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Ron Paul Blocker Is McCain Senior Advisor

The Chairman of Iowans for Tax Relief, Ed Failor, is a Senior Advisor to the McCain Campaign in Iowa. Everyone calling him should be aware of that.
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Michael Nystrom's picture

Suggestion

This came into my email box: If Dr. Ron Paul is not admitted to the debate I suggest that the debate be taped and Dr. Ron Paul could answer the same questions. Put on his web site and send to national news outlets. Be creative maybe a jib jab spoof. The publicity would be like a brush fire. Make sure his web site is visible. As you know the best way to open a mind is through a sense of humor. But be tasteful about it a bit of sarcasm I think would be alright sense what they are doing is very disrespectful. I think this is a great opportunity to reach millions of people. Take Heart We Have Just Begun To Educate The Masses!

Sincerely,
Sandra S.
Just a housewife..

Thank you, Sandra! No one is "just a housewife!" Thank you.

All art is only done by the individual. The individual is all you ever have, and all schools only serve to classify their members as failures. E.H.
Michael Nystrom's picture

And this..

From the same housewife: "Hope I'm not bothering you it's me again the housewife with a better idea for Dr. Paul on the issue of the Iowa debate's. It actually works to Dr. Paul's advantage if he is Not in their debate.

Picture this!

Dr. Paul going up to a door to a conference room. It's locked he stands and
looks at the camera just like Bush did when he was in China. Only next you see Dr. Paul pull up a lectern to the door. He puts his ear to the door we all hear the questions to the debaters. Dr. Paul answers the questions backing his answers with visuals from the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Most Americans have no clue what the Constitution or Bill of Rights say. What an opportunity to educate the masses and show how Dr. Paul forms his opinions. Dr. Paul's allegiance is to the principles put forth by our founding fathers not to any special interest or cause. What other candidate comes close?

It should be made clear that the Constitution and the Bill of Rights are every bit as relevant today as the day they were signed by our founding fathers. If this is done correctly it could be on every news station and web site within 24 hours. Talking , laughing and learning about our great American History. You might as well make this trip as entertaining and educational as possible we have a lot of miles to cover.

Best Wishes, Sandra S.

All art is only done by the individual. The individual is all you ever have, and all schools only serve to classify their members as failures. E.H.

Super Sandra S

I can see it as you described! This campaign is all about education. I'd suggested something similar last night, but with no creativity. I really like your creative approach.

It makes a point for first amendment rights, provides an opportunity to educate and, best of all, gives Dr. Paul adequate time to answer .... then lets the voter decide. Might even become a "format" for dealing with similar situations in the future. Returning "snubs" with sanity. Such video RSVPs to "no invitation" events could be grouped under something like "The Doctor is In."
I'll look forward to future comments from you.

fonta

Let's Not Jump So Fast

I think we are so passionate about getting Ron heard that we sometimes get caught up in the "it's not fair" arguments and sometimes forget the true purpose here. I don't think this is a conspiracy. I mean, if this guy is a McCain backer then why isn't McCain attending either? We know what Ron Paul's message is - non-intervention, individual rights and freedoms, sound money, decentralized government. What people are getting fed is soundbites of conspiracy theories, no government, etc. I think when we jump too hard on something like this snub at a private debate and start doing things like spamming emails and such, it adds more fuel to the "them guys are loons" argument. We know we are just passionate.

I don't think this is a snub of Ron Paul as much as it is a telling factor of the groups holding the debate. I don't think the Iowans for Tax Relief are really what they sound like or Ron Paul would be there. I don't think any Christian political groups that want to interject Christian morals into our laws is going to support Ron Paul either, because he is for the consitution of freedom of religion.

Don't waste your time with this one debate, because these groups care. Concentrate on spreading the message to the rest of Iowa.

McCain is not attending because he can't afford to lose

McCain doesn't want to go. Ron Paul was not invited. Big difference.

 

I think there's a certain fear of being labeled conspiracy theorists that needs to be addressed and put aside. If it's reasonably obvious, run with it.

There are two things at stake on their side: the fair tax swindle being exposed and Ron Paul getting a good response in their own space.

There is one thing at stake for us: preventing any uggestion that his exclusion has to do with his legitimacy as a candidate.

And if there's anybody who needs to hear the message that it is immora to force one's view then it's these people in these statist Christian groups. I'm sure there are dissenters who would like to be heard via Ron Paul's message. We owe it to them to show that their messenger Paul will not give up.

I see your point

I do see what you say about being considered a legitimate candidate. I think this is a very real concern that the campaign has to deal with before the primaries. Between the MSM ignoring Paul and dismissing the strong internet following as a handful of hackers spamming the polls, I guess being snubbed by "presidential" debates isn't going to help. However, I don't think these guys are interested in hearing what he has to say. They want more control of the government, so someone saying there should be less control of your life by the government, isn't going to fly. They aren't going to listen. But it would be nice if they let the rest of us get another chance to hear Dr. Paul speak on the issues. They can even boo him if they want.

These debates are basically the best chance to get the MSM to actually cover (however slanted) Ron Paul. It will be interesting to see if this debate gets any coverage, or if it's just another venue for candidates to bash this "crazy" idea of evolution.

Perhaps we could hold a protest at these organizations' hq

I am not from Iowa, and live too far to drive, but maybe Ron Paul Iowa groups could organize a protest near Iowans for Tax Relief and Iowa Christian Alliance hq. I believe that could get some good press and get people on our side.

Hardball video

In case anyone missed Ron Paul on MSNBC today...

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17153378/

Joel
http://ronpaul.typepad.com

Making the link

Can anyone provide concrete information why Ed would want to exclude Ron Paul. I'm talking solid information, This is critical in drafting letters to editors and helping local news organizations dive into the story. I'm doing what research I can but need help! We need something, whether it be Ron Paul criticizing a plan put forward by Ed's organization, or a previous quote of Ed hammering on Ron Paul.

Finding this juicy level of detail is the difference between making this another cry-foul story and really turning it into head-turner.

Joel
http://ronpaul.typepad.com

Akronpow is Right

Check your facts before attacking in a way that may be incorrect. Remember who we are representing and how he conducts himself. This is not a huge venue, folks. Really tacky on their part but hardly the end of the world. To me, there are far more important things to concentrate on.

 

The absolute attributes of Ron Paul include factors that no other candidate can touch. Concentrate on those. Petitions...valid ones. Yes. Emails complaining , yes. But blowing this venue into the fight of the decade is just what opponents would like to see. Irritating, yes. Important, not really. Promote the unfairness of it, but turn your energy to much, much more important things. There will be many setbacks. This, in retrospect, will not be a big one.

 

From what I can see, this is not a huge event. It is an agenda..fair tax. Ron Paul does not think what they represent is the right way to go. Let him talk about what is the right way to go otherplaces. For instance, huge video about what is fair tax plan.

 

The way we take setbacks defines us. You know Ron Paul's history. How many setbacks do you think he has had and how has he handled them? He just moves forward and considers the source of those setbacks and continues to look for opportunities to speak the truth where he will be heard. MaKe this silly Iowa venue look silly. But get over it and move on. Tons of energy wasted on this takes us away from far more important tasks...getting votes, persuadinhg and educating people.

 

Operating out of a sense of injured pride...vendictive...just showing them...is juvenile. Not the Ron Paul way, Imo. Sorry if I offended anyone. I just think it is time to get a grip. You know what...on that date there may be someplace far more important for Ron Paul to be. First tier isn't even going to be there. We ARE first tier...because of who we want as our president.

PS. Akron possibly doesn't agree with all of the above. My subject addresses what he said about "checking your facts." And, I agree 100%. Incorrect info and huge internet response based upon that will bring embarassment to the RP campaign. Recognize what he believes about freedom of speech. He will not criticize us because he believes in freedome of speech. We can say ANYTHING. But also he BELIEVES IN US...he is counting on our integrity. Let's not let him down.

 

 

 

fonta

I disagree that this is not important

If we let the Iowans for Tax Relief keep Dr. Paul out of this forum, then it will encourage the Saul Anuzizs of the world to ban him from future debates. This forum might be minor, but if we give up ground then we lose. The line has to be drawn here. I am calling, e-mailing, snail mailing, and maybe even faxing them until one of us gives in.

That said, remember to be kind but firm with those whom you come in contact.

Me too

I also agree this is an important issue. I'm just hoping that we can agrressively use this as an opportunity to really embarass McCain's campaign through his Iowan proxy Failor. There's real opportunity here, just need to find an example where one of the sponsoring organizations has openly criticized Ron Paul.

Joel
http://ronpaul.typepad.com

Agreed, there are more important venues however.....

He that is unfaithful in the least, is unfaithful also in much. The venue in Iowa is 9 days away, and there are still 209 days until the first Republican Primary. During that time, I will pass out Ron Paul cards to prominent buisness people, Grand Old Republicans, and everyone who will listen. I will rent tables at flea markets to promote Ron Paul's ideas and register voters. Yes I will do that, however those that violate the flow of democracy on a small scale, are akin to the same group that violates the flow of democracy on a large scale. The Iowa forum is 9 days away, and will come and go. We still have 200 days after that to keep winning and promoting Ron Paul in Iowa before their primary, and we still have until November of 2008 when America Elects Ron Paul as President of the United States. There is plenty of time and resources to win.

Today is the day of my amazing good fortune!

Akronpow is Right

Check your facts before attacking in a way that may be incorrect. Remember who we are representing and how he conducts himself. This is not a huge venue, folks. Really tacky on their part but hardly the end of the world. To me, there are far more important things to concentrate on.

 

The absolute attributes of Ron Paul include factors that no other candidate can touch. Concentrate on those. Petitions...valid ones. Yes. Emails complaining , yes. But blowing this venue into the fight of the decade is just what opponents would like to see. Irritating, yes. Important, not really. Promote the unfairness of it, but turn your energy to much, much more important things. There will be many setbacks. This, in retrospect, will not be a big one.

 

From what I can see, this is not a huge event. It is an agenda..fair tax. Ron Paul does not think what they represent is the right way to go. Let him talk about what is the right way to go otherplaces. For instance, huge video about what is fair tax plan.

 

The way we take setbacks defines us. You know Ron Paul's history. How many setbacks do you think he has had and how has he handled them? He just moves forward and considers the source of those setbacks and continues to look for opportunities to speak the truth where he will be heard. MaKe this silly Iowa venue look silly. But get over it and move on. Tons of energy wasted on this takes us away from far more important tasks...getting votes, persuadinhg and educating people.

 

Operating out of a sense of injured pride...vendictive...just showing them...is juvenile. Not the Ron Paul way, Imo. Sorry if I offended anyone. I just think it is time to get a grip. You know what...on that date there may be someplace far more important for Ron Paul to be. First tier isn't even going to be there. We ARE first tier...because of who we want as our president.

PS. Akron possibly doesn't agree with all of the above. My subject addresses what he said about "checking your facts." And, I agree 100%. Incorrect info and huge internet response based upon that will bring embarassment to the RP campaign. Recognize what he believes about freedom of speech. He will not criticize us because he believes in freedome of speech. We can say ANYTHING. But also he BELIEVES IN US...he is counting on our integrity. Let's not let him down.

 

 

 

fonta

Failor on YouTube

Are there enough boots on the ground in Iowa to follow Ed Failor around and make his life a living hell? Could McCain be dragged along into an embarassing mess? With videotape on YouTube, of course.

Famous Quote from Justice William O. Douglas

"The Constitution is not neutral.
It was designed to take the government
off the backs of people."

Glass half empty? Or half full?

Some of the best press for Dr. Paul has come as a result of someone's premature (or simply dumb) decision to push for his elimination (and in this case, a clear exclusion) from an event. Remember (and thank) Saul Anuziz from the MI GOP for his less-than-wise decision to call for a ban of Ron Paul from all future debates? That got reported all over the world. And don't think the world is not watching Ron Paul's every move - they are VERY interested in what happens...more so than with any candidate. We need to remember our manners and represent Ron Paul as the true statesman he is, acting as he does - don't attack and stick to the facts. A positive, well organized Iowan rally for Ron Paul outside a few hours before, during, and after this event would make a statement that Dr. Paul should not be the one being excluded. Meanwhile, let's gather the facts, and then organize a targeted letter, fax, and email campaign to any one and everyone involved so they know just how big of a following Ron Paul has.

 

Bill Kosloskey
MIForRonPaul.com
877-777-9909

Restore the Foundations - "If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?"

Be Diplomatic and Respectful - Sign Petition too

For those of you who have not signed the petition supporting Ron Paul's inclusion in the Iowa forums please click here and sign the petition.

http://www.petitiononline.com/rpwi2008/petition.html

Please remember that John McCain did serve in the US Military, and served time in an enemy prison. John McCain is certainly a victim of the "Blowback" that Ron Paul is attempting to cure.

Stopping the flow of democracy in a public forum is the biggest mistake a Senior Advisor can make in any election. What goes around comes around, and this decision to exclude Ron Paul will certainly backfire. John McCain should certainly find new advisors, as this one is certainly undermining democracy in his attempt to promote John McCain by ignoring Dr. Ron Paul. Although I like Senator McCain as a person, I could not vote for him. John McCain is a good American who has made sacrifices for this country beyond what we could imagine, however his misguided advisor is putting up a stumbling block to democracy. Mr. McCain should certainly fire this advisor before his campaign is hurt by this small scale fascism. Trying to own the biggest building downtown by knocking down the other buildings is a poor strategy, and it is activities like this that make our Republican Party look like the Party of Bad Ideas.

The best thing you can do to avenge the P.O.W. incarceration of John McCain is to vote for Ron Paul and end "Blowback."

A vote for Ron Paul is a vote for amazing good fortune!

Today is the day of my amazing good fortune!