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RP admits defeat :(

Just received this email:

From: Ron Paul
Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2012 4:21 PM
Subject: Campaign Update

Dear ,

I wanted you to get an update from me personally, since we have some great news!

Due to the smart planning of our campaign and the hard work and diligence of supporters like you, we stand to send nearly 200 bound delegates to the Republican National Convention in Tampa. This number shatters the predictions of the pundits and talking heads and shows the seriousness of our movement.

What's more, we will send several hundred additional supporters to Tampa who, while bound to Romney, believe in our ideas of liberty, constitutional government, and a common-sense foreign policy.

When it is all said and done, we will likely have as many as 500 supporters as delegates on the Convention floor. That is just over 20 percent!

And while this total is not enough to win the nomination, it puts us in a tremendous position to grow our movement and shape the future of the GOP!

I hope every one of you continues the fight we have advanced so well this year. I hope you will finish your local and state conventions, and, if you were selected as a national delegate, that you will head to Tampa in August to force the Republican Party to listen to the voice of liberty.

We have never had this kind of opportunity. There will be hundreds of your fellow supporters in Tampa who will be ready and willing to push the Republican Party back to its limited government, liberty roots.

There are many issues to fight for in Tampa. Also, candidates like Justin Amash, Kurt Bills, and Thomas Massie need your support as we move into the fall. Across the country, supporters of liberty have won local office and leadership positions in the GOP, and we need to keep working.

Our delegates’ presence must be felt both in Tampa and in years to come.

Stand up for what we believe in. Be respectful. And let the establishment know that we are the future of the Party and of the country.

Our Revolution is just getting started. You'll be hearing plenty from me as we approach Tampa and the fall elections. You'll also be hearing of important developments on Audit the Fed and Campaign for Liberty.

I hope you'll continue to stand with me as we go forward. Our Revolution could not have come this far without you.

For Liberty,

Ron Paul

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Sure didn't sound defeated when he spoke

To the Texas convention after that email went out. In fact he turned the GOP's convention into a liberty rally.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BS7AFqukV0&feature=youtu.be

Another "rope a dope"

Baby, Suck it up n git yur sorry delegate asses to Tampa.
Keep the Revolution going....

PaTROLL Alert!

Got nothing else better to do driving your TROLLeys around these threads...

It looks like 52 people

don't want to face reality. How many of you seriously think Ron Paul has even 700 supporters headed to Tampa as delegates? Be honest. Do you really think Ron Paul has enough delegates bound to Romney to garner over 50% in Tampa? Even if all delegates are unbound and can vote for whoever they want on the first ballot, we would still have to convince HUNDREDS of Romney/Santorum/Gingrich delegates to vote for Ron Paul and I think everyone here knows the likelihood of that happening.

Hey Dixie.....

Stop wasting your time here.

Oh, and when you see Mitt....tell him we said hi....and tell him to get ready for a battle in Tampa.

Well...

"convince HUNDREDS of Romney/Santorum/Gingrich delegates to vote for Ron Paul and I think everyone here knows the likelihood of that happening."

I'm thinking those odds are pretty high. If the message of liberty wasn't enough to convince people to vote for RP, we wouldn't be here.

Trolls are hungry

The best way to handle these pesky trolls is to ignore them. Just give it a minus vote at the top of the post. They thrive on discord and relish an argument. Don't FEED them.

Deekey

Make that DESPERATE and that's why you just got a "minus" vote.

Angry bully children acting up because the good kids are taking over their "playground". Boo-hooooo! :(

Lol! :)

RON PAUL R[3]VOLUTION 2012

Wisdom Strategies

Oh, Please! I Have News For You, So Cheer Up :)

#1: Ron Paul is not ONLY One Brilliant Individual, but the representative of MILLIONS OF PEOPLE NOT ONLY IN THE UNITED STATES BUT AROUND THE WORLD (YouTube: Spain For Ron Paul).

WE ARE THE RON PAUL R[3]VOLUTION.

Defeated? More like GROWING EXPONENTIALLY EVERY HOUR OF EVERY DAY AND THAT WILL NEVER STOP...EVER!

#2: The Republican Party CANNOT win without US.

Without us, Obama wins and:

THAT WILL BE THE END OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.

No-One will ever be able to rescue it. Not even Rand Paul.

The Republican part will be a thing of the past.

So...there!

RON PAUL R[3]VOLUTION 2012 :)

Wisdom Strategies

Wisdom is right-anything can happen

Remember Dr Paul has said many times "anything can happen"
That could mean:

1. Robme's and Son's court case for Ponzi scheme could change things.

2. Dollar could crash and we'd need Dr Paul to get everything back on track.

3. Dr. Paul is trying to keep Texas Delegates safe. State convention starts June 7-9. If you are a delegate , get there.
Dr Paul will be speaking in the Breakout Session Thursday afternoon. (june 7) Take your acquaitenances with you to hear him you just might change some minds.

And many more "things can happen, one never knows.

It aint over till the Tampa Convention!

Odd that you mention this

Odd that you mention this "Dollar could crash and we'd need Dr Paul to get everything back on track."

I was actually wondering today, If China pulled out of investing and lending to the US in the months before the convention, How ardent and stubborn would the Romney supporters be then?

This does sound like him

I never cease to be amazed by Ron Paul. He sees and thinks clearly and optimistically. He sees that he most likely won't be getting the nomination, but he still sees hope that the direction this country is taking can be changed. He's continuing the fight however he can, and so will I.

I have lots of relatives up in Utah, so I still plan on continuing to try and convince them to vote for Ron Paul, and for any liberty-minded candidates.

"Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." -- Thomas Paine

Please do some exit polling

Prelimnary exit poll data from CA shows Paul at 29%, not 12%. It's limited data, unfortunately. Will post as more of it comes in.

If we have strong districts in Utah for Dr. Paul, we must do exit polls. GOTV is important but watching the vote at this stage is equally crucial.

Vote watching by watchthevote.com showed that Dr. Paul most likely won NH or scored a very, very strong second.

There were people voting without IDs or with fabricated identification in NH.

HOLD YOUR HORSES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This could be another poker play - Have your enemy think that you have folded. Have you thought of that?

Yes, that was my initial thought.

Still not convinced. Need to think on it more. In any event, as far as I am concerned, NO SURRENDER! An idea whose time has come cannot be stopped. This is our time.

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

Ron Paul or Ron Paul-Nothing else will do

Dear Ron Paul,

Thanks for the update, I am very happy to hear from you.
You will always have my support and I am committed to the Liberty and Constitutional Platform.

My concern right now is that rombama is nothing more than more of the corrupt and lawlessness that embodies our government now. He must not be allowed to win the nomination.

It is still a ways from Tampa and alot can happen between now and then. I will not vote for rombama. It is Ron Paul or Ron Paul, nothing else will do.
Alot of people feel the same way.

There are alot of things going on right now that may very well change the course of this election process.

You just take care of yourself and your lovely wife and family and we will see you in November.

Respectfully,

Rosemary

Lol bravo!

ANYTHING can happen! I just wonder if Ron Paul still WANTS to be president. When is the absolute cut off for Ron Paul to run third party?

I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war. Ps 120:7
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Better to be divided by truth than united in error.
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The local church(not a building -a people) is the missing link. The time to build is now.

Stop complaining already.

Look at the last paragraph of the e-mail (below)

"Our Revolution is just getting started. You'll be hearing plenty from me as we approach Tampa and the fall elections. You'll also be hearing of important developments on Audit the Fed and Campaign for Liberty."

Dr. Paul is going to the Texas convention on Thursday and plans to be at others as I understand it. He has not given up. He knows there is sooooooo much more to liberty than who is president. We have 3 branches of government. We have to do all we can to keep things going. Most importantly, we live in a volatile world. Like the good Dr. has stated, "anything can happen" and it could; we don't want to be found with our pants down and not ready to seize a moment because we whined and gave up. The economics across the globe could easily become unglued literally any day now will affect the U.S. I'm telling you when it comes to money, people listen to Dr. Paul. Don't give up!!!! He is only one man and is doing what he can. He is counting on us to keep helping. Stop whining already.

Oh, and please....don't someone say "well Ohionurse, who are you? you only joined 13 weeks ago." I was on this site daily reading every word daily a long time before I joined.

Where is Ron Paul?

I challenge anyone to show me Ron Paul. Where is he? Show me the money! I want to see him. Otherwise we are left to guess at what has happened. It's even possible that we are witnessing a sort of "Weekend At Bernie's" style scenario play out here. I mean WTF is going on!!??

Simple. You're not paying attention.

Why should he boost network ratings when they have deliberately screwed over the Campaign.

Free includes debt-free!

On Cavuto yesterday

See the front page. Only audio, but obviously him.


"Know what you know, know what you don't know, and understand and appreciate the distinction."

Minarchism
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You're defining defeat very differently from Dr. Paul!

Your problem comes from defining "defeat" in a way that most mainstream politicians do: not securing victory at the very next goal post. Most politicians can only see as far as the next election (and perhaps their wildest ambitions, but nothing in between the two), but Dr. Paul has never been of that stripe.

Dr. Paul was always playing a long game. That doesn't make him disingenuous, for he would gladly assume the Presidency if he were called to serve. He does, though, see a future for the Liberty Movement beyond this election! A step in that direction is (1) getting 5 states delegations to nominate him from the floor so the nation can witness our autonomous voice, not just another chord within the GOP cacophony, (2) those delegates working to push the Republican Platform in a Pro-Liberty direction, (3) getting other rare finds that will be Pro-Liberty like Justin Amash elected so our influence grows, & (4) continuing on so that the candidate that often won a plurality of the Republican youth vote eventually comes to replace the older W-era coalition that we can outlast by attrition.

Take a longer view!

U.S. Constitution - Amendment 14, Section 3

No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.

Passing laws and signing them into law which overthrow the authority of the Constitution (bill of rights) is insurrection and rebellion against the constitution.

Imagine >50% of both the US Senate and the US House being shown the door, the ones who voted for the patriot act, NDAA, etc. Imagine showing Obama the door after the election if Dr. Paul doesn't win. Imagine Ron Paul Republicans selecting replacements, we are currently the delegates in many states. I know I'm a delegate to my county GOP for 2 years.

We need to keep showing up at county and state committee meetings and taking over all possible positions.

We also need to bring this section of the constitution to the Supreme Court and insist it is enforced.

I'm not saying give up on Tampa, just that no matter what happens there the Liberty movement has more options beyond Tampa.

Mighty mountains in grandeur stand, but tiny raindrops turn them to sand! Noah, I think I just felt a raindrop!!

That's true enough.

I'm not saying give up on Tampa, just that no matter what happens there the Liberty movement has more options beyond Tampa.

Right. I think so long as there is a two-party system, working within the best option makes a lot of sense as the best way to advance liberty, but that doesn't mean you have to tow their line unquestioningly. Freedom is never advanced by the conformist methods of institutional deference, no argument there! The slash and burn tactics of Gen. Sherman aren't the tactics of freedom, either, though.

I hope those who planned to go to Tampa stick with it, and try to make the GOP best Republican Party it can be - one that starts to remember what a Republic truly is supposed to be. Clearly, all those who cluck in Nevada & Louisiana that the job of the GOP is to just plump for whomever gets 50%+1 on their side of the line have forgotten what separates a Republic from a Democracy!

Excellent post!

... And I would add: (5) Becoming active in, and transforming, the state and local GOP organizations.

A Constitutional, Christian conservative who voted for Ron and stands with Rand

Yes

Especially as that is thankfully already happening.

There needs to be an HTML decay-clock that marks the time Charlie Webster is allowed to remain in his job.

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Spread the message of Liberty.

Stand up for what WE believe. Be respectful, but at Convention, cast the vote for Liberty and let the establishment know that WE are the future. Win this. For our future.

As Ron Paul has lived his life, God gave man free will. Let us not waste our "free will" like those in the establishment. We may not have a chance like this for decades to come.

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

Hmmm...

Strange I didn't get this email message.... I get all the others...

It's real.

I just checked my email and I got that one, too.

No further comment right now. Have to think on it a while.

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

winning

read it again. we have never had such a opportunity. we are winning. we are the FUTURE. let's make it happen people.