Ron Paul Honored as "Taxpayers' Friend" for Tenth Consecutive Year
Washington, DC: Congressman Ron Paul has been recognized as a top advocate for taxpayers in the U.S. Congress for the tenth year in a row, earning the nonpartisan National Taxpayers Unionâ€™s annual award as a â€œTaxpayersâ€™ Friendâ€ for 2006. Only 30 of 435 members in the U.S. House of Representatives earned similar honors last year.
It feels good to say it doesn't it? It's what we've all been waiting for.
Some of you may know me as the woman who rallied the troops in NH to "put your money where your mouth is". And that they did!
They were, along with a huge internet presence and following, part of the reason that Ron decided to make the run.
Now I am getting calls and emails from all over the country from anxious Ron Paul supporters with everything from ideas for what the official campaign slogan should be to how to get Ron to appear at house parties in their state.
http://f2a.org/ has another poll - I don't know how long it will continue, I just found it and it says it is a daily poll but Paul is featured several places in the comments, but doesn't show up in the rankings.
Also, the WND article says she will be interviewing "the rest" (She already has done Hunter and Tancredo), so maybe a nice email asking when Ron Paul's interview is scheduled might be in order.
Straw Poll results are in:
But it doesn't have to be that way. Here's an idea â€“ how about we back someone who has supported life for more than, say, 15 minutes? Of about 400 who voted this week, the top ten candidates were:
1. Tancredo â€“ 96 votes, 24.4 percent
2. Paul â€“ 95 votes, 24.2 percent (not bad for someone who wasn't even listed)
3. Brownback â€“ 70 votes, 17.8 percent
4. Hunter â€“ 52 votes, 13.2 percent
5. Huckabee â€“ 41 votes, 10.4 percent
6. Gingrich â€“ 17 votes, 4.3 percent
Congressman Ron Paul will be interviewed on C-SPAN's Washington Journal on Monday, March 12 at 7:30 a.m. ET where he will announce that he is indeed going to make the run!
This is the greatest sacrifice anyone could offer to give us hope for this country.
We commend you Dr. Paul.
We are standing by to do what we can to make this a reality.
Godspeed and let us know what we can do to help!
March 10, 2007, 6:52PM
Rep. Ron Paul to run for president
By JOE STINEBAKER Associated Press Writer
"Senator Barack Obama touts some 57,000 friends on his myspace page. While the leading republican candidate, Congressman Ron Paul out of Texas, only has 34,000."
Only? It's nice to know he's the 'leading' Republican!
I spoke with my grandfather this weekend while he was home in Texas, and I asked him what one thing he would like his supporters to know about what is going on with the Exploratory Committee. His response: Register at www.ronpaulexplore.com with your name and email address to help solidify the base of support that will be needed to win a possible presidential run.
Janet L Folger is conducting a straw poll. An excerpt:
Straw houses can be blown down. And so, I appeal to the grass roots â€“ the people who pound in the yard signs and get out the vote: If you don't want the "conservative" leaders compromising with a RINO the pundits say can win, here's your chance to be heard. Here's your chance to lead. E-mail me at F2Ainfo@f2a.org and VOTE. In the subject line, put your candidate in caps. Then, if you can, tell me WHY. I'll report the results in my column next week.
So it is already starting and we are only five weeks into the exploratory phase. Dr. Paul is excluded from a straw poll containing the likes of Tommy Thompson, Tom Tancredo and oh yea Duncan Hunter. Now these may be fine gentlemen but surely Dr. Paul ranks with some political clout a tad above these guys.
With such great choices why exclude Dr. Paul. You have to ask the question he wins one weekly poll then isn't even on the next weeks ballot? This feels smells and looks like big media pushing its way onto the independent web so much for hearing all the voices.
I am very pleased to have been invited to post on The Daily Paul. Let me introduce myself...
Who is Ron Paul? â€“Today, in my blog, I want to tell readers about my grandfather, who he is, and where he comes from.
Ron Paul was born August 20, 1935 in Pittsburgh, PA. His father, Howard, was the son of a German immigrant. Ronâ€™s parents owned a dairy just outside of Pittsburgh, and this is where he learned about hard work, integrity, and the value of real money.
Feb. 21-24, 2007
Reception for US Congressman Dr. Ron Paul
Date : 24 February 2007
Category : General Calendar
Reception for US Congressman Dr. Ron Paul
Where: Home of Kevin Roll, 110 N Pembroke Road, Pembroke, NH (just 15 minutes south of Concord)
When: Saturday, February 24th, 2007 from 9-10PM
Cost: FREE but request RSVP for food arrangements
Directions are on this flyer:
My mother, Lori, is the second child born to Dr. Ron Paul. I happen to be the oldest of all the Paul grandchildren. At current count, Ron and Carol Paul have 17 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and one grandchild on the way. My wife and I are proud to have given them a great-grandson only four weeks ago. This blog, â€œMy Grandfather, The Patriot,â€ is aimed at letting people know who Ron Paul is, what he believes, and why he should be elected the next President of the United States.