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AP: "Replacing a Legend" - Candidate for RP’s Texas Seat says, "like being the coach after Bear Bryant"

AP: Replacing a legend: Candidate for Ron Paul’s seat says ‘it’s sort of like being the coach after Bear Bryant’

When Republican congressional hopeful Randy Weber knocks on doors in Ron Paul‘s hometown and says he’d like to take “Dr. No’s” place in Washington, he offers a caveat.

“I hasten to add that Ron Paul’s not running again,” said Weber, a two-term Texas state representative. “It’s happening less now, but a lot of people look at you like, ‘why would you want to run against him? How dare you?’ ”

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Internet Vs. The Machine: Ron Paul's Social Media Revolution Still Can't Topple The Status Quo
Ron Paul's social media revolution couldn't disrupt the two party status quo.

Erik Kain, Forbes Contributor | 5/15/2012 @ 11:29AM

Ron Paul has effectively suspended his presidential campaign due to a lack of funds. The Texas Republican will still hold campaign events but won’t compete in primaries going forward. Spreading his small government message was always Paul’s first priority, even if he had to run for president in order to spread that message.

Paul’s campaigns in 2007/2008 and 2011/2012 should be viewed as the first real internet-based presidential campaigns – the first time a campaign truly made use of, and relied upon, grassroots internet activism and social media to take root and flourish. Nobody has been as successful at this as Ron Paul, though certainly the Obama campaign has also made social media and online activism central to its efforts.

It’s odd, in one sense, that someone whose message cleaves so ferociously to the past should make such good use of modern technology, but that’s exactly what Paul’s campaign has done, spreading a gospel of small government and liberty through social media.

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How the Ron Paul takeover could help the state GOP
Ron Paul supporters hold rigid positions on government spending, national debt and defense, but they have flexibility on issues that have led to deeper divides: gay marriage and abortion.

By Cyndy Brucato | May 22, 2012, 09:25 am

For all the sturm und drang over what’s going to happen to the state Republican Party with the takeover by Ron Paul supporters, there are bright spots -- depending on what kind of Republican you are.

Republicans who are worried about the party’s precarious financial position can take hope in a modicum of fundraising resurgence. A Saturday event with Paul and newly endorsed U.S. Senate candidate Kurt Bills netted the party at least $12,000.

Republicans who want Bills to deliver more than just pluck in his contest with Sen. Amy Klobuchar are being reassured that the new blood is paying off by way of checks. Hours after his endorsement at the state GOP convention last weekend in St. Cloud, Bills held an event with Paul that raised about $20,000 for his Senate campaign.

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Five things Ron Paul wants from the Republican National Convention

Peter Grier, Staff writer | May 22, 2012

It looks as if Ron Paul is going to be an active participant in the Republican National Convention in Tampa this August. That will mark a big change from 2008, when Congressman Paul held a rival convention in Minneapolis/St. Paul while the GOP nominated John McCain nearby.

Here’s our take on the five things Paul hopes to gain from staying within his party’s tent in 2012.

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OMG! OMG! Adhering to the Constitution is like OMG, like SO "extreme!"

Of course the hilariously pliant sheeple, who delude that they're actually 'liberals' working at a 'progressive' NGO, when in reality, it's nothing more than a neoCon outfit founded by Clinton's former Chief of Staff John 'I wanted to decapitate Saddam Hussein in 1998' Podesta-owned Center for [Un]American Progress' online arm, "ThinkProgress," is gonna wax apoplectic about a concept that they've never ever been introduced to, in their entire lives: uphold ALL parts of the Constitutions and the Bill of Rights.

Here's the new R3VOL influenced, new Iowa GOP platform that the liberal fascists at Think Progress are going Ape-Scheisse over:

We insist that a candidate prove that he or she meets all requirements for that office prior to being placed in nomination, including proof of United States citizenship.

We support the elimination of the departments of Agriculture, Education, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Health and Human Services, Energy, Interior, Labor, and Commerce as well as TSA, FDA, ATF, EPA, National Endowment for the Arts, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac.

We call for a full investigation of the organization formerly known as ACORN and its allied organizations, call for full prosecution of those involved in any illegalities discovered, and call for elimination of government funding of such organizations.

We demand that the term “sustainable development” be defined, vetted, and controlled by county and state agricultural agencies whose private property it impacts rather than the UN, other international or Agenda 21 agencies, or any federal organization.

We support constitutional state sovereignty including nullification of federal oversteps.

We disagree with Roe vs. Wade and Doe vs. Bolton as “settled law.” Under the Tenth amendment, these Supreme Court decisions have no authority over the states.



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The AP

The AP mistakenly capitalized "libertarian" as in " Libertarian principles." "Big-L" Libertarian usually means a party member or registered Libertarian. The philosophy of individual freedom is always a lower-case "L." So, annoying when Ron Paul is running as a Republican, because it confuses voters, but we Libertarians are happy to have him associated with the word!

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"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." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

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"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." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul