given issue for a party that has drifted so far to the right it makes Nazi Germany seem like Six Flags.
I'm upset, but not surprised, that Ron Paul was nowhere to be found on the front page of the Tribune that featured the other candidates, even some who have already dropped out of the race
But Mr. Paul, he said, was somehow different. “He’s the one of the only candidates who is talking about the economy, in terms of making important changes in the country’s monetary policy. The others are talking about methods of controlling our economic problems. He’s the one looking at the causes for runaway inflation and a collapsing housing bubble and addressing those causes.”
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," and "Military Commission 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.
Thanks to Jeff Schulman for discovering that Ron Paul received more military donations in the 4th quarter than all his opponents combined. Paul: $286,764; 1349 donors
Ron Paul is different than the remaining candidates that are still running for president. This is largely because he understands the issues and is telling the truth.
Ron Paul speaks to students and the community at the Student Union Building in Seattle. One of his best speeches.
Everything about Arizona senator John McCain's appearance in an airport hangar here Friday was predictable: the stump speech, the well-worn jokes and the warm-up speakers who spoke of how well-prepared McCain was to confront terrorists who threaten the American way of life. Everything, that is, except for the supporters of Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.) who showed up.
EDITORIAL - Whatever you think of Ron Paul, you have to admit that the media are notoriously biased against him. The Fox News Channel unfairly excluded him from its January 6 debate, while MSNBC and CNN tried to keep him from speaking for any significant length of time during their January 24 and January 30 debates. This is a candidate, we must recall, who placed second in the Republican Nevada caucuses on January 19, beating John McCain.
The alarm in the Colorado Convention Center employee's voice was verging on panic.
Yesterday, Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul addressed members of the local business and financial community at a private meeting on Lake Union.
February 02, 2008
Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul said today his three remaining GOP opponents are making a mistake trying to write him off while he continues to draw huge crowds and raise millions of dollars on the campaign trail.
I will be bringing carloads of RP campaign material including large signs, balloons, banners, stickers, pamphlets, etc. to the Mill Avenue area from University to 4th St. all day from February 1st-5th.
As a Christian and an ordained minister, I am appalled that too many Christians are so gullible that they would support a candidate without doing some research. The information I found on Huckabee is shocking. First, it is not my place to judge him or any other Christian for what they do in their private life, but the Bible tells us that by their fruits we shall know them. We should be very cautious of electing someone just because he or she proclaims to be a Christian.
The Globe ad will run on Monday, Feb. 4. It is available here in PDF form.
The Ron Paul 2008 Republican presidential campaign today announced the formation of the Alaska Veterans for Paul Coalition.
An open letter to traditional Christians to quit the Flatworldview Society immediately and to re-animate the Constitution of the United States with the big ideas of Christianity and Dr. Ron Paul
Some candidates have governed at local and state levels or succeeded in business, but only one has a record to prove that he has studied and has an extensive knowledge of economics as it relates to government.
Looks like older Americans want the younger ones to die. Or are they just ignorant? The heavy hitters are against this insane man.
Ron Paul has more Military Contributors than others Combined.
Who else is there to vote for? Well, you can cross Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Mike Huckabee and Rudy Giuliani off the list immediately as they show up on the Top Ten of the most corrupt politicians in the country according to Judicial Watch (www.judicialwatch.org ). I encourage you to go to this Web site and read the truth about these four candidates. The only thing that will change if they are elected will be their increase in personal wealth.
A militarist suffering from acute narcissism and armed with the Bush Doctrine is not fit to be commander in chief.
McCain shows no familiarity with the economic literature on immigration, preferring slogans about jobs Americans won’t do. He has not read the studies suggesting that the current wave of unskilled immigration has yielded virtually no net economic benefit to American workers and has hurt the most economically vulnerable among us, themselves disproportionately black and Hispanic.
Colbert uses satire in approval of Paul.
Nevertheless we urge a vote for him. This campaign sends a signal to both parties that a significant number of Americans value their country’s great Constitution, that many conservatives reject wiretaps, waterboarding, and senseless wars. There is far more realism in Paul’s analysis than can be found in those Republicans who believe that Washington’s policy of borrowing billions from China to pay for the occupation of a growing number of countries is desirable, much less sustainable.
So back to my original question, why does the media refuse to give Ron Paul the attention that he deserves? Maybe it is because some of the major media people feel threatened by Ron Paul. See throughout the years major media outlets such as Fox News and NBC have made a good portion of their income from the war. NBC is owned by General Electric who happen to be one of the worlds top 3 producers of jet engines and supply Boeing, Lockheed and Martin, and other military aircraft makers the power for their airplanes and helicopters. Or take CBS for example… Back in 1996 CBS was bought by the then named Westinghouse Broadcasting Company, which was in turn purchased by Viacom. The Westinghouse Company makes nuclear reactors for U.S. Submarines and also electronics for the military and manufactures arms. Those same arms are used in the war today.
Well, in some ways, the story is a complicated one, but a major factor in our economic downfall-if not the most influential -has been the deliberate destruction of our money. You simply cannot have a healthy economy without a sound currency. Consider, if you will, how difficult it would be to build a house if your yardstick were to change its length each day: Can you imagine what kind of structure would result if a carpenter used a "standard" measure that was 16 " one day, 32 " the next, then 56 ", then 43 "? And that's essentially what we're trying to do ... run an economy using a value measurement that continually fluctuates.
Dedicated to the Ron Paul Revolution. Inspirational.
“Only one candidate has put forth a diagnosis of America’s current ills and has a vision to turn America off its misguided course.”
He may still be underperforming at the polls, but when it comes to supporters putting their money where their mouths are, Ron Paul has the Republican frontrunners beat hands down.
Ron Paul, on the other hand, is just getting started. He has a ton of money in the bank, and there's more where that came from. He has the most powerful weapon in this race - a twenty year track record of political integrity energized by the only platform truly based on the Constitution
Presidential candidate Ron Paul's as yet unreleased book The Revolution: A Manifesto has stormed into the Amazon top five today rising from number 629 in a matter of hours.
Today, the Ron Paul 2008 presidential campaign is announcing the appointment of three new policy advisors. Doug Bandow has been appointed policy advisor to the campaign, while Charles Peña and Philip Giraldi have been named as foreign policy advisors.
It's shaping up a lot like Nevada: Mitt Romney's the only other Republican giving the race any attention, grasping for a positive headline among the drumbeat of McCain endorsements and wet kisses from newspaper edit boards. And, like in Nevada, some of the Paul organizers will be battle-hardened veterans of Iowa and New Hampshire.
Ron Paul statement about Reagan's and the Gold Standard was powerful, it dissolved a lot of the "fringe" image of the Gold Standard that some call a CRAZY throwback idea. Not one of the other Candidates can attack Ron Paul's honesty and claim that Reagan did not tell Ron Paul that "no great nation that got off the gold standard ever remained great".
But, he said, Kucinich's liberal supporters were having trouble accepting Paul's opposition to government health-care subsidies for the poor, such as Medicaid.
"The Revolution: A Manifesto" is the most extraordinary book ever written by a public figure in America. And Ron Paul, as we well know, isn’t just any public figure. He is the great truth-teller of our time, and the greatest champion of freedom the U.S. Congress has ever seen. Ron Paul is throwing down the gauntlet, defining the issues that he and his movement – which are not going away – intend to hammer home from now until the end of time.
Well, it's official, ladies and gentlemen. Believe it or not, Rep. Ron Paul, the 72-year-old Texan who hardly ever gets mentioned in Republican political news and the one-time libertarian who always gets the least time on TV debates if he isn't barred completely, was, in fact, the most successful Republican fundraiser in the last three months of 2007.
He falls short on understanding Ron Paul's foreign policy.
It’s the responsibility of every individual who cherishes life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, to spread the Ron Paul presidential message to the masses. This is more important than anything else you have going on in your life, regardlesss of it’s importance to you.
4th Quarter Fun Raising Totals For The Remaining Republican Candidates:
Nice crowd there.
The media started to increase the use of adjectives when reporting on Congressman Paul to give the impression to the average voter that his chances of winning were very slim…