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"I Am Ron Paul"

I just saw a veteran infantryman being interviewed at the P5 event in Florida. The interviewer asked him if he was influenced by Ron Paul's decision not to stick around for today (Saturday). The infantryman said he was not. He said the way he looks at it, Ron Paul IS still there in each and every one of his supporters. "I am Ron Paul," he said.

Now, I can't make videos, but that just rang out as an awesome grassroots commercial idea. An "I Am Ron Paul" ad, with as many various, diverse faces saying that phrase as we could possibly fit into 30 or 60 seconds. A group of soldiers, people in a factory, etc. You know, all the cheesy stuff.

Just an idea.

UPDATE: Wow. Well, since the idea is so popular... Everyone who is interested, do whatever you can to make a video of whoever you want (yourself, your family, co-workers, random people, etc) saying one of two things: either "I AM RON PAUL" or "I AM RON PAUL BECAUSE [reason]" That's it. Simple, clear, and quick.

"I am Ron Paul" because I stand for liberty! or "I am Ron Paul" because I want prosperity; I am Ron Paul because I want to end all wars; I am Ron Paul because I want to end the Fed; I am Ron Paul because I want a real education; I am Ron Paul because I want free markets; I am Ron Paul because I am the most compassionate; I am Ron Paul because I believe in Liberty! I am Ron Paul because I want sound money; I am Ron Paul because I want personal responsibility; I am Ron Paul because I do not compromise my values; I am Ron Paul because I want peace; I am Ron Paul because I want to trade with countries; I am Ron Paul because I am optimistic; I am Ron Paul because I own my life! etc! Tell me "Why are you Ron Paul"!!!!!

Post it to YouTube or email cowboye13@yahoo.com to figure out another way to get it to us.

If we can pull this together, it'll be so cool.

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keep it simple

make a video of urself in a setting showing your background/locality/workplace.
upload on youtube
post a link here,
then someone can compile them together with some good editing,
probably shd get the guys who made "The one we can trust" or those who did the short vid for Ron Paul when he was in NY.

in the end of the video, have Ron Paul say the same thing !

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Can you imagine any

Can you imagine any grassroots supporters excited enough about Mitt Romney to make a video like this? (he will probably handsomely pay a few young Americans to do it).

What if everyone created and

What if everyone created and uploaded their own YouTube video with the title I AM RON PAUL. Each video would start out "I am Ron Paul because . . ." and then everyone would talk about their personal reasons for their support. It would be powerful to search that phrase and see thousands of posts from supporters. Then if someone wants to put together a compilation they would simply choose from those vids.

I haven't read through every comment, so I apologize if I'm restating ideas that are already out there.

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It was not just that

It was not just that comment--it was his entire interview. I am trying to track it down. He was fantastic.

COOL

P-L-E-A-S-E let me know if you find it

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Beautiful. The infantryman's response was

inspired. If someone organizes this project, I hope he will come forward and be included.

Bump

for great idea.

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Ok, so how do we make this happen?

Excuse my ignorance but aren't there channels/groups/a specific place where people can post their "I am Ron Paul (reason if necessary)" clips so that someone can concentrate them all into one video?
I think it would be awesome if just people of all different lifestyles, location, race, religion, whatever...were in this video, (3 minutes long?) proclaiming their Ron Paulness. Where can people be pointed to in order to post their "I am Ron Paul" video for compilation?
This is grass roots baby! Ron Paul has been giving it his all...bought time we step up to the plate and swing for him, eh? Let's give him some inspiration and make him proud...he deserves it!
I was advocating for him in 2008 knowing that he wouldn't win but that doesn't matter. I really believe he can actually win this time. We are at the tipping point.
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Right now, just get your video ready.

Good concern. I'm reaching out to some folks to figure out the details and come up with a way to collect the videos. It should take folks a little while to film themselves, so while that is happening, we'll be sorting out the details.

very

cool.

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I have had this same video idea!!!

I think this would be a powerful ad if we could get lots of "I am Ron Paul" videos from all around the world.

I had a thought that after a bunch of fast "I am Ron Paul"s, at the end, slow it down to the last few saying "I am Ron Paul", holding a sign that says nothing but 'Freedom', then again a different person saying "Im Ron Paul", with a sign that says 'Liberty', then a sign that says 'Peace', then finally a sign that says 'Love', which flashes to the R[ƎVO˩]ution logo..

Can you tell ive been thinking about this one? hahaha..

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Me too!

I posted this about a month ago. It didn't take off at all.

http://www.dailypaul.com/176275/i-am-ron-paul

Sometimes it's timing

Posting at 2:30am can be tough, not a lot of eyes are on the page. The story of the infantryman also may have done something.

Were you thinking of making it? Can you produce top quality ads?

I can't make it but there are

I can't make it but there are plenty of people on here who are great at it. We should have a "video bomb" and give it plenty of time for the word to spread. People can upload their vids up until a certain date. Most people have video on their cell phones.

"Why are you Ron Paul"?

Great Idea!! Maybe something like;
"I am Ron Paul" because (...)
and we can all individually fill in why! "I am Ron Paul" because I stand for liberty! or "I am Ron Paul" because I want prosperity; I am Ron Paul because I want to end all wars; I am Ron Paul because I want to end the Fed; I am Ron Paul because I want a real education; I am Ron Paul because I want free markets; I am Ron Paul because I am the most compassionate; I am Ron Paul because I believe in Liberty! I am Ron Paul because I want sound money; I am Ron Paul because I want personal responsibility; I am Ron Paul because I do not compromise my values; I am Ron Paul because I want peace; I am Ron Paul because I want to trade with countries; I am Ron Paul because I am optimistic; I am Ron Paul because I own my life! etc! Tell me "Why are you Ron Paul"!!!!!

That is a cool idea, too

I'll update the post

THIS is

awesome...You'd better do it!

John F

We better jump on it...

...because another campaign will steal this idea right away and run with it.

The only thing is, who in their right mind would claim to be Rick Perry?

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Awesome!

I agree this is an awesome Idea, especially with Holloween coming up.

is there any way to make Ron Paul masks for Holloween?

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now that is a

tad scary...

I bet the video of this gets

I bet the video of this gets lost somewhere in the livestream, but if we could find it again, it sure is worth seeing. Talk about a perfect spontaneous interview. So positive and inspiring.

Superb idea for an ad. That

Superb idea for an ad. That would be one best done by the professionals I think and televised.

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With this video it would last

about 40 days and 40 nights.

Time for a video I think!

Jim

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As the "tech-challanged old lady"

I don't know how to make videos - but I AM RON PAUL EVERYDAY!

Every time I hear anyone talking about the economy, the war, or any other "political" subject, I speak up. I ask them their opinions, give the best Constitutional answer I know how to on the subject, and then direct them to Dr. Paul. I haven't been "awake" for very long, but I've gotten 5 people to register as Republican to vote for RP for the nomination and 1 Democrat that - so far- won't change parties, but will vote for him if he gets the nomination.

This is a great idea. I believe it would show the width of his support over the depth the MSM is always going on about.

I'll give as much respect to my elected officials as they give to the Constitution!

The "I am C4L" youtube....

a whle back got a lot of traction as you may recall. "I am Ron Paul" would be a monster campaign!-

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I was on when they

I was on when they interviewed this guy, and of all the supporter interviews that I have ever seen in two campaigns, this veteran was the best so far. He just plain kicked it.

whats really interesting

Is when you look at the 'similar subjects' list right below the body of the op

We are Ron Paul -video

We could actually use the beginning of this very good "We are Ron Paul - video"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9rYDNNHwGk&list=PLEED9CA5FE8...

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What a video

It gets me every time when I hear a message like that said with passion and I know he means it.

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Would be awesome done

Would be awesome done something like this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8h_v_our_Q