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Another staffer leaves Paul's campaign

FRANKFORT – Another Rand Paul campaign staffer has resigned.

Christi Gillespie sent a statement to reporters on Thursday, saying she had also switched her party affiliation from Republican to Libertarian.

Gillespie said she felt it “morally necessary” to resign because Paul has prohibited campaign staffers and his supporters from attacking the Republican Party or GOP Sen. Mitch McConnell.

Campaign manager David Adams confirmed Gillespie’s resignation on Thursday.

Another campaign staffer, Christopher Hightower, had resigned in mid-December after a Kentucky political blog showed racist images that purportedly were posted on Hightower’s MySpace page.

Hightower denied any connection to the racist images. He said he resigned because he feared the controversy might negatively affect Paul.


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a staffer, resigned due to racist images...I see this issue brought up over and over, yet I wonder why it's ignored that Trey had an actual endorsement from Ron Edwards.


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Ron Paul 2012...and beyond

So what?

Staff leaves campaign all the time. As long as Rand stays on message (and OFF his support of the "war on terror"), he'll be fine. Off course, they are trying to knock down Rand's numbers. Besides, especially when he is leading, Rand would be foolish to attack the GOP or Mitch McConnell.
Leave that to "independent, unaffiliated" supporters.


In the original story from last night Christi Gillespie admitted to 'formerly' being a Trey Grayson supporter, RAISE ANY HAIRS? Quit falling for this nonsense, you guy's are like putty in their hands.


The DP is proof that the grassroots support for Ron Paul and his peaceful message of individual liberty is large, real, and not going away!

Good for Rand...

mudslinging and personal attacks have been a tactic used to avoid discussing real issues for far too long in all campaigns. Get rid of it and you keep the issues at the forefront and in focus.


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Vote for President Ron Paul 2012


it's a good way to protect the neo con, GOP leadership and control the Liberty movement and its effect on elections.

Ron Paul is an astute and erudite philosopher statesman.

His arrogant curly-headed son is an eye doctor from Kentucky. Americans dont generally believe in hereditary succession in government. Why then the excitement about Rand Paul? Ron Paul>>>Rand Paul.

Rand proves to us again and again that he is a very conventional mainstream Republican with strong neoconservative leanings.

Praise God that there are people like Ms. Gillespie who are willing to stand up and say "I am SO tired of YOU, Rand Paul!"!


Republican party is a waste land. The party is NOT moving Liberty forward. It is a Pro War, Pro Corporation party. You will continue to see real patriots leave the Paul campaign and the Republican party. This is a promise. It is impossible to support Liberty and a Republic while you are helping rebuild the Neo cons and the GOP. Sorry, that's just the way it is.

you can say the same about

you can say the same about the dems also.

“Defiance of God’s Law will eventually bring havoc to a society.” - Dr. Ron Paul

The greatest gift Paul has

given us is his message NOT the Republican party. The Rep party has tried to humiliate him publicly, marginalize the liberty message, etc. In order to fulfill the title of this website. "Restoring Constitutional Government" patriots will have to STOP supporting the GOP and it's clearly Neo Con leadership.

So RP does not support liberty?

"It is impossible to support Liberty and a Republic while you are helping rebuild the Neo cons and the GOP. Sorry, that's just the way it is."

Talk About Clueless

She honestly thinks Rand Paul should sit around attacking Mitch McConnell, who need I remind everyone he is not running against, for no reason other than she wants him to?

This is exactly the type of person the campaign is better off without.

You can't win if you don't

You can't win if you don't know how to play the game. Rand knows how to play the game. He learned from the best.

Play the game?

How many wars has the game stopped? Did the game stop the Patriot Act? The bailouts? and the list goes on. There is NO game. If there is, looks like Paul has lost over and over. Perhaps it's time we stick to our principals and create a clear message and support that, not a political party, The Republicans, that have become Pro war, Pro big government. That is not a game, it is simply honorable.

how many wars have been

how many wars have been started and run by democrats?
ww2, korea, vietnam? I would much rather put people in the GOP like Paul, Schiffm etc and take over or take back the GOP from the neoconns who were Democrats.

“Defiance of God’s Law will eventually bring havoc to a society.” - Dr. Ron Paul

Don't let the door hit you

Don't let the door hit you where....

Rand is right! He's running as a Republican so why should his camp attack the GOP?

Look, Ron Paul doesn't attack the GOP! The only thing I've heard Ron say is that he's more conservative than most of the current Republicans--not really an attack.

So if you are in Rand's camp and you want to destroy his possibilities of getting elected as the Republican nominee for your own self-righteousness than hit the road, jack!!!

I agree.

Sounds like a bunch of whiny kids.