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☛ Ron Paul: "My Status as a Candidate ~ Pledge to Stand With Me"



The mainstream media got the Super Tuesday story wrong. Very wrong. Again.

I'm sure you heard them gleefully talk about which establishment candidate "won" which primary or caucus Tuesday night, if you were even watching. Most Americans thankfully had more sense and switched on something else.

The fact is, just like in many of the earlier contests, very few delegates to the Republican National Convention were decided on Tuesday. Most will be decided several weeks, or even months, from now at District and State conventions - conventions where our local delegates will have a big say in who goes to Tampa.

In fact, while I didn't win any state's straw polls, my team expects me to win a plurality of delegates in at least three states, as well as outright majorities in two more of the states that have already started their process.

Of course, the media totally ignores this story - as they have consistently ignored our message, our passion, and our grassroots army.

Even more lost in the shuffle is that no candidate for President has even made it one-third of the way toward the number of delegates needed to win the nomination.

And for that reason I am determined to proudly battle on, picking up more delegates and skewering the pretensions and historical rewrites of ALL the establishment candidates – Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, and Newt Gingrich.

And I will continue to proudly speak up for liberty, respecting the Constitution in domestic and foreign policy, and returning to a limited government that acts and spends within its means.

And I will continue to do so as long as you will stand with me.

So what does all of that mean?

It means this race is FAR from over. In fact, you could argue it is just getting started. With the decisive number of delegates still to be awarded between now and June, and with our activists swarming local and county delegate selections, you and I will surely end up with an army of delegates...

… IF we don't give up now.

I know it can be tempting to hear and believe the reports of how we can't win. Even worse, you can listen to the professional political class tell you that ideas, the grassroots, and the future do not matter. They rarely say it directly, but their message to you and me from Day One has been - if you cannot win it all this year, you shouldn't even try. It can be tempting to question whether or not all the hard work is worth it.

Well, I know it is. That's why I'm flying thousands of hours and crisscrossing the country. That's why I am leaving my family and home for weeks on end - to fight for the future of our movement and our country.

I am vowing to you today that I will keep fighting. I will fight in every convention and every place where delegates will be selected. I will fight until there is a clear winner - not because the media says that’s the end, but because the nomination has been clinched.

And by my calculations, that may never actually happen. Even if one candidate starts to rack up a clear advantage, it is unlikely he will have all the delegates needed to win on the first ballot.

And if that is the case, then the hundreds of delegates who support our ideals and my campaign (many of whom may be bound to another candidate for the first ballot or two but then free to vote their conscience), will be unleashed.

And they will hold the key to deciding the nominees for President and Vice President, as well as what the platform and policies of the Republican Party will be.

These things – and, even more, the long-term standing of the liberty movement - are worth fighting for, even when we are tired and feel like quitting.

But I cannot do it alone.

Will you join me over these next few weeks and months in pressing our battle forward?

If so, I MUST have your continued support today, tomorrow, and in the coming weeks.

You can show your support by signing the CARRY ON Pledge. I really urge you to take the pledge, as without your support my efforts won't make enough of a difference.
And then, frankly, there’s something else I must ask you to do. I ask you to again make a contribution, even if it is a smaller contribution of $25 or $50 to my campaign. As you know, we run a debt-free campaign, and we pushed our resources to do all we could on Super Tuesday.

Your pledge and your contribution are critical to keeping this campaign running for the upcoming fights in other states, as well as finishing our strong efforts in key caucus states that are already underway.

As I'm sure you know, this won't be the only time I’ll ask. There will be more emails. More money bombs. More state and local conventions and elections where we must – and will – fight for delegates.

I hope you'll come to my aid every time you possibly can.

Our message is too important. Think of the issues that are dominating the political debate right now.
*** How and when to BALANCE THE BUDGET. I am the only candidate with a plan to balance the federal budget and end our debt crisis in one term;

*** Fighting for Individual Liberty, including restoring and protecting the Bill of Rights by stopping the Patriot Act and the Indefinite Detention of American citizens;

*** Auditing the out-of-control Federal Reserve;

*** Stopping the continuing bleeding in our housing market by ending Fannie and Freddie;

*** Ending all government bailouts.
These are OUR issues. And NONE of them were part of the discussion by the other Republican candidates in 2008. Nearly ALL of the candidates now are trying to sound like us!

That tells you our message is breaking through. We are winning on many fronts.

And we must carry the message through the rest of this campaign.

So will you join me? Will you sign the CARRY ON Pledge and send your most generous contribution today to help me carry this fight forward?

I don't believe the media. YOU shouldn't either.

This fight goes on as long as you and I are in it together.

For Liberty,

Ron Paul

P.S. With no candidate even one-third of the way to locking up the nomination, and our campaign set to bank far more delegates then the media acknowledges, now is not the time to back off, back down, or quit. Our liberty message and our movement are growing stronger every day.

They will continue to do so, if we continue to insist on it.

That's why I'm pledging to stay in this fight and to battle for every possible delegate. But I can only succeed if you will keep fighting alongside me. If you will, please sign the CARRY ON Pledge HERE.

And then, please help keep this campaign running by making a contribution (even if it is only $25 or $50). I insist upon a debt-free campaign, and I cannot carry on without your support.

Paid for by Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign Committee


Dear Ron,

I am vowing to stand with you today so you will keep fighting. You should fight on in every convention and every place where delegates will be selected.

Our message is too important. Auditing the Fed, balancing the budget, ending the bailouts, and stopping the bleeding in the housing market by ending Fannie and Freddie are dominating the political debate.

These are OUR issues. And NONE of them were part of the discussion by the other Republican candidates in 2008. Nearly ALL of the candidates now are trying to mimic you!

That tells me our message is breaking through. We are winning on many fronts.

Now is not the time to back off, back down, or quit.

That's why I pledge to stand with you as you carry on the message of liberty all through the campaign and to the Republican National Convention.

Please sign Ron Paul 2012's "Carry On Pledge":

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I'm already in.

I challenge EVERYBODY to join me in this pledge - no matter how small the amount.

I gave a meager $20.12 but I'm kind of tapped out right now.

ANY amount is a show of support - even $5.00.

"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

☛Have you Ever Seen Ron Paul

☛Have you Ever Seen Ron Paul Watching Himself! on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno?

Yes I have!

Yes I have!

Is there an echo in here?

More to come next payday.

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At my rate I will max out before California.
Which is good.

We WILL grind it out

We WILL grind it out

I pledged.


Would have gave more

but I am close to my limit and wanted to make sure it would go through, more to come though.....



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Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must. like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.-Thomas Paine

The R3volution requires action, not observation!!!!

Many small hands are better

Many small hands are better than fewer big hands.
If the smaller hands leave not so bad. If the big hands leave there is a big hole left behind.

If Ron Paul wants more money, he needs

to start selling himself when interviewed by the media. He should state, 'they keep saying I'm unelectible, but the Febuary ending poll by Rasmussen, has me as the only cadidate beating Obama in a head to head, so I guess this unelectible rheteric is being proven to be false. I'm the only candidate with a consistent record that opposes Obama. The other candidates records are more equal to Obama's, that's just the facts. They can say what ever they want, but Obama is going to go after their records they have been trying to hide from the public. You can only con the public so long with rheteric, they will eventually see the truth as we saw with Bush, but then the damage had already been done.'

I agree

I agree

Tampa Bay or bust!

Signed and donated



I say enough the rest of the time.

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

Thanks to ALL

I'm sending this thread to a mole in the campaign for Ron Paul to read your comments.

You people give him the power to continue.

Done and dusted!

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Missouri Delegates for Ron Paul-Lets win this thing in 2012.

2008 was a learning curve, but let's make 2012 a year of destiny for a return to constitutional government, and the fight to restore personal liberty,for our generation and the next.

Thank you!

Thank you for your generous donation!



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This is a war for American Minds, not a battle! $250

I remain committed and see light ahead!

Thank you for your generous donation!
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I signed the Pledge. Donated:

Thank you for your generous donation!
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Its not much but I just

Its not much but I just kicked in 50 bucks, first time Ive ever donated to a political candidate.

Thank you for your generous donation!
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I'm a Chinese who support Dr. Paul all the way!!!

I'm a Chinese who live in US for 12 years. I'm neither a US citizen nor PR. My Mom moved to US in 2008 after the long wait for her immigrant visa. She can donate to Dr. Paul! Our family budget always included Ron Paul Campaign Contribution.

I am writing this short note to encourage all of Ron Paul supporters and confirm that Freedom is popular and is worthy to fight! We will support Dr. Paul all the way! This battle is far from over! Give me Liberty or give me death!

I just gave 10.00

Wasn't much but made me feel good.


You never know who will be

You never know who will be influenced by your little ten dollars. It just might be the ad that gets a wealthy person or a person with alot of influence to take action.

You never know.

This email is telling it like

This email is telling it like it is and shows us where the rubber hits the road on our way to Tampa this August. My wife and I are on a fixed income and can hardly afford donating to the campaign but on-the-other-hand we cannot afford not to so we have budgeted so much each month for Ron Paul -- we signed the pledge. See ya in Tampa!!

what a cunundrum

How much to Paul? How much to Daily Paul? Is there a ratio I should use? Here is a question for you all. When a person is maxed out on contributions can their minor children give money?

Blue Republican

Minors can't contribute to campaigns

As for the ratio, I suggest ALL to the campaign, the DP fundraising is doing good the last time the owner showed the graph (yesterday I think).

"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom — go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, an

too bad

That's too bad, because I have a bunch of minors. I decided to give 50 to the Daily Paul and 200 to the campaign. I just love this site too much to not give up 'something'.

Blue Republican

Thank you

I'll donate next Tuesday, I think I'm 150$ away from being maxed.

BTW, the DP fundraiser is at 14k out of 20k (the thread is in the front page), yesterday it was at 9.5k when I saw it so ya it's doing pretty good.

"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom — go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, an


Fairly new to the site so I'm not sure how well his fundraisers usually do?

Blue Republican

He does not usually have them. Just once in a while Michael

might ask for a little help. This is doing quite well considering Ron Paul just had his ticker up at his site. We need a million people to come along and just put $50 down.... We will be in
Tampa either way!

Take these www.3StepsTowardFreedom.com to assist Ron Paul in becoming our next Commander In Chief. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-480OMya3U

Good luck, Dr. Paul!

I wish him the very best. Even he knows Idaho was a total loss, though. The way our new caucus is set up, all of Idaho's delegates get to be hand picked by Romney.
I sincerely wish I could be more help. I did what I could and as usual, I was repaid in backstabs and hatefulness by my fellow RP supporters. What the good Christian Republicans dish out is a walk in the park compared to the "support" and "friendship" of RP supporters. It seems the "Liberty Movement" only has no room for those who simply love truth and are willing to work hard. If you can't lie, cheat and steal, you are not a real Patriot (like the good Christians running to be my local tyrant.)
I appreciate this letter, it is something I wanted to see. Ironically, I did not get sent the email.

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.