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ABC "Covers" Nebraska

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/07/ron-paul-faces-...

What makes me weep is the statement that the campaign didn't have an office in Nebraska. Why? Why, in this most important state could the campaign not have placed some help there in the last month? It's Campaigning 101, and these kinds of things just have the supporters up in arms, and wondering what is going on?
Below is what I posted:

Good "omitted" an important FACT about Louisiana. The delegates elected a new Chair by a clear majority. The former Chair REFUSED to seat the new Chair & tried the Ignore tactic. When this didn't work, he had his thugs DRAG OUT the new Chair, almost breaking his recently operated on hip replacement. That's when the delegates turned their chairs around & resumed the convention under the newly ELECTED leadership. Then, the old voted out Chair, tried to remove the mic from the Convention Secretary. His thugs BROKE THE GUY'S FINGERS trying to remove the mic!!!!

Good, how could you in "good" conscience omit these things from your "report?" You also left out how Romney's thugs have denied the ELECTED delegates in Massachusetts their seats at the convention. Do you not know there is a revolution going on in this country & it's not being reported or televised? Do you know what a wreck our nominating system is? Do you not know the crimes that are being comitted? Do you know there's a suit over this in the 9th Circuit RIGHT NOW???
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BTW, I have spent the last six days e-mailing with Carol Paul, pleading with her to convince Ron to go to Nebraska. He says the campaign thinks it's not necessary & could be detrimental. How could they think that? I am all messed-up in the head again over trying to figure out the campaign's logic. When I read they didn't have an office there, I wanted to hit somebody! They are throwing Nebraska to the wolves, and I just hope that we get a miracle for a change rather than a sock in the gut.

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Why

if Romney is such a shoe in? Must be all the foreign press there to cover the Ron Paul Revolution. Those people overseas who know Ron Paul is America's only hope. Guess is MSM don't want to lose any more credibility though I my guess is they will only try to sabotage the movement.

We already have 5 states.

We already have 5 states.

"Believe half of what you see, and none of what you hear." - Benjamin Franklin

SteveMT's picture

We would have heard about this from the campaign, if it was true

Not a word about this has been uttered, unfortunately.

do we?

5 that the gop will recognize? 5 that are have the plurality of unbound delegates? (not sure that matters , though) if so please list them.

Too late to help Nebraska

We needed the campaign's help in Nebraska back in January and February before the delegate filing deadline of March 1. It's waaaay too late to enlist their help now. Even when they tried to start helping in June for the county conventions, it may have hurt more than helped. The grassroots is running this show and just wait till Saturday afternoon for some results. You won't be getting any information before then so just hold tight everyone. :)

good post

Any word on how nebraska is going? Streams? Projections?

We need to arrange all the states in a list and include all underhanded/ illegal tactics. I remember a doug wead article a few weeks back that included good analysis of maine and alaska. Oklahoma, nevada, mass, missouri, and la all stand out to me.

>> I have spent the last six

>> I have spent the last six days e-mailing with Carol Paul

Stop bothering her.

>> the campaign thinks it's not necessary & could be detrimental

Agreed. The delegates to the convention are chosen. The ones who want to attend will attend. If RP shows up - uninvited - he will be accused of trying to disturb the convention. And if he shows up, some of the "Grateful Dead" types from out-of-state will crash the convention, which should be limited to registered Nebraska delegates.

>> I have spent the last six days e-mailing with Carol Paul

Mrs. Paul is too kind to tell you the truth. I'm not: You're an obsessive freak. Go away.

I totally agree. Its like

I totally agree. Its like bugging the boss' wife when you don't get what you want at work. Totally no class and entirely inappropriate.

Blessings )o(

Nope!

Carol's not the bosses wife. The boss's wife doesn't go to work with her husband & most of the time, the work stays at work. Do you think that's the case with the Pauls? Carol has been entirely involved with the campaign.

But go ahead, you've seen how effective "campaign lite" is. Why don't you go endorse Romney since you seem to think this reverse psychology of not giving a 100% effort is so effective. Maybe we live in a world of opposites & if you work for Romney, you're actually working for Ron. Yes, that's it.

Even the boss' wife goes to

Even the boss' wife goes to the company picnics, but she doesn't run the office now does she.

Blessings )o(

This is why we need to keep our foot on the gas, do not brake

keep emailing these media outlets and let them know we have not gone away. Let them hear our voice.

Take these www.3StepsTowardFreedom.com to assist Ron Paul in becoming our next Commander In Chief. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-480OMya3U

Sensitivity

Top-down tactics: send the candidate to tell the locals what to do.

It's not Ron Paul's style, and it would backfire.

Romney throwing his weight around is likely to do us more good than harm.

This must be done by the grassroots. Nobody likes outsiders or authoritarians interfering in a local matter.

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

email her this.....

Dear Mrs. Paul,

Does Ron Paul want to really save America? Does he think America deserves his brilliance and solutions? Does he think, or know that his ideas are better than Mitt Romneys? or Baracks? If so , he needs to go to Nebraska. He needs to meet w/ the delegates...and give a speech. He needs to mix it up!! HE NEEDS TO FIGHT TO SAVE THIS NATION!!

When he played baseball and it was bases loaded and he was up to bat, did he "sit that inning out, so a lesser guy could go up to bat?" I DON'T THINK SO! HE KNEW HE WAS THE BEST, AND HE WOULD GET UP TO BAT AND SWING AND HIT THE BALL OUT OF THE PARK!

If there ever was a time in AMERICAN HISTORY WHERE A MAN WAS NEEDED MORE THAN RIGHT HERE AND RIGHT NOW.. I DON'T KNOW WHEN THAT TIME WAS . Because now , in our nations darkest hour , more than any time since George Washington decided to cross the Potomac and surprise the Prussians on Christmas Eve, is it time to launch a surprise attack against the enemies of the republic. The enemies of good ideas, the enemies of intelligent thought, the enemies of FREEDOM! That is what Dr Paul is fighting. He has stated time and time again that he is not afraid to be BOLD. WELL NOW IS THE TIME TO BE BOLD!

Tell him to not trust his campaign advisers or anyone else, but to get his wife and a few kids and go to NE and give a rally speech to the delegates!! His campaign advisers were not there when he won his house seat all those years! (maybe he should talk to some of his old athlete friends, like the pro baseball player that endorsed him back in the late 70s, and ask them what they would do) IT CANT HURT AND IT WILL HELP!! SO WHAT THE HELL?? LOGIC AND THE DESIRE TO WIN AND HEAL THIS NATION SAYS... JUST DO IT--- GO THERE!! BOOK A FLIGHT , MAKE A FEW CALLS AND MAKE IT HAPPEN!! (IF A VENUE AND ARRANGEMENTS ARE NEEDED, WE WILL MAKE THEM, JUST TELL US YOUR COMING!!)

(note-- this is just an example letter, feel free to use it ,or pieces of it if you think its worth it. )

to all the trolls and cowards who downvoted this w/o leaving a

comment. You do realize that the reason you cant leave a comment, is because you will look so stupid. This letter is sound logic. And anyone WHO WANTS TO WIN-- WILL REALIZE THAT !!

We dont (yet) live in the twilight zone where all logic is thrown out the window. If he(RP) wants to really win!! something like the above needs to be said. PERIOD.

You know trolls don't like logic ;)

Yes, it would be great if Dr. Paul were to speak in Nebraska and it HAS helped in states like Minnesota, Texas and Nevada where he did speak (everyone knows that I believe -- or they SHOULD around here). If he had spoken in Washington, we may very well have swung delegates our way.

I don't know, maybe Carol isn't the right person to be after regarding this. Maybe we need to get someone in Nebraska to invite him (albeit I don't know who does the inviting). Back in '08, there was a petition floated about to invite him to speak at the Washington State convention, but it may be too late for that. Maybe if Nebraskans demonstrated how much support there is for him -- with something like a petition -- they could get an invite extended to him.

I just feel like I'm floating ideas about. If anyone disagrees with any of this, please STATE YOUR DISAGREEMENT instead of using the down arrow as that really is not helpful.

What are you fightin' for?
Caught in the middle?
Freedom is only for those with the guts to defend it!

who watched abc for news anymore

who watched abc for news anymore

all the idiots plugged into yahoo news dont know its ABC yall

daily paul pretty much has most news you need to KNOW about

"He's this eccentric Ghandi-Like figure that you cant touch with the normal bribes that people respond to."
the man Doug Wead on DR. RON PAUL

Pretty much the old guard that are registered Repub. who

go and vote and read the local newspapers. The people we need to be talking to.

Take these www.3StepsTowardFreedom.com to assist Ron Paul in becoming our next Commander In Chief. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-480OMya3U

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Paul is not a windsock and does not go where his supporters demand he be.
He is organized and plans every campaign stop according to his congressional schedule, family schedule and his day off which is Sunday.
furthermore Paul will ONLY appear somewhere that he is invited by the hosts of the event.
The NEGOP has not invited Ron Paul and he will not go.
now stop crying. and leave rons wife ALONE.
She does not want to hear from you but is too nice to tell you to bug
off. She has her own children and grandchildren to contend with she doesnt need more children wasting her time.

Paul doesnt even go to own house district conventions every 2 years because he is not invited by the establishment and he obeys their authority.
That is why he will become president and stop questioning his authority to run his own campaign the way he sees fit.
BESIDES,
HE ALL READY HAS PLURALITY

"OH NO! He has a SON?" Neoconservatives and Liberals EVERYWHERE!

Rand Paul 2016

Never said he was a "windsock."

What I figured was that he was a presidential candidate in the fight of his life!
- Nebraska's not important enough for an appearance? WTF?
- Nebraska's not imortant enough for his schedule? When was the last time he appeared at a state convention? All of you, raise your hands if you think having Ron at your state convention would have made a difference. WOW, looks like all the RP delegates from Louisiana have their hands raised!
- Laura Ebke has tried & tried thru the campaign to invite Ron. No luck.
- If Carol doesn't want to hear from me, she can tell me. She can quit responding to my e-mails. She can quit saying nice things to me as far as how she appreciates my forwards.
- I think Carol really does care about the future of this country for her children, grandchildren & great grandchildren. How do you think that future looks with Obombny?
- So, State Conventions for a plurality don't matter any more than house district conventions. Boy, I love your logic....

Why exactly would an office be necessary

..at this stage in the game? Those seeking to be delegates shouldn't need to be led by an office. They should only need guidance from their RP's leadership in and out of the state. Seems like ABC is trying to magnify something that is relative insignificant and some here are falling for it.

WHY DO YOU NEED AN OFFICE?????

Do you think having a person to answer the phone calls from people who are interested in the Ron Paul campaign would help? How about a place where people can go to get campaign materials? How about an office just to show that Ron Paul has a REAL campaign?

An office doesn't need to be a penthouse in a highrise. Do you know how many offices around this country were donated? But just the same, the campaign did support the offices to a certain extent. An office in Nebraska for ONE MONTH would have been worth the expense, esp. considering what the campaign will spend on the rally in Tampa.

Do you know how much was spent on the C4L in 2008???? All of that donated money from people who wanted to ELECT Ron Paul, not start the C4L.

That should have been done by the grassroots when they

didn't see the official campaign in sight. It was done in NJ and without an ounce of help from the campaign, despite repeated, desperate, requests. Office space was donated by a supporter and campaign materials were freely available to everyone to circulate. Don't be fooled by the horrendous results of our primary. Believe me, we had many people supporting Dr. Paul in NJ, and not just those who took an active role. The campaign already knew it would be a waste of money to do anything here. NJ has Diebold machines.

I really do understand your frustration about the campaign not being active in Nebraska, having gone through that in NJ. But, I am positive there is a damn good reason for it. Again, it is on the grassroots for not doing what should have been done long before now.

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

You said it right there!

How much more could you have done if the campaign HAD helped you?

In Nevada, we had two RP offices that were supported by the campaign. If we hadn't had that help, we would not have done as well. I'm sure.

But, GIVE ME A F@$@!K'N BREAK! Do you realize that you're arguing with me as to why the campaign shouldn'be be directly involved in a campaign in a critical state? Comon'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How much more? NADA! ZIP! Diebold Machines!

Give all of us here a break! I said the campaign knew they couldn't fight the Diebold machines in NJ and that if the campaign is not active in Nebraska, I am sure there is a damn good reason for that, too.

Be glad you at least got 2 offices! You know who helped us? PATRIOTS from all over the country along with many DP members, that's who! One DPer in Alaska sent us 300 Super Brochures free of charge and paid for the postage just because we needed and asked for help. Another patriot from Virginia sent us a whole load of comparison sheets that we distributed all over the State. Other DPers were kind enough to donate to our ChipIn Fund so we could purchase even more fliers directly from the campaign. Another DPer traveled from out of State, at his own cost and expense, to give us an entire presentation to help get the votes for our delegate slate, knowing Dr. Paul's chances of winning the State were slim to none. I wasn't running the grassroots campaign, so I don't know all of fine people who came to our aid, only the ones I cited but, I know there were a whole lot of Patriots backing us up.

Bottom line is that if we want Liberty, we have to do the work ourselves, help each other, and not make demands on the people working with us and/or on our behalf.

What, in God's Name, do you think the campaign could do for you that you can't do for yourselves? Send Dr. Paul to speak when your GOP hasn't invited him? How would that go over with Willard's minions?

Do you know the situation, statewide, better than the campaign? If so, you sure don't need them. If not, don't second guess them.

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

BECAUSE THEY COULD USE THE HELP

WHEN IT IS CRITICAL TO PULL OUT ALL THE STOPS!

I don't think

anyone is really interested in what abc does or says. For the campaign not sending Dr. Paul to Nebraska. Who is the heads the campaign? Wouldn't be the Benton/Olsen team. Would it?

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posting anything about the

lame stream media gets a yawn because we already know what their game is. All you can do is get angry...and do as you did...which is to address the media whore that did the story to enlighten them...problem is...they know...and they will not correct it so it is a waste of time.

For those of us that have been around here for a while, we remember blasting the media for months going all the way back to 2oo8....all commo is disregarded so we have given up on the lame stream media.....that is my explanation.

No comments?

Just one plus besides mine?

You folks aren't interested in this?

I am and I say keep doing what your doing...dont listen to

the dp crowd .. most of them are newbies. .and have not fought in the trenches like you have . Listen to your instincts..

Baseless comments like this

Is what is causing the problems on the DP.

We know the Goal is to DIVIDE and conquer, the same play the STOOGES who THINK they are in control do over and over again.

Its not going to work!

FREEDOM AND LOVE IS STRONGER THAN ANYTHING YOU CAN THROW AT US!