My dad's birthday is coming up on August 20th, and I can't think of a better follow-up to his amazing finish in Ames than receiving a strong message from his supporters on that day that they are ready to WIN this race with him.
Ron Paul was called a "kook" today, concerning his stance on Iran, in the comment section of an article at THE HILL entitled "Ron Paul shines in Iowa; major media cheats him." Follows Sergeant Lewis' response to said comment:
I am a Sergeant in the U.S. Army. I support Ron Paul and I support his foreign policy. I am sure you would not dare call me a Paultard to my face.
No, you would give me the same parroted line I hear 100 times a day, "Thank you for your service". When I hear some flabby couch potato like you say that to me it makes me sick. Yes, I serve our country, but our wars do not.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) appears to be taking a cue from Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) and criticizing the Federal Reserve for doing what it was designed to do: creating currency.
At a recent fundraising event in Iowa, Perry was asked how he feels about the Fed and chairman Ben Bernanke. ‘If this guy prints more money between now and the election, I dunno what y’all would do with him in Iowa, but we would treat him pretty ugly down in Texas. Printing more money to play politics at this particular time in American history is almost treasonous in my opinion.”
Ron Paul's new ad dramatically intones...
“One man has stood apart, stood strong and true. Voting against every tax increase, every unbalanced budget, every time. Standing up to the Washington machine. Guided by principle. Ron Paul, the one who will stop the spending, save the dollar, create jobs, bring peace, the one who will restore liberty. Ron Paul, the one who can beat Obama and Restore America Now.”
It’s all true. “Pit maverick Republican Congressman Ron Paul against President Obama in a hypothetical 2012 election match-up, and the race is – virtually dead even,” (Rassmussen).
But here’s the rub. He will never make it to the whitehouse if we don't become activated. The one devotion you must have, for the next few months, is obtaining the skills necessary for effectively reaching your family and your community--your sphere of influence--with his message of real hope and real change. It’s time to stop spinning our wheels.
Ron Paul Scores Big in Iowa Despite Media Bias
Out of 16,892 votes cast in the Iowa Straw Poll last Saturday, Texas Congressman Ron Paul came within 152 votes of upsetting Congresswoman Michele Bachmann in her own home state.
The close call was ignored by the national media. On Sunday, Bachmann, who was born in Waterloo, Iowa, appeared on five national news programs carried by ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and the Fox News Channel. Paul was invited on none.
Although Ron Paul placed second in the Iowa straw poll, behind Michele Bachmann by the slimmest of margins, most media commentators — both left and right — refused to anoint him as one of the “big three” candidates remaining in the Republican presidential contest. Translated, the media gatekeepers, as they did in his 2008 campaign, are telling the American people that Paul should not be regarded as a serious candidate. Apparently, only Bachmann, Mitt Romney, and Rick Perry have somehow earned this exalted designation.
So I was just watching the Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer....Yeah, well, they (Jim Acosta & CNN) were fawning all over Romney, Bachmann and Perry.
Wolf said "Alright thanks very much, Jim Acosta, reporting for us, let's bring you Jack Cafferty right now, he's got the Cafferty File, Jack..."
Que Jack...(in a direct, intentional way)
"Ah, one other note, Ron Paul finished 2nd in the Iowa Straw Poll, a very strong 2nd to Michelle Bachmann."
And then he continued with his business. BHAHAHAHA!!
Ok, finally uploaded, here it is...sorry for the shaky tv viewing...
Thanks Jack Cafferty!!!
Haha, then about an hour later, Jack again mentions Ron Paul, and continues on....He ended with a comment that his (Jack's) facebook page is growing and it makes the "bosses happy" (with a funny face, as to say, oh, no, I'm going to be in trouble later! lol)...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Ron Paul, once seen as a fringe candidate and a nuisance to the establishment, is shaping the 2012 Republican primary by giving voice to the party's libertarian wing and reflecting frustration with the United States' international entanglements.
The Texas congressman placed second in a key early test vote Saturday in Ames, coming within 152 votes of winning the first significant balloting of the Republican nominating contest. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota won the nonbinding Iowa straw poll, but Paul's organizational strength and a retooled focus on social issues set him up to be a serious player in the campaign...
"I admit I do not fully understand Ron Paul and his beliefs. But I do understand when a guy gets shafted, and Ron Paul just got shafted."
Late last week, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) told Iowa fair-goers during a question-and-answer session about his belief that “corporations are people.”
Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), who placed second in the Ames Straw Poll over the weekend, took a far different view when speaking with ThinkProgress. Unlike Romney and his own son Rand, Ron Paul argued that corporations are “obviously” not people. “People are individuals,” Paul affirmed. “They’re not groups and they’re not companies.”