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Ron Paul's name up and down the beach in Tampa

I was just reminded of the cleverest advertising idea I ever saw. At a business conference years ago, held at a beach-front location, Paine Webber was giving out flip-flops with their name cut out on the bottom, so when you wore the free flip-flops (something you wouldn't normally bring for a business conference--or a political convention), every step left an impression in the sand. When I visited the beach on the last day I was tickled to see "Paine Webber Paine Webber Paine Webber Paine Webber" stamped thousands of times all over the shore. I still have the shoes.

I have no idea who produced those, or what they cost, but I've always wanted to see someone use the idea again. The Republican Convention could be the place....anyone?

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I want one!

Wow, several good ideas this morning. I want a pair and also I want to bid for his bike from another post. RP people are creative and cool...

Beach tagging!

Great idea!

Have you ever seen this before? http://beachnbillboard.com

May not be relevant in this instance but I know the flip flops of which you speak :)


“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” - Mark Twain

Like this?

I like the idea, and not just for Tampa. Why not anyplace with a beach?


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Flip flops, towels and beach balls

How about a package deal for flip flops towels ans beach balls?
Prices seem high, maybe because ecofriendly or something.

Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected, once it's realized that our Liberties and Wealth are in Jeopardy. -Ron Paul

Local Biz in Tampa

Not a bad idea...But, Keep in mind the person walking must be on a wet sandy beach for this to work well.

I really think "THE CAMPAIGN" should have someone working the local businesses in the Tampa area to garner support, So when all those delegates arrive, they will see RON PAUL's name on all the Businesses' signs, windows, etc. Those little blimps that you put on a car's antenna look promising too.

Especially on the route from the airport to the hotel/motel district and the convention center.

Make them think they've arrived in "PAULVILLE"

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Don't be offended...

Awesome potential and cheap too. Just don't be offended if your silica masterpiece gets covered up by these!


Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected, once it's realized that our Liberties and Wealth are in Jeopardy. -Ron Paul


Let's get these!

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ~J. Swift

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I want a pair!


Undo what Wilson did