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Thought You Might Like Some of Our New Family Pics

by Matt Pyeatt

I thought it was time for DailyPaul to have some exclusive pictures that were just taken of my grandparents, my family, and Ron and his first great-grandson (my son Collin.)

Again, I want to thank Michael for creating this site because it has been a home base for all of us in getting the latest, greatest Ron Paul information. (Click read more to see more pictures)

My grandfather is home in Lake Jackson for a day before he heads out to South Carolina. Tonight, he is in Wharton, Texas which is in his Congressional District. Despite the increased media attention (not enough if you ask me) my grandfather never forgets the people of his district whom he has diligently represented since 1996!

This is my family. Some of you have seen and read my blogs that I have been posting for nearly a year now since the site began. My wife Kym and I are very proud of this little man. His name is Collin and he would love to be the first great-grandchild of a sitting president. (I am not sure if that will be the case, but I can only guess that he would be. Does anyone know if a sitting president has been a great-grandfather? Don't worry about my grandfather's age. He rides a bike 10 miles a day in the afternoon and walks two miles in the morning. Also, his mom and dad both lived a very healthy life into their 90s)

Vote for my grandfather, Ron Paul! My family is really proud and we know the American people are ready for a change.

These are my grandfather's girls. On the left is my Aunt Joy. She is an OB-GYN like my grandfather and she has five children like my mom, Lori, who is on the right side of the picture.

I thought this picture was awesome. Note the little cowboy boots. They are incredibly difficult to keep on an 11 month old, but I think they are neat. Collin decided he wasn't going to smile too much on that particular day but I promise he is usually in a great mood. As you can see from the picture, he is letting you know that his great-grandfather is running for president and that you should vote for Ron Paul.

This is Ron with several more of his grandchildren. Yes, this is Ron's Ford tractor that he bought brand new. It has been used on his farm for as long as I can remember. It was always fun to get to take a ride with "Grandaddy Ron" on his tractor. It still is!

This has been such an amazing ride for all of us. We are very excited to see that many people are realizing that there is a candidate out there who is not a "lesser of 6 evils."

I am very excited about the Tea Party '07. It would really be amazing to raise $10 million in one day. That would put us at over $20 million for the quarter.

This peaceful revolution cannot start and end with my grandfather's presidential campaign. People all across the country that believe in limited government and freedom should now step to the plate and elect officials (or run themselves) that will embrace this message. We can change this nation one congressman and senator at a time.

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Perfect for MICHIGAN

The one with all the kids on the old FORD tractor is THE ad for winning the hearts of Michigan voters.


Thanks for the photos!! We are here fighting to save this American Dream!! I will now double my donation on the 16th! Thanks Matt!!

Matt......PLEASE just answer one question...that is it.

Why has the campaign not used any of the incredible commercials from youtube, or the ideas? The ads from HQ seem to be Ho-Hum, and not as powerful as they should be. Please give me that answer...that is all I ask!


The most important thing you said...

"This peaceful revolution cannot start and end with my grandfather's presidential campaign. "

This is the most important thing that every Ron Paul supporter must read and realize. Every chance Ron Paul gets he credits the message of freedom and claims it is not him and that he's just delivering it. This is true, although he is the best speaker we have for the movement.

If he doesn't make it, we'll pick up where he left us. He has marched us a thousand yards into battle, we'll pick up the fight no matter where he leaves off.

Elect Congressmen and Senators who will uphold their oath of office.

Helping to Restore the Republic.

Helping to Restore the Republic.

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My grandfather's farm

Matt Pyeatt

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Info on Ron Paul's Farm?

I'd like some info on Ron Paul's farm--location, acreage, crops/livestock raised, history, interesting tidbits, etc. I write for some small farm magazines and newsletters and could maybe feature him in an article. "The Would-be-President who knows how to Plow" or somesuch. Any way I could contact Matt Pyeatt or someone else who could furnish info? I would be willing to do a phone interview ( friendly of course--I voted for Dr. Paul in 1988 and want to do a very positive feature article). Do any of the other candidates--of any party--live on a farm or know how to drive a tractor? Anybody know? I doubt it--but want to be accurate if I feature Ron as the only true farmer-candidate.

P.S. How about a Farmers for Paul Group to go with all the others--Homeschoolers, Gun-owners, etc.?


please don't refere to him

please don't refere to him as would-be.....better yet.. the strongly supported farmer for President would be much better!

Love the tractor picture! It

Love the tractor picture!

It reminds me of my own grandfather, who always had tractors and old vehicles around to play in/on.

Ron Paul is so real. The other candidates, from both parties, just smell fake to me. I would have nothing to say to any of them, but I feel like I could relax on the porch with a glass of lemonade and talk to Dr. Paul all afternoon, about things outside politics. I suspect the other candidates would be very uncomfortable in that setting.

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"Freedom is a right that can never be won in war,only by each individual "

With a family like that you

With a family like that you can see that Ron is already a BIG WINNER. Our country neesd this man to get us back on track. Go Ron !!!!

Good feelings here

Loved the group around the tractor especially. Nice change for my desktop.

I note that Dr. Paul is wearing shoes that have velcro straps. It's good to see that shoes that were popular in the 80s are.... well, that's our Ron.

Old tractor too.

living the american dream!

yes, the doctor is truly blessed!
what a beautiful man and what a great president we will have!
god bless him and his family


Ron Paul is My President

PAULITICS not as usual

God bless Dr.Paul and his family.

Finally some thing Personal

Finally some thing Personal

Thank you Matt I have asked the national campaign to add some more personal things to his campaign site now for over two months. I’m so glad to see this; I almost couldn’t believe my eyes. Really very nice pictures of Dr. Ron Paul’s family and some personal stories to go along with them. We all know in our hearts that Dr. Ron Paul is every so much like us but of course with a lot more knowledge in economics, foreign policy, and of course just about everything else in government, at the same time he is a down to earth individual. People like to see this keep them coming.


Wheres the other cannidates pictures

Obama,Rudy,Clinton,Thompson I think Romney has a few staged in front of a mansion

How inspiring

Matt, thank you for posting this, and for letting us in a little on the personal life of my favorite Congressman and only choice for President! I hope you come back again and again with updates and posts like this. You are part of a very unique American family. You are blessed.

Ron Paul 2008!


Happy Libertarian

Rons grandkid

"People all across the country that believe in limited government and freedom should now step to the plate and elect officials (or run themselves) that will embrace this message. We can change this nation one congressman and senator at a time."

I agree!

I am a pastor and I want to tell a story about another pastor in my town. this should be the plan.

This guy had a small church in town. He did not have a bldg. He has holiness church with lots of laws(not my gig). Same 16 people for years women wear white turbans. (to each his own) They joined a smaller church with a differnt pastor got on the board got majority VOTED THE OLD GUY OUT AND THIER GUY IN! Took over controll.

Most political parties are a small group of people. Join which ever party is smaller dem or repub join en masse vote your selves in, use thier bldg and base.

Start local try to convince other coalitions to sign on. Repubs should have no problem getting christian coalition members to sign on.

Look we all hate politics but it must be done to save union.

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Now we know

Now we know why Dr. Paul is so concerned for the future of America and why he makes the sacrifices that he does.

Thanks for sharing him with us.

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Great blog

Dr. Paul is the only politician of my lifetime that I've greatly admired. I thought the American people were asleep but it turns out they were just waiting for the right man to rally behind. Thank you, Dr. Paul. You've restored my faith in America!

It's now or never!

Thank you!

Thank you for giving us Hope for America! We need change more desperately than people even realize!




God bless you and your beautiful family!

I met Joy as she was nursing her baby at the park in NH. I knew she was a doctor but she manages 5 kids too? Wow you Paul people are incredible! :-)

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I also write for a site


And would like to be able to use some or all of these pictures there. It is a Libertarian site [primarily] and hugely in support of Ron Paul as am I.

If you so approve please email me direct at [ nowido@gmail.com] so that I have your approval.


Jim ODonnell

Jim ODonnell

Just what I needed

Thanks, Matt. I can't tell you how much this brightened my day. I was just searching for pictures of Dr. Paul to use on a home-made flyer and - bingo - here they are! May I have your permission to reproduce these?
BTW, I've torn plenty of vertical mufflers off my Dad's Ford 5000s and 4000s by snagging the raincaps on tree limbs and other stuff, but how did your grandfather manage to bend the air intake? Maybe he let Ted Kennedy drive?
Best wishes and keep up the great work.

This Is What It's All About!

What I saw in those heartwarming pictures, Matt, is America. Our past, our present, and our future! Your grandfather is truly a hero in my book, and I am thrilled to see his close-knit family gathered around him in pictures and rooting for him on the campaign trail and the internet! We are so in need of men and women like Ron who are willing to stand up for the values that our country holds dear and protect our way of life for Collin and the generations that will follow him. We are so blessed to have a choice in Ron Paul, and we need many more like him to choose from. This is just the beginning... Thank you for the post!



I have created this site in hopes that it will help people out there find out what needs to be done to a) get RP on the primary ballots and b) vote in the primaries.

I need help with the info on the page. I, myself, do not know too much about the entire process so I decided to make the page a wiki so everyone who was knowledgeable in the content could help those who aren't.

thank you for your time.
please check the site..


Thanks for the pics!

I have followed the good doctor for a long time and admire him greatly. Like many people I have a very great affection for him even though I've never had a chance to meet him. It always frustrated me that we rarely had a chance to vote for a candidate for high office who had genuine integrity and honor and many of us have waited for years for Ron to run again. I know the whole running for President thing has got to be a huge ordeal and so many of us appreciate so much the sacrifice Ron and the rest of his family are making. The idea of loving a politician or your President always struck me absurd, but like so many people I really love Ron Paul and I would be so filled with pride to have a man like Ron as our President. Your pics are wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

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Thank you for the pictures and descriptions!

I had the pleasure of meeting Dr.Paul on two occasions. He seems like a friend of the family that I haven't seen for years. Ron Paul inspires me to be a better american and person. A "paulitician" that is an actual role model. It's been a while since that's happened and not just in America, but in the entire world. Ron Paul MUST be president of these few united states. Thank you again for sharing!

"Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism."

-George Washington

"Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism."

-George Washington


Matt, thanks for the photos!

I hope to see these in TV ads as the primaries approach as people can really connect to photos like these, although Collin will surely steal some of great grandaddy's attention. I like that you mentioned that the tractor was purchased new and is still in use due to good care. I can't imagine any of the other candidates still using an old piece of equipment like that - they'd get something new just for the sake of doing something new even though the old way still worked. I see a parallel with the Constitution there. Ron Paul will give the same good care to the Constitution that he does to everything else whether it is a new mother to be or an old tractor.

God bless and keep up the good work!

Thank you so much

Simply lovely...and to forward to friends.

I believe

Ive been following the great doctor for a long time in Hopes that he can win. Now is the first time i truly believe HE CAN WIN!

Weve got to take advantage of whats in front of us and we can grab this election by the horns. Huck really screwed up with this rape case, this needs to be pounded into peoples heads. Ron Paul was right all along about Iran (and was the only one that was right), lets really get this out there. And lets get Paul on Glen Beck, whether you love him or hate him we really truly need as much pub as possible and it was an open invitation. Theres nothing Beck can say that will make believers turn against him, the worst it can do is not pull many people over. The best is we could land thousands more supporters. Cmon this election is shaping up to be ours for the taking, if the media wont help,we just need to take advantage of whats in front of us ourselves!!!!


Charlotte in Houston

It's all about the delegates. EVERYONE has to sign up as a delegate.

I will defend you at every

I will defend you at every turn Dr. Paul. I like your tractor, but how 'bout those Allis Chalmers! That's the tractor I drove as a kid in the Pennsylvania hayfields.

Thanks for the pictures. Warms the heart.


Thank God for Dr Paul! Ron Paul for President!!

When freedom is at stake, silence is not golden – it is yellow- Tom Anderson writer patriot. 1910-2001

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Thanks Matt!

Great pictures of "America's Favorite Family"! Get ready to run for congress, the apple didn't fall far from the tree!

I just read everyone's comments and am quite moved! This is truly LEGENDARY, and we MUST FINISH THE JOB!!!

I'm off to the golf course in my Ron Paul hat with slim jims in pocket! :)

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Hit 'em long and hit 'em straight, do your best - but I know you, you shoot a 108!

Matt Pyeatt

Matt Pyeatt

Very Nice

Married to the same woman for over 50 years ... I just LOVE Dr. Paul so much and every thing he stands for. Wow - It must be amazing to have HIM as a Grandfather!!

Ten mile a day bike rides and 2 mile a day walks - He puts me to shame! LOL

How can you not make this man President?

These pictures are so awesome! I really like the one on the tractor. Also the one of Dr. and Mrs. Paul. They look like wonderful people who would definitely look great in the White House!

Thank You.

That picture of you on the tractor reminds me of my Grandfather. You're a leader worth fighting for!

People are not expendable. Government is.

LOL i've thought the same

LOL i've thought the same thing... Ron Paul looks just like my Grandpa and his Brother... he would fit right in with us.. same looks and same political thinking.. my grandpa got me to vote for Ron Paul in 88'

"way out there"

Charlotte in Houston

This is the man many people, before they have done their own homework and stopped believing the neo-con hype, say is "way OUT there." Why? "Because he WANTS to bring the TROOPS HOME." What a wild thing to say!! They have forgotten that it is totally American (though apparently not neo-con) to always want to bring the troops home. Who wants to leave our troops out fighting, nation building, policing the world to our point of view, away from their families, forcing our way of living on others?? This "way OUT there" man wants to strengthen our military, make it more intelligent, more cutting edge, allow it to operate here in our own country (with their families) protecting our borders and IF we have to attack for our PROTECTION, hit them hard, hit them strong, and come home within a week.

I thought there were liberals and conservatives. I thought I knew what I opposed-socialistic liberalism. But wait-my real enemy has infiltrated my beloved conservatives. They are the neo-cons. They believe in spreading democracy by force, nation building, calling anyone who opposes this idea un-American, saying we don't support our troops, we don't support our government. But wait, the government they are talking about is the one they have created in the last 50 or so years. They are not interested in the Constitution. They want BIG government, take our money and dole it back out to us as they see fit. On tv, you recognize them by how rude they are to people like Dr. Paul who speak the truth, vote consitutionally, want non-intervention. Oh, yeah, one code to determine if a person is a neo-con is he will call a person who believes in NON-INTERVENTION an isolationist. You have to stay awake and know where someone is coming from-keep an eye on the backdoor and totally forget the idea of finding unbiased news on tv.

I wish I could be.....

part of your family!

Grand-Father of the Constitution

....I believe the "founding fathers" would grandfather RP in to the 'founding fathers circle' , ya know. He's their Man.

And, Laura, your post was touching, to me. Many of us feel that way. And, the best part is that we *are* part of RP's family, because as he says...he is part of this We The People movement and proud to be part of it."

We Are Fam-Ah-Lee...Ron Paul, Patriots and Me! Bet you have heard/sung/danced to "We are family" at weddings and such. That could be one of our rally chants... What a way to say "We the People." How many candidates' supporters have ever seen themselves, with all their differences, as family! What a ride this is!



Thanks for posting the pictures. Today is my 30th wedding anniversary to a fine Texas gal. We will be celebrating it in Atlanta Georgia at the same time telling everybody who'll listen about your grandfather.
Sincerely yours,
mike v

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The SINGLE vote in the SC delegation for RP, GOP Convention, Tampa, FL
2010 Candidate, US Congress SC-03
Past Chairman, Aiken, SC County Tea Party


He's all... holdin' a baby an stuff... on the tractor... given him a ride.. but the baby is driving... in his lil blazer n boots... ... awwwww....

How could anyone not elect that man? Free markets and sound currency aside.

My grandpa had that tractor also

Thanks for sharing.


Yes, thanks for sharing,

It's nice to see you guys catch a breather. Enjoy yourselves and do not worry we got your back 100%, isn't that right people? The Tea Party will be one for the ages. I feel like a little kid waiting for Christmas to get here already. Hope you can join us in Boston but if ya can't we will make you proud, no worries.
Take care and happy holidays to all my fellow American Patriots, love you all.

Warmest regards,


Warmest Regards
Stephen Dupont
New Bedford, Massachusetts

My Family

Was hooked when we saw what type of tractor he was sitting on......

Real farmers (the ones without subsidies) drive Fords. Old Fords.

Go Ron Paul!

Thanks Matt

The pics are great. Too fun to connect through photos. Truth is, we need your family in the White House. You know it, we know it. Soon enough, everyone else will know it.

Why not tell them ourselves? Why not?

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No, I don't think anyone's worried about his age. If I rode a bike ten miles a day, I'd croak, and I'm 20 years his junior. He literally doesn't look anywhere NEAR his physical age, so I'm thinking that's not a problem!!



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