I get a lot of email by way of this site and many requests for updates on the First in the Nation State (I like to think we had many firsts: first house party, first donations, first plane banner, etc) I'll try to post what I know so far...and hope I did not miss anything.
Fairs and Festivals
As you know from my 'stories' I and a few others have had a great time this summer going around to all the counties doing tables at fairs and festivals etc. The season for these outdoor events is pretty much over, but there may be a few indoor things popping up now and then.
I have seen a major shift in the momentum of my grandfather’s campaign recently. It has certainly been amazing to watch as scores of people from around the country are made aware of a candidate who stands for honesty, integrity, and small government. It has been refreshing to see news articles from all around the country that are proof that people are beginning to wake up and notice the campaign. More importantly than noticing us, they have begun to cover us in the most unusual places: the mainstream media.
"Twenty-year-old Rebecca Townsend is good at shattering political stereotypes.
The University of Arizona senior is vehemently against the war in Iraq. And if you get her started about how she thinks the Bush administration has trampled the Constitution, you'll get an earful.
However, she's also a Republican, and a proud one at that.
Her involvement in the party isn't passive. She serves as a local precinct committeewoman, a good spot for up-and-coming party activists."
The Daily Paul is growing fast! Several weeks ago, the site ran into some technical difficulties: the amount of traffic was simply overwhelming the servers. Thanks to the expertise our friend John, this turned out to be a relatively minor speed bump along the way - we moved the site to a new server.
The new issue we are either facing, or about to face, is a social issue. This site is now drawing in excess of 30,000 visitors per day, and has close to 4,000 registered users. The potential problem is that anyone who is a registered user can post comments on any story, as well as start new topics in the Forum. I set it up this way because I found that as the site grew, the major bottleneck in the dissemination of information about the campaign was me. In the beginning, when there wasn't much info, I could cover everything in my blog in about an hour!
Soon there was so much information coming from so many different angles that I invited other bloggers to post as well.
Ron Paul was on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno October 30, 2007 - Last night.
I just noticed the headquarters site's "Discover and Imagine" ad w/click to more information on health freedom and click to donate. I think it is a super approach for major issues to target groups. Bet Dr. Mercola would put this on his site if asked and/or send it to his huge list . Dr. Mercola's list knows how serious the climate is for supplements and natural approaches to health.
As Commander in Chief of the military, you can change the world within weeks...
Those who founded our country, in nearly every respect, were much "freer" than we are today. Modern government reaches farther into our personal lives and pocket books than even King George III would have ever dreamed possible. And yet, despite the colonists' significant level of freedom, they risked every penny of their treasure, their lives, and indeed their "sacred honor" to shed the Empire that claimed authority over them.
...Another great Ron Paul article from Chuck Baldwin. This is dated October 30th and just came out on News With Views:
Several of our Meetup members spent a week at the GOP booth during the North Carolina State Fair introducing folks to the message of liberty and a Constitutional federal government. Speaking with over 1,000 people over 6 1/2 days was indeed trial by fire, but after the first couple of days we developed a rhythm hitting the same themes that resonated with attendees.
We engaged folks with our “Liberty Packs”, pictured below. They contained a Pocket Constitution/Declaration of Independence (with an excellent introduction, from the Cato Institute), Slim Jim, four pages of issues-based handouts including Rep. Paul’s Statement of Faith, and a Ron Paul DVD.
Continue reading here.
"Ron Paul is actually a true conservative," commented Will's fellow panelist, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman. "He wants to eliminate Social Security. He want to go back on the gold standard. He's the real thing."
Investors around the world know and respect Jim Rogers as a smart, successful, maverick investor. He was an original partner with George Soros - they founded the Quantum fund together. In the late 1990's, he turned bullish on commodities - notably gold, and predicted the beginning of a great bull market in commodities in his best selling, Hot Commodities.
Jim recently endorsed Ron Paul in a video interview with the Financial Times. In this excellent interview on the Financial Times website, he says that Ron Paul "is the only one I've seen in American politics that seems to have a clue with what's going on in the world..."
I want to thank these supporters of RonPaulAudio for
helping me on the very first day of raising funds. It's very encouraging to have the community support to improve the site.
Even tho it's intended to be an audio/mp3 site....the videos are what's getting the attention and interest. People are attracted to them and they are the most powerful tools in cementing a "converted/converting" voter.