In recent weeks, he withered under the rise of tea party favorite Michele Bachmann, whose rallying cry is a sure-fire applause line about making Obama a one-term president, and libertarian-leaning Ron Paul...
One down... a few more to go..!
Airing Date Aug.11, 2011
All Of Ron Paul's Iowa Fox GOP Debate Question & Answers
My apologies for the bumpy ride at the beginning. I was texting with my right hand and recording with my left.
Ron Paul's victory in the Ames, IA Straw Poll is very telling. Have no doubt--this was an absolute victory of the highest order. Why? Because the MSM's "golden-boys" were too afraid to come out in the open and face him. According to the media, RP lost to Neo-Con Bachman by 152 votes. Funny how 162 votes were "lost" or somehow "scattered" when Neo-Con Bachman gave out 1250 more tickets than Ron Paul.
Americans know who won--those of us paying attention, anyway--and NOBODY believes Ron Paul didn't win in a political-landscape-changing landslide. Nobody. Unfortunately that does not equal "most". Recent studies show that we do not need "most"--only 10%--and we have MUCH MORE than we need to CHANGE THIS COUNTRY! (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/07/110725190044.ht...) But you know what?
This is an absolute victory for truth, liberty, and the American way for many reasons--allow me to elaborate.
An overall good piece assessing the campaign's progress and the media's coverage of it.
AMES, Iowa — Ron Paul’s narrow-second place finish at the Ames straw poll was a demonstration of the Texas congressman’s intensified organization and a message retooled to appeal to Iowa conservatives — and a clear sign that he’s going to be a continued presence going into the 2012 election.
Paul got 4,671 votes, losing to Rep. Michele Bachmann by just 152 votes, and placing well ahead of former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, whose months of work and major investment delivered him just 2,293 votes.
Paul’s supporters were hoping a win here would prove their legitimacy, and Paul’s entourage came armed with statements from previous presidential candidates offering exhortations about just how important winning the straw poll is.
Air date August 13, 2011
Like me, you probably care deeply about becoming the best grassroots activist you can during the Ron Paul 2012 campaign. We are on the verge of a true intellectual revolution sweeping this country. There is no doubt that Ron Paul supporters have a monopoly on enthusiasm and energy. Now, our challenge is to channel this massive energy toward effective action.
The Perfect Storm
In the past, the Liberty movement has been pushed to the sidelines of the political discourse. Many of us were accustomed to pursuing intellectual arguments that the average citizen had never considered. Today, now more than ever, due to the state of the economy, mountainous government debt and endless war, a perfect storm is brewing and our time has come.
So what else can the campaign do to attract women?
The Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign announced today the national “Women for Ron Paul” coalition to energize women voters of all professions, interests and points of view.
The inaugural group of women supporters hailing from Iowa consisted of a psychologist, a mental health counselor and a registered nurse, perhaps illustrating how Dr. Paul’s healthcare peers often gravitate toward him.
... As a first basic step, those wanting to join the “Women for Ron Paul” coalition should visit http://www.RonPaul2012.com/Women.
Thanks drheyde for earlier post of same interview.
Ron Paul interviewed on FOX's America's News HQ ~8/13/11 "The FED is the counterfeiter of last resort"Submitted by drheyde on Sat, 08/13/2011 - 11:47
Ron Paul talks about the Straw Poll, Rick Perry, foreign policy and connecting it with our deficit, common sense to not run up the deficit, the FED is the counterfeiter of last resort and wanting to do better than the last Ames Straw Poll.
thank you to SaveOurSovereignty
FOX's Carl Cameron: "Some Establishment Iowans Worried a Ron Paul Win at Ames Will Diminish Poll Influence"Submitted by Juggalosforronpaul on Sat, 08/13/2011 - 09:22
"You're a rock star here at the fair" says Chris Stirewalt, talking to Ron Paul today at the Iowa State Fair.