I have had several people request different formats of this video. Here are three that should cover most of the bases.
http://www.mediafire.com/?cajzmmw40hx <-- Divx HD 79MB
http://www.mediafire.com/?9iamkc0xu1g <-- Xvid 56MB
http://www.mediafire.com/?3xdmx5dp9w6 <-- AVI 41MB
Man, really well done. Great RP quotes and that song is packed with emotion; never heard it before.
This is the most powerful video I have seen to date on Ron Paul. I have watched this video 4 times now, and each time it brings tears to my eyes. I can not fully explain my emotions. Yes, I am angry. But also sad at how lost this country has gone from the foundations of individual freedom and limited government.
Thanks Daniel for making this incredible statement in support of Ron Paul and his message of freedom.
I have had some people say they are having trouble with the torrent. Here is a new download link for the file without having to worry about torrents:
I have deep respect for the maker of this clip.
I hope you guys can somehow make you sure Ron Paul himself sees it.
Here is the torrent link for the high quality version of the file. It also has the website address flash for longer at the end (to the request of many, many people)
This vid went right at the top of my hell raising Ron Paul MySpace site.
Thanks for all the nice words. The response to this video has been literally overwhelming. I have had over 500 emails and two job offers (if you can believe that!) I know that Dr. Paul has a lot of support on line, but I have been able to experience it for myself after making this video. It truly is amazing and encouraging!
On a serious note, I have had several suggestions about making this into a high quality one minute clip. I am most certainly willing to do that. However, unless we can get permission from Evanescence for the song and for the images (I can't even remember where I got them all, which was irresponsible on my part, but I had no idea how big this was going to be) I am not sure we will be able to put it on TV or at a theater. I am going to start sharing a high quality version of the entire video soon. This way people can burn it on a DVD and pass it out in their meetup groups.
One of the best videos I have seen for Ron Paul yet!!! Keep it up people!!
OK, I am loving that video. Ron Paul is a rock star! Who knew it?
Fielding J. Hurst
Its a very powerful emotional message. Doesn't even say much, really, but its quite powerful nonetheless.
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. . . you just have to stop the video at all the right places!
Something my wife and I have discussed in the past few weeks is the necessity of emotion. Often, the purpose of a logical argument is to support an emotional view.
Logic is not a powerful motivator. Persuasive arguments can have logical and factual elements, but their power comes from the emotional response they arouse within us. Logic without emotion is truly dead. Emotion without logic is destructive.
One of Dr. Paul's strengths is his ability to evoke an emotional response from us with the way he presents the facts and his opinions on things. We can then use his very valid, logical and reasonable arguments to justify how we feel about supporting him. For me, hearing Dr. Paul for the first time - it was if something dormant had come to life.
Persuasion is definitely a very powerful and dangerous tool.
All I can say is, WOW.
To whomever created this video -- bravo, bravo, bravo!
THAT IS OUR CAMPAIGN VIDEO!!
Man if I hadn't been surrounded by co-workers while watching that, I think I would have cried out loud.... It's as powerful a piece of work as I think I've ever seen(and not just because it's Ron Paul)..
Robert NW Ohio
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Very well done, especially syncing the images with the lyrics of the song. I hope it gets a lot of play, esp around campuses and maybe even high schools.
Here's a thought, since this won't be appearing on TV any time soon. Take a laptop to your favorite Starbucks (most have WiFi) or school dining hall and just play it, full-screen.
I bet it will get a lot of students turned around. Hope so.
I am continually AMAZED at the talent this campaign has brought forth in these videos!!! I agree with pretty much all of the comments in that "yes" it would be INCREDIBLE to have this on television, but the cost for a 4 1/2 minute run would be astronomical given the average commercial is 30 seconds.
Theaters now DO OFFER video ads, Coke and others are using them. Depending upon your market (metro area vs. more rural), this will determine the costs, but this is where possibly your Meet Up groups can pool some financial resources and make it happen. Regardless, do what we all do best...EMAIL THIS VIDEO to EVERYONE you know!!!
To it's creator...BRAVO!
This video should be used at the next Harvard Square event.
I watch and listen to so many of these that I almost passed this one up.. Thank you Lord that I did not. This is by far the most powerful message I have seen. Your talent is only surpassed by the message itself. If this were watched in every livingroom we would put RON PAUL into the White House by a landslide. It is time to rise up and fall to our knees to seek God's intervention for this cause. Please add to this your prayers. I know many of you already have. Do not lose faith. This is possible, only believe and then work like you do believe it.
Dr. Paul 2008
We need to get this on the air! What could be a better ad for this campaign?
Does anyone know how much it would cost to get this on TV?
1. Awesome, yes.
2. It will never get on TV.
3. Some things money will not buy.
Well, with it being over 4 1/2 minutes long, I think it would be nearly impossible to get on TV, but I agree that it IS awesome. It's a very powerful and wonderfully done video. Man, as each day goes by I see more and more of these great Youtube videos for Ron Paul. Wow.
Wouldn`t it be easier to put it in a cinema, just before the main movie?
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To get permission to use all of these photos and the music might take so long and/or so much money that it would be pretty prohibitive. I'm not a lawyer, but I know there are certain things that you can get away with on YouTube that you can't get away with on the boob tube...or at the movies.
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Check with your local theaters on their prices for ads. Mostly they just run slides, but these days, they may have the ability to do a video just as easily. Technology advances relentlessly, after all.
A group I'm in purchased some slide ads between movies in local theaters and the price was very reasonable. Video ads could be a different beast; I don't know.
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