With Gingrich dropping out of the race, the way has been cleared for Ron Paul to win the GOP nomination. This article explains what the path to such a win would be, and how likely it is, as well as why the media should be ignored as they are ignoring the facts:
This guy is tellin' it! Woot!
Let's keep the eye on the prize. We were not expected to do well in Romney territory. But, look at the numbers. We are only growing. The media is starting to recognize our movement. We are about Dr. Paul and we are about a movement. We are not giving up on Dr. Paul and we are not giving up on the movement. The convention in Tampa is one goal but not the only goal. We can still get Dr. Paul the nomination. Don't be fooled by the media. But, keep in mind this is a long "slog" and we are laying the foundation for the future are well. Keep it up everyone. Lick your wounds from yesterday but keep it up and take pride in the work we are doing. Now, stop the chatter, get phone banking, get canvassing, get donating, get going. Go Ron Paul.
April 23, 2012
The war over delegates at the district level last weekend descended into a brutal battle, more like a scene from the plains of the Serengeti than a political convention. Romney Hawks, now in complete control of his campaign (See Romney Hawks) are using strong arm tactics to shut out the Ron Paul forces. A county chairman in New York has commissioned robo calls declaring that all other candidates have dropped out of the race except Mitt Romney.
“If Mitt Romney has won the nomination,” says one of the Ron Paul state directors, “Why are they so threatening and running so scared? Why would they risk breaking the law or openly lying to people on phone calls?”
I reported to you yesterday on the Ron Paul success in Minnesota and Iowa. But only partially. I held back the full extent of the good news. The Des Moines Register reported that Ron Paul had won six members on the state committee. Ahem. There is much more to say but it is not wise to share. But since Dr. Paul, himself, let one of the cats out of the bag on CNBC today, I will reiterate his announcement that we took 15 out of 17 members of the Iowa state GOP steering committee.
I know this article is written pretty optimistically in favor of Dr. Paul, but still! I loved seeing the headline and reading an article in favor of him. It's very encouraging and makes me not want to lose hope!
by Chris Miles | PolicyMic
April 25, 2012
The Ron Paul “delegate strategy” seems to be working. And he could very well be nominated at the Republican National Convention in Tampa in late summer.
The Texas libertarian has based his entire 2012 presidential campaign on the ability to win over state delegates — rather than winning the popular vote. To do this, Paul has utilized an extensive grassroots campaign network to influence local officials, who in turn would influence the higher-up officials. Until recently, this strategy had shown only limited results: the ground-level Paul delegates had not been able to immediately influence the wider state delegate situation. Now, though, caucus states like Washington, Minnesota, and Iowa — each with a complicated system of “bound” and “unbound” delegates — are nominating their delegates to the GOP national convention in Tampa. And the Paul ground game is starting to work, but with some institutional backlash.
Continue reading at: PolicyMic
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The Federal Open Market Committee is expected to only tweak its economic forecasts at its two-day meeting this week, keeping all its options on the table given cross currents in recent economic data, analysts said.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke may use his press conference on Wednesday to clarify what conditions would warrant a change in policy, said Tim Porcelli, chief U.S. economist at RBC Capital Markets.
The FOMC starts its two-day meeting on Tuesday, and on Wednesday will announce its interest-rate decision at 12:30 p.m. Eastern.
The FOMC will then release its quarterly growth, unemployment and interest-rate forecast at 2 p.m., followed by a press conference with Bernanke at 2:15 p.m.
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The citizens of the United States do not elect their president directly. When Americans cast their vote for a presidential candidate, they are really voting for an elector--a delegate pledged to vote for that same candidate. There are 538 such electors chosen in every presidential election. As a group they are known as the electoral college
Each state has as many electors as it has members in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives combined. The electoral college thus includes 535 electors from the states, one for each of the 435 members of the House plus one for each of the 100 senators. Another three electors represent the District of Columbia, for a total of 538.
According to the U.S. Constitution, state legislators decide how electors will be chosen in their states. First, each political party in a state nominates a slate (list) of electors. These electors are usually pledged to support the party's nominee for president and vice president. In some states, electors are legally required to vote for their candidate
New Film of Philadelphia Speech: Freedom Storm
"Freedom Storm"-Ron Paul on Independence Mall in Philadelphia
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The Ron Paul Campaign needs tons of help from people out of state!!!
If you are in NYC or Los Angeles, please phone bank there since those call centers will be calling Louisiana.
If you are in eastern TX (even Dallas or Houston), they need some help on caucus day at nearby locations. Same goes for volunteers throughout AR, MS, AL and FL who want to drive in to help.
They have several beds open in the intern housing in Baton Rouge for people who want to come down from now until Saturday to help the Campaign with ID and GOTV work. The Campaign will feed and house you for free if your get yourselves here!!!
April 25, 2012 7:40 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says he expects to endorse Mitt Romney.
Santorum says that he believes Romney is “the right guy” to challenge President Barack Obama. Still, he’s stopping short of an official endorsement of his former rival.
But Santorum tells CNN that he will ultimately support the GOP presidential nominee. And he says it’s clear that Romney will be that nominee.
The Department of Labor is poised to put the finishing touches on a rule that would apply child-labor laws to children working on family farms, prohibiting them from performing a list of jobs on their own families’ land.
April 24 GOP Primaries: Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island - Results Open ThreadSubmitted by Peace Gold Love on Tue, 04/24/2012 - 21:12
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