The latest unseen attempt is to suggest, falsely, that Ron Paul and his campaign purposefully rigged the results of straw poll to make him the winner. We must expose this fraud accusation as a attempt to discredit the campaign and the congressman himself.
By Lindsey Boerma
Rep. Ron Paul scored a decisive victory Saturday in a mock presidential election at the Values Voter Summit, trouncing fellow Texan, Gov. Rick Perry, but an organizer of the straw poll suggested ballot-stuffing may have skewed the results.
Yesterday at the Honolulu version of Occupy Wall Street I had some success in converting potential voters, and a lot of success making the protestors think about the people running for office (about a 5% voter conversion of the crowd, but the rest certainly had food for thought). I thought I would share it with you. I'm sure many or most of you are already doing something similar, but... just in case...
When I started talking, I summarized the chief complaint of all the protestors there: they are tired of big money influence in Washington DC, and of the "greedy" banks and corporations not sharing the wealth. Some wanted government to step in and do something, and others already knew that change was going to largely come from our dollar vote; where and how we spent our money.
Then I moved into discussing President Obama's devotion and allegiance to Wall Street, and tied in the beau coup sums of money he received in 2008 and will receive in 2012 from Wall Street interests. I told them that Mitt Romney is also a Wall Street sweetheart and gets tons of money from special interests. Finally, I moved to discussing Rick Perry's $17 million haul over 2 months from 20,000 donors, and juxtaposed that with Ron Paul's $8 million haul... from 100,000 donors.
I asked them what they thought that meant, and most realized that Perry was also a sweetheart of corporate interests. I told them Ron Paul doesn't get a dime from the corporations or lobbyists and I asked them if they knew why.
This is a great speech...
Its greatness transcends creed. It's great because this makes sense regardless of what your religious orientation is -- or isn't.
Its great because its something Ron Paul really believes -- It hasn't been "focused-grouped" or "psy-oped".
And yet the Fox News' reporter in the following video clip seemed perplexed that such a "live and let live" message could be tolerated, much less accepted....
Does anybody know how to get a list of republican voters in a particular district? My nephew and couple of his friends are going out and want to know.
Perry Poop is a love letter from Texas independents to the American people, especially the 40% or so who call themselves independents and who will likely decide this presidential election.
Texas independents – just ordinary Texans – know Governor Rick Perry in a real special kind of way, having done battle with him for years. For us, he is the “cunning, ambitious and unprincipled” man the father of our country so eloquently warned about.
I do not usually post on Daily Paul, I mostly just post on Ron Paul Forums, but I am looking for help in getting myself, as well as 5 other of my friends to the Values Voter Summit in a couple weeks in DC. I am a photographer for the movement, and will be taking photos of the event for future use by the grassroots. You can see my photos at http://flickr.com/gageskidmore
But, as with most things, money is required to be able to accomplish this goal...so I have set up a ChipIn that will be used specifically for transportation and lodging.
I didn't manage to find similar thread on this forum, if there exists such, i am truly sorry.
So, the idea is that everyone writes what they believe is a good slogan; something to write on signs or t-shirts but with specific goal: to get more people to vote for Ron. It would also be helpful if you explained a bit why you think that particular slogan would be good. Commenting slogans and moderating them in your own way is very welcome. If you are a shirt factory, please feel free to print slogans or parts of slogans posted here on whatever you want :)
Posted: Friday, September 2, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 10:45 pm, Thu Sep 1, 2011.
Kruzic: Ron Paul, the anti-war, pseudo-hippy presidential hopeful? By Ahna Kruzic, firstname.lastname@example.org TownNews.com
The Times-Delphic - Young Voters favor ‘Refreshing’ Candidate - Ron Paul is, "more in-line with young people".Submitted by rp311 on Sun, 08/28/2011 - 22:18
It’s hard to believe it is that time again — campaign season.
One candidate who is popping up again from the 2008 presidential election is Ron Paul, a registered Republican who flies under the libertarian banner. Paul has become a favorite amongst students on the Drake University campus and across the states.
“I don’t just like him; I absolutely love him,” sophomore Benjamin Levine said.
Rachel Caufield, associate professor of politics and international relations, said she is not that surprised that students are supporting Paul.
“I think Ron Paul is refreshing, and as a libertarian he’s probably more in-line with young people,” Caufield said.
By William Hershey, Columbus Bureau 7:56 PM Saturday, August 27, 2011
COLUMBUS — Tim Pawlenty, a Republican who managed to get elected governor in Democrat-friendly Minnesota, already has said bye-bye to the presidential race.
U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas might as well say sayonara, for all the attention he gets from reporters. Others like former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum are in single digits in the polls and also not getting much attention.
This is all before a single vote has been cast in a real caucus or primary.