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Message from Ron Paul 5/14/2012

NOTE: Please stop creating new threads on this same topic. Stay focused! Become a delegate, go to your conventions!

As I reflect on our 2012 Presidential campaign, I am humbled by the supporters who have worked so hard and sacrificed so much. And I am so proud of what we have accomplished. We will not stop until we have restored what once made America the greatest country in human history.

This campaign fought hard and won electoral success that the talking heads and pundits never thought possible. But, this campaign is also about more than just the 2012 election. It has been part of a quest I began 40 years ago and that so many have joined. It is about the campaign for Liberty, which has taken a tremendous leap forward in this election and will continue to grow stronger in the future until we finally win.

Our campaign will continue to work in the state convention process. We will continue to take leadership positions, win delegates, and carry a strong message to the Republican National Convention that Liberty is the way of the future.

Moving forward, however, we will no longer spend resources campaigning in primaries in states that have not yet voted. Doing so with any hope of success would take many tens of millions of dollars we simply do not have. I encourage all supporters of Liberty to make sure you get to the polls and make your voices heard, particularly in the local, state, and Congressional elections, where so many defenders of Freedom are fighting and need your support.

I hope all supporters of Liberty will remain deeply involved - become delegates, win office, and take leadership positions. I will be right there with you. In the coming days, my campaign leadership will lay out to you our delegate strategy and what you can do to help, so please stay tuned.

For Liberty,

Ron Paul

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I'm smiling ! GOODS things

I'm smiling ! GOODS things are coming... PEACE...WW

Opps...GOOD things

Opps...GOOD things

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Makes total sense to me, besides Dr. Paul still has a job to do in Washington you know.

Why...why...why?

Why did the camp release this blurb? I've been asking myself this question all day. Why??? On the surface, there doesn't appear to be anything positive here, and there's even a negative tone to the message. So, is it a prelude to concession? I don't think so, not with so much positive happening at the recent delegate level. Besides, RP would never give anyone the opportunity to call him (or his legacy) a "quitter." Are they trying to minimize the impact of the remaining primary loses? Maybe, but this press release isn't written with enough positive spin to hedge the negative press associated w/ the loses. Is this the first move for a third party candidacy? Unless they've lined up a ton of cash, this is doubtful. This announcement is simply a restatement of the current MBO...so why release this message in such a negative manner?

I know that RP has surrounded himself w/ smart people, but I cannot crack the code here. Thoughts?

He's dropping out...

....To say it is strategy within a strategy is very fanciful and only serves the interest of the GOP establishment.

Over the last few days one of his big name supporters was accused of promoting Romney's assassination (false), at one convention Romney's son was reported to be booed off the stage (false) and at another there were accusations of blows exchanged and rules violated.

RP was likely to make this announcement anyway but these events probably prompted an earlier release.

It is very disappointing. RP had promised to go all the way to the convention, as a candidate, not to influence the platform. Certainly not to endorse the warmonger Romney which is what his delegates will do without him as a candidate.

At least he didn't keep everyone dangling until August.

Gary Johnson anyone?

NO!

We are not discussing why. Accept the strategy as it is and do what each RP Supporter knows they have to do. That will be all!

why?

I think we can do both. RP isn't really an advocate for blind faith now...is he?

agreed, isn't it enough that

agreed, isn't it enough that the media's had it in for us the whole time? now we've gotta fend off the fuckin stupid bullshit "announcements" from Benton and his hapless band of idiots? Hey Benton, just STFU and let us keep doing a BETTER JOB THAN YOU you twit!

chess! NOT checkers!

This is genius! We need romney supporters to back off and not show up as
delegates. How do we do that? Make everyone think we dropped out!

I wouldn't expect anything less from Dr. Paul than to not blow a bunch of money on
rigged primarys. I'm sure he expects us to understand the strategy, we are the critical thinkers
REMEMBER? We Think further ahead than most. This is beautiful, you just have to recognize the strategy.

then it is brilliant.

then it is brilliant.

Considering what

I witnessed at the AZ convention, well I think it is brilliant that he is "calming" things down.

I can hear it now..."Finally, their gone."

Now is the time to teach and educate and sway. We can do all the cheering, demanding etc when needed.

What I witnessed was two young men, spending an afternoon with two or three elderly, know nothing about the truths of their country, ladies and after a few hours had them voting completely differently than they had intended to when they sat down.

God always has a plan...all the waiting...God's time.

I AM RON PAUL! He waited over 40 years, cut some slack for crying out loud. WE ARE RON PAUL. Think and act like him.

yes it's all part of some

yes it's all part of some brilliant strategy... Benton's just so damn clever. it's why i'm getting emails, IN CALIFORNIA from friends and coworkers saying, "guess he's done eh..."

Doubt it!

I do not believe you for one minute.......Revere! Know why ...if you were a true Ron Paul supporter and not a troll you would be explaining to them the difference between a Primary and a Caucus! Instead you are here trying to cause disention.......like the media did.......Fail!

Or as Romney would say "YOU'RE FIRED!" TRUMP TOO FOR THAT MATTER!

Yes!

Duh! This is the most depressing thread I have read in a while with exception of a few comments.

"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters." Benjamin Franklin

Romney is going ..

Doown Dowwnn Dowwwnn!!

Romney is an absolute disgrace. the worst representation of a presedential candidate ever. to think he has the nerve to stay in the race all this time. what a snake!

Time way past due for Romney to Drop out of the race! I suggest he use that ticket now!

I talked about this on my radio show

http://bit.ly/JT7J8I - Direct link to the podcast
http://bit.ly/IUrhc4 - Link to the blog post about it.

Ron Paul has not dropped out, he's just relying on us. So we need to get the word out!

Folks nothing has changed

Still the same old strategy as always, stop buying into the media misreporting, do they ever get anything right?

Aside from MAYBE coming close in TX, the fact is RP does not stand a chance in any of the popular vote beauty contests. To win those you need lots of media coverage, which if you haven't noticed we don't really get a whole lot of. We still have the same strategy as always, delegates at state conventions. Watch Jack Hunter's video, eat a good meal, get some rest, and when you wake up tomorrow the rEVOLution will be alive and well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzeoVUo1QCA&feature=youtu.be

When are you idiots gonna

When are you idiots gonna figure out that they're just running with the bullshit spewing from the mouth of the CAMPAIGN ITSELF!! So what if it isn't EXACTLY what they said. It's what's INFERRED by their stupid releases that make it look like we're all outta gas!

When are you..

When are you going to learn how to 1) properly use the shift/CAPS key and 2) put forth a somewhat coherent sentence or two. Answer? Never, you uneducated baffoon.

That's ...

"buffoon", you uneducated simpleton.

If you're going to criticize others' grammar and presentation, best to not misspell words yourself.

--Norm

Hey Norm

Ever heard of urbandictionary? Ya jackass, I didn't go back and fix the autocorrect because I thought it was wrong.

This is the message

Doing so with any hope of success would take many tens of millions of dollars we simply do not have.

This is the strategy;
Our campaign will continue to work in the state convention process. We will continue to take leadership positions, win delegates, and carry a strong message to the Republican National Convention that Liberty is the way of the future.

Not only has the campaign itself directly informed numerous...

Paul supporters that Dr. Paul has NOT suspended his campaign. Not only does the language Dr. Paul uses communicate that:

"...We will not stop until we have restored what once made America the greatest country in human history...Our campaign will continue to work in the state convention process. We will continue to take leadership positions, win delegates, and carry a strong message to the Republican National Convention that Liberty is the way of the future...I hope all supporters of Liberty will remain deeply involved - become delegates, win office, and take leadership positions. I WILL BE RIGHT THERE WITH YOU. In the coming days, my campaign leadership will lay out to you our delegate strategy and what you can do to help, so please stay tuned."

Not only that, but here's a word from Jack Hunter about it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzeoVUo1QCA&feature=youtu.be

I hope the venting and wailing will come to an end soon, so we can get back to work.

Considerations for the 2012 U.S. Presidential Race from the Mind of a Political Independent-Use this tool to educate the unconverted and prove support for Dr. Paul among Independents.

Dr. Paul Will Tell Us The Truth - It's Up To Everyone To Read

what he said. We are all being tested right now. Will we pass or fail? Will we win or lose? It's up to us to not worry about what the MSM spins on what he really said... The MSM will just have to correct themselves later when they are likely forced to admit that RP just won another or several other state caucuses worth of delegates going to Tampa, or not??? The more they delay telling the truth, the worse it will be for them in the end... Also those who keep bashing the campaign decision on this type of announcement, I just simply see those as possibly trolls... Dr. Paul is simply telling everyone it's time for us to work smarter, not harder by devoting funds where they are most needed - At the delegate conventions as it has become evident that the establishment is starting to use very dirty underhanded tricks to keep duly elected voting citizen delegates from rightfully participating in this elections process.

The fact of the matter is that The media is somewhat powerless in influencing the outcome of these delegate conventions since the credentialed voting delegates are all grassroots as they are just your average voters who took the extra step to become delegates when the precinct voting took place. The only thing they can do is when the MSM makes announcements and allows the Romney folks to possibly get more guests in attendance which they've tried to use to covertly dilute the vote, similar to a strategy of stuffing the ballot box by filling the convention hall with guests who somehow get away with illegitimately participating in the voice or hand or stand up voting. I am a delegate who attended the Nevada Convention in Sparks and this was one of the first things we noticed as a potential trick by the establishment... This by the way happened after we noticed the fake Ron Paul slate... After that we just simply blocked any business until we were able to fully segregate the guests from the main credentialed voting delegation... It took us needing to break for lunch and clear the room. Upon re-entry each delegate was required to show their credentials plus ID to walk back in the doors. Those who had guest badges were escorted by our sergeants of arms to a roped off area on the side of the convention hall where they could be more closely monitored... After this was done, it was clear that RP supporters has approx. a 60% majority...

I believe the RP camp has so far done a decent job of segregating and monitoring the guests in these conventions while double checking credentials to be sure they don't vote but this may still be a debatable point... It's almost like the RP camp must demand to compare a person's name on the credentials roster with their badge with their id on the spot at the convention door entrances in order to get into the convention hall, which is difficult but not impossible... We may need to start demanding separate rooms with video conferencing for the guests if the media attention gets to be broad enough and it causes enough people to become interested in attending as guests...

Another strategy it seems the establishment intends upon using which we're hearing about in regards to Michigan is to discredit the already elected delegates from being able to participate in the state/county/district conventions by trying to bully or stop delegate voting citizens from registering at the delegate conventions, also refusing their admission into the caucus due to some made up ridiculous excuse, and then possibly replacing them with others who are impersonators or fakes??? So if you are a delegate that was officially elected or self-nominated as voting took place in your precinct, then attended or tried to attend the county/district conventions and you decided not to attend the state convention or you are disallowed entry in any of the delegate caucus conventions, please inform the RP campaign so they can help you possibly gain entrance and/or so the establishment doesn't try to impersonate you and give someone else your credentials as your name would still likely be on the register as a delegate... I'm sure the RP camp will have to deal with the legitimacy of the conventions if in fact the RNC actually follows through and tries these underhanded types of tactics since the RNC would essentially be conducting a fake caucus against the RNC rules and voting rights of our citizens if they in fact carried through and did these sorts of things...

The delegates that have attended the county/state conventions are average voting members of our society that went through the necessary procedures to become delegates (got elected or self nominated/ paid the fee), attended their county and/or district conventions as credentialed members and may now be denied by the RNC simply because they are Ron Paul supporters even though they will be likely told it's for a different reason??? These are simply your next door neighbors folks, who are simply just trying to exercise their voting rights and who have just declared their chosen party as being republican... They shouldn't be denied to participate in the republican nomination process simply because they have chosen a candidate that some who happen to hold RNC gatekeeper positions don't support or are biased towards - Especially since RP has been officially recognized by the Republican Party... This type of tactic is first of all against the RNC rules, and secondly, these types of practices are causing to violate our voting rights since a case can be made that the RNC is a huge influential player in the elections process and largely has a hand in who ultimately ends up on the general elections ballot... We The People have the right to participate in the process or selecting the Republican nominee and decide who will be on our General Election ballot!!!

I don't care that people say the RNC is a private organization and these sorts of arguments may not apply. The fact of the matter is that the RNC is still governed by our Constitution since they are operating within our United States which guarantees our citizens participation in the elections process and our voting rights!!! Is this truly a Republic governed by our voting citizens??? Or has the tyrannical mob criminals taken over this process completely already??? I guess we will see if they are able to cause to ban our rights as citizens from participating in this critical portion or the elections process being delegate selection.

So will the MSM now be able to resort to their usual strategy on not reporting the results of Dr. Paul's success or how he's being cheated in the delegate process since after all they just announced he's out of the race hmmm??? Do I see them possibly looking like IDIOT's in the near future??? See what the RP camp is doing right now, WE ARE DRIVING THE RACE. Not reporting the caucus results would be their only familiar recourse when they realize that they can't possibly report any of Dr. Paul's success or how the establishment is cheating against Dr. Paul... If they can't report on Dr. Paul's success, it may make it easier for us to win at these caucuses without all of the MSM attention since we don't have to manage as many guests and we may not have to deal with as much cheating if they decided to not give Dr. Paul media attention... But then again I'm not sure if the media attention really makes a difference in how much the establishment attempts to cheat...

Could we somehow force the media out of their box??? Will they break their code of silence and finally give Dr. Paul some play in the media realm after being forced to admit their misconceptions - a way to save face with the increasingly angry public for lack of factual reporting??? Either way the establishment is realizing that they could very well lose considering that delegates according to RNC rules may be in fact allowed to vote their conscience once they step into the Tampa convention.

The ultimate test for us could be to distinguish credentials... Remember in OK they refused to finalize the credentials because they wanted to keep the guests covertly mixing into the crowd and voting. Could there have also been some with fake credentials??? These types of potential problems became evident as the voting results were coming up to be more votes than the initial credential reports and what was compared to the registers. So this is why I think the establishment fought to not allow a final official credentialing.

Then they abruptly shut down the convention without a proper vote after they realized the RP camp stuffed part of their strategy by being successful in segregating enough of the guests away from being able to vote and was in fact in the majority while the chair continued to call the votes in favor of the Romney folks which were in fact in the minority - this is the fight that continued all day as the RP camp kept calling for division and points of order but being ignored which ultimately prevented the Romney folks from railroading their unpopular agenda through... So they decided to just shut the lights, improperly adjourn against RNC rules and walk out thinking that would work against the RP folks. But Then the real majority of RP delegates are confirmed after appearing in the parking lot after everyone else leaves...

Is it evident that the RP campaign has discovered the opposition tactics and intends on fighting against these tactics by beefing up our support at the delegate conventions??? Here's a short list of what I've seen so far... media silence or incorrect reporting of facts not only in regards to the election but many other issues of importance to the people, fraudulent tallying of straw vote results, ballot box stuffing, fake slates, covert voting guests or possible faked credentials at the conventions, strong arm hired security tactics to cause RP supporters to leave the conventions without being able to participate in delegate elections... does anyone want to add to the list??? And we still call ourselves a Republic following the Constitution and the Rule of Law???

One thing... It's become clear that Ron Paul has higher grassroots support numbers evident from his Rallies vs. Romney, so what if we were able to bring in the same thousands of previous rallygoers as guests at these delegate conventions ourselves??? The Romney camp seems to be doing it, why can't we?

What if we just made it simple for everyone and just decided as voting citizens that if you care enough to attend these delegate conventions and are a voting member of your county for the county convention, or the district for your district convention, or the state for the state convention, or simply a US Citizen to attend as a guest for the National convention, then maybe you should be able to vote on the floor business anyway but then have it where elected delegates get to vote on which delegates move as ballot voting member delegates credentialed to the next level - county/district to state, then state to national...

I know it may sound confusing to some but this process could work to elect not only our POTUS, but government officials at each level... For example, a city convention could also elect say the mayor and members of the city council by ballot votes cast by the elected delegates from the precinct levels whereas those who are voting citizens within the city are free to attend the city convention and participate in the floor business voting. Also, The credentialed delegates from the precinct level would elect by paper ballot the set of delegates to move as credentialed delegates to the county level... At the county conventions the elections for state legislature officials could be done by ballot from the credentialed delegates that were elected from the city conventions to move as credentialed delegates to the county convention whereas voting citizens who reside within that county are free to attend the county convention and participate in voting on the floor business... Then there would be a district convention where those such as our Congressional house of representatives candidates, and state legislature representatives for that district would be elected by ballot by the credentialed delegates that were elected to move to this next level from the county conventions whereas voting citizens of the county are free to attend the county convention and participate in the floor business voting... And at the state delegate conventions, the positions such as governor and congressional senators could be elected by ballot from the delegates who were elected as credentialed to move from the district convention and whereas any voting citizen of the state is free to attend the state convention and participate in the floor voting... Then we could have one national convention which would elect the POTUS by ballot by the credentialed delegates elected respectively from each state convention to move to the national level...

These sets of conventions could be held each say over the course of two days, first day determines the party nominations for the candidates and second day determines the final candidates elected from the party nominations. This way we could have all of our elections take place in a matter of 5months for each election cycle and the only ballot counting would be by hand and at the conventions where things could be more closely monitored - first month could be cities, next month districts, next month states, next month National... Also the days leading up to the conventions, those who are running for government official office would have an opportunity to speak to those who care to attend and listen... Also the different POTUS campaigns could make endorsements or basically create their slates for candidate recommendations, not just delegate slates... We could still have conferences every couple of years for our state and house of representative government officials for example, and every four years for say our senators and POTUS??? To me this type of system seems to make more sense and would be more closely monitored whereas no shenanigans during ballot counting since anyone would be free to observe in the designated ballot counting rooms???

Why do I say choose our President and other members of our government using strictly a paper ballot delegate conference type of process instead??? Well for one thing we have all lost faith in these ridiculous electronic voting machines that are evidently rigged... Aren't these the same voting machines we'll need to use during the general election??? Secondly, Isn't something similar to our delegate process how things used to be done when we started this country??? And also, doesn't just one set of conventions including all parties condense our elections process a bit so it doesn't have to drag on for months??? Our current elections process seems to be so exhausting and inefficient and open to so many different ways of cheating...

The Romney folks I'm sure would most definitely be outnumbered at least on the floor voting business if this was the case... How about a friendly guest contest at these conventions with the media??? I say Let's see how many Romney people they can turn out vs. how many Ron Paul people we can get at these conventions... This might be more representative of the wishes of our citizens... Who knows, bringing more guests to these delegate conventions could help make our case as to how we should change the way we conduct elections...

How could we implement this type of process??? Well we could start by having massive amounts of RP guests attend these conventions and ask for rules and platform changes to accommodate these types of ideas... Then we could eventually try to work something between the different parties to create coordinated conventions to replace general elections??? These are also conventions where masses of people could be prompted to sign petitions to change our laws and put things on the ballots working towards this type of elections process... Many of us can also become Precinct Committee persons in order to manage the caucuses to help insure a more fair type of ballot counting in the interim... It won't be perfect but it could help get our issues put through during the transitional phase... These convention gatherings could also be used as an opportunity to get signatures for other types of petitions for say congress or the state legislatures to consider issues that the people feel are important and need to be addressed... So having masses of guests attending these conventions doesn't have to disrupt the current process, but it could work towards evolving it into a more transparent type of elections process which I have described as we have noticed that it is very difficult for the establishment to cheat at these delegate conventions without being noticed...

In the mean time I would suggest to Stay tuned & stay involved!!! Strategy folks... Pure Strategy...

-LibertyG ... 2 Corinthians 2:16-17 "To some we are a scent of death leading to death, but to others, a scent of life leading to life. And who is competent for this? For we are not like the many who make a trade(for profit) but as those with sincerity...

Time to donate? Why?

Why should I continue to donate? So that the paid staff can continue to draw their salaries while unpaid heroes continue to battle it out in the trenches of the state conventions without the presence of the paid staff? No thanks!

DONHILL OR IS THAT DUNGHILL

BECAUSE it sound like a lot of carp to me........Who you trying to kid.....You never donated one cent to Ron Paul. Otherwise you would know what the prize would be ...it is called liberty! What price does a Ron Paul supporter put on that......every damn penny s/he can afford and their life sweat and blood if necessary!

Take a walk will ya!

I can't believe how many of

I can't believe how many of you blue boxes are so negative and whining about this.
Sorry.
Had to say it.

"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters." Benjamin Franklin

Turd

Did you even read what he said? I mean seriously how can you say that, and call yourself a Ron Paul supporter? Obviously you are not. This is not about money and never has been. The campaign survives on BARE BONES compared to everyone else. Those who sacrifice their time and money for this movement are modern day heroes. Go crap somewhere else and educate yourself.

nice try

NEOCON!

RP is here to stay, there is

RP is here to stay, there is no where else to campaign there are no more events. So Everyone just chill go drink a beer or a joint or whatever you do to relax. Delegate strategy is the way for this campaign and no the campaign is not gonna help you and hold your hands, grassroots is the way and was always the way. We will be at the convention no matter what, we have the 5 states that require him to be on the ballot. So please everyone stop it, its not over.....

God Bless