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This national TV ad could end the media blackout for Ron Paul. Are you in?

Then do the same with Gingrich...

And Santorum...

And Romney

I'm sure there is footage of at least Newt and Rick being booed by the crowd.

And there is the stadium fiasco of Romney's.

Adam Kokesh did a clip and talked on someone's own mike and all there was was the hotel employees but I cannot remember the candidate or if it is applicable.

No footage to be allowed of candidates on any primary nights...just the crowds they draw when they are out on the campaign trail. And a disclaimer at the end of the ad that either is in text or states that.

The last thing on the video is a voice that says The media has been hiding this from you. Why? Find out at RonPaul2012.com
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I have no idea if the SuperPacs can work together or not, so if you think this is a good idea participate in the discussion. Contact the SuperPacs because I think an ad done in this manner would shock the asleep masses and really make a lot of them question what's really going on.

Ultimately it's on us to do this because the media is on blackout and we can end it plus we will have ads to spread all over the internet when they are finished.

UPDATE: Inspiration from 2008 - excellent crowd/worldwide meetup group footage after The Ron Paul Breakthrough Moment.1:40

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I agree

TV ads are way too expensive for what they are capable of delivering. Ron Paul needs to change his central message in order to get the free news coverage and viral video support that can get things moving again.

That message is part of his campaign, but he doesn't say it.


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their mistake is common

On the campaign staff (and on staff at each Super PAC) are ZERO people with professional experience in running a national campaign. ZERO, ZIP, NADA.

So, sure, send them your money, right?


A national campaign is a very special part of our campaign process and at any given time there only are a handful of professionals who truly have successful experience operating at that level. And, they hire other proven professionals below them, people who are specialized.

In the case of the Ron Paul campaign AND the Super PACs, the preference has been to show videos to the choir, say "see, look what we did. Like it? So give us some money and we can air it, or mail it," or whatever the case may be."

That's stupid. You don't catch the other campaigns doing things that way, at least not those which have proven people running things.

Millions of dollars have been pumped down a rathole and they propose NO change in operations. They propose to do the same.

They are gearing up supposedly to do the same in California and Texas right now (see Jesse Benton's remarks about hoarding money for California and Texas).

It would have been appropriate to spend money in infrastructure in both those giant states starting at least one year ago.

Right now, in a little over a month, absentee ballots will go out in California, and almost 60% of the electorate will vote by mail.

So what is the Ron Paul campaign plan? Well, let's see, let's get some ads on the air AFTER the ballots have been mailed.

I don't think they do this maliciously or with any evil intent.

It's simply a fact that they have no clue what they are doing.

The caucus states, they've done much better. In the whole Phone from Home program, they had a very good way of addressing the need for Voter ID...then they blew it by trying predictably failed means of doing the GOTV...that couldn't work, anyone with experience would have told them that and I'm sure some pros somewhere tried to tell them that in order to get a contract.

There's obviously a problem at the very top of the Ron Paul campaign. It's being run by people who have absolutely NO experience and whose track record this time is very, very questionable AND they persist in doing the same things over and over...things which don't work.

Just keep in mind, in California approx 60% of the voters will be going to the polls (by mail) in just over one month.

Keep that in mind and you'll see instantly that doing anything right now on a scale of just a few million bucks is pure waste. It's a hopeless situation in both California and Texas because the campaign didn't organize early AND because what little they've done elsewhere has been to spend vast amounts of money on televised ads, which is just plain ignorant. Almost no one in the audience they pay for is actually going to vote.

Why not target voters using all the other means? It's FAR cheaper and there are so many other benefits in doing it in so many other ways...

I'd like to see 'em turn around and say "look, we understand we've failed miserably at alot of this, we're now going to concentrate on those things we know how to do..."

But no, they don't do that. And that is a sure sign of amateurs, at best.

Probably they are stubborn, whoever the few are who actually call the shots, and that is understandable. Which of them wants to admit we haven't got a clue what we are doing?

he won the cali and texas

he won the cali and texas straw poll.... what makes you think they're so unorganized?

the campaign ads have been stellar. if you're trying to say spending money on TV in the early states was a mistake, I disagree

Feel free to offer or use....

The video I took of the crowd in Springfield MO. Over 2500 people showed up...


It's free for anyone to copy and use as long as it's in favor of Ron Paul.

Wonderful idea!

Make it a 30 second ad, and run it in a cheap media market where we can get a lot of bang for our buck. How about Kentucky? Hell, the senator is Rand Paul. Surely we have a chance to win Kentucky for that reason alone? And Kentucky isn't until May 22nd, so we have plenty of time to prepare. But it's still before Texas and California, so it could give us a very important and much needed bump going into those two states.

How much KY air-time would we get for $1 million? How many times could we air a 30 second ad?

As for ad, everybody cut your own version, post it here, and let's see what we can come up with. If we can't get any superpacs involved, we can organize this ourselves - find some safe way to collect and direct the funds.

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."

The "Black This Out"

The "Black This Out" moneybomb ad had a similar tone/strategy to it. It basically cut various clips/photos of Dr. Paul in front of huge crowds and ran it to very hard-hitting, fast-paced music. I thought it worked very well.

Here it is if you don't remember:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pp0sb46aehI .....skip to the 30sec mark.

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submit a storyboard

Put together a generic storyboard clip (a demo ad) and submit it with along with your email and it will increase your chances of having your storyboard "idea" transformed into professionally produced advertisement.

It doesn't have to be fancy. Assemble a 27 second or 57 second slideshow clip w/a voice-over (do your own voice-over if you have to).

Very good idea to call the media out on

their own platform.


... one giant superpac chip-in... What Mainstream Media did not Show You...

these crowd pictures are riveting.

Plano TX


Big crowds? What are they supporting? What's this whole "revolution" all about, anyway?

"The crowd turnouts and support for (Ron Paul's) campaign prove one thing: the people want to be in control. (The people) can do government better locally than anyone can federally."


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I endorse this idea

I have also begun referring to the television as an "idiotic device"

"The media has been hiding this from you."

I love it!

better to ask a question

Why has the media been hiding this from you? Get people to think a little

Fantastic Idea!


So much has happened in the last 5 years I can't keep track


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

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...on ending the blackout and reaching the masses seems far more important to me than punking the mic two months ago.

Common courtesy, to me, is allowing a post to be heard without distractions. This is serious.... geesh.



Guess i shoulda just said bump...?
Op asked, just filling in the gaps... Btw i agree.

LOL Delvin

...and in thinking about it ending the blackout is like grabbing the mic. Hadn't thought about it that way.



...think about it those of you who still watch TV. Huge crowds get your attention. You want to know why they came.

I can't think of a better way to show people that the Ron Paul black-out is the true face of today's media. And, *that* face is big government/global corporation's ticket to further enslavement. People need to get very angry and then be led to the Ron Paul movement's peaceful way out.

Otherwise, it will not be peaceful with what is to come.


I'd donate towards running an

I'd donate towards running an ad like that.. see also my comment about planning for these events to get better photo documentation ... a small R/C blimp with a camera mounted under it would help capture the size of the crowd.

Also, this means going to Romney and Santorum rallies and documenting them for comparison.

Oh, and any photos or footage of the crowds should show the candidate on the stage - so there can be no claims that the photo was taken before the crowd arrived.

..... and the campaign should have been doing this MONTHS ago.

And Be Sure to Close-Up the Venue Location

...Jelly Bean Factory and small crowd. Waterfront Wisconsin...huge crowd. Rapid sucession ... and most of the great footage is widely available by our biased media.

Use it...so they lose it.


The Seattle footage was great...

and I like how they showed the long line of people,and how that line included people of all ages.That video was very powerful,as we all remember,and made many of us cry.