In the May 22 Arkansas and Kentucky Presidential Primaries, Dr. Paul saw his total votes, and vote share, substantially increase when compared with 2008:
2008: 10,983 (4.79% of vote)
2012: 20,264 (13.42% of vote)
84.50% increase in total votes, 180.17% increase in percentage of vote
2008: 13,427 (6.79% of vote)
2012: 22,071 (12.53% of vote)
I am running for President of my class in my high school. Today, there was an open forum where a member of the faculty asked the candidates questions and the students would listen.
The other candidates and I went through some relatively easy questions, no big deal. Then came the question, who is one person who is alive that you would consider your role model? Others answered the question first, and then it came to me.
I said, "Congressman Ron Paul."
Immediately, I got the LOUDEST applause from essentially EVERYONE in the room, and there was no louder applause before or after that!
by Kevin Kervick | Examiner.com
Mitt Romney has experienced an eleven point swing in his poll numbers vs. President Obama in just over one week, according to a daily tracking poll of likely voters from Rasmussen Reports. Just over a week ago, Romney was leading President Obama by eight percentage points at 50 - 42%. In today's poll, the President leads Romney by three percentage points at 47 - 44%.
While it is early in the election season, such a dramatic shift in the President's favor cannot be seen as good news for Governor Romney.
To make matters worse for the Romney team, Congressman Paul continues to gain on Romney by racking up delegates in state after state. This weekend, Congressman Paul won thirty-two out of forty delegates in Minnesota, further narrowing Governor Romney's delegate lead heading into the GOP national convention in August.
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by Mark Zdechlik, Minnesota Public Radio
May 21, 2012
ST. PAUL, Minn. — An overwhelming majority of the Minnesota delegation to this summer's Republican National Convention will be going to Tampa, Fla., as Ron Paul delegates.
The Texas congressman had a huge influence on last weekend's Minnesota GOP convention in St. Cloud. Beyond nearly sweeping the national delegates, state Rep. Kurt Bills, Paul's endorsed candidate to take on Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar this fall, won the GOP endorsement over two other Republicans.
Paul, a Republican presidential candidate, was on hand for both days of the Minnesota Republican convention, his presence carefully choreographed to appease the large contingent of his supporters.
Our beloved reporter/news hero has an incredible background that I didn't realize.
High school graduate at age 11 (Homeschool)
College degree (Liberal Arts) from BYU at age 15
Master's (History) from California State at age 16.
Originally wanted to become a minister and has already been an assistant pastor and youth minister at a Presbyterian Church in Portland
As if I couldn't have more respect for this man.
... Hannity was asking Newt what Romney's first big challenge would be in the campaign from here on out. Newt said Romney has to deal with Ron Paul at the convention (At that point I was jumping up and down - LOL), and Hannity was eerily ... i'll repeat eerily silent when Newt said that .... Hannity didn't say a word after that .... It was rather awkward. I think Hannity was caught off guard by Newt saying that. Then he changed the topic to something else about the campaign.
Hannity's scared to death of the Ron Paul movement, because he knows if .... no, rather WHEN that movement takes over, it's the end of his show - LOL!
In this interview with event spokesman Josh Tolley!
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The Campaign may have given up on Primaries, but we haven't.
On June 5th, 2012, registered Republicans in South Dakota will vote in the Republican presidential primary. Recently, the official Ron Paul campaign announced it will fully channel its financial resources and staff to delegate and convention operations instead of upcoming primary states, like South Dakota. Consequently, it's up to grassroots supporters of Dr. Paul and his message, to carry the torch and deliver a strong showing on June 5th.
Please help us out. We need to try and raise between $10,000 and $25,000 in the next week or so for this to have maximum effect. We already have a few big donors lined up but every little bit helps.
Following the 2012 nomination, win or lose, the movement and community that has coalesced around Dr. Paul's ideas will have some decisions to make about the future.
Time, resources, and energy are always limited, and how we spend them will be an important choice we have to make as individuals, small groups and collectively as a movement.
May 21st, 2012 | For Immediate Release
A Statement from Tea Party Groups of New Jersey
Monmouth County Tea Party Coalition | Ocean County Citizens For Freedom | Bayshore Tea Party Group | Tea Party of Middlesex County
No longer will we be forced by both political parties and the media to choose between the lesser of two evils. We say, not on our watch will we ever give in to this sort of tyranny again. This game ends right here, right now! Endorsing Mitt Romney and his record of left-leaning policies would be a complete hypocrisy that collides with everything the Tea Party Movement stands for.
So, it is with great pleasure and honor that We of the above mentioned Tea Party Groups of New Jersey, announce our full endorsement of Dr. Ron Paul for President of The United States of America 2012. Dr. Paul's 20+ year voting record as an ardent constitutional conservative speaks profoundly of his integrity both as a representative of the people and as a human being. Dr. Paul's message of Limited Constitutional Government and Individual Liberty is what motivated the Tea Parties into action to begin with and this message will continue to resonate within our movement until America is restored to her former glory and is once again a beacon of freedom.
* Excellent article with video by Stephanie Ealy..please share!
Ron Paul supporters everywhere may have been prophetically chanting when they yelled "President Paul" as the 2012 Presidential candidate not only came out victorious in delegate count in Minnesota but in several other states as well this weekend according to RonPaul2012.com.Ron Paul, marching to the beat of a different drum by saying he'll cut a trillion his first year in office, turn the lights out on the IRS, among countless other promises he can back up with years of consistent voting has caused hundreds of thousands of Americans to wake up. Those who have joined the throngs, throw off their past "sheeple" behavior, begin by doing their internet homework and march with Paul carrying a torch of liberty and hope toward the red, white and blue aiming to save the dollar and keep the eagle strong in a revolution that surely has left the mainstream media and those not in sync in a quandary.
"“They took a bunch of our winners off and then stuck on a bunch of their losers. At first they had a total of 58 elected, most of them were ours. Then it all turned.” – Shawn Dow, Ron Paul State Coordinator.
According to many sources, Ron Paul supporters won a clean democratic majority of the delegates at the recent Arizona State GOP convention but Mitt Romney had an advantage that in the end the Ronulans could not match. Romney had Nathan Sproul, a political operative who was famously accused of voter registration fraud during the last election cycle. . . " (cont'd)
By Brad Knickerbocker | CS Monitor
May 20, 2012
Ron Paul’s forces pulled off “a bloodless coup” in Minnesota, as one observer put it, winning 12 of 13 Republican National Convention delegate slots in St. Cloud Saturday.
But what’s the point, given that the Texas congressman has effectively ended his campaign for lack of funds to carry on in the states yet to hold GOP primaries?
The campaign is more than the 2012 presidential election, Rep. Paul told supporters this past week.
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