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I couldn't believe what I was reading! To think that these fans, many of whom, if the concerts I went to are any indication, are the type to drink so much at a show so as to forget what was played, were that interested in these issues, and with such nuance? Is Ron Paul teaching people, or simply revealing that many have been thinking and just had no politicians that were worthy to think about? I believe it must be some of both.
There is a short but positive article on USA Today’s website today. This is one of the comments there and it just shows how informed and intelligent that Ron Paul supporters are and how brilliant that Dr Paul is….
That would be Mel Gibson's Father! I met him in Washington DC. He is a Patriot and a very astute man.
The CFR knows the "American empire" message doesn't work anymore, so they are co-opting the language of the Left. What the fools don't know--and don't bother realizing--is that the Left's rubric and nonsense don't work either. Sixty years of failure demonstrates that soundly.
It appears that all of the media polls were wrong and Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul is mounting a serious challenge for the GOP nomination. Paul’s campaign will be hosting several events in South Carolina.
Every once in a while, opportunity knocks, and it’s knocking now at a very pivotal time in American history. Our opportunity is Ron Paul, and more importantly, his adherence to the Constitution. Why not pursue this candidate of hope and change, rather than suppress interest in him by opining that he will not win? The college campuses are not so jaded, Joe. Ron Paul is spreading like wildfire over the quads. Further, Ron Paul supporters are some of the most astute people I’ve ever met. They come from all walks of life - doctors and lawyers, students, website designers, cops, train conductors, you name it - and they all have two things in common: they were not politically enthusiastic until they heard about Ron Paul and they will NOT miss their chance to vote
Here are a few snapshots outside of NBC on 10/30/07 before and after the show.
So ask yourself this question... When is the only time during the year that tens or perhaps hundreds of neighbors and total strangers come to your house unannounced and ring your doorbell?
October 31, 2007
Another softball from Leno: "ARE YOU AN ISOLATIONIST?" Paul should have said "No, not at all, I'm a noninterventionist! There's a big difference!" --If you don't label what you are, all the uneducated idiots in the audience say to themselves: "Oh, he actually is an isolationist, he just doesn't want to say it!" PUT THE CONTRADICTION FIRST, ___THEN__ DEFINE IT! This is just basic human psychology at work here! It's basic toastmasters stuff!
Yesterday afternoon, when we pulled up at NBC studios in Burbank, hundreds of Ron's typically diverse and enthusiastic supporters cheered and cheered. Young and old, black, Asian and white, families and hippies, entrepreneurs and professionals, Republicans, Democrats, Independents, and anarchists, they had come from all over California, and from Nevada, Washington, and Oregon too. They had been there since 5:00am to ensure that they had tickets to the Tonight Show. I wondered: how much would, say, the Giuliani campaign had have to pay people to do that? These self-organizing volunteers hadn't even had to be asked.
Tom Cruise’s appearance and his new movie segued very well into Ron Paul’s appearance. Whoever produced this show kept the theme constant,… ‘government sucks’.
WOW! Is the expression that comes to mind after tonights Jay Leno show.
I was there and Ron Paul's applause was much louder than Tom Cruise's.
Today, we have federal departments and agencies almost without number. We have the Department of Education, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Energy, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Commerce, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Department of Justice, the Department of Labor, the Department of State, the Department of the Treasury, the Department of the Interior, etc., etc., ad infinitum, ad nauseum.
Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul was on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The audience was very receptive giving a loud applause when Leno mentioned Paul in his opening monologue.
2008 US Presidential candidate Ron Paul appeared on Jay Leno Tuesday night. This was the much ballyhooed segment that is widely considered Ron Paul's most high profile mainstream media appearance to date.
MSM shows its irrelevance. Let puts the WOOD to them.
Despite trailing in Polls' seems to be the media's description of Ron Paul in the 2008 election, and now is itself a talking point used when referencing Paul by almost every major media outlet. His chances at becoming nominated, let alone elected president, seem to range from barely a blip on the radar at 8%, all the way down to an 'also ran' at 1% in national polls. But where are they getting these statistics, and who is doing the polling?
Please join me on November 5, 2007 in giving $100 to my grandfather’s campaign. I know this could be a financial strain on many people to give this much money. Remember, however, that our dollar is in decline, we are fighting a war we cannot afford, and every other candidate is oblivious to these facts. Ron Paul is the only hope in the 2008 election to restore some sense of financial responsibility and defense of our individual rights to the federal government. If you don't give your dollar now, it might not be worth giving very soon.
October 31, 2007
Since my last presidential candidate (Samuel Brownback) has dropped out, I have chosen Ron Paul as my new candidate.
The campaign has been going so well in his view that "there's probably a risk I could win," Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul just told NBC-TV's Jay Leno.
To be totally honest it is a bit premature to call this election a two man race. Anything can happen to lift a candidate not mentioned here to the center stage or derail a candidate as well, but for pundits to be placing more emphasis on polls than fund raising and the crowds that a candidate attracts just doesn't make sense.
This is precisely what Ron Paul means by the inflation tax. When too much money is printed, Wall St gets the first handout - and everyone else gets the trickle-down and the inflation downside. That is what creates the income inequality that is destroying the middle-class. And again, it is not a result of a free market no matter how much Dems jump up and down. It is the inevitable result of a central bank that has a state-granted monopoly over the creation of money.
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October 30, 2007
I'll be there. :)
Tonight thanks to Leno, a few million Americans who've never heard of the man with two first names, will get their first exposure to a representative known in Congress as Dr. No for his anti-spending votes.
In one of this campaign season's more creative grassroots efforts, students from an undisclosed southeastern university have committed to playing the massively popular Halo 3 video game for 12 hours a day, seven days a week -- "12/7" they brag -- and are broadcasting their marathon sessions live on the internet. Visitors tuning in to watch the multiplayer carnage, a number now surpassing 35,000 people according to a counter on the players' website, are encouraged to make a donation to Ron Paul's campaign.
The plan has been circulating on various internet websites for 1 hundred thousand people to make a 1 hundred dollar donation on November 5th. If Paul’s supporters follow through they will give Ron Paul a one day pop of 10 million dollars.
Ron Paul was one of only 4 Republican congressmen to endorse Ronald Reagan for President. He led the Texas delegation to nominate Ronald Reagan.
Nothing nefarious here, folks. Indeed, Alex Jones donated to the Ron Paul campaign, as radio talk show hosts are allowed to donate to the political campaigns of their choice. As for the supposed $1,300 payment to Alex Jones, this was merely a refund. Jones made a mistake he intended to donate $1,000, not $2,300, and the $1,300 was a refund. The transaction was noted by OpenSecrets, an organization covering presidential funding.
The October 30th "money bomb" for Ron Paul is set to be dropped in just under 1 1/2 hours. Here are the optimal dropping times:
A possible 60 second ad? It rocks!
The first ad is certainly not nearly as slickly produced as ads from other campaigns. It features supporters talking about why they are supporting the longshot Republican.
One ad, called "Catching On," features New Hampshire residents voicing their support, including a self-described undeclared voter who says he will vote in the Republican primary simply to cast a ballot for Paul.
Paul is only Republican candidate who opposes the Iraq war and has built a passionate following online. He plans to spend $1.1 million of the $5.4 million he had available at the end of September on five ads over the next six weeks to try to raise his standing in the polls.
“All empires fail because of a financial crisis,” he told the Christian pastors.
Texas Rep. Ron Paul will have the largest audience in his longshot bid for the Republican presidential nomination tonight when he joins Tom Cruise and the legendary punk rock band the Sex Pistols as guest on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."
Afterward, quizzed about his views on Paul, Hartman said, “I’ve been supporting Mike Huckabee, but I would say I’m leaning real strong toward Ron Paul…. I wish a lot of my pastor friends were here.”
The War in Iraq is no longer necessary nor is it morally responsible to maintain. If you say you want the war to end and you are supporting Clinton or Obama then you are being duped because both are corporate shills bought and paid for by many industries with severe interests in maintaining the war on as many fronts as possible.
"My campaign is this: I don't want to run your lives," Paul said. "I don't have the authority to do it and it's not in the Constitution. And I don't have moral right, so I don't intend to run your lives."
"He's the first politician I've found that's actually honest and follows the Constitution," said Iranian-born Anwiya Youkhanna, a 21-year-old Air Force lieutenant who is expecting to be called to Afghanistan soon. Youkhanna joined 30 other Paul backers last week, holding signs of support at East Speedway and North Campbell Avenue.
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is an American veterans organization with over 2 million members. VFW works on behalf of American veterans by lobbying Congress for better veterans' health care and benefits. The VFW also maintains a nationwide organization of employees and volunteers to assist veterans with their VA disability claims and job placement.
What Obama and the other institutional candidates fail to understand, at their own peril, is that the media is no longer in control of public opinion, citizens are. We read, watch and listen to things that interest us when and where we choose. And gauged by the results of Ron Paul’s popularity on the internet and straw polls votes being cast across the country, big media and the punditry are fooling themselves when they discount the appeal of Ron Paul’s message.
That’s 50 percent of Republicans and Independents – who are eligible to vote in the upcoming New Hampshire primary. These sources say that the Ron Paul campaign is delighted with the news of so many undecideds even after the constant traveling to and fro in the state by the many Republican “front runners.” It also contradicts other "mainstream" polling that tends to show fewer undecideds.
I consider the past three presidents to be the most corrupt we have ever had. They have bankrupted our nation, printing money out of thin air and absolutely backed by nothing. What happened to the gold? Where did it go? It used to be stored at Fort Knox. Can someone please explain this to me and why we are in the fix we are in? I think someone should be held responsible for the missing gold.
The denizens of the Beltway “libertarian” crowd are largely legends in their own minds: Ron Paul, on the other hand, is a real world person, a nine-term Republican congressman from the Gulf coast of Texas who has nonetheless managed to maintain his unblemished record of libertarian integrity. Paul, as Gillespie would have it, is “too stupid to realize that’s not how politics works.” Here we have a former editor of “Suck” lecturing America’s most successful libertarian politician on how politics works: it’s laughable. Paul’s entire career in politics is a living reproach to the cynicism of Gillespie and his fellow wannabe “libertarian pundits, and that’s why they get wheeled out to sneer at him.
October 29, 2007
Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul has been considered a dark horse since entering the presidential race, but recent numbers are making it hard not to take a second look.
Big governement is failing.
As you can see, I evolved towards a style that was heavily biased towards asking questions whenever possible. It’s not about preaching to folks, it’s about engaging them in a meaningful dialog and letting them express their underlying concerns. I was amazed by how willing people were to talk (granted, folks browsing around the GOP booth are a highly-targeted population), and heartened by how many people share the same concerns as Americans.
Our current administration is perceived as irrelevant, at best, in Cuba and the message is falling on deaf ears there. If the administration really wanted to extend the hand of friendship, they would allow the American people the freedom to act as their own ambassadors through trade and travel. Considering the lack of success government has had in engendering friendship with Cuba , it is time for government to get out of the way and let the people reach out.
Its on! Today I submitted the application for a Park Use Permit to conduct an All Western Washington Rally for Ron Paul for President in Victor Steinbrueck Park, adjacent to the Pike Place Market in Downtown Seattle from Noon to 2pm on Saturday, November 10, 2007. We are making arrangements for a PA system, and are looking into speakers for the event.
Media outlets have been slowly back tracking from apparently inaccurate polls that have been saying for months that Ron Paul’s support is only at 1% and are starting to change polling data to reflect reality. A new poll in New Hampshire shows Paul at 7.4%. Paul’s campaign if it wins New Hampshire may prove media generated polls to be obsolete or at best a useless and lagging indicator.
Dr. Paul’s campaign message veers drastically from his GOP counterparts: Dr. Paul wants to withdraw troops from Iraq, conduct a non-interventionist foreign policy, protect civil liberties and is opposed to an unconstitutional police state, is for border security and reforming the monetary system by authorizing competing currencies.
Paul is starting to get covered by traditional media outlets because he has raised money and has attracted strong support by getting his message out via the internet.
Jim recently endorsed Ron Paul in a video interview with the Financial Times. In this excellent interview on the Financial Times website, he says that Ron Paul "is the only one I've seen in American politics that seems to have a clue with what's going on in the world..."
What will be interesting to watch next is how the ads will be received by his opponents' supporters. Will they go negative on him? Will he be ignored? Already, the hard core neo-con bloggers are doing their best to dig up dirt on him. But even more important will be to see if these ads give Dr. Paul a bump in the polls in New Hampshire. If they do, we could have a whole new ballgame.
During his half hour speech, Paul generated roars of approval when he said the government should end the war in Iraq and bring the troops home.
My goal with this article is to shine a light on Ron Paul’s beliefs and to show why, of all of the candidates running for president, his views line up most accurately with Christian principles and the Christian world view. I am going to list my top 5 issues that relate to the Christian world view, broken down into two blog posts as it would be quite a long post if I did it all at once.
"Ron Paul is actually a true conservative," commented Will's fellow panelist, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman. "He wants to eliminate Social Security. He want to go back on the gold standard. He's the real thing."
A colleague of mine at Ramapo College said he saw Ron Paul signs “everywhere” when he was in the Granite State recently. The “yard sign” indicator may be a better predictor of a candidate’s real strength than an establishment presidential poll. And by winning the intellectual debate on Iraq, civil liberties, taxes, government spending, regulation, the Federal Reserve, immigration, and other issues, the Ron Paul Presidential Campaign may be on the verge of winning the GOP nomination as well.
Carol Wagner of Fort Collins, Colo., said that she came to hear Paul speak because she believes in what he has to say.
Harvey H. Hukari, a longtime Republican strategist in San Francisco unaligned with a presidential campaign, said the Paul volunteers seemed to be on the right track for pulling a possible upset in the district, despite potential weaknesses.
October 29, 2007
It’s finally happening and none-to-soon. With all the hype that Wantabee AKA Huckabee has been getting with some on the religious right, this is going to be an important engagement for Dr. Paul.
Because of his opposition to the various wars that America has embarked upon overseas, Ron Paul is seen by those opposing him as “weak” on military and perhaps an “appeaser.” Nothing could be further from the truth, say Ron Paul supporters. His position remains constant and, as reported by the Baltimore Sun, involves both the “carrot and the stick.” The Sun reported him as saying the following: "We should have a strong national defense but not be so frightened that we're afraid to talk to people."
Ron Paul Vs. Rudy Giuliani. The difference between being educated and trying to make the public think you are.
Recently, my brother, my cousin, and I, who are all Ron Paul supporters for the 2008 Republican Presidential Primary, made some videos in support of our man. We went with the Mac vs. PC advertising campaign and made spoofs loosely based on that concept.
DEARBORN -- Arab-Americans said Sunday they are feeling estranged from the Republican presidential field because the GOP's policies are hostile to them, and just one candidate, dark horse Ron Paul, attended their three-day national leadership convention.
People like to get involved in causes that they think other people are supporting. With that in mind, this is the Ron Paul commercial I would do. (Everything below, including Ron Paul's own "I'm Ron Paul and I approved this message" can fit into a 30-second ad.)
In any country that has allowed the government to arrest people secretly, to imprison them without trial, to torture them for information, to spy on them without safeguards, or to search their homes and effects without a warrant, those powers have invariably been abused. When the government can decide who deserves civil liberties protections and who does not, no one is safe, least of all those who would criticize the government for its actions.
Fox News was up to it's old tricks again last week when during the Republican Debates they checked in with their "focus group". This group, we were led to believe, was your basic everyday undecided Republican voter. Interestingly the guy pictured above, went out of his way to call Ron Paul "certifiably insane".
Paul is unique among political candidate in that he doesn’t have to run from his record, his opponents do. Even those that disagree with the Texas Congressman wouldn’t dare to challenge his record or whether he’ll do what he says he will.
The value of a full range of ideas being heard is that truth extended (as during a debate or election speech) resonates with the same truth deep inside listeners(see The Spiritual Basis of Liberty), so now it's not the Clinton or Giuliani machine against some old eccentric named Ron Paul. It becomes a campaign between truth and insanity.
And it’s about time. Reading this article at the Houston Chronicle quickly gave me the impression that it’s not just the media who are starting to take Ron Paul more seriously; in fact, the media are way behind those active in politics. GOP state leaders and activists seem to take Paul quite seriously.
This is more opinion than fact, but i can not help but wonder if the november 5th money bomb will strike fear in the hearts of the GOP. There are several reasons that i think this will happen and i will try to explain my reasoning for my thoughts.
Paul said his ideas to refer back to the foundation of the country were ideal because of the Constitution's role as a regulator of the government instead of the citizens.
This made his puppet masters afraid of his popularity and they made the decision to quash his success by attempting to falsely accuse him of improprieties. They were aided by their ability to control the media. The great scene where Jefferson filibusters the Senate while being harassed and smeared by his opponents from all sides, this is where the Ron Paul situation comes to mind.
During the first three quarters of 2007, Ron Paul reported more itemized contributions (donations exceeding $200) than Fred Thompson in 28 states. (Thompson did not report any contributions in the first two quarters.)
Paul’s campaign message of withdrawing troops from Iraq, a non interventionist foreign policy, civil liberties and opposition to an unconstitutional police state, border security, reforming the monetary system by authorizing competing currencies, and his call for an end to federal income taxes are gaining ground among GOP primary voters. Paul’s campaign continues to have a non polarizing and uniting influence, drawing a diverse selection of supporters. Paul is one of only four Republican Congressman to have endorsed Ronald Reagan over Gerald Ford in his failed 1976 run at the Whitehouse.
If some “mainstream” Republicans in debates and on conservative websites have felt that Rep. Ron Paul is an unwelcome thorn in their side with his views that on many issues don’t skewer towards the present GOP establishment, they will be displeased by the following news:
October 28, 2007
As a Congressman, Ron Paul has championed the Constitution. Electing Ron Paul ensures the defence of the Constitution. So, would you give your life, donate your arms, or one of your legs to ensure Ron Paul becomes President? Thankfully there are other citizens who volunteer for those possibilities within their respective duties. You need to focus on the war of ideologies that Ron Paul is leading.
About an hour ago at the formal reception for Dr. Paul following the Iowa GOP dinner he announced that he was going to be on "The View".
"What most people don't hear that the younger people hear and see very clearly is their forced participation. The current troop deployment in Iraq and Afghanistan have been there far beyond the prescribed tours of duty, and our military has been spread so thin that we are virtually guarding Iraq while America goes unprotected. This cannot continue on a volunteer basis. The young of our country see a mandatory draft in their future to fight in a war they don't even want. These young people are supporting Ron Paul in droves. They do not want a new Vietnam or continued Afghanistan, Iraq, and Iran for their generation."
In Obama, young voters see the same uninspiring corporate driven slogans they see in the campaigns of Romney, Clinton, Edwards and Giuliani. But in Ron Paul they sense something quite different: authenticity. Authenticity that can now be verified by the tools this wireless generation created to cipher through the bullshit: MySpace, YouTube, the blogosphere, etc. Though these tools don’t synch with the polling results of Spin Alley, they do reflect the true pulse of American youth.
The Bible states that a Tree is Known by it's fruit. Have you, as a "Christian" Let your fruit fall from your tree, roll down the hill and rot By Voting for non christian actions in Government? Lets see ...
What this shows is that the mainstream is starting to sit up and ask, Who is Ron Paul? The people are curious and now the big talk shows are responding. Of course, the Daily Show and the Colbert Report already had him on, but they are always cutting edge. Now, the regular Joe will have a chance to hear more than a thirty second blurb from Ron Paul, which is really exciting. Hopefully, people will begin to see that Ron Paul is anything but a fringe candidate. In fact, he is probably the least fringe of them all. He has a very simple message and plan: just follow the Constitution. That's it.
If you were to look at the latest fundraising numbers for the second quarter of 2007, you would see that military personnel donated to the Ron Paul campaign in the largest number.
This country’s independence is being threatened by accelerating currency debasement, runaway inflation and the loss of the dollar’s status as the world’s reserve currency, all results of our profligate spending and monetary policies. The middle class is being systematically dismantled. Our freedoms are threatened by the militaristic corporatocracy currently in power that is trying to make itself permanent before the next election.
The future existence of our country is whats at stake, to me, when comparing whether or not the President of our country favors abortion, vs. our future existence, I will not pick abortion. Every leader in the Democratic Party, including Barak Obama, Hillary Clinton and John Edwards are in favor of socialism. Read Mein Kampf if you don't believe me. Democrats believe we can't wisely run our own lives or spend our own money.. They believe that since they are so much smarter than the average American, it is only right for them to reach into our pockets and spend our money for us.
The number of signs on private property is a key indicator of a campaign's true strength, Dupre told students. "You see Ron Paul signs on people's property," he observed. "You don't see Fred Thompson signs."
I have a request and that is that you stop calling the campaign with your complaints. I have offered to work with them on the critique. This is not set in stone, and can be redone. These are real supporters, not actors. I know most of them - they are my friends and are great people, some of them in important positions in NH.
Ron Paul has been dominating the straw polls for months. Many in the media have decried these victories as false indicators claiming they do not represent the actual views of the American population. This has become so extreme that many polls have been removed from websites after Paul has demonstrated an overwhelming victory to hide the results.
Great job to the guys & gals of Atlanta! Here is the first video from the event:
Because Ron Paul will say “no” to both sides. He will say “no” to the Republicans who would rule the world and he will say “no” to the Democrats who would rule our lives.
This ad is meant to introduce Ron Paul to the general public. A few would argue that it is bad and the supporter made ads are better. Please note however that the sleeping masses need an introduction to Ron Paul first before waking them up on his constitutionally correct positions.
Paul's speech, heavy on talk of spending less, beginning to pay down the national debt and halting intervention in 'the business of other nations,' was frequently interrupted by applause and greeted with a standing ovation by about 300 people gathered at the conference in the Double Tree Hotel."
In a huge positive development, Linda Muller, the lady who ran Pat Buchanan's website through two presidential campaign, and is currently running the buchanan.org website, has posted the "Ron Paul: A New Hope" video on the Pat Buchanan website. This is an open and strong endorsement for Ron Paul for president.
He means the WHOLE COUNTRY is mortgaged. We already owe $9 TRILLION to the banks and to foreign countries. And that says nothing about the $50 trillion in unfunded liabilities of our “entitlement” programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, etc. In short, the government of the US in now in debt by more than the total wealth of the country. We owe more than we are able to pay. We are bankrupt. And still the idiots in Washington borrow billions every day to pay for a war we cannot win. This is insanity. Only Ron Paul wants to put an end to the madness and get the country back on a sound financial footing. The choice is simple. Ron Paul or the end of the US as we know it. There are no other options.
I thought it was interesting that Stormfront.com’s Don Black also endorsed George Bush for President back in 2004. I don’t recall the LST asking fellow Texan George W. Bush to publicly denounce white racist groups and give any of their donations to Jewish charities. David Benzion of LST posted in the comments sections of their article for any Ron Paul supporters to “Think clearly, communicate carefully, and we will be fair-minded in judging your motivations and the strength of your intellectual arguments.” To David Benzion I have to say this: GET A LIFE! Your article and investigation is a joke that does little more than show the extent of your political leanings. Who made David Benzion the judge and jury for American voters?
MSNBC Tucker Carlson gets is wrong. Has he turned on Paul? He falsely states Ron Paul would ban abortion. Listen..
I believe the freedom movement should now be focusing their efforts in moving liberty-minded celebrities and luminaries (both national and local) to start aggressively speaking out on behalf of Dr. Paul and the message of freedom. At this juncture, these endorsements would go a long way towards providing the rocket fuel that would aid the polls further in moving in the right direction.
I have been an independent voter for about 20 years and have become disenchanted with politicians. I do vote, but I have never gotten excited about a candidate, until now.
Officials with Paul's campaign acknowledge they have an uphill battle, but say they plan to broaden his support with an advertising campaign that includes $1.1 million in television spots that begin airing Monday in New Hampshire.
The notion that Paul’s supporters are more ardent has even been presented as a criticism. Why isn’t a candidate who energizes his base at a higher level than others newsworthy ? Here’s a novel concept: Maybe the reason Paul is trouncing the “serious” Republican contenders in debates is—his ideas. Or more accurately, his fidelity to the Founders’ ideas. This physician, congressman and presidential candidate is a man after the Founders’ own hearts.
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In Peace, Liberty, & Good Fun!
Scott G. Sutton
I could spend a week talking about the many shortcomings of the handful of GOP hopefuls, but there are more pressing issues. At the end of the day, each of them are on a path, not just for defeat, but for an absolute national upset. After factoring in all of the variables with mathematical precision, Congressman Ron Paul from Texas is on his to deliver a shock to the nation. Ron Paul is the perfect storm of "dark horse" candidates... let's look at the figues.
For the longest time, many journalists, myself included, did not take Ron Paul seriously. It wasn't that his politics -- a combination of libertarian constitutionalism and social conservatism -- were unusual. It was, principally, that he was anti-war in a party where that view dare not express itself.
“It’s striking to me that he’s at 7 percent without running a single TV ad in New Hampshire,” commented Dante J. Scala, an associate professor of political science at the University of New Hampshire. “If he starts to attract significant support among independents, then he could start to hurt Giuliani or McCain.
If Paul’s television ads are as direct as his radio ad it could have a devastating impact on Giuliani, Romney, McCain, and Thompson.
On the heels of a St. Anselm College poll showing Ron Paul in fourth place with 7 percent in New Hampshire, the candidate is starting to spend some of those millions he’s raised with radio ads and an upcoming TV ad. But Paul is also stepping up efforts in direct mail. The campaign put together a 12-page biographical pamphlet being mailed out in New Hampshire.
Another lifelong Democrat supports Ron Paul
and a message to all Democrats.
As the National Republican Congressional Committee noted in its memo after a much closer than expected race in Massachusetts earlier this month, 2008 is going to be a "change" election. And right now, Ron Paul represents "change" more than any candidate. It is important for Republicans to understand how he's delivering that message, and not to dismiss it simply as the rantings of crazy people.
HERE ARE “SIGNED UP” VOLUNTEERS WITH NO SPIRIT AND WHO ARE DOING WHAT THEY ARE TOLD AND WHO ARENT EVEN SURE WHO THEY ARE WORKING FOR
A day after a new Granite State poll shows Ron Paul beating Fred Thompson, "New Hampshire Presidential Watch" has received a copy of the new pamphlet that Texas Congressman Ron Paul campaign is sending out to all Republicans in the state. Each page is devoted to a different topic and features titles such as "Hard Work and Strong Families-Hope for America," and "A True Friend of Freedom." The mailing comes at the same time that Ron Paul will spend $1 million on five New Hampshire television commercials.
October 26, 2007
Word is, Huckabee has hired 260 bloggers and is trying to capture the same internet success as Ron Paul. Therefore, I thought we should compare and contrast him to Ron. Along with articles such as the one about the global warming cap, here is another that should enlighten some.
Hat tip to LewRockwell
Driving from my grandparents house in Maine for the weekly Saturday night feast, which I miss more than I should, I sometimes pass through Somersworth. Did I mention that when I do this it is only to see the support for Ron Paul grow? Some stretches of the main road you see one Ron Paul sign for every five houses.
Though the campaign isn't releasing the first ad until Monday, Paul spokesman Jesse Benton described it to CBS News: "We set up some man on the street interviews with New Hampshire citizens, and we film them talking about Ron and why they like him, why he's appealing," he said.
Ron Paul's American Freedom Agenda Act.
Why? Because not only is he the only Republican in the contest who is against unnecessary and unconstitutional wars overseas, but because he actually follows the constitution. Young people eagerly support him and much of his support, perhaps as much as 70%, comes from the 20-30 age demographic. They are afraid for the future of this country and that they will have to give more and more of their money to the federal government to manage for them.
CBSNews.com: You and Rudy Giuliani, in particular, seem to get into these tussles in Republican debates. Is there any chance you could support him if he were the Republican nominee based on the policy positions he has taken thus far?
"This is a social movement," Palisano said. "It's not just here in the States, it's all over the world. People are tired of big government and all the intrusiveness. We just want to enjoy our lives."
And of course, these newcomers haven’t earned any respect. You can’t respect someone merely for being human. Humans can’t have valid opinions when they first sign up for a blog such as RedState, at least not about Ron Paul. People coming into such a blog can’t come into it with some sort of preconceived ideas that they’ve developed simply by living in the real world. Oh no, they have to be exposed to the blog’s indoctrination period of six months. They have to show that they can submit to the blog’s propaganda for that period of time so that they can show they have the ability to think like those already on the blog before they can talk about Ron Paul. But, again, it’s RedState’s blog and it’s obviously much more comfortable for those using it to think that everyone believes as they do.
FMNN recently reported that the upcoming November 5 2007 Ron Paul “money bomb” had only received about 10,000 formal pledges out of the 100,000 it needed (see related story). But supporters of presidential candidate Ron Paul (R-Tex) apparently believe that resourcefulness will trump any temporary lack of funds. In fact, FMNN feedbacker Parke emphasizes that backers of the presidential race's only Jeffersonian conservative are increasingly turning to EBay and putting items up for sale with the tag “RP08.”
In the last two weeks, Mr. Paul — a Republican presidential candidate — has spent nearly a half-million dollars on radio advertisements in four early primary states, the first major media investment of his campaign. On Tuesday night, he will take a seat opposite Jay Leno.
f you live in Delaware and don’t take action today, you may NOT be able to vote for Ron Paul. It is easy to register as a Republican in Delaware, you can even do it online. However, you will have to print and mail in the registration and the mailing has to be received on or before October 31. This means you have to mail that paperwork TODAY.
The new figure shows that Congressman Paul is gaining momentum in key primary states, up from the 5 percent Gallup Poll estimate on October 17! Recent poll results from Rasmussen Reports indicate that number could be much higher nationwide.
Starting Monday, Paul will begin a $1.1 million television advertising campaign in New Hampshire, according to his aides. He has also planned four trips to the state in November, as well as an 11-day visit in December, anticipating that Secretary of State Bill Gardner may move the primary before Christmas.
When Chandler first discovered Paul, who is also a congressman from Texas’ 14th district, he spent the entire day on the internet reading about him and watching debates Paul participated in. Initially it was Paul’s stance on the war in Iraq, which is essentially “get out now,” that attracted Chandler.
Congressman Ron Paul stands alone among the current presidential contenders in opposition to the authoritarian agenda. Where so many other politicans have paid lip-service to Christian, liberty-friendly values while on the campaign trail, only to betray those ideals once elected, Congressman Paul has established a firm reputation as a statesman and a man of the highest personal integrity, one who refuses to compromise our liberties and the Constitution that enshrines them, and who actually lives by the values he claims to cherish. Not since Ronald Reagan have we been presented with a candidate for president would restore respect for constitutional rule in Washington and would protect the values that Christians hold dearest.
On Thursday, Mitt Romney called for a “bombardment” of Iran, action sure to be add to the mounting cost of war in the Middle East. To date, the United States has spent approximately $604 billion on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan alone, and over 4,000 American lives have been lost. The Bush Administration originally touted a $50 billion price tag, but the cost of war has risen to more than ten times that cost—and Congressman Paul is the only Republican presidential candidate speaking out against it.
Ron Paul is a very humble man and will not brag about how he raised the $5 million this quarter. Gino Casternovia, a close personal friend, sent Ron a check for $1000 from a corporation he works for. Ron Paul returned the money with a letter stating he does not accept donations from corporations. Did you get that?
Insightful interview from his filing in New Hampshire
Truck drivers are all about freedom: the freedom of the road, the freedom of being paid for performance, and the freedom that we enjoy as Americans.
Conclusion: Ron Paul is the only one actually donating to help the people, while other candidates who raised more money than him are only offering empty rhetoric and a link.
Very clear interview where Ron Paul eloborates on some of his main positions. Adam does a half hour long interview covering the Constitution, Republic vs Democracy, Roe vs Wade, The Second Amendment, 9/11 etc.
Adam Curry completely endorses Ron Paul.
If the polls are accurate it could mean that Ron Paul’s message that ‘Freedom unites people’ is working. Paul’s uncompromising defense of the Bill of Rights is making him a Civil Rights leader in his own right.
"I'm a long time conservative and belive in limited government. Republicans in Congress have failed to do this. [Paul's] voting record was consistent, no on increased spending, no on increased taxes. ... He was in a farm district and said he wouldn't vote for farm subsidies and he still got himself elected.
Ron Paul is scheduled to make an appearance on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Tuesday, October 30 and after taping the Republican presidential hopeful will hold a fundraiser at a private residence in the Hollywood Hills.
Over at the USA Election Polls site, analyzing what they say is raw Rasmussen data from a 1,200 voter poll conducted in mid-October, they find that what some Ron Paul supporters have crowed seems to be true: Ron Paul can beat Hillary where Fred Thompson, at least, can't. Or at least "beat" in terms of "not get trounced quite as badly."
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The campaign apparently just bought a bunch of advertising time on Sirius. I heard the ad once last night on Fox News (during Brit Hume) and 3 times within a half hour this morning! (I always flip through the news channels on my drive to work) This morning it was on CNBC (during Squawk Box), on Fox News (during Fox and Friends), and on CNN (during American Morning). This was during prime morning drive time. The commericial sounds great...the theme is that the Republicans haven't been keeping their promises and Ron Paul is the real Republican.