While they have Rick Perry in the middle, Ron Paul's far left photo was the first to grab my attention, and I wasn't even expecting to see him posted.
Is it possible to accurately predict the winner of the 2012 election based on a simple set of criteria? Alan Lichtman says "yes".
I’m submitting a memo to my bosses at Rolling Stone this morning, asking for permission to skip all coverage of the Republican primary season from this point forward. Why? Because Ron Paul and Michele Bachmann have just summed up the entire Republican storyline with perfect precision, through their respective responses to Hurricane Irene. There’s really not much left for any pundit to add, after this weekend’s quips.
Michele Bachmann says Hurricane Irene is God’s way of telling Washington that it is spending too much.
I just found this article on Politico: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0811/62255.html
Apparently the campaign is shifting to a new town hall based strategy that will get Ron out there with the people. I find this pretty exciting. You have to admit that this strategy worked wonderfully for John McCain in New Hampshire back in 2008. And it will be great to see Ron Paul handling questions directly from the people. We all know he's going to be great at it!
Scientists at Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute have found that when an unshakable belief is held by just 10 percent of the population, that belief will always be adopted by the majority of society.
The latest gallop poll for the republican nomination shows Rick Perry at 29%, Mitt Romney at 17% and Ron Paul in third place at 13%.
I'm tired of hearing Ron Paul can win.
What a nice change. :)
The Republican Party is desperately seeking a candidate who can unseat Barack Obama.
What qualifications would the ideal candidate have? How about these?
1. He should bring to mind popular past Republican presidents and leaders, to prove his authenticity and excite the Republican base.
2. At the same time, he should be able to win the support of a large number of Independents and disaffected Democrats.
It seems that Governor Perry is a flip flopping panderer, but not just on a small issue. He is now saying one thing and doing another with regards to the 10th Amendment, something which he *supposedly* is a big fan of.
NY times article quoting Gov. Perry on July 26th saying:
“Our friends in New York six weeks ago passed a statute that said marriage can be between two people of the same sex,” Mr. Perry said. “And you know what? That’s New York, and that’s their business, and that’s fine with me. That is their call. If you believe in the 10th Amendment, stay out of their business.”
By William Hershey, Columbus Bureau 7:56 PM Saturday, August 27, 2011
COLUMBUS — Tim Pawlenty, a Republican who managed to get elected governor in Democrat-friendly Minnesota, already has said bye-bye to the presidential race.
U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas might as well say sayonara, for all the attention he gets from reporters. Others like former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum are in single digits in the polls and also not getting much attention.
This is all before a single vote has been cast in a real caucus or primary.
Check out this letter Perry wrote to Pelosi:
I live in Ron Paul's district and had actually been in his Galveston office talking with one of his aides about a problem in my industry before so I knew who he was in a general sense but when he ran for president and totally destroyed Rudy Giulliani's career in that debate on Fox I was flummoxed. I had to hear more. All of a sudden he was everywhere. His message hasn't changed but has grown and is growing as the pathetic red team/blue team empty suits continue to take the country down the drain. The other thing I was impressed by was his supporters.
Paul Supporters: Let's create positive relations with the media, instead of complaining if he is ignoredSubmitted by DownUnder on Thu, 08/25/2011 - 08:30
A lot of articles that reference Ron Paul talk about how his supporters jump on media for saying anything bad about him.
While its nice to set the facts straight, this does create a negative atmosphere associated with Dr Paul and makes the media just less likely to encourage him. To some degree, the actions of his supports affect how the media portrays him; we don't want to give him a bad image...
So instead of complaining, I am going to do the opposite, and I encourage anyone who agrees to join me. If Fox or CNN have Ron Paul on their channels, send them an email saying "thank you for hosting Dr Paul and giving him a chance to speak. Ron hasn't received much media coverage in the past so its nice to see your channel trying to be honest and open with the public". Media are more likely to respond to positive feedback than fear, and if we show them that promoting Dr Paul will make them more popular with viewers, they are a lot more likely to do it again in the future.
Just my thoughts on the matter. Positive thinking and actions are more constructive and successful than encouraging negative cycles and counter-productive outcomes. :)
By: Nicholas Sorrentino
Published: August 24, 2011
I am not one for conspiracy theories. One of the important things I learned in my brief time in Washington D.C. is that it is very hard to keep a secret in politics. But in the wake of Ron Paul’s near victory (he lost by less than 1%) in the Iowa Straw Poll I had to fight the thought that there was a concerted effort among many to keep Ron Paul as far off the radar screen of Americans as possible.