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I'm new, and idea needing input.

Hi All, I'm new. I've been a Ron Paul follower and supporter for awhile now, but with his chances so good for this campaign, I am ADDICTED and following every day.

I see Ron Paul as our chance for PEACE and PROSPERITY in the coming years.

I am a project manager in the tech world, working on developing websites. As such, I have been trying to think of good web-based memes to help promote Dr. Paul's messages. (Like http://barackobamaisyournewbicycle.com/).

Here is one idea that I think could potentially be impactful, and I wanted to get your input and thoughts. I can buy the rackspace/get a developer to make it (unless there are any volunteers) but before investing, I want to make sure it has legs.

The idea is inspired by:

What I'd like to do is set up a Ron Paul Post Office, where, for $2-$3 you can easily customize and send a Thank You postcard to anyone who has promoted Ron Paul recently. For example, this last week it would have been Jon Stewart. This would make it easy for people like myself who lack the time (and stamps) to look up a mailing address, write a card, etc. The postcards would be glossy with nice imagery (I have a graphic designer as well), so when the station/person receives them, they will understand it is coming from a passionate, organized, professional movement.

Daily Paul can participate in figuring out what media to target, and we can post metrics on the postcard campaign. We can also select a few key media figures (Conan O'Brien, etc.) for a constant campaign to get Ron Paul on their shows.

So imagine, you are reading an awesome blog post on the Daily Paul about how Jon Stewart has done Ron Paul a solid. At the bottom of the post is a widget that says, "105 people have sent a thank you note to Jon Stewart, send yours!"

You click the button, and with a few clicks, you can easily send a professionally designed, glossy postcard, with your personal note via the mail. Top of the webpage shows the total number of cards sent and the total amount of the proceeds that will be donated to the campaign/PAC.

I think of this as a way to connect the passionate internet following to the MSM and into people's homes.

Thoughts, comments?

Thank you.

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Build it..

and they will come. But do it as quickly as possible. Time is a factor for you and your success with it.

You can tweak and adjust as necessary after the fact. Just my two cents.

"For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged, by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions, even on important subjects, which I once thought right but found to be otherwise." - Benjamin Franklin

I adore the idea but would

I adore the idea but would like it to also go in the opposite direction. There should be a special "drop dead" card (not in those words, of course) a black bordered card or something that we can send a NO thank you card to someone or some corporation. This of course would include government officials like Eric Holder, Geitner, people in the pentagon who lost our money and it is in the news, etc.
Love the idea even if u do not like mine..:) and will use it when u set it up!

Big Idea

This is a really powerful idea.

Money will buy you a fine dog, but only love can make it wag its tail. -Friedman


What a great way to funnel money into the campaign while at the same time flooding people with appreciation for supporting the good Dr. Good work. I hope you can get this thing off the ground, 'cause I think it's a great idea.

the DP has exploded this week.

posts slide off so fast they do not get any attention. your idea is a sound one. and the mail service could REALLY use the work!


thanks for the support/upvote. I am hoping someone from DP will say "sure, if you build that, we will add it to our posts/promote it"

It will cost me a smallish fortune to put together, but if people use it, and as a result Jon Stewart gets 100 or 1,000 postcards or Conan gets 5,000 postcards and has RP on, then it's worth it.