Carol Paul, wife of Rep. Ron Paul, has undergone successful surgery to install a heart pacemaker. She is expected to make a full recovery.
Carol was hospitalized in Iowa on Saturday just before Ron's appearance at the Ames Straw Poll.
Despite the fact that Ron is doing well among Republicans, he continues to do even better among non-Republicans. Ultimately, he may need to go for the whole enchilada. In an interview with the Iowa Independent he gives a hint of what it would take:
Iowa Independent: Should you not win your partyâ€™s nomination, hypothetically speaking of course, would you consider running on the Libertarian ticket or as an independent?
Rasmussen Reports, one of the nation's top pollsters, just analyzed the hypothetical general election match-ups between Ron Paul running against Hillary Clinton or Barak Obama.
Ron Paul gets 34% in a head-to-head match-up with Hillary Clinton, and gets 30% against Barak Obama. Among Republicans, Paul gets 65% against Clinton and 55% against Obama.
Most readers know that Ron Paul is in the front lines of the fight against the drug war.
But a lesser-known aspect of that issue may garner support from an important segment: farmers.
Sunday New York Times Magazine, July 22, 2007
The Antiwar, Anti-Abortion, Anti-Drug-Enforcement-Administration, Anti-Medicare Candidacy of Dr. Ron Paul
By CHRISTOPHER CALDWELL
Whipping westward across Manhattan in a limousine sent by Comedy Centralâ€™s "Daily Show," Ron Paul, the 10-term Texas congressman and long-shot Republican presidential candidate, is being briefed. Paul has only the most tenuous familiarity with Comedy Central. He has never heard of "The Daily Show." His press secretary, Jesse Benton, is trying to explain who its host, Jon Stewart, is. "Heâ€™s an affable gentleman," Benton says, "and heâ€™s very smart. What Iâ€™m getting from the pre-interview is, heâ€™s sympathetic."
From Tom Knapp:
Citing overwhelming support from his own party's members and lackluster response to Libertarian presidential campaigns, Steve Kubby today endorsed US Representative Ron Paul's campaign for the Republican Party's 2008 presidential nomination. Kubby, a candidate in his own party's presidential contest, made the endorsement in an interview from his home in Mendocino County, California.
Ron Paul is scheduled to be on MSNBC's "Tucker" today. The show airs at 6-7pm Eastern Time (3-4 Pacific time). He could be on anytime in that hour but Tucker usually puts Ron at the top of the show.
In the latest Associated Press article on the Presidential fundraising race, the first half is about the Democrats. But before talking about any other Republicans, Ron Paul gets more than the usual attention:
Among Republicans filing Sunday, Ron Paul, the Texas congressman running a long-shot campaign, reported raising nearly $2.4 million from April through June and ended the quarter with a similar amount in the bank.
Ron Paul's day at Google was a great success, with 250 employees filling the room to hear him and another 100 in an overflow room to watch him on closed-circuit TV.
His reception from Google employees was enthusiastic. Many wore Ron Paul t-shirts, like Vijay Boyapati, an Indian immigrant who gained citizenship last year. Boyapati flew from Google's Seattle office just to hear him in person.