159 votes

FOX Cancelling Freedom Watch!

NEW YORK, Feb 09, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- FOX Business Network (FBN) will debut a new primetime schedule featuring encore presentations of the channel's top post-market programs, announced Kevin Magee, Executive Vice President of the network. Starting February 20th at 8 PM/ET, viewers will find additional airings of The Willis Report (5PM & 8PM/ET), Cavuto (6PM & 9PM/ET) and Lou Dobbs Tonight (7PM & 10PM/ET). The new lineup will replace FreedomWatch with Judge Andrew Napolitano, Power & Money with David Asman and Follow the Money with Eric Bolling.

In addition, FBN is developing a new 5PM/ET program hosted by Melissa Francis who joined the network from CNBC earlier this year. The show will debut in the second quarter, at which point The Willis Report will move to 8PM/ET, enabling FBN to be the only business network providing viewers with uninterrupted live coverage of financial news from 5AM/ET to 9PM/ET.

108 votes

Are Ron Paul supporters leaving millions of dollars in free advertising on the table?

Most Ron Paul supporters are not taking a simple and free action that is worth advertising dollars to the Ron Paul campaign. In fact, I would venture to guess that hundreds of thousands, or even millions of dollars worth of free advertising are being left on the table, wasted.

The Internet yard sign

In politics they say that yard signs are one of the most effective means of promoting a political candidate. Yard signs are effective because they are a mixture of advertisement and endorsement.

When you put a yard sign for a politician in your yard you are putting your political beliefs on display for all to see. Your friends, your neighbors, will all form new opinions about you, or at least the political aspect of you, based on that yard sign. In effect, you are staking a bit of your reputation in support of your candidate. That kind of risk shows that you really think that candidate has value. This makes your friends, family and passers by take notice. If they start seeing the same yard sign in front of many other houses as well, they'll really take notice.

185 votes

How my 85 year-old Grandfather helped win his precinct caucus for Ron Paul

Let me start with a bit of background. Leading up to Minnesota’s Tuesday night caucus, my grandfather and I talked a lot of politics, as we usually do. I would frequently steer the conversation to Ron Paul. We talked about Dr. Paul’s distaste for the Federal Reserve, unmitigated support for individual liberty, and strict adherence to the Constitution. Fortunately, my grandfather can use e-mail – at least enough to watch the YouTube videos and read the articles I would send to him. He became an ardent supporter of Ron Paul.

Now, my grandfather is nobody’s fool. A product of the Great Depression and born in 1926, he, his two brothers, and his parents lived in a 16’ x 24’ shack. They had no running water and no electricity; the bathroom was an out-house (which is less than comfortable on those cold winter nights in Minnesota). His family survived the Great Depression by growing food on an adjacent 1-acre plot of land, along with the family’s chickens and eggs. As a child he walked the railroad tracks to find coal that had dropped from a passing steam train. In the winter, his family would burn the scavenged coal for heat.

Having lived through tough times provides a perspective that I think most Americans frankly lack. And, possibly more than anyone in his precinct, he knows the circumstances our country is facing.

So, back to Tuesday night’s caucus, my grandfather hobbled to his local precinct location, now barely able to walk. After the caucus got under way, a couple middle-aged folks got up to speak about their love for Rick Santorum. After three back-to-back Santorum speeches, no one seemed to speak up for Dr. Paul. So, he concluded the duty was his.

93 votes

Slate: Ron Paul Secretly Won the Caucuses...

And he's picking up delegates - almost secretly.

They all laughed at Ron Paul. They all laughed when he took a stage in Minnesota, having come in a solid second place, and reminded the faithful of a "little thing called delegates!"

They were serious about it. Paul's people believe that they understand the delegate process, and that the media does not. There is truth here: The delegate process is confusing, and I assume that Paul supporters have used their four years of organizing and studying in a fruitful manner. In an e-mail to supporters, they try to get granular about what's occuring.

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100 votes

RONVERTS: Breaking Up with Obama, Rebounding with Ron Paul

This is good, and something we have been aware of for a while and why Paul is the one to beat Obama!

GOOD.is - February 9, 2012

In 2008, Moses Caballeros was a 21-year-old activist in New York City who couldn’t wait to cast his first presidential vote for Barack Obama. He canvassed around Harlem, he proselytized to his friends, he attended rallies and meetings downtown. Coming from a family of hardcore Puerto Rican and Brazilian-American Democrats that voted for Charlie Rangel every election cycle, he “really couldn’t give a fuck about a Republican.” He was happy that Obama planned to get our troops out of Iraq. He liked the sound of making government more transparent.

“I really loved the idea of finally becoming part of the political process,” he says. “Like it mattered what I thought about government issues.” The fact that Obama was biracial topped it off. For his Harlem neighbors and family members, having a president of color “was monumental,” Moses says. “It felt important for us to back him. I thought he would support us.”

Fast-forward to 2012. The best way Caballeros can describe the way he feels is “heartbroken.” Betrayed and lied to. “I haven’t felt this pain about any other politician,” he says. He began to lose his faith in Obama when the president waffled on the wars, after he reaffirmed the PATRIOT Act, and especially when he signed the National Defense Authorization Act back in December. “He conformed to what the puppets on Capitol Hill wanted him to be,” Caballeros says, with disgust. “He didn’t care about his constituents.”

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164 votes

Clarifying the misinformation that "Ron Paul is on all 50 state ballots"

I see this misinformation being spread over and over and I think it's important to clarify. Ron Paul is NOT (yet) on the ballot in all 50 states. If Ron Paul supporters believe he's already on the ballot in all 50 states, then they won't realize that we need their help actually getting him on the ballot.

I think this misinformation stems from the fact that some candidates had missed the deadlines for some states ballots and that Ron Paul had not missed any deadlines, meaning he is capable of being on all 50 ballots, while other candidates are not. However, Paul is most certainly not yet on the ballot in all 50 states.

I'll explain the state I'm most familiar with, Pennsylvania. In order to get on the ballot (for President) in Pennsylvania, one must get 2000 valid republican signatures between January 24th and February 14th. Any signatures collected prior to January 24th are invalid, yet I've been reading about Ron Paul being "on the ballot in all 50 states" well before January 24th.

Furthermore, until February 21st, the petitions can be challenged.

107 votes

Final Thoughts From My Nevada Precinct 1677 Experience

My name is Bob Tracey. I post here as bobspirit. I got access to the campaign votertracker system in November, and that is when I started walking my precinct.

Out of the hundreds of registered republicans in my precinct, 16 showed up. 12 went for Paul, 2 for Santorum, 2 for Romney, and 1 for Gingrich. 5 delegates, all for Paul. Here are my observations and perceptions.

First and foremost, this is winnable. But it can only happen face to face, one heart and mind at a time. I learned this walking my precinct and talking to people. Phone calls, mailing, and e-mails are poor substitutes for a live human being.

31 precincts were gathered at Silverado high school, and a volunteer was needed for each to act as a caucus chair and run the meeting in which delegates were chosen, and the presidential poll taken. As we only has 10 volunteers, someone had to figure out who was going to chair all of these precincts. I took it upon myself to go into the other 21 precinct meetings and recruit a volunteer to chair, and a volunteer to assist, and then gave them a crash course on how to chair the meeting, which was fun since I hadn't even done my own yet.

I began each meeting the same way. I expressed gratitude to every American who bothered to get up early on a chilly Saturday morning and show up to contribute to the change in leadership we seek. I stressed our unity as AMERICANS, not as Republicans.

118 votes

New Reality Check by Ben Swann on Delegates and Caucus Problems

Ben Swann is one of the last, honest news anchors that I know of.


63 votes

When Pro-Life Is Pro-Choice

I am strongly pro-choice. On this conviction, I differ from the candidate whom I am supporting for president in 2012, and whom I am suggesting liberals everywhere support.

Many of those liberals who most strongly disagree with the Blue Republicans -- former Obama supporters, Democrats and Independents, who support Ron Paul for president in 2012, revert to a single argument against him: that he is pro-life and this will have terrible consequences for the reproductive rights of women in the USA.

I've really not wanted to engage this as, on the one hand, it seems to be such an extraordinary (sometimes I think deliberate) misunderstanding of Paul's politics as to be not serious, and, on the other, abortion is such an emotive subject, I can't imagine any writer's gaining more readers than he loses by writing about it.

But since this matters so much -- as this misunderstanding is now standing in the way of remaking our country -- I'm going to engage it this once, and damn the torpedoes.

105 votes

★Will We Win or Will We Have Sob Stories? ~Win The Nomination!

  • Do everything on the lists
  • Get 1200 delegates
  • We win the nomination

Read this first:

Don't Nelly! Don't Natter! Don't Wring Your Hands! Get Busy!

110 votes

$9.90 Super Brochure Mailing that Changed a County

The Idaho, Ohio, Georgia, and New York mailings of Super Brochures are now up and in progress!

I will share a story from a few days ago. Someone bought a mailing for $9.90, which was 18 brochures. One of those brochures reached a woman in a county in Missouri. She was so excited about receiving the brochure, she called me up to see what she could do to help. She then bought mailings for close to 400 people in her county. She also purchased a large number of products and brochures to use locally. She is talking with her husband about buying more precincts in her county. The idea that $9.90 started a chain of events that will change the voting in this county and beyond is amazing.

I hear these stories multiple times a day.

60 votes

Salon.com: The Screwed Gen-Y becoming Libertarian, NOT Liberal!

Dr. Paul is my Homie! RP goes O.G.! The accompanying article:

Monday, Feb 6, 2012 | Salon.com

The Screwed Generation: Libertarian, NOT Liberal

Ron Paul's popularity has doubled in the past four years for one simple reason

By A.J. Dellinger

There is an old adage that says, “If you’re young and conservative you have no heart, if you’re old and liberal you have no brain.” The idea is that young people tend to make decisions more on idealistic views or out of passionate attempts at charity and altruism. While there is some truth to that for Generation Y (meaning people born in the ’80s and ’90s), the results are manifesting themselves in a totally different way.

We are the generation that continues to pay into Social Security with every paycheck but suspects we may never see the benefits of it. We are the recipients of degrees that don’t mean much from educational institutions that teach less and cost more. We are the casualties of wars that have gone on for over half of the lifetime of 2012′s first-time voters. In short, we are the screwed generation. The decisions of those before us has left us with an uncertain future and little opportunity to fix things through traditional means.

The ever-present skepticism of youth is even greater within the collective consciousness of Generation Y. And how could it not be? With our first real chance to make a splash in the world, we got behind Barack Obama in overwhelming numbers. He was a candidate who promised progress in every issue that the under-30 crowd found to be important: end the wars, defend gay rights and provide universal healthcare to the American people. While he’s made some steps forward, it’s been slow moving. Meanwhile, the House and Senate have deliberated on bills that would censor our voices on the Internet, a medium on which my generation relies heavily for communication and pretty much everything else. Just as we organized online to support Obama in 2008, we organized the protests against legislation like SOPA and PIPA, and the Occupy Wall Street movement uses the Internet to broadcast its events and actions...

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66 votes

A Glimmer of Hope in MO

Yesterday I sat 13 hours in front of my small town precinct polling station in Missouri in cold (35 degree), drizzly, blustery weather. I was there with a large banner, multiple signs, bumpers stickers, and brochures making a Ron Paul presence...there was not one Romney, Santorum or Gingrich sign even left for the day. In that time, of the 256 people who showed up to vote for both the Democrat and Republican primaries (a record low for our town of 4,400 registered voters), only 30 votes were cast for Ron Paul...30 confident-in-what-they-believed, smiling voters!

(Other totals: Santorum: 115 (how did that happen?!), Romney: 60 and Obama: 36 with other minor/dropped-out candidates and uncommitteds making up the difference.) It was a very tough day to stand out at the polling station given the weather and low turnout.

Of all those who showed up to vote, the person that most impressed me was "Jason." He was like a breath of fresh air! Most of those who voted regardless of candidate were well over 50... Jason had just turned 18 and was still in high school.

I greeted him not knowing he supported Ron Paul. "Do you want to join The Revolution?" I asked as he approached. "Did you see my car?" he replied with a grin. It was sporting a Ron Paul bumper sticker. :) Jason didn't come with his folks...he was excited about casting his vote for Ron Paul and had made the effort on his own after school got out. He went into the polling station and voted and came back out smiling...he had cast his first election vote. :)

104 votes

RP2012 Official Campaign Release: Ron Paul Winning the Battle for Delegates - What REALLY Counts!

Ron Paul Winning the Battle for Delegates

Campaign is well-positioned in delegate race

LAKE JACKSON, Texas – The Ron Paul 2012 Presidential campaign released the following statement regarding the results of yesterday’s election results. See comments below from Ron Paul 2012 National Campaign Manager John Tate.

“We are thrilled with the yesterday’s results. Our campaign to Restore America continues to gain ground, and we are poised to pick up even more delegates from Minnesota and Colorado adding to our delegates in Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada.

“As people across the country view the results of yesterday’s contests, it is important to consider a few facts that have not been clearly reported. Not one single delegate was awarded yesterday, instead the caucuses in Minnesota and Colorado were the very first step in the delegate selection process. And there are still over 40 states left to go. The Ron Paul campaign plans to continue to vie for delegates nationwide.

“There are a few significant takeaways from yesterday’s contests to remember:

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