**Hey DP friends. I started this post with good intentions. Unfortunately, I have grad school final exams and papers due over the next few weeks. Can someone pick up the banner and run with it? Thanks.**
Here's how it works:
1. Everyone at the DP sign up for Twitter
2. Everyone subscribe to the targeted celebrities
3. Pick a day and everyone tweet the celebrity politely asking him/her to endorse Ron Paul in the Republican primary.
4. Move on to the next celebrity.
This approach has the ancillary benefits of waking up all of that celebrities followers AND causing Ron Paul to trend higher on Twitter. What do you guys think? Who do you want to Twitter Bomb first? Funny if I just started a new campaign term: The Twitter Bomb.
Update: I started a working list. Let's add to it. By tomorrow we can select a few people to start bombing (politely!). Then we'll take another day or two to organize. Maybe by Friday we drop the first bomb or two.
Actors: Chuck Norris, Bill Maher (maybe?), Penn & Teller, Clint Eastwood, David Letterman, Kurt Russell, Tom Selleck, Clint Eastwood, Drew Carey, Woody Harrelson, Joe Rogan, Vince Vaughan, Dixie Carter
Economists: Steve Forbes, Peter Schiff, Tom Woods
Musicians: Arlo Guthrie, Neil Young, Dolly Parton, Aimee Allen, Prodigy from Mobb Deep, Willie Nelson, Sarah Evans (country music singer), Lupe Fiasco (Hip-hop artist), Muse, John Mayer
Other Celebrities: Howard Stern
Politicians: Michelle Bachmann, Jim DeMint, Sarah Palin, BJ Lawson
What Rand Paul could teach Ron Paul
The issue environment is more favorable to Paul this time around — and the GOP field looks weaker. Yet Paul still allows himself to be drawn into defending libertarian theory, when he could be winning votes.
For example, in South Carolina, Chris Wallace of Fox News listed a variety of “personal habits” — drug use, prostitution, gay marriage — Paul had said “should be legal if states want to permit” them. Wallace asked, “[W]hy should social conservatives in South Carolina vote for you?”
Personal liberty appeals to everyone...
This essentially makes every 'Rick-rolling' video uploader on YouTube a felon! Think about that!
Luntz previously made a substantial very public bet that Trump wouldn't run. Turns out he was right.
Donald Trump is not running for president, ABC News reports.
"After considerable deliberation and reflection, I have decided not to pursue the office of the presidency," Trump said in a statement. "This decision does not come easily or without regret; especially when my potential candidacy continues to be validated by ranking at the top of the Republican contenders in polls across the country.
Also, Politico: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0511/55052.html
How Much Freedom Do We Have If We Can't Even Drink Unpasteurized Milk?
It's official: the US credit card has officially been maxed out, just as we predicted on Wednesday, and througout Q1 and Q2. The United States is expected to reach the legal limit on its debt later on Monday and will start dipping into federal retirement funds to give the country more room to borrow, a Treasury official said. As Reuters reports further, The U.S. Treasury will settle $72 billion in maturing bonds on Monday, which will push the country right up against its $14.294 trillion borrowing cap, the official said.
I've had friends tell me that this is one of the most significant video they've seen by Dr. Paul. Here in the South, personal faith is of great concern to many. We don't get to hear Ron Paul speak about his faith because those questions are replaced by, "You want to legalize prostitution and heroine?"
Check out this video and share it with friends! I think it will be very significant for many.
Fight the Good Fight, Keep the Faith, Finish the Race!
Ron Paul 2012
As some of you may know, I live in Texas, not far from RP's district.
I have a way to get things into RP's hands through a mutual friend. I have been working behind the scenes to get assurance that not only would the info get into RP's hands, but that they were receptive toward the idea.
Many people have expressed concerns with the last debate, and how the campaign might be "different" this time around. One of those people is Tom Woods. Please take 1 minute to read his assessment (which I agree with) of the SC debate, and the money bomb.
This upcoming debate is going to be extremely important, given the news that Trump and Huck are out of the race. It is VITAL that we have a strong performance.
I'm putting together a "care package" for RP. It will be filled with a few tokens of our love, respect, and gratitude for taking on the grueling challenge of another Presidential campaign.
I plan to have all of the info compiled by the end of this week (27th) and in his hands by the 3rd, for the debate on the 13th
That way if his staff needs to fact check some of the stats he is given, there will be enough time.
I have a couple of ideas as to what should go in the box.
I'm not the author of this video.
Ron Paul 2012 !!!
The author writes why Ron Paul will be taken seriously this time around and the "Ron Paul effect:"
Rep. Ron Paul, the 75-year-old stubborn uncle of the Republican Party, is ready to go again, with his third campaign for President of the United States. He announced an exploratory committee Tuesday afternoon in Iowa, with an eye towards kicking off an official 2012 campaign for President in mid-May. Once again, he plans to be on stage at the first GOP primary debate, this year taking place May 5 in South Carolina, to offer rather un-Republican positions on foreign policy, drug legalization and returning the U.S. dollar to the gold standard.
To hear his people tell it, this is Paul’s moment. “Price inflation and the weakening of the dollar is what Ron has been worrying about for the last 40 years of his political life,” says Jesse Benton, who worked as Paul’s press secretary in 2007, married Paul’s granddaughter in 2008, managed Rand Paul’s 2010 Senate campaign, and is in line to chair Ron’s 2012 effort. “Ron Paul is to be taken very seriously this time.” But should he? In short: yes.
The ACLU is suing the Department of Homeland Security on behalf of Bradley Manning Supporter, David House. Government agents seized House's laptop at the border and held it for 48 days. The ACLU is charging the government with violating House's 1st and 4th Amendment rights.
To learn more: http://www.aclum.org/house