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Ron Paul Rides in Private Jet in Iowa as Money Flows Into His ’12 Campaign

It’s a two-hour drive between Ames and Cedar Rapids, two key Iowa cities for Republican presidential candidates competing in the state that will host the first balloting next year. Ron Paul flew by private jet.

The hop between campaign appearances yesterday by the Texas congressman and Federal Reserve opponent aboard a Westwind jet is symbolic of the heightened resources and support he enjoys, compared with his quixotic bid four years ago.

Now in his third White House try, Paul is given little chance by political analysts of emerging as President Barack Obama’s 2012 challenger. Yet in Iowa, where the Feb. 6 caucuses start the nomination process, he has a committed and well-funded network that some say may be capable of an upset at the Aug. 13 Iowa Straw Poll, a party fundraising event meant to test the popularity and organizational ability of presidential candidates.

“They are far more organized and are running a formidable campaign,” said Craig Robinson, editor of the Iowa Republican website and a former state party political director. “They are easily a spoiler for someone. I think the question is whether Ron Paul finishes first or second.”

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How about a private Double Decker bus? Completely restored.

Liberty Bus- Ron Paul Double Decker Bus Idea Submitted by KarlWenn, 05/14/2011

Restoration Made-in-America! Imagine, using a restored Double Decker bus restoring America with Ron Paul.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Hilarious attempt at marginialization of thousands of Americans!

Lets win this Straw Poll like it was nothing. Hit the TV stations, show the real record of Romney like it was water.

Romney or shall I call him, Obamney. Dr. Paul needs to speak eloquently, resolutely and clearly....they'll flood in.

Or Robamney!



for more ideas!

Why not go all out? Get Ron a Jet Pack!

How about we get Ron a jet-pack. This way he can hover over towns and move quickly through traffic.

A jet-pack cost much less than a Gulf Stream and it would be a great way to generate some press. Ron Paul in a futuristic way..hahaha

Plus a jet-pack would be a helluva lot of fun!

Also, I am a huge fan of johnny Quest and I am sure there are others.

*I heard a guy on Coast to Coastthat was from ....i think Belgium, that has manufacturers and sells some beauties!

FU frank 2012

Wouldn't that be neat if he could fly by "BLIMP!"


I agree with prior posts

money WELL spent!

Jim Rogers

I just send it to Drudge Report

hope they post it.

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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Paul is given little chance by political analysts...

Those "Talking Heads" are out of touch.

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

The Best Possible Ron Paul

The Best Possible Ron Paul Campaign Expenditure
Posted on July 26, 2011 by Lew Rockwell

Bloomberg is impressed and a little snarky that Ron is able to afford a private jet in this campaign, but it enables the best use of his time. Just as important, it allows him not to be goosed by the TSA . I should note that this rented plane is no Mayor Bloomberg luxo-liner. It's a tiny, no-legroom, no-bathroom mini-jet. But it does leave when Ron is ready to leave and takes him where he wants to go, so he can do much more, and, again, he bypasses the Blue Shirts. Thank goodness the campaign has the money for this necessary expense.

Need I note that other campaigns use private jets, usually much bigger ones, and Bloomberg--which has its own fleet of private jets--has never mentioned it? Oh, and Ron Paul is an experienced pilot, too.


So, is Ron flying the plan himself then?

That would be cool. Having a rented pilot would be pretty expensive.

Look upon the wonders of travel... Riverboats... Airships...

I prefer Riverboats for rivers. Yankee Clippers on the sea. Steamliners (aka: Steamers) to cross oceans on schedule.

As I age, I am starting to investigate the wonders & marvels of air ships... http://www.Airships.net/

For my work to travel at the speed of electricity, I oft used the telegraph. That is the nearest to the speed of light that I could afford.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

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Respond to the authors

jmccormick16@bloomberg.net and msilva34@bloomberg.net

Give them story ideas too. I think it is important that they hear constructive criticism from us and also the correction of details over and over until they get it right.

For example I pointed out Dr. Paul's fidelity to his responsibilitites in DC and called them on their trite meme of Dr. Paul being a long-shot. They never write that about anyone else excepting of course Romney from the others.

I also made recommendations on what a good story might be such as delving into the FEC quarterly reports and comparing costs head to head.

Good to vent here but better to get back to the others IMO.

Hi telepathic

Too many of my heros have already gone down in planes. I Hope and Pray to God that RP remains SAFE and lives many more decades!!! Please Dear God All Mighty, creator of Heaven and Earth, I Pray in Jesus' Name, that Ron Paul is lifted on the wings of Angels and ALL the Saints protect him from those who employ Death to Enslave people to a life of corruption, fear and hate. May the Holy Spirity Bless Ron Paul, his family, friends and supporters constantly, Amen

(((((( hug to you )))))

The Granger!

I understand your fear. I have fears for RP also (I'd suppose many DPers have) and they are not only connected to flying as in general if he will really start to show that he can win the whole thing, the people in power can do whatever to keep their world order together.

We just need to hope and trust that RP will be Safe.

Genetically and mentally I am sure he will live over 90 years old. Somewhere I read that both of his parents lived over 90 years and his own heroes of Austrian school Mises and Hayek both lived over 90 years old.

"Air is the very substance of our freedom, the substance of superhuman joy....aerial joy is freedom."--Gaston Bachelard--

Ron Paul has

an older brother that is quite chipper at his age! Saw him on a You Tube video protesting the FED! hahahaa

Hi telepathic

Thank you. I believe it is better to Pray than worry.

((((( hug to you ))))

Have a great posting day!

Paul Wellstone

Be careful, Dr. Paul...

yeah right

I think it is more of a sign of the TSA groping and molestation.

I see exactly what they are up to here - trying their best to portray him as an elitist...won't work...we know he needs to do this for several great reasons: gov't molestation & radiation of travelers, better security on private plane, faster travel for his busy schedule.

That's quite obvious, and he did give us all

the 'heads up' on this one. Anyone who begrudges him the right to travel unmolested (literally) with privately donated campaign money is being too nitpicky.

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

If Gore can do it, the slithering snake he is

then so can we. The faster Ron Paul gets around the better. Money very well spent.

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must. like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.-Thomas Paine

The R3volution requires action, not observation!!!!

The man is fighting for liberty!

He should have a fighter plane escort.


Am I the only one who wonders if this reporter always puts the age of the people after their names?

Or is it just after the names of candidates?

Somehow, I think it went like this, "I want to say Ron Paul is 75, but I don't want heat from the Paulites, so I'll put everyone's age in the story."

Of course, I think this may backfire. "The young people" already like him, and the "old people" may trust him more. He certainly exhibits more mature behavior and wisdom.

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

Reporting age on the first mention in news reports was common.

Up until the latter 1970s it was fairly common editorial practice to report the age of a person named in news reports. That helped readers get perspective & distinguish one Paul from another. It was seen as more suitable to journalism than phrases such as, "Paul the Elder" ... "Paul of West Lake" ... "Paul, wife of Carol the Steadfast." Story books continued using such phrases.

There were few laws discriminating upon age. In the Constitution, one became electable for various responsibilities upon attaining 25, 30, or even 35 year of age. A wise elder was sought after to work out vexing problems.

Now, age discrimination seems to be a privilege vested in & by Government. The authority for this privilege is a bewilderment.

Example of Constitutional Authority in practice:

    Rush Holt's 30th birthday falls on June 19 and although the huge Democratic majority could, if it would, seat him, it knows only too well the national howl the Republicans would set up about the New Deal caring nought for the Constitution. Hence Majority Leader Robinson ordered Youngster Holt to bide his time. In June, if Congress is still in session, the majority will vote Holt his seat. Meantime he will cast no votes, but he, too, has a seat with his name on it, an office and clerks, and the expectation of $833 a month pay.

    Time Magazine, National Affairs: Unsworn Senators, Jan 14, 1935. Full news report: http://www.Time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,930751,00.h...

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

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A Ron Paul Jet makes a lot more sense than a Ron Paul Blimp.

The only question about Iowa is:

Will Ron Paul finish first by a lot OR first by just a little?

Summation of the last 100 years of flight show Blimps shine.

Summing up round trip travel... distance vs cost over the last 100 years, shows blimps are the safest, most economical, & practical way to ferry passengers in the air.

Passenger Pigeons & other birds of a feather, will carry messages cheaper.

To start investigating the wonders of air ships... http://www.Airships.net/
The news of the Hindenburg Zeppelin disaster, 1937, seemed to eliminate affordable air between Germany & America.

    The Hindenburg disaster at Lakehurst, New Jersey on May 6, 1937 brought an abrupt end to the age of the rigid airship. After more than 30 years of passenger travel on German commercial zeppelins (during which tens of thousands of passengers flew over a million miles on more than 2,000 flights without a single injury) the era of the passenger zeppelin came to an end in a few fiery minutes.

Hydrogen vs Helium in Rigid Airship Operations
Read the last paragraph about how the Hindenburg was designed to use Helium & Hydrogen.

Aeroplanes are far more dangerous. To wit, military use.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Nothing worrying with that...

When I donate I don't stipulate what he uses that money for, I trust that he and his campaign will make the choices they see necessary.

Hopefully my donations will help pay for some champagne next year.


I couldn't imagine the beating all this travel is on him going back and forth, at his age. I'd rather him be seen on a private jet that his supporters paid for, rather than in the back of a mini van stuck in traffic.
He told us in the beginning that he needed one to cover lots of ground in a short period of time. I totally support it.

BigMikeDude suggested a "hot air balloon" for Obamney, and Tammy Faye Bachmann.
I suggest a weather balloon. (un-tethered)

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It was sensible to travel frugally in 2007-8, when RP campaign

didn't have enough fund: his fiscal prudence wouldn't allow the campaign to charter a flight by going in debt.

Ron and his campaign are SO in tune with what is sensible at the moment: now he has to contend with the tight schedule, TSA man-made (unsavory) delays. . . and Ron's desire to be back in time to cast his congressional votes in DC and fulfill his new mission of giving interviews to network news to keep TV audience informed.

It's that flexibility of his mind on non-essential matters, while strictly adhering to Liberty principles on basic issues, that I greatly admire and trust.