"As Ron Paul has risen in the polls, so has the frequency of attacks against him. “Any stick will do to beat a dog” goes the old saying, and the whacks against Paul range from reasonable to ridiculous. Expect the attacks to continue. Expect them to get more ridiculous."
There's a quote attributed to Mark Twain that goes like this: "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness."
In this lecture Rick Steves proves that he is more than a travel writer. He has had the courage to vindicate Twain's statement. He has very much proven himself to be a true patriot and gentleman.
GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul is barreling into Iowa and New Hampshire with surprising strength as the first 2012 presidential contests approach - a position that comes, in part, from the unconventional ground games and fundraising strategies being waged by impassioned supporters like Alex Beltramo.
-A Letter of Warning to our Party "Leaders"
"Don’t tread on me.”
Recently, something’s been amiss in the Mainstream Media when discussing the topic of Ron Paul’s candidacy. As the Texas congressman’s support has surged to 15% nationally in the latest Washington Post poll, the Very Serious Republicans who write Very Serious Columns and give their opinions on Very Serious Shows have changed their tune. They aren’t as confident, as cocky, or as arrogant as they used to be when predicting the 2012 presidential election.
Santorum has no money.
Bachmann has no money.
Gingrich has no money.
Neither Gingrich or Perry have any real organization and are not even on the ballot in VA.
AND THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA STILL HAS US CHASING THESE DISTRACTIONS.
We need to spend 100% of our available time and resources campaigning AGAINST Mitt Flip Flopp'n Romney and FOR Ron Paul.
The attached article from Bloomberg says China and Japan are the second and third largest economies in the world. Maybe we should invade these two nations next.
China, Japan to Back Direct Trade of Currencies
Japan and China will promote direct trading of the yen and yuan without using dollars and will encourage the development of a market for companies involved in the exchanges, the Japanese government said.
Japan will also apply to buy Chinese bonds next year, allowing the investment of renminbi that leaves China during the transactions, the Japanese government said in a statement after a meeting between Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao in Beijing yesterday. Encouraging direct yen- yuan settlement should reduce currency risks and trading costs, the Japanese and Chinese governments said.
China is Japan’s biggest trading partner with 26.5 trillion yen ($340 billion) in two-way transactions last year, from 9.2 trillion yen a decade earlier. The pacts between the world’s second- and third-largest economies mirror attempts by fund managers to diversify as the two-year-old European debt crisis keeps global financial markets volatile.
Ron Paul Says Watch The Vote Iowa Caucus 2012
DO NOT LET ANYONE AND I MEAN ANYONE FROM THE GOV OF IOWA TO ANY CAMPAIGN STAFF OR ANYONE IN THE MEDIA TRY TO TELL YOU NOT TO WATCH THE VOTE WE NEED 1784 VOLUNTEERS NOW TO ENSURE A RON PAUL VICTORY IN IOWA OR HE WILL BE ROBBED!!!
1/3/12 Update: We hit 97% of our goal, with 276,819 Super Brochures now on the way to South Carolina!
12/ 30/11 Update: Great work everyone! As of 10:30pm ET, December 30, 2011, we reached 249,179 South Carolina households, or 87% of the total number of Republican and Independent super voters in the state.
For the remaining 13%, the mailing deadline is being extended until Tuesday morning at 5:00am, when the final pieces will be trucked directly from Florida to South Carolina and injected into the local mail stream.
Thank you everyone for your support, and please help us reach the last 37,172 South Carolina super voter households with the good news of Ron Paul.
Formerly titled: Important Update Re: Campaign Efforts in IA + Volunteers
I have been asked to relay this message...
Ron Paul's Campaign in Iowa is doing excellent! They have plenty of volunteers, and everything is going very well.
If you live in Iowa and want to help out, please call the Ankeny office at: 515-657-6924
IF YOU DON'T LIVE IN IOWA, the best way you can help the Ron Paul effort there is to make phone calls using the Phone-From-Home system and by donating. If you are considering traveling to Iowa to volunteer, Ron asks that you save the time and money you would've used on your trip to Iowa to Phone-From-Home and to donate instead.
Also, Ron asks that you NOT contact the Iowa GOP or attempt to act as an observer for the count on caucus night, as uncoordinated actions hurt our cause more than they help. The Ron Paul Campaign in Iowa has supporters on the IAGOP Central Committee, and it has a plan in place for observing the count. The Campaign is confident in the process, confident in their ability to monitor the election, and confident that the IAGOP will be fair and open. Any statements to the contrary are simply untrue.
The grassroots enthusiasm is appreciated, but the campaign is doing very well with its on-the-ground efforts there. Again, the best way to help Ron Paul is to make phone calls that matter by using the Campaign's Phone-From-Home system and to give your most generous contribution.
New high for Ron Paul, gets 17.3% in national poll!
Paul also leads nationally in certain votes:
With Dr. Ron Paul ahead in the Iowa polls, others losing credibility due to sexual scandals, and a "fumble of epic proportions" in the Virginia primary, the field for Republican presidential candidates appears to be narrowing significantly causing voters to exile into a new land. But will they go to the promised land? Will they walk towards freedom or more government?
As a fairly new supporter of Ron Paul, I must say the journey towards liberty tastes so good, so right. It all started when my 24-year-old son called me from San Diego telling me of his experience holding up Ron Paul signs at NBC TV San Diego. He found out about it through a Meetup group online
A couple days later he called me to tell me he was at a straw poll that Ron Paul won by a landslide. I wrote an article about it that went viral and therein started my adventure studying Dr. Paul.
Skip to Minute 49 of vid if you don't have time to watch it in full
The Iowa mailing of the Super Brochure wrapped up on December 12. Here is video of the operation as it was taking place! Not only do you see your money hard at work, but the immensity of the project itself, and the sheer numbers of people being reached with Ron Paul's message.
The people getting these brochures are not like you and me, combing the internet and the Daily Paul all day long for the latest, most detailed information on Ron Paul. In other words, they're normal people, lol. To them, the brochure acts as counter balance to the nonstop stream of misinformation coming through the TV. Because is delivered directly to into their homes via the U.S. Mail, it is especially effective with older voters - exactly the demographic Ron Paul needs help reaching.
The Iowa mailing is done, and mailings are now going out to South Carolina, but the deadline is in 5 days! You can contribute to that effort at RonPaulBrochure.com
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But as the race hurtles toward the Jan. 10 primary, Paul has been gaining the most in New Hampshire. His support has risen by 5 percentage points since November, while Huntsman has picked up 3 percentage points in the last month and Gingrich has gained 2.
The momentum for Paul raises the prospect that he, not Gingrich, could emerge as the strongest early challenger to Romney if the Texas congressman can hold on to his lead in Iowa and capture second place in New Hampshire.
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The whole thing:
Romney 39, -3
Paul 17 + 5
Like a hardy perennial, Ron Paul is back as a serious challenge to the Republican frontrunners for president, a top-tier candidate in all three early primary states who benefits from some of the tea party support winnowed from the wilting campaigns of his rivals.
He’s more likely to win caucus states such as Iowa, political experts say, where several polls put him in the lead. In South Carolina, Paul has recently moved into third place in several polls, though results are mixed. In New Hampshire, he’s running as high as second place.
It’s not a surge made only of die-hard Paul supporters.
More than any other candidate, Paul has hammered recent frontrunner Newt Gingrich for what he calls hypocrisy and selling Washington access, chipping away with harsh TV ads at the former House speaker’s popularity and potentially setting himself up to collect valuable Republican delegates in the event of a neck-and-neck primary season between Romney and Gingrich, Republican figures say.
The Gingrich campaign has declined to respond in kind, promising a positive campaign.