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Come on base Republicans...get a clue.
But his appeal is to mainstream America as well. What could be more American than the Constitution? Attempts to discredit Ron Paul as an extremist have largely failed, and his popularity is growing, the media are giving him a fair shake, and other candidates are aping him. However, attempts by the so-called "top-tier" candidates to emulate his strategy have been as unsuccessful as big media's attempts at blogging. Ron Paul's Long Tail will propel him to victory.
When we look at global situations today, the words of our founding fathers are becoming more relevant daily. We need to understand that a simple, humble foreign policy makes us less vulnerable and less targeted on the world stage. Pakistan should not be getting an "allowance" from us and we should not be propping up military dictators that oppress people. We should mind our own business and stop the oppressive taxation of Americans that makes this meddling possible.
MISSOULA, MONTANA—Rising 2008 Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul was endorsed last week by the Montana Sports Shooting Association (MSSA), adding to his growing list of endorsements from Montana politicians.
Of Ron Paul's donors, the top three listed employers are Google, the Army and the Navy. Compare them to the media-anointed front runners of both parties, whose top donor lists read like a Who's Who of the housing bubble and credit implosion ponzi-schemers behind the destruction of the US economy. Too bad the Old Media was too busy sniffing the FEC reports for wizards, clowns, strippers and Nazis to point this out.
While many residents enjoyed the Veterans Day holiday, some residents gathered at the intersection of China Lake and Ridgecrest boulevards to show their support for Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul. He will be on the ballot in the February 2008 California Presidential Primary.
CNN has asked the Ron Paul campaign to create a 30 second video to air during the CNN/YouTube debate scheduled for November 28th. In keeping with the spirit of this campaign, we want YOU to create the video that will air. Please read all of the contest details here to learn the rules and submission details.
The image you have so carelessly planted in the minds of your viewers, that regular, honest, hardworking American supporters of Dr. Ron Paul are a bunch of terrorists is not only inaccurate, but grossly negligent sir! And I take extreme umbrage with you assertions. I am a former Marine, decorated with a Good Conduct Medal, a Navy Unit Commendation, and an Overseas Deployment ribbon for my service to these United States from 1982 to 1986. Seeing as we are both forty three I think its safe to say that while I was serving my country, you were much more busy becoming a drug addict and practicing to become an alcoholic, correct?
Regardless, in terms of ROI, looking at it from a purely financial standpoint. The Ron Paul campaign is highly efficient… to the point where spending zero to raise millions over the course of a week is no laughing matter, Hillary, Rudy, Obama and Mitt would love to see that ROI… but it’s not even close…. not by a mile.
None of the neocon smears against Ron and his supporters will work, for two reasons: first, he is a man of tranparent integrity and decency, unlike all the others; and two, the internet has changed the rules. In the past, smears tended to work because the bad guys dominated the media; now we have the new media, like LRC, and the result is that smears undermine the smear artists.
Granting the belief that Christians should vote for the most biblically conservative candidate, his choice in a two-party election usually comes down to the most conservative Republican, as opposed to any Democrat who is usually a brazen supporter for killing babies, sexually perverse relationships and marriages, and stealing our tax dollars to enlarge the size of the government nipple.
Unlike the mainstream investment community which is built around “fiat” money or paper dollars, the “alternative money management business” is flush because it has bet on gold and silver during a time of unprecedented over-issuance of the shaky American dollar through printing and the granting of credit.
I am sorry you had to shoulder the load alone for 30 years. I repent for my apathy for my country. I have been self centered, seeking out what the government could do for or give me. No more. It is time to give back, to take back. I just paid off my donations for November 5th. I am well prepared for the tea party. I always read my American history books with awe. I always wondered what it would be like to actually make a difference. Now is the time. This is the American peoples' chance to do this without violence. We must unite and we must act. Let us deal with the treasonous, fire the bureaucrats, and lock up the law breakers. We will carry you on our shoulders from here.
Frazier, a Web developer from Boise, said he came across Paul after the 2004 election. That year, Frazier voted for Ra
I want to address you, American Christian. All others are welcome to read and consider my points, and hopefully consider accepting Christ as Lord and in doing so, make this more relevant. But this will be directed at my brothers and sisters in Christ first. We as Christians seem to be more willing to place faith in something or someone and I believe sometimes it is blindly placed in something other than our Lord. This leads to enslavement, and usually we have a hard time realizing we are bound and thus an even harder time getting set free. My goal is to convince you to seriously consider our country’s future in regard to next year’s election, from a Christian point of view.
“Dr. Paul’s support is gaining rapidly,” said Paul campaign manager Lew Moore. “His unifying message of freedom, peace, and prosperity is bringing the Republican Party together, and it is showing in our fundraising success and steady climbing in the polls.”
Another smear of Ron Paul's donors. this time from the Supreme Soviet of neoconservatism--the American Enterprise Institute.
Ron Paul may be an old-school Republican, but no other candidate running for president — in either party — has spoken out against the war in Iraq as bluntly as he has.
Media reports have also floated the idea that the once invincible Rudy Giuliani may not win any primaries until Super Tuesday, yet still be a viable candidate.
Unlike the rest of the presidential candidates, who release their fund-raising figures quarterly, the Paul campaign makes a point of having a transparent donor roll. The constantly updated list is available on Paul's site. Andrew Rasiej, co-founder of techPresident.com — a blog that monitors how the candidates are using the Web — said that alone is empowering individuals to use donor data to encourage more people to participate.
It enrages the neocons that Ron Paul is siphoning off conservatives who have finally come to their senses after nearly eight years of Bush and the pathological liars and serial warmongers in his administration.
We are proud to announce that 4"x6" postcards are now available for download! These handsome cards highlight Dr. Paul's principled record and contains space for you to write a personal message about your support.
Ron Paul is against constitutional amendments banning abortion, same-sex marriage, and flag burning precisely because he is following the Constitution he swore allegiance to. Another reason he opposes these amendments is because he is an advocate of that forgotten constitutional principle of federalism. He considers the division of power between the federal government and the states to be one of the virtues of the American political system. To alter this balance would endanger self-government and individual liberty. Dr. Paul is in favor of letting state legislatures decide social policy because federalism was established to allow decentralized, local decision-making. Following the Ninth and Tenth Amendments, he favors all authority over matters not specifically addressed in the Constitution remaining with state legislatures.
All this buzz, however, has generated a counter-buzz, a sinister stream of smears and jeers coming from both Right and Left. What's instructive is how similar these attacks are in their viciousness, and, in the case of the "serious" mainstream critics, their juvenility. Whether coming from the liberal and ostensibly antiwar Kevin Drum of the Washington Monthly and Matt Yglesias of The Atlantic, or from some neocon hack over at the Weekly Standard, the "Ron-is-crazy" meme is being furiously pushed upstream against the raging current of the Paul phenomenon – so far, to little avail. He's a "fruitcake," sniffs Drum, and the beat is taken up by Yglesias, who chimes in with charges of "extremism." The Weekly Standard takes it a bit further, and, with its characteristic snark, dubs Ron the "don't tase me, bro!" candidate, complete with an illustration of Paul being hustled off the stage by uniformed thugs – which is what they'd like to do to all of their political opponents.
We're organizing a radio show call in blitz 4 the first week of December. The idea is to get thousands of people to call shows that ignore Ron Paul. These shows are heard by millions of people. Imagine if ten people got through on each show.
A new CBS poll shows Ron Paul in 4th place with 8% in New Hamphire, ahead of Thompson and Huckabee. In Iowa, Ron Paul is tied for 5th place with John McCain. Huckabee is in a surprising 2nd place, closing in on Romney. The poll was taken between Nov. 2-12, so it only partially includes the recent surge of publicity for the campaign.
There is no questioning at this point that Ron Paul is a candidate with a legitimate chance of securing the Republican Party nomination, regardless of his relatively low polling figures. To understand this one simply needs to look beyond these figures to find the strongest example of grassroots support ever demonstrated in US politics.
I've been wondering which Presidential candidate do Google employees prefer. So I looked up Q3 fundraising statistics on OpenSecrets.org, and here's what I learned.
I received an e-mail the other day concerning our military base in Ecuador (Manta Air Base). The sender was informing many about an excerpt from Reuters. Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa said in a statement the other day that the United States must allow Ecuador to build a base in Miami, FL if we wish to renew the lease of Manta Air Base in 2009.
Ron Paul's non-interventionist and constitutional foreign policy approach would help, not hurt, Israel to resolve tensions with their neighbors. Remember, Israel has more nuclear missiles to defend themselves than all of the Middle East nations combined. Believe me, Israel knows how to defend itself. And know this: America's constant meddling curses Israel more than it blesses.
What was shocking was that when they listed the local fundraising successes of the candidates, Ron Paul was third on the list behind Obama and Hillary Clinton, and he was a respectable third at that, finishing well ahead of Democrats John Edwards and Bill Richardson. Other Republicans were also far behind. The fundraising results they provided shape up as follows.
Oh how these elitist bozos yearn for the day when we all sit home and get our only political information from either the network news and establishment papers, or, we'd have to spend hours or days in a library digging through years of microfilm in order to know anything different. The Ron Paul campaign defies the old order of surefire serfdom and instead brings forth hope for a society where people who are not empowered by government can organize and establish a bonafide resistance movement with wicked potential for a sea change within the political environment. No wonder why they - the neocons-in-power - hate us.
As an active, online Ron Paul supporter who likes to seek out debate with his detractors, I can’t tell you how many times I and others like me have encountered the "He’s a closet Nazi/Racist/Fascist" nonsense. I have literally lost track of how many times I’ve sighed at yet another blatant attempt at character assassination—all stemming from the same worn out issue surrounding his newsletter in the 80’s; an issue which has been thoroughly explained/debunked ... and yet this drivel persists.
On the Sean Hannity radio program, pollster John Zogby said that Texas Congressman Ron Paul could end up surprising the field - and "embarass a lot of the frontrunners" by wildly exceeding expectations taking 15 to 18 percent in the New Hampshire primary.
WASHINGTON (CNN) — Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul has raised $8.1 million since October 1, nearly doubling the amount he had raised over the first three quarters of the year, according to his campaign.
Paul has widespread support throughout the US and not just on the internet - as many in the mainstream media have reported. Paul, when asked about his appeal to young people said,
Ron Paul volunteers are already working hard to find places to stay for the influx of supporter-volunteers. Where are they coming from? Some are apparently quitting jobs and others are taking extended vacations. One family recently arrived from the Midwest as a “test case” and others are on their way once they see how accommodations are configured.
The empire is coming down because the dollar is coming down, as Ron Paul and the Austrian economists have long warned.
Writes Jay Roberts: "The Glenn Beck piece really sets a new low. Anyhow, here is a blogged list of links for Glenn's advertisers. Your readers may be interested in providing some polite feedback."
Yes, you read that right. Boyapati is quitting his Google job to go to work full-time for no money on a political campaign that many pundits have already written off as unwinnable. Bear in mind that Google is one of the most desirable employers in America today. A Google job is highly prized, means good money, has great on-site benefits, has an ideal working environment, and so on. Why on earth would someone leave a job like that for a political campaign that most political experts believe can't be won?
Beck is dancing a fine line here. He continuously speaks about his steadfast support of the US Constitution. Yet he seems to forget the impetus for this “glorious” document. Guy Fawkes may or may not have been a terrorist, but he was certainly a revolutionary. Our founding fathers were also revolutionaries who resorted to violence. Is Beck suggesting that Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and company are terrorists? By Beck’s definition our country was founded on terrorism. Now who is the mayor of Crazy-town, Glenn?
Which brings me to my point. Ron Paul is living in an alternate reality from the reality these other entities have created. The craziest thing is that it’s actually the GENUINE reality. It isn’t based on mirrors and distractions. It is based on looking at the world and events for what they are, and using history and those experiences to direct us in the future. What a concept, a reality based on reality, rather than falsely concocted divisive thoughts that trickle down from the ones who are the most hungry for power.
Mom, Dad, Sister, Brother; This year for Christmas, please don't buy me any physical gifts for Christmas. Instead, please donate a few bucks to the Ron Paul for President campaign at RonPaul2008.com on December 16th, 2007 (Tea Party "Money Bomb").
Furthermore, as of Oct. 18, Paul has received the most donations from members of the military than any other presidential candidate. Unlike most candidates who have not served, he served as an Air Force flight surgeon in the ’60s. A third of his military financial support comes from the Air Force. Another third comes from the Army and a quarter from the Navy. Clearly, his experience and understanding of the war resonates with the men and women who are actually serving in battle overseas. I’d also like to clarify that Paul is not an isolationist; he is a non-interventionist. He supports trade and diplomatic relations with all and entangling alliances with none.
Paul's direct approach, his lack of political gloss and phony sound bites is resonating with a population fed up with year of corrupt politicians paying back their big corporate donors with laws that favor them and allow them to earn billions unfettered by taxes, or competition in bids. Whether you agree or not, his honesty in expressing opinions would make most pols go running for their mama's skirts, yet it is working for the polemic Paul.
“New money means new support,” said Paul campaign spokesman Jesse Benton. “This week is a testament to the unifying power of Dr. Paul’s message of freedom, prosperity and peace. He’s bringing the party together.”
How large is the economic crisis that has hit the United States? With the discontinuance of M3 and the apparent flooding of US dollars into the economy by creating money "Out of Thin Air", the US currency has been devalued to the point where “central banks and finance ministries (of other countries) are setting up obstacles to keep the falling dollar from threatening company profits and economic growth.” The ultimate question is, how long are other countries going to be able to keep the American economy from collapsing in on itself, specially since there is talk of a worst recession then the 1930s?
Giuliani also promoted and endorsed a seriously mobbed up man to be head of the DHS; he fully embraces and employs a priest credibly abused of sex abuse of a minor (and refuses to distance himself from him); and actively endorses torture as a foreign policy weapon. Jamie Kirchick actually supports Giuliani for president - but is hyper-ventilating about a $500 check that Paul hasn't even decided what to do with! There you have the massive double-standards on the neocon right.
Ron Paul is the only GOP candidate unequivocally opposed to the Iraq war and was the only Republican representative who did not vote in support of it. He is also the rare congressman who refuses a Congressional pension, because he considers the use of taxpayer money in this fashion an abuse of power. For the same reason, he never accepted taxpayer-funded Medicare or Medicaid in his practice, nor did he allow his children to take federal loans for college.
On either November 20, or 21, USA Today will be running a full-page, black and white ad, titled "An Open Letter to the American People." The ad will be paid for by a wealthy Ron Paul supporter in Massachusetts who will be placing the ad on his own behalf and is not associated with the official campaign.
What truly upset me was when I watched KFYR that night and listened to the report about the event, they showed the percentages for each of the candidates but omitted Paul's name. The media tried alluding that Paul didn't receive any votes. However, he was the only candidate who received votes but whose votes were not reported. Why?
Ron Paul's positions do matter to his supporters. His message of liberty and a restoration of constitutional government, including using gold as money, is of great significance to us. We are now witnessing the rapid and disorderly descent of the dollar.
As president, Ron Paul would bring honesty and integrity back to the office, and would have the U.S. once again become a republic rather than the invading empire that we have unwisely become.
#5 - We are creating history Our political system has been stolen from us. Billionaires, bankers, lobbyists, special interest groups, and large corporations buy many of the politicians. Then the mainstream media pimps the ones that we are "allowed" to vote for and buries the rest in obscurity. Look at that list of candidates and see what minor differences they have. I saw a list of which candidates banks had given money too in this election. No surprise, it was all the big names.
Ron Paul means just as much (if not more) to Black Americans and People of Color as well as any other American.
The uninvited guest: Chinese sub pops up in middle of U.S. Navy exercise, leaving military chiefs red-faced
Just another example of why our failed obsession with the phony "war on terror" has caused us to overlook REAL threats to our assets. Ron Paul is right again.
A patriot gives Faux news' Hannity some reading materials including Ron Paul materials.
The Ron Paul Sign Contest concluded on November 8th, and the six judges have now finished their deliberations. To all those who helped promote this event, as well as the many participants, THANK YOU! In total, more than 40 new sign ideas were added to the RON PAUL SIGN PAGE.
Tonight I watched Obama re-invent his stump speech. Now he has energy but still has no ideas. Ron Paul sucked the life out of his insurgent candidacy so he needed a new shtick. Then there's the flurry of gonzo endorsements among the Republicans. And of course they are starting to steal Ron's rhetoric. It’s all very amusing and very pathetic. They may know the words but only Ron knows the music.
On tonight's show 11/12/2007, Glenn Back implied that any person who supports Ron Paul is a terrorist. Yes...thats [BS], but this just means we are now in the attack phase of the campaign, and we'll see a ton more crap like this just because we are a real threat now.
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If this doesn’t get the attention of the mainstream media and the Republican establishment, it’s difficult to figure out just what would. And it’s likely that even more dramatic developments in Ron Paul’s run for the presidency are yet to come.
Nov. 5, 2007 marked the beginning of the death of the Democratic-Republican Communist Party of America. On that day, 37,000 Ron Paul supporters gave the finger to 300 million collectivists and won, proving the famous statement of Sam Adams that adorns the Ron Paul web site.
The Michigan primary is in danger of canceling the January primary. This would result in the Republicans choosing the candidate at a party convention instead of a popular vote. If we want to maintain an open and free election in Michigan, we must act now to encourage our state legislature to clear passage of the changes required to continue the primary.
Illinois senator and Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's supporters are hoping that they can best their Republican counterparts' fund-raising prowess online.
Enter Ron Paul. He’s the only guy in the political world who is actually talking about monetary policy. And people are beginning to listen when he says that we need sound currency backed by specie (i.e., gold and silver). I believe that one key to the Paul campaign’s success, and to the success of the movement which is growing around it, will lie in how clearly he and his followers can explain why monetary policy is relevant. Why? Because it certainly looks like we are headed for a recession, and the public is going to start looking around for someone who can provide an explanation for what happened and a solution to it.
He has never been on a lobbyist sponsored trip, he has received 99% of his Presidential campaign donations from individuals, he has never voted to raise Congressional pay, he has never voted to raise your taxes, take your guns or vote for an unbalanced budget.
Saturday Nov. 17th, 2pm - 8pm Coachman Park in Clearwater, FL Live music, food, drinks & fun for the kids!!! Come enjoy a day of Freedom and learn about our next President - Ron Paul!
November 12, 2007
But it's the free press that may ultimately help his campaign. One of the reasons few had heard of Ron Paul was the fact that few mainstream media outlets would bring his name up. The tide is changing now.
That drama may now be starting, with Act 1 on the stage of high finance. Tipped by losses in the derivatives markets associated with mortgaged backed securities, the financial economy has started to slip and slide. This time, thanks to the gross imbalances facilitated by Bush's insane spending policies, the Federal Reserve can't play the usual trump card of slashing interest rates. Caught between a rock and a hard place, the dollar is in the squeezer, and in the end, we will drink the bitter results. Good-bye dollar. Thank-you, Mr. Bush.
This whole concept of singling out and labelling as "weirdos" and "fruitcakes" political figures because they espouse views that are held only by a small number of people is nothing more than an attempt to discredit someone without having to do the work to engage their arguments. It's actually a tactic right out of the seventh grade cafeteria. It's just a slothful mechanism for enforcing norms.
Reader says choosing Texas Congressman led to bizarre questions about sexual positions and cooking rice, even admitted practices of pollsters artificially deflate Paul's real support.
I’ll be more explicit. Republicans cannot win the Presidency without the libertarian swing vote. The libertarian swing vote is coalescing around Ron Paul. If the Republicans alienate the libertarian swing vote by continuing to make bonehead moves like banning Paul in Iowa - they lose the White House. If Republicans find a way to retain most of that vote regardless of whether Paul wins the nomination - the Republicans keep the White House. The way to retain that vote is for the Republicans to move in a libertarian direction and find their inner “Ron Paul”. This is the meaning of Ron Paul - Republican.
He seems to be teaching some very complex and difficult to understand lessons as a politician these days. He panders to his heart and mind. He adheres to the constitution, and never fails to vote based on it. He’s honest. He has integrity. He has unwavering principle. He listens, thinks, then acts. He talks to people, and answers their questions. He tells you where he stands and what he believes, regardless of how you may feel about it.
LITTLE ROCK - Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul has paid a $15,000 filing fee to appear on the Feb. 5 primary ballot in Arkansas.
Ron Paul's supporters are preparing for a Tea Party — the campaign's next major fundraising event.
The press keep harping that his foreign policy is isolationist and they keep trying to characterize him that way as if he is out of touch with reality. It is an absurd notion that people seem to really think that our 700 worldwide bases and trillion dollar annual defense spending largess are somehow required to make us safe.
Ron Paul appeals to Jews, Mormons, Christians, Muslims ...look up Mormons for Ron Paul, Christians for Ron Paul, Jews for Ron Paul and Muslims for Ron Paul. The sub-categories are endless. There is even an all-Europe conference being organized for those people in foreign countries who are *also* not being represented as a majority but instead being controlled by a small elitist minority.
This places Ron Paul in 4rth place and ahead of a former front-runner in the polls, Fred Thompson. The New Hampshire primary is the first in the nation and the winner is likely to win the Republican nomination or at least gain a great amount of momentum toward that goal.
If the same 38,000 supporters who donated their hard earned dollars on November 5th to achieve 4.2 million dollars in one day invested just 10 full days canvassing their neighbors (38 million households), Ron Paul would win this election in a landslide decisive victory. Victory is ours if we pro-actively reach out and take it. What price are we willing to pay for freedom? What will be the cost of failure?
Ideally for those who advocate a return to constitutional principles in America, Dr. Paul will never have to face a decision about running for President as a third party candidate. However, too much momentum has been built to simply throw in the towel if the present battle is lost. Perhaps, then, the best outlet for that momentum is a bringing into the light of the farcical two-party system commonly referred to as democracy in America.
But Dr. Paul questioned the two very basic premises behind all of the drum-beating now going on: the assumptions that Iran has to be our enemy and that a nuclear-armed Iran would somehow represent an unprecedented threat to regional and global stability.
"Dr. Paul's support among veterans is extremely high," said Paul campaign spokesman Joe Seehusen. "These great patriots who have fought for our country know that only Dr. Paul's foreign policy of peace and secure borders can guarantee true national security, and they want him fighting for our country's freedom."
Two national polls released last week by CNN and Rassmussen Reports reveal Congressman Paul to be polling at or above 5% nationwide. Rassmussen Reports shows Dr. Paul's support at 6%, and CNN's data shows it is at 5% nationwide.
November 12, 2007
Ron Paul campaign’s success is simple: the idea of liberty, sound money and a nonintervention foreign policy is catching on like wildfire. Americans across the political spectrum from all walks of life, from all regions of the country, from every income group, have concluded that America has been hijacked by the welfare-warfare neoconservatives in both parties. And they want someone to restore their liberties.
Here is a condensed Google Trends Summary [1yr graph + 30 day bar graphs] Over the last 30 days, Ron Paul leads everywhere but Utah (Mitt Romney) So far, the November results are overwhelmingly in his favor .
If you live within New England (ME, VT, CT, RI, MA, even NY) your help is needed in New Hampshire now.
“If Ron Paul doesn’t win, the only way to solve this ever-increasing spiral of government involvement is to start a new nation and put even stricter checks and balances in place,” Sparks said.
Property rights, tax policy, regulation and civil liberties have long been concerns of mine. Ron Paul's voting record demonstrates, beyond a doubt, that he takes principled stands on those issues, holding true to his duty as a congressman.
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“Kent Snyder, chairman of Ron Paul’s campaign, told a group of us this morning that Ron Paul will very soon be on:CBC (15 minutes tomorrow morning) 60 minutes (a full 12 minute segment) David Letterman The View CNN covered the rally today and interviewed Ron (3rd interview of RP this week on CNN)”
Isn't strange that the most popular Republican president had the same principles as Ron Paul? Remember that Ron Paul was one of the four Congressmen to support Reagan's candidacy for president. You could just take Ron Paul's likeness and impose it on this video and it would be very hard to tell the difference. Watch this.
Although not as successful as the November 5th record donation day, This November 11th has brought in another $233,526.57 for the Ron Paul campaign. Starting 24 hours ago at 12 AM ET with the total on Ron Paul’s website at $7,823,646.32, we finish the day with the total passed the $8 Million mark at $8,057,172.89 and well ahead of the campaigns goals for the 4th quarter which ends December 31.
I’m petitioning to help Ron secure the 10,000 valid signatures of registered voters that he needs to get on the ballot here in Virginia. As of now, I have personally donated $1,028 to his campaign and fully intend, on a month-by-month basis, to reach the maximum $2,300 allowed by law. For the first time in my life, I have a political bumper sticker on my car – "Ron Paul for President." I’m the first person on my block with a "Ron Paul for President" yard sign. I’ve told Ron’s campaign that if they would like me to go door-to-door in New Hampshire, Virginia, or anywhere else to hang leaflets on people’s doors, all they have to do is say the word and I’ll be there.
What can be said about Mr. Paul is that he's not only ahead of Mr. Bernanke but also of his fellow Republicans, and he will eat into their standing until they address the question of the soundness of our currency.
If traffic to presidential campaign sites influenced national polls of Republican candidates, media coverage might pay more attention to Web phenom Congressman Ron Paul and folksy social conservative Mike Huckabee. Traffic to their sites surpassed Fred Thompson's in October, after the celebrity politico had steamrollered past his GOP opponents in September.
The poll began asking my party affiliation, "Republican." I said. "And whom will you vote for for the 2008 Presidential election; Fred Thompson, John McCain, Rudy Guiliani, Duncan Hunter, Mike Huckabee, or Mitt Romney?" I paused a moment and then asked,"What about Ron Paul?" The pollster responded:
"He isn't one of the selections."
Unlike with other stump speeches, for once, everyone’s wallet and civil liberties are safe, and the speaker proposes no grand government schemes to leave no child behind or save social security. Hey, Ms. Clinton and Rudy McRomney don’t even make the cut.
Turned out to be a pretty good rally. It was damn cold but the crowd was very large (estimates from 2500-7000 have been quoted) and energetic. Supporters from as far as Massachusetts and New Hampshire showed up including Chris who I met when Laurie and I went up to NH for the Paul Family walk.
On September 11th America was bitten by enemies it helped create, and for many this was all the provocation they needed to declare a new World War: America vs. "Radical Islam" or "Islamofascism" (as variously understood). Principles and introspection be damned. Kill or be killed was the implicit cry...buried, of course, under a veneer of seemingly rational justifications which we now know to have been utterly false. Yet still we are told that we must go forth in the world with the cudgel raised. The latest empire on which the sun never sets must tighten its grip or face disintegration under a mushroom cloud.
When you're reading an article about Ron Paul, it doesn't take long to discern the position of the author. If the author is against Ron Paul their venom and misrepresentations will appear within the first lines, if not in the title. The writing style of the enemies of Ron Paul has almost become boiler plate. The articles all utilize one or more of the same tired tactics. There must be a 'Write Articles Against Ron Paul For Dummies' at the local library that reads something like this:
November 11, 2007
Our future is in our hands. Will will answer the call? It is up to each and every one of us to lead our fellow Americans to the righteous path of Ron Paul. The need is dire. The time is now. Rise and heed the call of duty. The world is watching.
Based on the donation map, it would seem that Ron Paul is reigniting support for the traditional values of Ronald-Reagan-style “Cowboy conservatism” among Red States – small government, and a wariness of foreign entanglements along with a reverence for traditional virtues and morality. Ron Paul is also reportedly receiving support from Democrats attracted to his anti-foreign-war message; this might explain donor support among some so-called Blue states.
Ron Paul isn't leading in the polls, but he is leading in the enthusiasm his grassroots campaign is generating. The establishment GOP hacks, fake conservatives, and Republican presidential candidates are all feeling the heat from the Ron Paul machine.
Almost alone among candidates Democratic and Republican, Ron Paul has hewed to what many consider a fundamental vision of America’s founders, and asked that American citizens join him in speaking out against what he calls the “American empire” abroad.
On this morning's McLaughlin Group, Eleanor Clift quickly stated at the show's end that with the current fracturing of the Republican Party, something to the effect that Ron Paul would emerge as the candidate true conservatives would rally around.
One of the major selling points Ron Paul had to get me to support him is his stance on the soundness of the American dollar. It has made me think about what will be made of the dollar if Ron Paul cannot win the election and work to return to a sound dollar.
A very plausible explanation why the "scientific polls" are anything but.
My son Shane was wandering around with a camera at the Philly Rally yesterday and caught this bit from Ron's assistant campaign manager, Debbie Hopper. It's an impassioned plea for people to step up for service in the Second American Revolution and it brought tears to my eyes as I listened.
Another enthusiastic lady summed it up when she said, "Sooner or later, probably later, main stream media will realize the country really wants change and they will recognize that Ron Paul is leading that Revolution for change, and eventually they will start to report the ideas of Ron Paul without simultaneously disregarding him."
Please note the James Sugra from Huntington Beach California and Trevor Lyman from Miami are the brain trust behind the record setting 4.2 million one day funrasier.
Ron Paul may also have emerged as the first candidate of either party to effectively answer questions about the U.S. economy. When asked if he could answers questions about the economy as strongly as he has about the war Paul said:
So here we have a candidate who is "unfailingly polite," as the NY Times puts it; who never attacks his opponents; and who wages an entirely positive campaign of ideas; a uniquely humble and brilliant gentleman of the sort even Hollywood has idealized; why have the media and goo-goo's not credited Ron Paul for at least this?
Dr. Ron Paul keeps climbing in poll numbers which is fueling the growing ranks of Ron Paul's supporters, who have kicked in $7 million and are still trying to raise money on Veteran's Day.
On November 10, the Ron Paul campaign arrived in Philadelphia for a rally that started as a prize for the city's meetup group (it had raised more than $45,000, the best of any meetup group) and ballooned into the biggest event of the campaign.
A perspective of the huge crowd.
If the Ron Paul Movement reaches critical mass, Dr. Paul might find himself in mortal peril. There are too many powerful people deeply invested in a permanent war economy to permit that movement to succeed without making a serious effort to silence its most compelling spokesman. And “lone gunmen” generally don’t spontaneously arise from the general population; they tend to be recruited and deployed by murky interests dimly but plausibly connected to those powerful people. This is why Ron Paul’s decision to make Peace the central focus of his campaign is the bravest act of statesmanship we’ll ever see.
Five thousand (or so) freedom lovers packed into Independence Mall to welcome Ron Paul. It was my privilege to work with the grass-roots volunteers that made this the campaign's biggest rally to date. This was definitely my kind of crowd. Not even rain and cold wind couldn't dampen the spirit.
The result, once supporters actually begin to donate on November 11th, could well put the small government presidential campaign of GOP Jeffersonian conservative Ron Paul (R-Tex) over $8 million in donations for the quarter, which is not yet half over. As of the morning of November 11th, Ron Paul's total donations were around %7.86 million.
They have something even bigger on the horizon, however. In 35 days, they're going to brew some tea and have a tea party. In celebration of the 234th anniversay of the Boston Tea Party, donors are lining up once again to make a big fundraising splash. Once again, the goal is 100,000 donors each giving $100 for a total of $10,000,000 in one-day donations. Once again, the campaign is off to a rousing start. With 35 days to go, they already have nearly 4,400 donors signed up, ready to participate as of early in the day on November 11th.