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The Ron Paul picture is gone...

I know that the Daily Paul is moving past focusing on Ron Paul's 2012 campaign, but did the Ron Paul picture on the right of the DP really have to get taken down? After all, our movement and this website IS still inspired by the good doctor even if it's no longer mainly about getting him elected. And that's all the picture said: "The Daily Paul is inspired by Ron Paul". Now there is nothing about him, not even a smaller picture. Does anyone else feel the same way?

Nystrom Update: Please see my response in this comment, below. Thank you.

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I am not going to

forget what he looks like.

Free and Brave
or Cradle to Grave
You can't have both

The fight to get Dr. Paul on the ballot is over

we have begun the next chapter.

Its not about the election

Ron Paul is the talking point and an avenue for education. Everything this movement is about is represented in RON PAUL.

I think his picture should stay up there for the next 100 years, 1000 years, who cares, the defence of freedom never stops.

scawarren's picture

Yes I agree...please put it

Yes I agree...please put it back up, pretty please, it's making us sad :(

It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. – Mark Twain

Yes, very disappointing.

Yes, very disappointing.

Blessings )o(


I feel VERY strongly the same WAY.

Ron Paul is an Avenue to opening peoples EYES and MINDS, it is through Ron Paul that we have learnt so much.

I will be promoting Ron Paul until the day I die.


bigmikedude's picture

"the Daily Paul is moving past focusing on Ron Paul's campaign"

Thanks, I couldn't have said it better myself. And I agree with the decision.

My personal opinion:

There is a whole world of other possibilities out there that we as a community can actually achieve to influence the political spectrum. There is no point in focusing solely on Ron Paul and deluding one's self into believing "We can still elect him". It's time to accept this and move forward.

As long as DP is a shrine to Ron Paul, many will continue to run in circles trying to get him elected, when reality has made it clear that it is simply not happening.

Our job is to do what he has asked - Spread the message. That means making this site more friendly to newcomers that we can actually spread the message to - instead of spreading it to ourselves.

We aren't trying to elect him anymore,

But there's still no denying the fact that he is the inspiration for the DP and the liberty movement, which is why I still think his picture should be up. Even the picture simply said the DP is INSPIRED by him, no more.

“It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till." -J.R.R. Tolkien

Its not about electing him.

Without Ron Paul none of this would have happened.

Maybe we should go around pulling down all the Jefferson Statues, while we are at it blow up mount rushmore?

Why the hell can Paul not stay the main focus point of this Movement, He represent EVERYTHING of which it is about???

I seriously do not understand. The entire time the media has been blacking out Ron Paul, because it is HE and HIS principles, and his stead fast dedication to saving our rights, that has encouraged others to Join and understand, and now WE are blacking him out too?

It does not make sense to me.

You're right. He has become a

You're right. He has become a symbol of integrity, standing your ground in the face of adversity, and freedom. He is a shining example of what we all should aspire to be. Its a shame they find no value in his image standing for inspiration anymore.

Blessings )o(

I know right?

What the?

Has Micheal been threatened, and told to try and sway our support somewhere else?

Who believe's that dropping Ron Paul as a beacon of intregrity and honesty is a good idea? I dont.

To be honest, in the sea of Shit that is US politics, Ron Paul is the brightest of the very few shining beacons of liberty. I dont understand why we here are trying to extinguish it?

For me the "Farewell Ron Paul" front and center (top)

of the front page was harsher....(not the post, just the title). Kind of like "Here's your hat - what's your hurry". I wonder how long that will be in that position.

To me it is clear that we are being encouraged (and Ron Paul, as well) to move on.

So sad

First is began fading and....poof....it's gone.

More sadness.


A lot of weird things going on.These Johnson posts especially,why?
It all started way before Tampa.

reedr3v's picture

Ouch. That does seem overly rapid.

and cold. But on Michael's behalf, he intended to fade out the photo earlier and was kind enough to reverse that process when so many DPrs objected.

It's his site, his choice, though I regret the unilateral decision without community comment before the deed.

I'm in full agreement with you,

Anna... Sorry, I just haven't gotten used to Katniss, yet. Hope you aren't offended by that.

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

I noticed that too. I also

I noticed that too. I also noticed that this post keeps getting blocked for some reason. http://www.dailypaul.com/253517/why-has-post-official-write-...

I would like to know

why James Madison Lives was blocked too?

And what was the post about, Everybody should be working to get Ron Paul on the write in ballots in as many places as possible.