1) Sign wave prior to the GOP Picnic:
2) Sign wave prior to the GOP Picnic:
3) Ron Paul's speech at the event:
4) A group photo with Dr. Paul after the event:
INDIANAPOLIS â€“ August 21, 2007 â€“ In July, Jeff and Amy Ready decided it was time to spread the word about the Ron Paul presidential campaign. The husband and wife team launched a simple website at http://RonPaul.SquareSpac... and from it, began sending free bumper stickers to Ron Paul supporters all over the country.
â€œWhen we would talk to people about the presidential election, the first question we would usually get was â€˜Who is Ron Paul?â€™ A few minutes later, those same people were fired up to support Ron Paul,â€ Ready said.
Adam Berman writes:
Today Ron Paul won the Ronald Reagan Club's South Sound Republican Straw Poll with a whopping 30%.
Ron Paul supporters turned out for the presidential straw poll held by the South Sound Ronald Reagan Republican club this evening. Supporters canvassed people as they entered, providing slim jim handouts. We used the one with the picture of Ron Paul with Ronald Reagan. The results were as follows:
Paul, 45 - 28%
Thompson, 40 - 25%
Giuliani, 29 - 18%
Huckabee, 12 - 8%
Romney 12 - 8%
Hunter, 10 - 6%
Gingrich, 8 - 5%
McCain, 3 - 2%
Brownback, 1 - 1%
Gilmore, 0 - 0%
Hagel, 0 - 0%
TOTAL 160 - 100%
Ron Paul and his supporters subsequently received generally favorable treatment by speaker Kirby Wilbur of KVI 570 AM talk radio.
While sitting with Ron at lunch he asked if I'd heard the radio interview that he'd done that morning...
I hadn't because that morning I'd been putting signs out at other stops and picking up the surprise birthday cake...and we were still eating so I did not want to tell him about the cake. I said I was not aware he was doing that show live, so I would find it on podcast..
Here it is...
Dr. Paul's letter today that was read at one of the press conferences held by the Coalition to Block the North American Union is receiving a great deal of press already. On this his birthday, it was a defining moment. In case you missed Kent's release, this is a portion of Dr. Paul's letter:
You've seen the video of Rep. Woods announcing the results of the poll, but here is most of the speech and a nice video of the picnic on August 18th. Please note the fellow who says he's a Democrat but will be voting for Ron because he wants 'lower taxes'. I say any Republican who can get Democrats to vote for lower taxes must be A-OK!
The above video was created by SGT Kyle Sanders. In his email, he writes in part:
I have created a simple Youtube video endorsing Ron Paul and encouraging other service members to vocalize their messages as well. I feel that there may be several other service members who are willing to make Youtube videos and start Meetup groups, but because they don't see it on Youtube, Technorati or DailyPaul, they are hesitant to join in the momentum. . . I believe there are several thousand soldiers, airmen, marines and veterans of every branch that are both active duty, discharged or retired that would like to spread the word as well.
In his powerful video description on YouTube, SGT Sanders writes:
What was going on up in Montabello?
A coalition of Canadian, American and Mexican energy workers' unions and nine lobby groups yesterday denounced the Security and Prosperity Partnership discussed by leaders of the three countries in Montebello, as a threat to each nation's energy sovereignty.
Dean Howerton sends the following (and notes, p.s. If you decide to post this on the site you may cite my name. I'm not ashamed to support Paul.) Thank you Dean!
DANVILLE - U.S. Rep. Virgil Goode Jr. still has not endorsed any Republican presidential contender, but he has opened his wallet to three candidates. Duncan Hunter, Tom Tancredo and Ron Paul have received $1,000 each from either Goode or his campaign, according to the Federal Election Commission. . .
There is a revolt brewing in the Texas GOP.
Texas conservatives have worked for years to establish a truly limited-government platform according to the original Republican philosophy. When they finally succeeded, their party treated them to a lukewarm handshake and a slap in the face.
Today's party leadership stands for everything but what the Texas GOP platform tries to accomplish - and Texas conservatives just aren't going to take it anymore.
Their plan of action: Stay home in the next election and hand their party a wipe-out loss that will send it reeling and hopefully make the leadership a bit more reflective about the wishes of its base.
At least, that was their un-announced plan until Ron Paul started running for the GOP nomination for its presidential candidate in 2008.
Now, everything looks different.
From the Nashua Telegraph
Published: Tuesday, August 21, 2007
By JOSEPH G. COTE | Telegraph Staff
NASHUA â€“ U.S. Rep. Ron Paul showed up at Marthaâ€™s Exchange Restaurant and Brewery after walking down Main Street with a group of supporters trying to shake his hand and take a picture with him.
By Thomas R. Eddlem
It always perturbed me that the wide variety of neocon commentators on television regularly pronounce with such fury and unison that Ron Paul "canâ€™t win" but never give any reasons why he couldnâ€™t win the presidential race.
At first, I assumed that these guys would be denying he had a chance up until and including Ron Paulâ€™s inauguration day. And why shouldnâ€™t I assume that? The pundits probably donâ€™t give any reasons he canâ€™t win, I thought, because there arenâ€™t any.
That daily jogging has been paying off. Ron Paul, at 72, is fitter than ever.