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L.L.Bean T-Shirt Buy Bomb - Bump to commit!

Now that L.L. Bean heiress and part owner Linda Bean has endorsed the man, in order to send the message that publicly endorsing Ron Paul is good for business, I hereby propose an L.L. Bean T-Shirt Buy Bomb.

The idea is that if there is a sudden spike in sales of one particular item, that will stand out more than if we all just buy random things from their catalog.

I suggest their

are good choices because we promote LL Bean when we wear it. Adorn it with Ron Paul buttons and you have a great conversation piece.

So, if you are willing to participate, BUMP this post. When we get to, say, 200 votes, let's each go to this link and order a shirt!

ARE YOU IN??? Vote-for/bump this post if you are!

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I'm in

I'll send them an email of thanks

and buy a shirt from the campaign.

πολλα γαρ πταιομεν απαντες ει τις εν λογω ου πταιει ουτος τελειος ανηρ δυνατος χαλιναγωγησαι και ολον το σωμα

Why the hesitation to commit?

Isn't it worth $24 to encourage more people to step up to the plate and endorse Ron Paul?


"Know what you know, know what you don't know, and understand and appreciate the distinction."

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46 in... Need 154 more

Before you suggest an LL Bean Ron Paul product, please read the discussions below.

Are you in? If so, vote up this thread!


"Know what you know, know what you don't know, and understand and appreciate the distinction."

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Ask for Ron Paul monogramming

Ask for Ron Paul monogramming on something like their tote bags.

Missing the point

See below


"Know what you know, know what you don't know, and understand and appreciate the distinction."

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yes!

a Ron Paul LL Bean shirt. I would do that.
I will petition them for that!

tilting@windbags

Missing the point of this bomb.

The point is about encouraging others to be endorsers .

See below.


"Know what you know, know what you don't know, and understand and appreciate the distinction."

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email to thank for endorsement?

How about everyone emailing to thank for the endorsement as well as asking if we can get a RON PAUL L.L. Bean shirt?

Billy Lee from Los Angeles, California

the 'likes' on facebook are booming...great comments too

Great fun....heading twds 100,000

How would that encourage other potential endorsers?

Hey, I heard if you endorse Ron Paul, you'll get a bunch of thank you emails. And then they'll ask you to make a custom product for him!

Some how I don't think that will be very effective.

On the other hand:

Hey, I heard if you endorse Ron Paul, those crazy supporters start buying your products!

THAT's what the LL Bean T-shirt buy bomb is all about!


"Know what you know, know what you don't know, and understand and appreciate the distinction."

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for those of us who don't

for those of us who don't have as much cash & want to save all we can for RP campaign...

Other ideas to show we are pleased with her endorsement?

Everyone sign up for LL Bean email list (showing a mass increase right after her endorsement- or do they track that? even incr traffic to the website)

Those in Maine go to her restaurant & give free "word of mouth" advertising for that

Letters to her at the restaurant thanking her

Though it would be cool if she could offer a small discount to RP supporters by using a discount code eg RP2012 :)

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i'm not in. i assume this

i'm not in. i assume this woman is serious about supporting Ron and isn't looking for personal gain from it--other than the hope of liberty. if you want, send an e-mail to thank her, donate to the campaign or the PAC in her honor, whatever....

@SPENTHOM

Working for the Remnant means working in impenetrable darkness; and this, I should say, is just the condition calculated most effectively to pique the interest of any prophet who is properly gifted with the imagination, insight and intellect

It's not about enriching her

It's about getting the attention of OTHER potential RP endorsers - to push them over the edge and decide to do it.


"Know what you know, know what you don't know, and understand and appreciate the distinction."

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campaign or PAC

people aren't going to support ron because they think they'll sell a few thousand dollars of whatever crap their peddling. this woman, like me, like you and like everyone else here on the DP is supporting Ron because they have heard his message and it speaks to them deeply.

nobody who believes in the message deeply is just sitting on the sidelines unprepared to endorse him, and would be convinced in LL Bean sold 10,000 units of product in the next two weeks. and nobody who doesn't know the message is going to hear about it, or care about it, because the media is never going to say anything about it and they aren't going to go hunting around the internet for random tidbits like this abour ron paul.

@SPENTHOM

Working for the Remnant means working in impenetrable darkness; and this, I should say, is just the condition calculated most effectively to pique the interest of any prophet who is properly gifted with the imagination, insight and intellect

That woman has so much money.

That woman has so much money. Our gesture would only be symbolic in terms of her pocketbook, although eye opening and highly supportive. I say if you kind of want one of their shirts buy it. Why not buy from a supporter but, yeah its not important.

Sounds like Class-Warfare to Me

So I'll put my money on the bar..and buy an LLBean shirt.
Thank You Ms Bean!

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

Talk to L.L. Bean

Have them make Ron Paul/L.L. Bean gear and it will sell off the charts!

They profit (so you accomplish your goal of thanking them) and Ron Paul supporters get a product they want.

I endorse this idea

... and if you know the garment business or have done your own real-life testing ...

ahhhhm tellin' you

http://webpages.charter.net/lorilady/glossary.html

... there's no comparison between a high-quality L.L.Bean shirt and your typical political activist t-shirt

. . . not even close.

I'd prefer Bean gear.

Great Idea!

I did some Christmas shopping @ LLBean. Makes me feel even better that she is a supporter. I will definitely continue to shop there!

Linda Bean sits on the L.L. Bean board of directors

but she operates a restaurant across the street from the Freeport store, Linda Bean's Maine Kitchen & Topside Tavern. Any New Englanders here who make the trip to Freeport should make it a point to eat at her restaurant and identify themselves as Ron Paul supporters.

New Hampshire and Ecuador.

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This is a great idea but it

This is a great idea but it looks like it's a man's shirt so probably won't be a good fit on women, unfortunately. Wish it came in both.

Debbie

No problem, Debbie!

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Yes indeed!!!

Yes indeed!!!

Debbie

Thanks I updated the OP to include that info

I listed that shirt too


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We Get 200, I'm In

Good idea if we can do it within hours of reaching our quota. I love LL Bean...they're my favorite shirts...Wearing one Now.

Campaign Donations Are #1 Priority!

It is nice that Mrs. Bean endorsed the good doctor, but Ron needs the cash more than L.L. Bean does.

Check out the Laissez-Faire Journal at LFJournal.com


"The State is a gang of thieves writ large." - Murray Rothbard

Do the math

1. We spend $X at LL Bean
2. This rewarding of Ron Paul endorsers gets the attention of a few other prominent people who support Ron Paul, and they publicly endorse him too.
3. The endorsement help Ron Paul gets more publicity and more credibility in the eyes of more.
4. Many of those become supporters and contributors, resulting in $(n * X) donations from NEW supporters for Ron Paul
5. Others endorse
6. Even more contributions.
etc.

It's about launching a snowball. An investment to get the message out there: Endorsing Ron Paul publicly is good for your business.


"Know what you know, know what you don't know, and understand and appreciate the distinction."

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I Will Be Buying Long Underwear Garments-Top & Pants for My

Mother who sits outside to smoke. I will make the $100 purchase today or tomorrow and hope that there is a comment field to tell the company my purchase was inspired by the endorsement today. I am maxed out on my donation to the campaign.

A.Hansen

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Got to be 100% Cotton

if so, I'm in

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