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Brand new Great Article in the Washington Post

"CONCORD, N.H. -- Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.) has raised more than $10 million for his run for president in the past two months, leaving him well positioned to help swing the outcome of the first-in-the-nation primary in New Hampshire, a state well suited to his libertarian, antiwar platform."

Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12...

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Made a mistake,

said that Ron Paul was against abortions despite being against the governments involvement in our lives. He is also against the governments involvement in abortions. This must be from a Obama fan. I don't see how Barack Obama is anti-war, when he already said he would attack Iran if they were developing nukes.

Great Article

Essentially, if the People want Paul to be President, they have to work for it. I noticed advertising dollars around $1.5 million spent locally in New Hampshire, has a cost benefit analysis been done to compare advertising dollars for CNN, FOX and MSNBC? I lot of people watch these channels, even in New Hampshire.

It is a good piece, but...

The tone of it bothers me a little. While the article did a good job of telling the story, its not written as if Ron Paul were a serious candidate. They treat RP and the movement that has sprung up behind him as some sort of novelty or fad.

The fact is, the MSM is still not taking the man seriously, nor are they taking his supporters, the internet fundraising, or the movement he has created seriously. When he wins in NH and places high/wins in Iowa, perhaps the MSM and news papers will treat RP and his movement as something more and an interesting side story or novel occurance (because we all know it is much more than that - it is a REVOLUTION).

Vote Freedom
Vote Liberty

Paul M. Green
Solomons, MD

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Sure but...

...the article was not bad but the reporter doesn't really have a clue. The campaign is NOT quixotic or disorganized! Good grief, how many times have I posted how many things are going on around here?

Jane Aitken, 35-Year Veteran Teacher
Ron Paul 2008 Consultant
GOP Woman of the Year 2009
Founder NH Tea Party Coalition (NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANY FAKE 2009 GROUP)
Founder USPEINetwork @ Yahoo (Nat'l Edu Activism Group)
Board Coalition of NH Taxpayers

you are right ...

He's catchin on!

Send a thank you

To Alec MacGillis


Let him know you appreciate the fair news (that does not pass judgement!)

I just wrote a thank you

I just wrote a thank you note to him.


Very good piece

Note that the journalist doesn't call RP "fringe" or say "his chances are slim." This is a good piece of reporting that goes beyond the numbers and tells a living story, making clear that the outcome isn't for certain, not by a longshot.

Please do remember, too, that the author of a newspaper piece doesn't usually write its headline - that job falls to an editor who has to decide how many column widths / how many lines to allow the actual headline, and what type size it will be set in, then chooses a headline to fit (and often editorializes in doing so).

I thought this was a very strong piece that really brings alive the RP phenom. I've emailed the reporter to thank him for a piece of real journalism.


Yeah, this is great.. what

Yeah, this is great.. what would be better is 2 weeks of solid media by attaining the 12 million by friday then hitting 5 or 6 million on the 15-16th of Dec. But no, no, no... we dont want to suggest that do we... Instead, we will lose a vital 8 days of free advertising in order to have 6 days of coverage that we entered the history books, which we will do anyway. But who am I, Im maxed anyway... but very frustrated that no one understand my point...

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I would rather we get 11

I would rather we get 11 million by the 16 with new supporters and then get 8 million on Dec 16 blowing everyone away, and another 2 mil by New years.


Good to hear

They have 2 more tv ads in NH coming.

"What does conservatism today stand for? It stands for war. It stands for power. It stands for spying, jailing without trial, torture, counterfeiting without limit, and lying from morning to night."

Lew Rockwell


Ron Paul (in the article), referring to the decentralized, grass roots aspect of his campaign- "The only thing that's going to close it down is some [Federal Election Commission] ruling or something: 'That's too much freedom. We better abolish this spontaneity.' "

Haha I love it, it is a shame that the media doesn't focus more on the fact that this campaign is what democratic elections are suppposed to be about: people power! Keep up the good work guys, I'll be in NH this Thursday!

If I hear "Quixotic" again...

I'm gonna lose it!

Main Entry:
Don Quixote

1: foolishly impractical especially in the pursuit of ideals; especially : marked by rash lofty romantic ideas or extravagantly chivalrous action2: capricious, unpredictable
synonyms see imaginary

“Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play.” -Joseph Goebbels-

"...there is no doubt that it (socialism) could not possibly have affected us so widely and so deeply as it has, had it not been heavily financed". - B. Carroll Reece

Media Bias

I also will vomit if I ever see the following words in any article about Ron Paul:

Dark horse

unless they use the phrase "formerly viewed as ..".

You forgot

One that I really hate a lot: gadfly.

I have heard or seen this a handful of times and it really bothers me.

Gadfly (n): a persistently annoying person.

This was in the Wall Street Journal piece and I almost vomited when I saw it again.


Freedom - Peace - Prosperity

Long shot

You forgot the media's favorite term. The Karate Kid was one of my favorite movies and he was a long shot too. Guess what, he kicked their ASS!

Bob W., Naples, FL

Don't be so quick to dismiss

Don't be so quick to dismiss the baby with the bathwater. Look at it form their point of view. Paul is an outsider and isn't in their line of thinking, but its slowly coming around, and overall this article was very positive. Maybe next time the title will be less offensive.


Don Quixote Rules!

This is the problem with the world is no one see's it for how it can be.

Isn't that the lesson of The Man De La Mancha. This is exactly the type of Visionary we need as a President.

It is better to shoot at the moon and only hit an eagle than to shoot at a eagle and only shoot a rock.

The beat guys just report what is going on

The guys back in DC work on the hit pieces.

This one of the cleanest pieces I have seen in a top ten newspaper ...ever.




Interesting and positive...

It seems like there's a huge decentralized army promoting Ron Paul in New Hampshire. He is polling 20% with independents and 9% with Republicans. And we know there is a major x factor from new voters willing to come out for RP and that those polls can be way off. I really believe RP is going to take NH.


Everyone compliments everyone else meaning they don't work against but within the parameters of what is needed and acceptable.

Jane Aitken, 35-Year Veteran Teacher
Ron Paul 2008 Consultant
GOP Woman of the Year 2009
Founder NH Tea Party Coalition (NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANY FAKE 2009 GROUP)
Founder USPEINetwork @ Yahoo (Nat'l Edu Activism Group)
Board Coalition of NH Taxpayers

where di you get "20 percent

where di you get "20 percent with independents" ? ? links?

Rich in NH

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Good Article

I think it will appear in the actual paper(not just internet).

A pretty good article.

A pretty good article.