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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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Paid for by Ron Paul Presidential Campaign Committee

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Signed and donated

We stand with you, Dr. Paul.

"Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." -- Thomas Paine

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YARD SIGNS!!!!!!!!!!!

I've picked myself up brushed my self off and I'm ready for more

It's all I could do, I wish it could be more. My family and I are in this till the end.
I am smarting and feel like I've been punched in the guts, but who else could I possibly ever support? NO ONE BUT RON PAUL.

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God bless you Dr. Paul, you are my hero in a world full of betrayers and liars. You are the double edged sword of truth.
You give me the perseverance to keep fighting. This is my country this is my America and I will see this through no matter the cost.

There is only One!!


Anyone else have problems loading the Pledge form?

This happens nearly every time the Paul campaign sends these, where I must reload 10+ times before it'll come up. This has occurred using different computers and browsers so it can't just be me. I've alerted the campaign headquarters previously about this. I just hate to think RP missed an opportunity($) because others give up on the first try.

If men are good, you don't need government; if men are evil or ambivalent, you don't dare have one.

We are Almost at $100,000 in Just Over 7 Hours!!!

Since Ron wrote this truly outstanding and heartfelt e-mail to us this afternoon we have donated almost $100,000.00.

Check it out at the RP Daily Donation Tracker, http://schiff.depositwiz.com/

Let's DO IT !!! Please Donate to our Champion!!!

Carry On!

And do what you can to look into what this group is doing:


Dr. Paul's supporters need motivation to keep fighting, and the 'roadies' need your help to keep spreading inspiration to voters and empowerment to delegates and potential delegates.

Again I have to ask...

How will the delegate votes be counted?

Thanks all this is when we need to be strongest

Donation amount: $50.00
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Thanks to all who took my question seriously!

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Unfortunately my wife was also trying to donate $25 and we got the following:

Transaction has been canceled.

Your donation has not been processed.

This appears to be a duplicate transaction. If this is not the case, please try again later at https://secure.ronpaul2012.com.

We'll keep trying...

Definitely beaten up

But who else am I going to support? No one but Paul! As long as he is running, I will support him because he is the only one that stands for anything or is worth supporting. I like the challenge! Bring on the zombies and morons!

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Battle fatigue...

I feel it. But that doesn't stop me from getting up and marching/fighting on. Here's my pledge and donation, Dr. Paul. I give you my wholehearted support.

Carry on, Dr. Paul. I don't care if you run as a Republican or an Independent. I'll vote for you and support you, regardless.

What else is there to do? Crawl in a hole and pretend to live? I might do that, but my young children? No. I'm committed to restoring America, if not for me then for them. Time to toughen up and keep fighting.

Viva la rEVOLution!

Ron Paul You Have My Pledge And Financial Support

Ron Paul I will stand with you and will continue the good fight for Restoring America, Liberty, Freedom and Prosperity! God Bless You Ron Paul! Ron Paul 2012!

Probably over donated, but pledged anyway.

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I signed, I'm in, here's another hundred bucks.

In your face, MSCNBFOX!

RON PAUL 2012!!!!!

"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it." -- Joseph Goebbels

If You Don't Trust The Pledge Page,

Just go to Ron Paul's Official Campaign Website and make a $5.00 donation...You have to provide your personal information there, so, we should be counted the same as those who signed the pledge.


Sign it if you don't feel like quitting

If our movement is to important to you to give up sign it. Ron wants to know that we're not giving up because we'll never get the media attention, the fairness, and the respect we deserve until we take it. The campaign and Ron need to know that we won't go anywhere and will fight until the end. No matter how much they tell us we can't win, not matter what tactics that they try to get us to quit, we must press on. We must take the GOP by storm and make it the party of the Revolution. As Rand says, the Republican party is just an empty vessel until we fill it with values. Let's fill it with our values and our knowledge and win this shiznit.

Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto. - T. Jefferson rЭVO˩ution

"Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state wants to live at the expense of everyone.” - BASTIAT

Signed Pledge and Donated....BOOM!

Your support also enables us to get the word out about my "Plan to Restore America," which cuts $1 trillion from the federal budget in the first year of my presidency, abolishes five federal agencies, and delivers a fully balanced budget by year three.

Our nation can no longer afford politicians who would rather play games with the American people than get serious about implementing the fundamental changes necessary to get our country back on track.

Thank you again for everything you do to help me win this race!

For Liberty,

Ron Paul

Thank you for your generous donation!
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** Note

Dear Ron,

I am so grateful that you have decided to continue this race to the GOP nomination, all the way to the national convention in Tampa, FL. The fight for the cause of liberty is a noble one and in the end we will win the hearts and minds of all america. The time and energy we have contributed together collectively is having a positive and significant impact now and in the future for all america.

Thank you for everything you do..

Freedom, Prosperity and Peace..

In liberty,


PS, If you need anything, just call on me..

This looks like a private effort


This looks like a private effort at first blush, the root page and the links forward to the official campaign site. But it's not clear that it has any official connection or endorsement.

Is Mr. Coelho associated with the official campaign? Is he trying to motivate the troops, boost resolve? Does he have permission to speak on Dr. Paul's behalf in soliciting this 'pledge?'

Take back the GOP and Restore America Now.

Thanks to those who cleared up the confusion

The thread on ronpaulforums has the same idea as I had, that it is suspiciously similar to other more trusted RP sites. Plus it is ranked very low on Alexa, and doesn't have any "about us" or any usual navigation. And the whois page doesn't mention Saber Communications and their registrar is a tiny one. Warning signs point to not legit--but it is legit.

Take back the GOP and Restore America Now.

It's not a private effort-the email is from Ron paul

If you sign up on ronpaul2012.com you get up dates from the campaign and from ron paul himself

The email containing the above message came to me from

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Pledge site has been confirmed by the Campaign...


The pledge site is not a private effort -- it is the official Ron Paul campaign. The campaign staff has confirmed this page to be legit:


Matt Collins is on the campaign staff, and he confirmed this to be legit. This is the same domain the campaign has used over and over for Pledge pages.

I'll admit

I'm somewhat paranoid when it comes to just volunteering my personal info for fear of it being sold for massive spamming and/or hacked. There have been many trolls on here lately and after all the GOP's dirty tricks, I wouldn't put it past them, even at the expense of donating to Dr. Paul's campaign. Thanks for looking into this.

He handles bulk emails for the campaign



I've got the same email and the sender is ron_paul@ronpaul2012.com

November 6th 2012 I voted for Dr.Ron Paul
"We must remember, elections are short-term efforts. Revolutions are long-term projects." ~ Ron Paul

I'm in till the end

I just received an e-mail from the campaign. In it, Dr. Paul pledges to continue the fight and asks others to sign a pledge to do the same. I signed it and made another donation. It wasn't much, but it is all I could afford at the moment. I'm a disabled person who lives on my social security. In the end, we may not win, but I'll be damned if I'm gonna give up on the modern day Thomas Jefferson. I pray that in the end, the mouths of those like limbaugh, hannity, o'reilly, and the rest of the lying bastards get what they truly deserve. On their side, they have things like money, power, and privilege. They are the liars and deceivers. They are darkness. But all the darkness in the world can not hide the light of truth. We are in the nighttime of this battle, but the sun will rise. All we have to do is to persevere until then. And surely we can do that!

Larry in North Carolina
The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men and women to not support Ron Paul!

Donated again today.


It's a revolution SO LETS GET IT ON!!!!!

I'll risk getting voted down

but I feel this needs to be questioned. I need someone, anyone, to clarify this for me. I have NO PROBLEM with the positive post and/or the donating.

I do however question the page asking for full name, email, and zip. The campaign already gets this info with a donation. This looks very similar to someone just wanting to get our info for massive spamming/selling our info.

The other flag that raises my concern is that I searched the official campaign sight as well as various Ron Paul facebook pages and I could not find information about this anywhere.

Again, before I give out my personal info and email, can someone VERIFY this is really coming from Dr. Paul and/or the campaign. Thanks!

I hear you but..

the easy explanation is that the campaign wants to tout how many of its supporters and from where have pledged to the campaign-even if they don't go on to donate right away.

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The Pledge Site is LEGIT!

Hi, the pledge site where you fill out your name, email, etc, is LEGIT.

It has been confirmed by the campaign staff:


The site came from the official Campaign email, and they have used these net domains for pledges in the past.

Don't fret -- just donate!