Iowans for Tax Relief and Iowa Christian Alliance will host a presidential candidates forum on Saturday, June 30th in Des Moines. Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney, Sam Brownback, Jim Gilmore, Mike Huckabee, Tommy Thompson, and Tom Tancredo will participate.
Ron Paul, however, will not participate. Why? Because he wasnâ€™t invited. Campaign chairman Kent Snyder elaborates.
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This is from Mad Magazine, circa 2004. It is instructive on how very simple messages get twisted during a political campaign. Something to keep in mind going forward.
Happy Father's Day, Dr. Paul,
I nominate you Father of this year, the inaugural year and all of the other years you have fought for my freedom and the freedom of my children, grandchildren and future generations. A special thank you to Carol for the sacrifices your family has made on our behalf. From what we have seen of your children and grandchildren, we applaud the parenting job you both are responsible for and the values you have instilled in your children.
Note the polling chart near the end of the interview that omits the minor candidates (but lists Ron Paul).
Thanks to Lew Rockwell.
Ron Paul was the keynote speaker at the Arizona Republican Assembly convention Saturday in Phoenix. As he arrived at the Phoenix airport, he was greeted by hundreds of supporters. Dr. Paul gave a 15 minute talk to his supporters at the airport and answered questions for another 15 minutes. Local news arrived to cover the event at the airport before Dr. Paul headed off to his speaking engagement. Here is the event in four parts:
Parts 2, 3 & 4 below:
"Last night," reports Lew Rockwell, "620 people jammed a small theater in Kansas City, cheering at almost every sentence on peace, freedom, and prosperity that came out of Ron Paul's mouth. Even the NY Times Magazine photographer and LA Times reporter along for the ride were impressed. For this was not a centrally organized event, but a local, spontaneous Meetup.com gathering. And this is just one of thousands of groups all over the country, mostly the young people who can make a revolution. The momentum is increasing. The climate of opinion is changing.
"On Technorati, which offers a real-time glimpse of the blogosphere, the most frequently searched term this week was "YouTube."
Then comes "Ron Paul."
The presence of the obscure Republican congressman from Texas on a list that includes terms such as "Sopranos," "Paris Hilton" and "iPhone" is a sign of the online buzz building around the long-shot Republican presidential hopeful -- even as mainstream political pundits have written him off."