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Ron's second endorsement in Maine - State Rep Aaron Libby

State Rep. Aaron Libby, a 2008 state convention delegate, endorses Ron Paul for GOP nom. 'I'm a Ron Paul Republican'

courtesy Steve Mistler at Sun Journal https://twitter.com/#!/stevemistler

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Ron Paul Endorsed By Maine State Rep. Aaron Libby

FALMOUTH, Maine – 2012 Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul was endorsed today by Maine State Representative Aaron Libby (R-Waterboro). Representing the 139th District, Rep. Libby serves an area comprised of Waterboro and part of Lyman.

At a town hall event featuring Ron Paul in Alfred, Rep. Libby made his endorsement public before the crowd of Paul supporters.

“We need to change our cradle-to-grave government mentality. Cutting taxes is not enough. We must reduce the size and cost of our federal government. I am tired of the status quo, big-government politicians of both sides of the aisle. Ron Paul represents real cuts, real change, for a free and prosperous America. I am a Ron Paul Republican,” said Rep. Libby.

Currently in his first term, Rep. Libby was a delegate to the 2008 state Republican convention and coordinates Ron Paul campaign efforts for York County. One of 10 young apple farmers selected by the U.S. Apple Association for “Capitol Hill Day,” he attempted to meet several Representatives, but found only Dr. Paul to take genuine interest in his agricultural issues when the meeting occurred. That was the day Dr. Ron Paul inspired him to make his successful run for the Maine State Legislature.

Providing a strong conclusion to Ron Paul’s two-day Maine swing, such endorsements help present Ron Paul as the conservative alternative to Mitt Romney and flex the might of the only other campaign organization capable of maintaining a 50-state competition with the establishment candidate.


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A big thank you

to Rep. Aaron Libby for publicly endorsing Ron Paul. In Maine an endorsement by a state rep. should carry more weight than in New Hampshire since there are WAY FEWER of them.

New Hampshire and Ecuador.

Dang. Romney got support of

Dang. Romney got support of the governor of Puerto Rico..btw, when did Puerto Rico become a state, and how come I never knew about it?

Not a state but a protectorate.

Protectorates get to participate. They also have governors. They're just not state governors.

New Hampshire and Ecuador.


I don't want to be a downer or anything, but today was relatively disappointing. While it's nice to have gotten the endorsements of Linda Bean and State Rep. Aaron Libby I in no way see either of these as "pivotal" endorsements.

Maybe I'm just missing something and these endorsements are bigger than they appear, but I would think that after the "game changing" endorsement from Tom Davis that did not prove to be game changing the campaign wouldn't throw around words like "pivotal" unless the endorsements were truly pivotal.

The majority of us were looking forward to a LePage endorsement after LePage asked for a private meeting with Ron but obviously that didn't happen. Maybe it'll appear in the last week leading up to the caucus, but it was really disappointing for it not to have happened today after the campaign announced "pivotal" endorsements.

So go ahead and down vote me, but I'm just underwhelmed today personally and thought I would post that sentiment.

You know, Tom, you must be the thinnest skinned guy in America, because if you think that's a confrontational tone, then you should really see me when I'm pissed."

Endorsements are rare

Endorsements of a presidential candidate by elected officials are rare, especially this early in the race.

Most elected officials don't want to risk alienating their supporters, who are split between candidates. Elected officials typically say "I'll support the nominee".

No reason to worry about it, it's not like Ron Paul is going to get many elected GOP officials anyway...remember, they are beholden to the very interests Ron Paul opposes.

The endorsements which matter most come from everyday voters.

This is one of those areas

where the campaign keeps making the same mistake. "Major" endorsements. "Pivotal" endorsements. Come on campaign, we want to take you seriously, but we can't if you keep exaggerating and being naive and silly. Just call them endorsements like you used to (back in the fall). No need for the grandiose adjectives.

If they want to be seen as front runners and serious candidates, they have to start acting like one. You wouldn't see Romney trumpeting these kind of endorsements. They're nice to have, but they're not PIVOTAL.

Let's be hard-nosed realists, and doing so let's win this thing.

nah, man, I'm with ya... but......

I know how you feel. Probably everyone here does.

But, ya know what? I'm not going to feed that sentiment. Forget that! I'm just going to say THANK YOU, Aaron Libby! Great to have you on board the R3VOLution! This is a very good endorsement. Now let's work on activating more of the Maine GOP!

That's what today is actually about.

What is begun in anger, ends in shame.


All those comments about the governor....

oh well. It's good to get endorsements!