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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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Too bad you are not in the loop and do not recieve campaign

emails. Tells me one thing. You probably have never donated.

It's official because I got it and so did many here and you probably won't find it on the official campaign site.

Sender: 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

man, you're 100% right

this is a total SCAM, the email was sent via bluehornet.com email servers. i googled it and other phishing scams in the past have utilized bluehornet mail server.

i didn't notice the url being ronpaul-2012.org which just redirects to ronpaul2012 quickly (so you don't even notice).

LAME!!!! we need to downrate the OP and start a new thread warning RP supporters of this!!!!!!!

just a dude that wants to be free...

No Scam, the pledge is LEGIT!

Statement from the campaign staff about the pledge website:


The pledge is LEGIT. They used these net domains before, and they confirm it's official. Not a scam.

...maybe not??

i just compared this email to previous ronpaul2012 campaign emails and they're almost identical. past emails i've received also say via bluehornet.com. it'd be great if someone from the RP campaign could officially confirm or deny if these are official emails. and if so, it'd be incredibly great if we could have these emails come directly from www.ronpaul2012.com mail servers instead of through a known phishing scam used mail server!!!!!!

just a dude that wants to be free...

Broke but not broken

Just donated $50
I'm broke like many here but we always find a way to dig it up don't we?
By the way, these comments here are very encouraging!

" In Thee O Lord do I put my trust " ~ Psalm 31:1~

Donated and Plan to Keep on Donating

Thank you, Dr. Paul, for standing for the right things when I was too ignorant to stand with you. You have taught me so much that I should have known, but didn't. You are the perfect example of a Christian Statesman. My prayers are with you and your lovely family.


This battle continues despite MSM PSYOPS!+uninformed masses!

We Shall Never stop!
Thank you so much for your'e example (Dr Paul) - Steady now everyone, gather you're strength and resolve and persevere. IN CADENCE!,MARCH!!! Patriotic citizens,Militia, Active Military,Veterans--- towards the restoration of liberty for us and our posterity.Hopefully No Matter What happens-- The Revolution Shall Continue to manifesto!!!!!
Long Live The Ron Paul Revolution!

Opresso De Liber
Life,Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness!
Conscious of Our Creator and Source of our Liberties.

I'm confused. (Trust me -- it

I'm confused. (Trust me -- it wouldn't be the first time in my life.)

Where is the full statement as it is represented in the post here? When I go to the provided link, I see only a five-paragraph letter from Paul; not the long, detailed statement that is posted atop this thread.

Dear Barracuda_Trader

Of thee doth I beg an answer to this question.

Most sincerely yours,

An answer

I received this exact message in a email from Ron Paul. So, yes it is from him.


Oh, don't get me wrong:

Oh, don't get me wrong: I wasn't doubting the message's authenticity. I was just curious about its provenance.

Understand my confusion: The original poster (Barracuda_Trader) (one of the coolest handles around this place, by the way) started this post with a specific link: http://ronpaul-2012.org/pledge.html?pid=0308

And so it was only natural to assume the block of text that followed had been drawn from this specific link -- a link that was repeated four more times in the post.

"So, huh," I quietly asked myself as I browsed the link in question, "what happened to all the text posted by Barracuda_Trader? Did the Paul campaign decide to abruptly trim it down for some reason?"

And so, being obsessive as I am, I was confused.

You have provided a clue: That lengthier text appeared in an email of some kind.

My formula for the maxed and the broke

Talk to 10 people a day.

Ask for a $5 donation = $50

That's $250 week YOU generated!

That's $1,000 month YOU generated.

And that's 200 new names and email addresses YOU generated for the campaign in a month!


Imagine if 100 DPer's did that!

20,000 new names and email addy's plus $100,000 a month in small contributions.

Right On!

We are doing great...just crushing it. The stress levels in this campaign are rising in all camps. We have the organization and the plan. As the intensity rises, we must remain calm and focused, awaiting our opportunities. This is the fun part, where our determination matters. This is the time for us to keep the pressure on.

These are the days you show your personal resolve. When it isn't easy, and the other side looks energized and pleased with themselves. Who cares if you're around for the cake and sunshine...where are you today, right now?

Rock on Ron!

Money will buy you a fine dog, but only love can make it wag its tail. -Friedman

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I'm in!

Ron Paul

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

Please give, make Ron cheer up :-)

We need to cheer up Ron... If we're feeling disappointed, imagine how he's feeling after a couple possible wins got snatched from underneath him... He needs us now, in the time of need, and even I'm broke right now, but I HAD to give Ron something at this time.

Pledged and donated.

My life and Freedoms are worth that and more.

Give me Liberty or Give Me Death. They aren't just words.

Patriot Cell #345,168
I don't respond to emails or pm's.
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution, inevitable.

If we just refuse to give up

If we just refuse to give up no matter what...that is when we will really scare them.


I mean really, what other options do I have. You didn't even need to ask Ron, I'm right there with you!

No worries Ron. We know only

No worries Ron. We know only you and Mittens poll well against Obombya. As far as I'm concerned this race has always been between you and Mittens.

I honestly would give my life for this man!

I can assure you all that you are incredibly lucky to have encountered and been involved with such a man and such a movement. Most of humanity never can say that they experienced a true hero, and such a moment in history. They live their drab little lives and never feel the power of truth and honesty and integrity and joy.

The emotional highs and lows will exhilarate and depress us... but we will all be able to tell future generations that WE were part of the Ron Paul Revolution.

EMBRACE the emotional roller coaster as part of life's texture. GIVE YOUR ALL NOW, or forever regret it. Don't FEAR disappointments. Don't MISS THIS MOMENT.

A coward dies a thousand deaths.. a brave man only one!

Thomas Jefferson: “Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever."

Viva La Revolucion!

Ron Paul - JFK - Martin Luther King

MUST.WATCH.THIS. (Mirror - SpewTube banned it over & over again).

Ron Paul - JFK - Martin Luther King (BANNED)



Obama = O.ne B.ig A.ss M.istake A.merica

With you until the end!

here is another $100. There is no better way to spend this!


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I love Liberty and I support Dr. Paul! I'm committed to this battle, TO THE END! I hope my brothers stand with me and don't give up!

I was Mr. Negativity

I was Mr. Negativity yesterday, but I read this email an hour ago and felt ashamed enough to donate. If this delegate strategy doesn't pan out I can't make any promises, but if I'm willing to give my life for the r3volution then I guess my sanity should be on the table, too.

The GOP has to embrace Ron Paul or lose

Jack Hunter said it the best today:

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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15


Will lose either way

Where your heart is, there your treasure will be

That's what the Bible says. SOOOOOOO If you are with Paul and love liberty, you will continue to stand with him and donate. I just threw in another $100.00 for liberty.

I'm with you Ron



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Tu ne cede malis.

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From Canada all my (non-$$) support - can't do the money support from here, but, goodness, am I ever with all you guys over there thinking, saying, and doing your good work -
cheering you on Dr. Paul and all supporters


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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15