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I'm so ashamed right now. Updated: I am so proud of you all!

Am I ashamed because I'm an Iowan? No
Am I ashamed that I drove door to door in my precinct to spread the word of liberty? No
Am I ashamed that Ron Paul won my precinct? No
Am I ashamed that Ron Paul won a ticket out of Iowa? No

However, I am very ashamed of the select members here that feel they need to bash every Iowan and think that somehow it will help the campaign. The valuable time that is wasted by bickering could really be an asset right now. The hours spent trying to craft hit pieces about Iowans could just as easily be spent doing something for Ron Paul.

I was hoping for a very exciting day today. Not only could I celebrate Dr. Paul's victory, but I could also celebrate my 3 year anniversary on this site.

But instead I found that many people feel that I didn't do enough, that it just wasn't good enough and the message was loud and clear. Well, I sincerely hope you can all do better in your state, I do hope Ron can win this.

He cannot win without your help, so I do hope you will find the strength to get out and get active for the campaign. I would hope that you would take Iowa as a sign that winning isn't as easy as it may seem. It's a lot of work and takes a lot of time and sacrifice.

Now is the time to start. This very minute! Do as much as you can right now! We don't get the opportunity to start over, or get granted more time, so don't sacrifice this rare opportunity. I feel 100% confident that I did everything I could for the campaign....do you feel the same way? Please, direct your energy to Ron Paul right now, he needs it more than Iowans do!


Update - I would like to sincerely thank each and every one of you, it's awesome to be part of the Daily Paul family. This place was a little out of control this morning and I just wanted to give everybody a little "wake up". Looks like the Daily Paul is alive and well!

That being said, I hope this post stressed how important it is to do everything you can now. And I would also like to stress that there were not only many Iowans, but many people in other states that made a huge impact! Much appreciation goes out to all non-Iowans that worked so hard to make a difference, and you did! I mean look at us! We're TOP TIER!!!! There were only 3 winners and we were ONE OF THEM! We told the MSM to stick the "3rd Party question" in their pipe and smoke it!

So now I would like to be one of the many that will return the favor and help with New Hampshire and beyond! We have something awesome here, but we must always be ever so diligent. The polls give a general idea of what "might" happen, but we cannot count on them. We need to push further and further.

If there is anyone from New Hampshire that needs campaign materials, let me know! I'll send them on my dollar so the campaign can save a buck. I have slim jims and a few other things left over that I would love to see fall in the right hands!

And again, I want to sincerely thank you, I've read each and every post and I just don't know what I'd do without you guys! We're gonna make it happen!

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Take heart Glory...Due to all your hard work...

...there are MUCH bigger things brewing now!

You good people of the Ron Paul Campaign in Iowa should be very proud.

You were the spearhead to what's coming.

Dr. Paul was launched there and he now has the momentum and enthusiasm he needs.

That was a victory beyond my wildest dreams and the good things that came out of Iowa FAR OUTWEIGH any negetives you're feeling right now.

I wish I could shake every one of your hands!

P.S. We did a lot of phone banking to Iowans from here in Washington State those last few days. Hope it helped.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

For what it's worth...

Thank you!

When Fascism goes to sleep, it checks under the bed for Ron Paul!

I'm not going to bash every Iowan

but there are alot of stupid people in Iowa obviously. I'm not prejudiced though, there are alot of stupid people in every state. Stupid is as stupid does. That being said, of course Thank YOU for everything you did to help Dr. Paul! It's not our fault if people choose unwisely.

As a talk radio listener

I know the condemnation of Ron Paul was fierce for nine hours on Beck, Rush, and Hannity on caucus day, and considerable time was devoted to Paul bashing during the prior week by guest hosts on each show. Right-wing radio had an agenda: drag Paul down so Santorum could win. Except for the convenient "lost" vote reporter, Romney's ace in the hole, it almost worked. That was Rush's theory at least.

Were a few thousand would-be Paul voters intimidated by the radio show barrage into either staying home or switching their vote from Paul to another? Remember, not all who had favored Paul were philosophically committed. Some just liked his face or his folksy manner or his humility or the fact he was an obstetrician. They could be swayed by the relentless attack against him.

New Hampshire and Ecuador.

Wow I really wish I'd read

Wow I really wish I'd read this before I made that hucklebuck remark about Iowa..

Well, hey if people get turned off Paul's message because of some asinine remark I've made, it just goes to prove their brains haven't evolved sufficiently to be ready for liberty.

Look at it this way; even if humanity fails the big test and shows they aren't ready to be free doesn't mean they'll never be ready for freedom. We'll simply wait another thousand years and try again. Eventually we'll get there!

Shoe On Other Foot

Hope this gives everyone an idea of what us Ron Paul faithful in California have been dealing with for years on a daily basis. Have you ever had any choice words for the Golden State? Honestly! This liberty business is not for the faint of heart. We all hang our heads at times, airing it out in public can't help moral. Lets all keep working on those "others". Amazing job in Iowa, Thanks!

totally agree

we have a lot of work to do in NH and beyond !
can you imagine all major "news" outlets bashing Dr. Paul non-stop for 1-2 weeks, could not make a major dent in his count in Iowa !!
that is a great thing.

Dr.Ron Paul's 2002 Predictions

I thought

Iowa did great. We all knew it was an uphill battle and they pulled it off for us with recognition and status.

Way to go Iowa!!!

As for the "old geezers" as you like to call them (see below), maybe that is the messenger's problem, not the individual's.


All this shows is that we

All this shows is that we have a problem with ignorant baby-boomers. I'm thankful for all the older people who have woken up and are looking beyond fox news, but clearly they are not the majority right now.

News for you

We are baby boomers. We are the generation who first protested in the streets, brought a war to an end, stopped the draft, and lowered the voting age.
Thanks to baby boomers, long before you were born, we were voting for Ron Paul.

You have a problem with your own perceptions and closed mind. Most older people, older than boomers, and boomers only had CBS, ABC, and NBC. There was no cable, and no Fox. And most of them know they are being lied to by the media.

Stop being divisive.

RON PAUL 2012 * Restore America * Bring The Troops Home

Thank you.

Thank you very much!

Don't let it get to you

I myself criticized Iowa last night after seeing the results (on my Facebook page). Of course I was not upset with my fellow Ron Paul supporters and all of the work that they did. I was venting my frustration like everybody else, just disappointed we didn't come in first even though really did do amazing. I mean, Ron got more than double the support he got in 2008. That's not insignificant in the least! So, try not to take it personal. =)

The thing that really pissed me off was the fact that people who have the audacity to call themselves Evangelical Christians were supporting Rick Santorum who was considered one of the most corrupt Senators of 2006! Christians seem to always support a candidate who DOES NOT represent Christianty...one of the reasons I turned my back on my faith. Too many of the folowers are morons! I mean, these easily led brainless morons only supported Santorum because some Evangelical leader told them to. They're really that incapable of researching candidates on their own, and forming their own damn opinions? It's ridiculous!

Evangelical Christians merely

Evangelical Christians merely stem from the fact that children who accept what their parents tell them without question had a higher survival rate, thus proliferated their genes more than, those who did not accept what their parents told them without question.

So now we simply tailor the species so at some point during childhood, the religiosity gene stops expressing. We get to keep the survival advantage and still eradicate the genetic defect of religion. Biology is cool!

I agree. My dad told me that

I agree. My dad told me that Jan Michaelson (the big WHO radiohead here in Iowa that pretends to admire RP now) had a preacher on his show last Friday who was completely bashing RP for the entire hour. Apparently Jan just let him destroy RP on Isreal and Iran and did nothing to defend him. During the show, he also allowed several other preachers to call in and spew the same garbage without and real discussion. My dad was completely disgusted. This was obviously a intentional attack on Ron Paul by Michaelson who had just given RP a decent interview the day before. Michaelson also deserted RP a few days before the 08 caucuses by saying he couldn't vote for RP because RP wouldn't immediately blow up a boat heading from north korea to Iran that might have a nuke aboard.
This preacher attack definitely had an impact on the caucus. Right after I took a photo of the precinct results, I heard some old woman talking to a guy about how RP is "very anti-Christian" and she mentioned some great preachers on the Michaelson show. I was about to explode. This Fool thinks that Christ would approve of SATANorum's plan to bomb the hell out of Iran (and god only knows how many other countries. I was way too pissed to even try to talk sense into this one without making a huge scene, although I did give her the biggest "you are a complete Mutant" stare i could muster as I walked by her.
I have to think there were lots of her kind all across the State.

I listen to Mickelson almost

I listen to Mickelson almost daily. Everything you wrote here about Mickelson's show in the past few days before and on the day of the caucus is accurate. When push came to shove, Mickelson opted to go the route of our compromised media. That minister had been on the show in the past. Mickelson knew what was coming and he stood by and let that minister spew venom without so much as a whisper of defense. I haven't been able to listen to Mickelson since then.

I've changed my mind about Jan Mickelson. When it came down to the wire, Mickelson sold out. All the good work he had done over the past couple of years went right out the window in those last days before the caucus. This was Iowa's once in a lifetime caucus vote to restore our Republic and return to a Constitutional govt. I don't see how we can ever call Mickelson our friend again. But that's just me.

from a site coordinator of three precincts...

I can at least attest to the validity of the results at my site. I wish I could report a different total, but Santorum took it by a long shot. I found the following article that helps to really describe the typical Iowan caucus demographic...

Next up was Hunter [the Jack Hunter], who said Paul’s plan to cut $1 trillion from the budget in his first year is unmatched by his opponents.

“The greatest threat to our country is national debt,” Hunter said.

Vick said Santorum’s morals are what sets him apart.

“Asking us to surrender these moral issues is to ask us to stop being American,” Vick said. “We have found our warrior.”


Santorum took the county by 3 votes...

Tom Woods said it correctly that many folks are too old to have a new thought in their head (like State jurisdiction of much of our government). I'm incredibly optimistic that there are 16k+ more folks in my State who have turned onto the message of Liberty. This is very good for the future of our movement.

Thanks for the report

we know what we're up against.

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Thank You Very Much!!

to all of those who worked in whatever capacity.

Iowa National Guard...goes first

Iowa National Guardsmen Should be the first boots on the ground during President Santorum's invasion of Iran.

Every supply convoy should be led by a humvee deiven by a soldier from Iowa.

The first wave of troops to go in during the Seige of Tehran, all Iowa guardsmen.

If Iowans want a warmonger to be their President so bad, then Iowans should pay the price for their decision.

Those willing to trade their freedom for temporary security deserve neither and will lose both.

In a broader sense, I agree 110%

Everyone in our country that votes for a warmonger, no matter which Party, should be the first to go to any war their elected warmonger President goes into. Obama is responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths of other fellow human beings, just like Bush is. To Hell with these warmongers!!! To HELL with them!



Tasteless and crude.

You should be ashamed of your comments.

If you REALLY need someone to "blame" for Santorum's turnout, look no further than the mainstream media and their impeccably twisted timing.

Your fellow Americans are NOT the enemy.



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I don't know you but ,by your

screen name, reminds me of my grandmother. LoL! French Canadian Indian. Hell of a mix. She used to say the following: Glory to the small things of this earth for they matter most. Glory, Jimbo, for God just gave us one more glorious meal this Christmas. Baby, did you see the glorious garden your grandpa had this year?. Did you shoot that coon? Well it's time to clean it. Come on.

Glory be, boy, I can't believe you skipped school today. Your mama is going to whip your butt. Once the whippin's done, come see maw maw and we'll take care of it.

Glory be , I love you child.

Oh Glory be, my boy is going to be a Marine. God please keep him safe, for this world needs him more than I do.

GLORY, Your screen name means more to this world than you know. You are an inspiration to us all and I will do my part. Maw Maw, would require that. She is now 93 years old and not quite in the right mind but she knows. Once again, Thank you for my grandmother and myself.


1976-1982 USMC, Having my hands in the soil keeps me from soiling my hands on useless politicians.


My grandma sounds a lot like yours! She passed almost 10 years ago now, but her words and actions I will never forget.

Our grandmothers were from an amazing generation, never afraid of hard work and could always make something out of nothing. Always earned our respect, without having to demand it. We are so blessed to know them. They are the real American Idols.

Thanks for sharing your story of your maw maw. It has made my day!


You just made me cry with your loving description of your wonderful Maw Maw. I had a wonderful one in my life, too. I will adopt her saying from now on, it's so beautiful - Glory be, Jim - you taught me something grand! P.S. Best to Susan :)

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Screen name says it all.

Your words are a disgrace to everyone that has served and that may have to serve.

I give great praise to all the RP supporters that worked so hard in IOWA. Thank you for your efforts and hard work.

As to the BROWNCOAT, Semper FI A*&*&Hole. I would love to see you in my scope.


1976-1982 USMC, Having my hands in the soil keeps me from soiling my hands on useless politicians.

79% of Iowa votes want War

Just look at the results.

Only 21% said peace was their choice.

If 4/5 of Iowa voters want War then give them the opportunity to lead the way.

Those willing to trade their freedom for temporary security deserve neither and will lose both.

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Wrong, 79% are uneducated on war.

You on the other hand are trying to cause a divide.


1976-1982 USMC, Having my hands in the soil keeps me from soiling my hands on useless politicians.

The message

There are many, especially older people who still have one source for news and that is television. Republicans are by and large are tuned into Fox News and are greatly influenced by their propaganda. Most people have no clue about what the Federal Reserve is or what it does. The average voter doesn't know petrodollars from shinola. It's not a put down. It's just the way it is. Most of us were at some time where they are now. They just need to be freed from the matrix like we have been. They need to get enough of a glimpse of the man behind the curtain to start asking questions instead of just eating up whatever the MSM tells them. They need a good dose of the truth and to be able to step away from their bias for a moment and take a good long look at it. All they hear is fearmongering on TV. There is no one on the television telling them that the biggest threat to national security is the collapse of our dollar and our economy being brought to a standstill. The threat to our existence is internal. We can't drop bombs on Kansas City or Miami to extinguish this threat.

I think the Ron Paul army needs to take a lesson from Dr. Paul. It's about the message not the man. Once they hear the message, and understand it, they will make the right choice. They're not stupid. They are just uninformed and misinformed.

I think that if Muhammad won't come to the mountain. We just take the mountain to Muhammad. We take the internet to them in the form of a movie. If we put together a video that gives a simple explanation of the Fed, expose the bias of the media, explain non-interventionist foreign policy and how our intervention has made things worse in the Middle East, Southeast Asia, South America, etc. and show how far we have strayed from personal liberty with the Patriot Act, NDAA, and endless tax code rules regulations, political correctness and so forth. And in all these segments having short bits of RP fighting against these insane policies. We make this video available online so we can download it and burn DVD's and distribute them. We can get voter lists and mail them and so forth. All this stuff is already available. It just needs to be pieced together into a video. We just have to do an end around their normal TV programming and replace it with what they need to see. We pull that off I think he wins like Secretariat at the Belmont.