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Ron Paul = CommonSense --- New Flyers/Ads for Grassroots

Go to ManOfCommonSense.com for excellent NEW flyers/ads designed specifically for Grassroots supporters in late-days before the elections!

There are two different (inexpensive to reproduce) single page flyers for reaching TWO distinct groups of people:

1) The first is called "Did you STOP Voting?" and is for "Apathetic Voters" -- these are the houses that are NOT on the precinct walklists (the ones you otherwise feel "guilty" about walking past... who knows they just MIGHT contain a latent Ron Paul Voter -- who just doesn't know it yet!)

2) The second, titled "Common Sense -- Accountability" is aimed at General Voters who are still "undecided" -- a basic flyer that hits key points for people who sometimes do and sometimes do not vote... and who do so fairly "superficially" (i.e. they walk into the voting booth and play eenie-meenie-miny-moe -- well this can be all they need to make Ron Paul into "Moe" and get their vote.)

The Goal here is to link "Ron Paul = Common Sense" as a "meme" in people's minds. These are good pieces -- they are both POSITIVE, do NOT attack any other candidate specifically (only subtly) -- and yet are fairly forceful pieces (more specifics on the hows & whys of the design of these ads/flyers is on the site itself http://www.manofcommonsense.com).

They are easy to get copied or printed locally and cheap enough to hand them out like water. (Help spread the word on this also, as I know some meetup groups in Feb 5th states are getting aggravated "waiting" for slim jims to arrive.)

ALSO, Please sign up (and get your people to sign up) to be Precinct Leaders and get your local voter lists -- then get these flyers and your other literature OUT to those "likely voter houses" AND the REST OF THE HOUSES & general public as well.

Onward... to get Ron Paul into the Nomination -- even if we have to do so dragging the campaign staff kicking and screaming behind us the whole way!


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these are fab...just what all been asking for...

all should take a look at this unique flyer...

pdf upper right hand corner.

pass it on....please...


very good flyers...saved me a lot of work!i will be passing these out here in central PA!

These rock! Thanks for

These rock! Thanks for stepping up, I was thinking of doing something like this but don't have the time.

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I wanted to add some specific stuff

about california, but I can't because the flyer is password protected.

Sorry.. but that was on purpose to prevent mucking...

Sorry.. but the file was secured ON PURPOSE to prevent mucking...mainly by people who do not have the campaigns best interests at heart (but also by people with good intentions, but fewer skills from putting dozens of "alternate" versions out there.)

(NOTE: I am NOT accusing you of any evil intent, nor am I being a conspiracy-monger, but reality is that ALL of our local meetups have had run-ins with people who have their "own" agendas. And since my company's name is on the flyer as being responsible for the design, and it's design is associated with a privately owned site for which my company is responsible, I had to take steps necessary to reduce liability exposure.)

If you feel that your modifications are REALLY important (and by REALLY important, I mean so critical that it makes the difference of whether the thing is useful or useless to the campaign efforts in your state) then you CAN message me privately through my account here at DailyPaul -- but please include a further explanation of what you would like to have added, and a solid reason WHY. If it's solid, I can *try* to make you a custom file that you can then use. I say *try* because I really do not have the time to do hundreds of different "customizations" for everyone and his brother or sister (keep in mind that over 500 of these PDF's were downloaded during the first 30 hours!) and even posting THIS much of an offer to you I know I am inviting a whole gaggle of such requests.


What's the reason for the page loading never and then crashing me? You'd think a simple flyer could be obtained without such trouble.

Here are some resources that won't crash your computers:


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Common Sense Flyer

I like the COMMON SENSE flyer and would like to make copies to distribute, but there's a problem with the date at the bottom. When I print it out there are 2 "VOTE Feb x" superimposed on each other and blurred. The other Did you STOP Voting? flyer was fine.

Which date did you download...

Sorry about that, the dates are in various layers and Adobe Illustrator has some archaic ways when exporting to PDF.

I have checked and double checked through ALL of the PDF's and cannot seem to locate or replicate the problem you are mentioning.

If you can let me know which DATE you selected, I can try to hunt down the problem and fix it ASAP. (Also, could you tell me which version of Acrobat you are using to view and print the files from? You should be using version 5.0 or later. And I cannot guarantee results from a non-Adobe PDF viewers.)

Note also that you SHOULD be able to download the version called "NO DATE" and that should NOT have any of the "VOTE FEB X" lines on it.

I downloaded Feb. 5

I downloaded Feb. 5 and it looks like Feb. 19 is superimposed on it. I don't know what version of Acrobat I have (I'm fairly computer illiterate), but I will find out. Thank you!

I did Feb. 5th on both....

....and it worked perfectly for me. I asked my RP friends and they all liked them. Have you posted about them on Ron Paul Forums?

200 went out tonight

at a Bill Clinton speech at UC Davis

W00T! Any reactions or feedback?

Did you get any comments, reactions or feedback?

I still think the best possible use for these is "blind" (that is sans human interaction) where the person receiving it is alone and either gets it via a lit-drop or as an insert in newspaper, etc.

But if you handed it out at an event, I would be VERY interested in what people did with them, and what (if any) key you can give for their reactions to them. (BTW, I'm not expecting much... but if you handed them out as people were passing, and then walked out and saw none in the trash cans that would be an indicator of a "good" reception).

Glad people seem to like them...

Help spread the word on this folks... I can do decent web sites, write pretty good copy (with some help from friends!), and do pretty good "baseball bat" advertisements & flyers...

But it's also good to know your limitations... and unfortunately one of mine is PR... just not all that good at getting traction for ideas... SO ANYTHING YOU CAN DO TO SPREAD THE WORD WILL BE MUCH APPRECIATED!

So this is something that everyone seems to think is GOOD... it's cheap as can be for the grassroots to be able to duplicate IN MASS QUANTITY... it should work VERY WELL alongside whatever the campaign has planned (the stuff is pretty non-specific issue-wise -- though there is SOLID grounding behind the text and techniques used).

And last but not least, it gives us a chance to reach out to the groups we find hardest to convert -- the apathetic and the superficial (i.e. the people who normally don't even bother to look at what a candidate believes).


printed them out...thank you very much


printed them out...thank you very much

This is great copy

great flyer... really great... I'd be proud to hand this out...

Anything on Racism?

I'd like to see one.

Not planning specific issue or accusation stuff...

This is just GOOD SOLID ADVERTISING & campaigning to the "apathetic" voters (those who gave up long ago) AND to the "superficial" voters (those who do eenie-meenie-miny-moe on their short-list of candidates WHILE they are in the voting booth -- we just need to be on the TOP of that shortlist).

And THEY basically don't pay any attention to the news anyway (and certainly are NOT going to be reading "The New Republic" anytime soon -- so the R issue will not even cross their radar screens.)

Besides, one of the MAIN goals of the materials is to implant the meme "RonPaul=CommonSense" into the minds of these apathetic and/or superficial voters. Since "CommonSense" is the direct OPPOSITE of "kook" "wacko" and all the other smears as well. It serves like an inoculation.

Download the PDF's and read the on-site description of how they actually "work" on people.

Printed out the second one.

The one with "common sence" in the heading. I am leaving now to print up about 300 copies. The will be distributed tonight at UC Davis. Bill Clinton will speaking on behalf of his wife and rubbing against college girls.

Powerful Ad Copy

These will be perfect for local weekly papers. Week 1: Have You Stopped Voting?; Week 2: Common Sense.

Great adds!!!!!

Great adds!!!!!


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I like it.

I like it.

Who is the lizard?

(Yes, we know you want THAT “lizard-like” person to NOT win
...but you can vote against THEM in November


That is up to the READER to decide...

NO implication is made in the actual flyer itself.

For some it might be HRC, for other RG, for still other... well, who knows?

The point that it is making is that the primary is NOT the time to vote AGAINST a candidate you hate, but rather it is the time to pick a candidate to vote FOR.

OH, and the "lizard" is actually related to the Douglas Adams quote in the Book "So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish!" (But it works OK whether someone knows this or not.)

[An extraterrestrial robot and spaceship has just landed on earth. The robot steps out of the spaceship...]

"I come in peace," it said, adding after a long moment of further grinding, "take me to your Lizard."

Ford Prefect, of course, had an explanation for this, as he sat with Arthur and watched the nonstop frenetic news reports on television, none of which had anything to say other than to record that the thing had done this amount of damage which was valued at that amount of billions of pounds and had killed this totally other number of people, and then say it again, because the robot was doing nothing more than standing there, swaying very slightly, and emitting short incomprehensible error messages.

"It comes from a very ancient democracy, you see..."

"You mean, it comes from a world of lizards?"

"No," said Ford, who by this time was a little more rational and coherent than he had been, having finally had the coffee forced down him, "nothing so simple. Nothing anything like to straightforward. On its world, the people are people. The leaders are lizards. The people hate the lizards and the lizards rule the people."

"Odd," said Arthur, "I thought you said it was a democracy."

"I did," said ford. "It is."

"So," said Arthur, hoping he wasn't sounding ridiculously obtuse, "why don't the people get rid of the lizards?"

"It honestly doesn't occur to them," said Ford. "They've all got the vote, so they all pretty much assume that the government they've voted in more or less approximates to the government they want."

"You mean they actually vote for the lizards?"

"Oh yes," said Ford with a shrug, "of course."

"But," said Arthur, going for the big one again, "why?"

"Because if they didn't vote for a lizard," said Ford, "the wrong lizard might get in. Got any gin?"


"I said," said Ford, with an increasing air of urgency creeping into his voice, "have you got any gin?"

"I'll look. Tell me about the lizards."

Ford shrugged again.

"Some people say that the lizards are the best thing that ever happened to them," he said. "They're completely wrong of course, completely and utterly wrong, but someone's got to say it."

So, it's just like in the US, where most of the people who vote do so only in a vain attempt to make certain the wrong lizard does NOT get into office. They call it "democracy" and think its the best thing that ever happened to them... They're completely wrong of course, completely and utterly wrong, but no one's want to REALLY change it.

Now you know.
: - )

A Typo

The flyer for undecideds has a typo in the far right column. The word Spirituality is missing an "i".

Other than that I like both flyers. I really like it that it prints the date of the primary and states that Ron Paul is a republican. Thanks.

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...has been done by the grassroots. If the grassroots doesn't do it then it doesn't get done. It's up to US!

I like it