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Ron Paul has a book and it's selling

No presidential campaign is complete without a new book detailing the candidate's life and values and mixing in some of his/her positions, though you can't be too specific because events change faster than book printers can.

Rep. Ron Paul, the Republican turned Libertarian turned Republican, is doing it a little differently. His new book has a catchy title --"A Foreign Policy of Freedom: Peace, Commerce and Honest Friendship." If you want to catch up on virtually every speech the 72-year-old, 10-term Texas congressman has made since 1976 on not intervening in a dangerous world, this is the book for you.

According to a news release on Paul's campaign website, sales of his book are soaring since his recent appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." The book, which you can purchase on the website for several dollars more than on Amazon.com, has recently gone from No. 594 to No. 114, the press release claims. Strangely, the used copies cost more than the new ones.

“The book sales don’t lie," says Paul spokesman Jesse Benton. "Dr. Paul’s foreign policy of freedom is resonating strongly with Americans and gaining greater support each day.”

Paul, an Air Force veteran and ob-gyn, raised an impressive $5 million last quarter, most of it online, compared to Mike Huckabee's $1 million. But both are puny fractions of that collected by front-runners Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani. Still, it's enabling Paul to go up with both radio and TV ads in New Hampshire.

Paul was on CNN Friday saying, if president, he'd rather Iran not have nuclear weapons but if they got them, he wouldn't really do much about it because it's a third-rate country completely incapable of attacking the U.S. or even Iran's neighbors. "I certainly wouldn't bomb them," he said.

--Andrew Malcolm

 
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People are getting sick and tired of the same old song-and-dance from their presidential candidates. See this YouTube music video, featuring horror movie icon, Reggie Bannister, from the international award-winning feature film, "Song of the Dead." It's a great satire on the president, the MSM, and the war on terror. The filmmaker is giving a share of his profits from the film to the Ron Paul campaign.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=qQmkkoxSKYw

I highly recommend this book. It is proof that Ron Paul stands behind everything he says. The man truly does stand by his word. A class act that sticks to his principles. And it is his message that wakes up teenagers, moms, Korean War vets, democrats, republicans and patriots everywhere.

If you've listened to any speech from Ron Paul, you've listened to every speech; considering that he's been saying the same thing for 30 years. I'm glad that you read the book. Did you learn anything?

Of COURSE IT'S SELLING...

"Front runner" Romney lends himself his money. "Front runner" Ghouliani's money comes from corporations, not people.

I love the quote "But both are puny fractions of that collected by front-runners Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani."

Sir - your bias and transparency wins more and more Ron Paul supporters each day - KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK AND THANK YOU!

By the way I read your profile and you like I have kids. I would sincerly suggest you investigate Dr. Paul's positions as he has the only answer to not continue burdening our kids with debt. All others are part of the same regime (Federal Reserve, etc.) - no not a conspiracy - just the facts on who owns and controls our money supply. Bernanke in 2006 quoted in the Washington Post "there is no housing bubble". What a sad statement when supposedly the Fed is to manage this very thing. All the poor people set up by this regime who are now out on the streets.

I encourage everyone to do your own investigation. I do not agree with all of Ron Paul's positions, but enough that I see him as the only vote.
thanks for this forum

oh come on,

"Paul was on CNN Friday saying, if president, he'd rather Iran not have nuclear weapons but if they got them, he wouldn't really do much about it because it's a third-rate country completely incapable of attacking the U.S. or even Iran's neighbors. "I certainly wouldn't bomb them," he said."

Putting it that way makes him sound absurd, which is nothing new from the mainstream media... but seriously, at least add the comparison with the Soviet Union and China having weapons. They have nukes, and so does India, Pakistan, North Korea, etc... and we talk and negotiate with these powers. Despite the fact that they aren't close to having weapons, even if they did, we used to use this method of of foreign policy called diplomacy.

Maybe it was Ron paul's daring to argue with Berneke publically a few weeks ago that promted the surge in the book's listing? Bottom line, Ron Paul makes sense and that is comforting at a time when fiat money is hitting the fan.

Once Again with the smear attacks!! I feel you Neo- Conservative Sheep herders are getting scared? Well, you should be!!!

Thank you once again Andrew. Ron Paul's book is very informatiive and I highly recommend it.

Ron Paul for President 2008, he is America's hope to restore Our Constitution.

http://ronpaul2008.com

Attention LA Times, we're in the fourth quarter now, how about Ron Paul's 'puny' $18.2million total. Oh, wait. It's not so puny...get the facts, we don't wan't anymore spin.

(Attention John Brown: Read the date on this item before complaining.)

These folks (LA Times) just got purchased by a group that has a laundry list of CFR, NWO, TC,BB, types. They'd sell their mom for a worthless Continental for power. No WONDER they mock Ron Paul.

For some reason my custom section on news.google.com for "Ron Paul" is showing this as published 3:30pm CST on 12/17. Something is jacked up about the way you publish the blog such that every new story re-publishes the old stories as new.

Your words => "on not intervening in a dangerous world" show your fear.

The world can be dangerous, and right now, I think our government is viewed by the greater whole of the world as The Most Dangerous.

Have you no ability to view us from the perspective of another. The world is not Filled with Terrorists. The unintended consequences of Occupation are creating more insurgent sympathizers every day. If our government was truly in the job of security, our boarders would not be porous still. Question yourself and what you are told. Views Untested Are Worthless.

Ron Paul will only "Bomb" people when there is a need to defend this country or when Congress Declares War. He will not "Bomb" people out of fear of possible action based upon notoriously faulty "Intelligence".

Ron Paul is the only candidate that I would trust with my money and my family's safety.

I Vote For Virtue; I Vote For Ron Paul !!!

This column is a scripted joke

The perpetual cynical smirk on the faces of reporters -- who basically like like oxpeckers on the backs of politicians -- is tired and tedious. Fortunately it doesn't migrate well to the Internet, and can be easily ignored.

Why is LA Times airing pieces written over a month ago? Andrew Malcolm has come a long way in the last month regarding his coverage of Dr. Paul. It seems LA Times is trying to incite backlash against Mr. Malcolm by airing items written when the writing was less amicable. Very strange indeed.

Mr. Malcolm, I personally, am grateful for your efforts to bring Dr. Paul's message forward with the most balanced coverage from any major news outlet.

Former Active Duty Iraq Veteran.
Current Army Reservist
Small Business owner
Ron Paul Supporter

-Jack Thompson


(Thanks for your nice words. But why are you reading such an old item? It's been sitting in our archives. No one is "airing" it again. It just sits there. If it came up on Google, that's not the LAT's fault. Thanks for reading.)

Freedom is indeed popular. That's why Dr. Paul is firmly seated in the "top tier" while the establishment favorites get all the attention...

http://truthalert.net/Republican%20Presidential%20Candidate%20Rankings.htm

Ron Paul's Ideas are penetrating our society.

"But why are you reading such an old item? It's been sitting in our archives. No one is "airing" it again. It just sits there. If it came up on Google, that's not the LAT's fault. Thanks for reading."

It came up on Google at 7pm PST on a search I ran for Ron Paul News written within the last hour. That's why I think it's weird, and why I'm reading such an old item.

-Jack

This was not a book written to bolster his campaign. He is a very prolific writer and researcher and this is just one of many of his collection.

"Paul, an Air Force veteran and ob-gyn, raised an impressive $5 million last quarter, most of it online, compared to Mike Huckabee's $1 million. But both are puny fractions of that collected by front-runners Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani. Still, it's enabling Paul to go up with both radio and TV ads in New Hampshire."

The article "forgot" to mention Ron Paul raised over $18 million this quarter.


(The article didn't "forget" anything. Look at the date on it. It was written long ago before the tea party day.)

yes a google search listed this article as well as one from another site that was months old as "in the last hour". It seems more a function of google and not this site, just fyi to all the new people coming here like myself.

oops my mistake, apparently the other dated article was a piece on Ron's appearence on Leno's show...also posted by the LA Times... maybe it is them? Well at least they get some hits, everyone knows now Ron Paul is gold on the internet.

The book is amazing, as are the other books written by Dr. Paul. A Foreign Policy of Freedom shows a number of things, one in particular is the total lack of common sense that permeates our Congress. When you read the book it becomes very clear that much of the legislation proposed and passed in Congress is void of all common sense, much of it is in conflict with previous legislation and scant little is in the best interest of the American People.

I was also astounded by the foresight Dr. Paul exhibited when he accurately predicted the results of many of the policies of this government over the years. This book convienced me to support Dr. Paul in the upcoming elections; it is strong evidence that not only does he understand the issues facing this country, but he can provide real-world solutions to those issues instead of grasping at straws as the other politicians seem to be doing.

IT IS QUITE OBVIOUS RON PAUL HAS TONS OF SUPPORT. WE SHALL SEE
THE REAL AND TRUE SUPPORT IN THE PRIMARIES. LET'S FACE IT, MOST OF
THE TOP TIER CANDIDATES, EXCLUDING RON PAUL ARE LIARS AND PHONIES
AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE AWOKEN FROM THEIR SLEEP. WHO REALLY CARES ABOUT THESE IDIOT ELITES????? WHY DON'T THEY ALL
GO OVERSEAS TO ANOTHER COUNTRY AND LIVE!!!!!!! THE AMERICAN PEOPLE
ARE PRETTY SICK AND TIRED OF THESE CANDIDATES. GO RON PAUL......

Why is an article from Nov. 3 being re-hashed and brought to the front ranks of the Google News search for Ron Paul? This isn't the first time this has happened and its quite disturbing that people who have only recently heard of Dr. Paul would be exposed to this re-hashed drivel.

(See answer above.)

If this article hasn't been re-hashed then why are all the comments from the past two days? I can guarantee you that if this article is from Nov. 3 it should have hundreds of comments posted since that time, not all within the last two days. Nice try LAT. You should invest the time in a new, updated story. Recycling articles is trash journalism.

(And did you bother to read those "new" comments? The ones that figured out Google was reposting old stories? Oh, and you could also look on the item which has the original publication date. Thanks for reading.)

Why are you giving us this old recycled stuff as news? It's almost January, not the beginning of November.

Yes, I read the comments posted from the past two day. That's what led me to object and cry foul.

Why didn't you answer my question? If this article is really from Nov. 3, what happened to all the comments posted between Nov. 3 and Dec. 17?

(Well, you should really object to Google. For some reason it's reaching in and pulling out items here and there from the archives. As for the missing comments, if there were any, I'm asking about that.)

Thank you for looking into it. I appreciate your taking the time to respond to my concerns and I apologize if I seemed hostile. This isn't the first old article that I've seen brought to the forefront by Google. It was the lack of old comments that led me to believe that this was a deliberate re-posting by the LAT intended to generate hits from Ron Paul's click-happy, news hungry supporters. Sorry for the misunderstanding.


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