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A Message from Ron Paul: Ready, Ames, Fire!

Dear Activist,

You've heard the news.

Last week, I announced I will not seek re-election to Congress and will instead focus on my Presidential campaign.

I believe that you and I have an unprecedented opportunity to restore our nation's prosperity and rein in big government.

We can WIN the Republican nomination for President, and I believe now is the time we can take the White House in November 2012.

With the August 13 Iowa Straw Poll fast approaching, I'm counting on your support to help me finish strong and add to our increasing momentum.

Because the Iowa Straw Poll is so important, my supporters are holding a Money Bomb on Tuesday, July 19.

And the truth is, it couldn't have come at a better time.

You see, my campaign's first TV ad is now on the air in Iowa and New Hampshire and is making an enormous impact.

In fact, one recent Iowa poll confirmed what I've been seeing on the ground for weeks.

My campaign is growing incredibly, and I'm now within striking distance of first place!

But to keep this ad running - and pay for the critical direct mail, radio, and other marketing it will take for my campaign to surge to the lead - it's vital I have your support!

So won't you agree to make a generous contribution to my campaign by visiting www.RonPaul2012.com on Tuesday, July 19?

It's crucial that you do so.

You see, right now, all eyes are on Iowa..

And unlike other polls, the August 13 Iowa Straw Poll isn't one the media can spend weeks hyping and then simply dismiss.

The Iowa Straw Poll has always been a crucial bellwether for the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses.

It can turn a candidate into an instant contender - or CRUSH any hope of future success with a poor showing.

This year, the Iowa Straw Poll is more important than ever.

Right now, many GOP voters are desperately searching for a candidate who can go toe-to-toe with President Obama.

They want someone who can lead this country back to prosperity - with a consistent record of standing on principle to back up his actions.

I firmly believe that once voters take the time to learn about the issues and look at all the candidates, they'll see that my record as a constitutional conservative is unmatched.

Columnists, TV pundits, talk radio hosts, and other national media commentators are all looking to the Iowa Straw Poll to see which candidate or candidates have what it takes to win.

And with my record of NEVER toeing the establishment line, I am the LAST candidate they want to acknowledge as a top contender.

So I'm counting on you to help me send shockwaves throughout the national political establishment with a strong finish at the Iowa Straw Poll.

The good news is, they can't ignore us for long.

That's because the momentum is ours.

My campaign will only get stronger as the weeks and months progress.

A strong showing on August 13 is our chance to show that my campaign has the organization and the message to not only stand toe-to-toe with any opponent, but to win this race.

And if you and I can capitalize on a top-tier finish in the Straw Poll with a massive blitz of campaign stops, media interviews, and paid ads, we'll be laying the groundwork for a WIN in the Iowa caucuses and will build on serious momentum in other key states.

With your support, I believe we can continue shocking the political establishment and force them to recognize I'm a top-tier contender for the Republican nomination.

So I'll hope you'll agree to make a generous contribution at www.RonPaul2012.com on July 19.

I'm in this race to win, but I need the help of freedom-loving grassroots patriots to make that happen.

Thank you so much for all you do to advance the freedom message.

For Liberty,

Ron Paul

P.S. I'm sure you've heard the news that I'm not seeking re-election to Congress. Instead, I'm focusing on my campaign for President.

And with the Iowa Straw Poll fast approaching, it's vital I have your support.

I hope I can count on you to visit www.RonPaul2012.com during the July 19 Money Bomb and make a donation to my campaign.

Together, I'm convinced we can win!

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"Fully half the quotations found on the internet are either mis-attributed, or outright fabrications." - Abraham Lincoln






Here's the Ames Zio-strategy...


The straw poll will again endure doubts about its significance. Another: Romney’s absence, especially, opens the door for a less mainstream candidate to win.

“Ron Paul is set up to be very successful in the straw poll,” said Craig Schoenfeld, a GOP strategist working for a draft-Perry group. “If someone like Ron Paul wins it, and Romney doesn’t play here, what does that tell you about the credibility of the straw poll? Is it a valid test of who’s going to win the nomination?”

"Give a man a gun, and he could rob a bank. Give a man a bank, and he could rob the world."

"On my signal, unleash hell!" - Dr. Paul

Combined with the last 2 bombs, I'm on my way to 1 G. Let's keep at it, folks! We've got to rise, not wane! This is an investment in the future of our children, our nation, and all mankind! Let's elect this man of character and principle.

Good point. Off to the finish lines!!


Make it blow out.

I'm Greek and cannot donate

but I have relatives studying there and I paid them to pitch in, both to you and to your friend's Dennis Kucinich effort to defend his place through all the district re-locations in Ohio.

Yeah money isn't much around here right now, but even prosperous nations are realizing, or at the very least questioning, the actual value of what they thought they had all along.

For peace.

I am disappointed that Grandfather Paul has decided not to be a

candidate for Congress, which only requires having your name on the ballot, in addition to the office he's seeking. Since I have been so disappointed by the reaction of DPers to my previous posts in forums, I will comment here where they're more likely to be seen. 1. getting the Republican nomination means getting our delegates into the state & national conventions. This means addressing any problems that could prevent that now, you are strongly advised to verse yourself in Roberts Rules of Order & become familiar w/ the Republican Party rules in your state & national rules. It wouldn't hurt to learn the election laws in your state, either. If you're going to be a delegate, that means saving to become 1. If you have a small nest egg built up already, its a simple matter of turning it into a CD or some other investment & just letting it steep. Be wise in your state about who becomes a delegate cause they must be strong & take initiative. 2. In terms of donating, there should be an address set up, state by state, where literature/ campaigning materials can be sent where it can be utilized, not just sent to your home collecting dust. This is not necessarily to the campaign hqtrs, but maybe to a devoted volunteer. If you have stuff sent directly to Iowa, I would follow up & make sure it got there. In the meantime, get yourself some clothing & start wearing it so the volunteers can begin to be collected in your state for when they're needed. Wear your clothing so it can be seen from the back, not just by a person who talks to you. Last but not least, be careful about what you post on this website, Tim & Newt have access. I'd hate to think the users of this website are shallow b/c they don't look at the forum topics off to the side like they do at the main articles.

For some reason, we're expected to know every law that exists in America & in our state so we don't break it. We're supposed to know this when we're 18. There's no litmus test for them, as in the 10 commandments or rhyme or reason. C.U.R.E.

It's ok to donate less than the suggested 100,

I know the website doesn't make that clear, any amount you can afford is better than none. If you buy merchandise from the campaign where you make your donation, it still counts in the reporting totals. They are allowed to report the xx spent on a yard sign or xx on a t-shirt the same as a non-designated donation. I am sorry these fundraisers are so close to each other & that they are not on more spectacular days, meaning everyone is aware of these dates in history. Clevor Trevor is a very good guy. but it would have been nice if they were more input developing the dates. Don't think this is a resolved issue.

For some reason, we're expected to know every law that exists in America & in our state so we don't break it. We're supposed to know this when we're 18. There's no litmus test for them, as in the 10 commandments or rhyme or reason. C.U.R.E.

Check this out!


"Watch out for Ron Paul.

The Texas congressman has dominated most of the early Republican straw polls...
...Mr. Paul, who has more money in the bank than all of his GOP rivals except for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, is now making a strong push to win the straw poll that matters most, the Iowa straw poll in Ames on Aug. 13..."

They are starting to do damage control...but the more they admit that he can win, the more we are energized and people start to take him seriously!

Check out http://iroots.org/
"If you’re into political activism, at least for Ron Paul if not for anyone else, I strongly recommend spending some time with iroots.org." - Tom Woods


After 2 years of school and a year of unemployment I will be able to donate once again!

i hope you read this

Nominations and elections aside, you and I both know that you have helped spark a revolution in this country and helped awaken minds that without your steadfast and amazing dedication to America, would have otherwise gone unawakened. What I have to say is a little different. I would like to ask you to save a journal. A record of your more candid thoughts, to go out to after you pass on. I hardly think securing publishing would be difficult. I know this is a heavy request, but I have it in my heart that there are things that you know that maybe you just can't say due to potential retaliation. Even if they weren't secrets, to know the candid thoughts of America's gutsiest statesman of all time might be more impactful than anything you could imagine or even witness. After all, all of our great leaders had huge impacts on us after death and many of them arguably moreso than when they were alive.


Phil Marler

libertarianism has nothing to do with The Tea Party, it is simply one of our vehicles to liberty, and if that vehicle breaks down, we have the money to purchase another vehicle. That "money" comes in the form of truth, and spite for misplaced authority.

I will donate 2 oz. of Silver...

or the equivalent in FRN's.

Money is tight these days

I was only able to drop $50 for each of the past two bombs, this time I'm dropping $200 at least, if I can do more I will. I really think this should be a big one, I hope you all feel the same way. I've been telling my friends and family about Dr. Paul for more than 3 years now, and I know I can convince a few of them to donate even if it's just a few bucks every little bit adds up, and plus they'll be added as new supporters, they didn't vote for him last time around, this time some will and I'll be doing my best to see to it that they ALL do. They're on the fence, I'm gonna tell 'em "hey, come on over to freedomland where your property is private, your money is metal, and your dreams are defended." Maybe not those exact words but you get the idea. Anyway $200 getting dropped in 2 days, can't wait to see what happens!


i'm in for a ben franklin.

i'm in for a ben franklin.

Donate $100 Or More - Come On, All The Cool Kids Are Doin It

That's right

Donate $100 with all of us on the 19th

If you can donate MORE than $100 then DO IT!!!!

If people are not prepared to max out for Ron Paul THIS ELECTION then why even pretend to support the man.

Everyone COULD save up $2k+ EASILY and better than that simply break down your maximum donation amounts (whether single or married) and see how much you can donate MONTHLY.

Other great ways is to do donations on a once a week or twice a month basis. The amounts would seem smaller BUT in the end it would be giving him NOW MONEY and CONTINUOUS money.

I am working towards a $100 a week or $100 every 2 weeks until my wife and I max out VERSUS saving up and dumping it all at once later on.

Whatever you can give NOW do it, even if you have to be without beer, cigs, weed or whatever it WILL be worth it.

if he has a strong showing early then they won't be able to stop the grassroots from then on and they all know it.

If giving worthless fed notes to ron paul helps us end the fed (which I LOVE the irony) then why the hell wouldn't you dig deep.

Hell tell people around you with MORE money to dig deep for you. If you cant donate at least $100 find another 4 people willing to donate $20 with you.

$100 or more per week, per month, per WHATEVER is what can win this thing. He needs MONEY NOW and now money.

Ron Paul or Bust

http://shelfsufficient.com - My site on getting my little family prepped for whatever might come our way.

http://growing-elite-marijuana.com - My site on growing marijuana

I really HOPE...

....that people will use the Iowa for Ron Paul Projects page for this money bomb:


It's so empty looking.....

Re: iowaforronpaul.com

Right on.

This is where I'm going to contribute. Just look at all of those important projects. Let's fill those meters!

ytc's picture

Sending RonPaulian shockwaves. . .

for Peace, Constitutional lean & mean gov that protects individual Liberties!

We're in for the July 19th MB!

give me ames....

or give me DEATH.

TO AMES! TO AMES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



What is freedom worth?

If you can't donate at least 2% of your monthly income to the cause of freedom then you're just a spectator! C'mon my people! Let's out do Mitt's faux 10 million dollar day! I'm slappin' down a "Benjamin," even if I have to cut back on my nasty bullsh*t smoking habit!

Dear Activist?

Ron's very getting personal this election!

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hey, he called me JoN7

...maybe you need to use different letters. (Don't, I actually had the C4L call me once asking to change my name)

I think the OP changed it for this context.

"You underestimate the character of man." | "So be off now, and set about it." | Up for a game?

Yeah the email is

Yeah the email is personalized. Removed, however, for purposes of posting.

My God's not dead; he's surely alive. And he's living on the inside roaring like a lion.

Follow The Yellow Brick Road of Gold That leads To Ames, Iowa

We shall not be stopped. We are the Grassroots Ron Paul Army For Liberty...

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Epicness leeee goooo!!!!!

Epicness leeee goooo!!!!!

I'll dump the change outta my

I'll dump the change outta my Granny's purse. TO AMES!!!

LOL! I am very low on cash

LOL! I am very low on cash too but I will be donating. RP is right when he (and others) say that for every dollar contributed now is worth as much as 5 dollars later on in the campaign trail.

For finance geeks out there, that would be the Time Value of Money Concept. :)

My God's not dead; he's surely alive. And he's living on the inside roaring like a lion.

ecorob's picture

This is the one I have been waiting for.

I'm in!

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

Debbie's picture

I'm all in for the Good Doctor!!!



Yea, I'm in for a "C" note.."T" Minus 1 day, 2hrs. 10 mins.

Yea, I'm In for a "C" note..Lets stop Rick Perry cold..