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Ron Paul, Dr. No-body, beats Rudy and Fred -- again

Well, he's hanging in there. Not only that, but Rep. Ron Paul thumped two reputed Republican heavyweights in the Michigan primary -- former Sen. Fred Thompson of Tennessee and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

Who'd have predicted that a couple of months ago?

Giuliani, you may recall if you can remember anything as distant as last summer, was the longtime GOP national front-runner in polls. He ran strongly against everybody in his party, even former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who won one last night, taking his home state from Sen. John McCain, who won there in 2000. Everybody wondered if anyone had a chance against the hero of 9/11, who defied standard Republican theocracy with his liberal social views.

But guess what? Ron Paul, the 72-year-old Texas congressman and ob-gyn who delivers babies and a strict view of the Constitution, beat Giuliani in Michigan. And beat him good. Not only that ...

he doubled Giuliani's totals of 24,000 votes, or 2.8%, getting more than 52,000 votes, or 6.3%, of the total Republican ballots.

Paul even beat Thompson this time, the real consistent conservative who was supposed to be the next Ronald Reagan until he actually announced his campaign in September. Thompson got about 31,000 votes, or 3.7%, which is more than Rudy but still less than the nobody congressman with the libertarian views whom few people but his passionate partisans took seriously months ago. He's often called Dr. No for his consistent congressional votes against spending.

Paul was so written off that Fox News banned him from its recent debate in New Hampshire. Oops, now the Paulunteers are organizing a boycott of Fox sponsors in return for the snub, a move that Dennis Kucinich's fans are now calling for against MSNBC for barring him from Tuesday's Democratic debate in Las Vegas.

True, Romney killed all his Republican competitors in Michigan, as he had to, with more than 326,000 votes, nearly 39%, with McCain trailing at 29.7%, or 248,000. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee garnered less than half of Romney's votes, 135,000, or 16%.

And it's also true that Thompson and Giuliani didn't really campaign seriously in Michigan. Or New Hampshire. Or Iowa except for a last-minute Thompson bus tour. Obviously, both Giuliani and Thompson are intentionally laying back, trying to make the rest of the Republican field overconfident. No doubt.

Paul hasn't won anything yet, either, except the continued devotion of his followers and growing national attention, including two national TV appearances on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" plus a full hour on "Meet the Press." On Tuesday, Richard Viguerie, the noted conservative author, announced he's launching a website to support Paul. Viguerie called Paul "truly a principled conservative in the grand tradition of Robert Taft, Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan."

Paul just keeps picking up his 6% to 10% each time there's a vote. But Paul also beat Giuliani in Iowa. And he came pretty close to Giuliani in New Hampshire and did, in fact, beat Thompson there. And now in Michigan, Paul beat them both rather handily. He does it by going against virtually all the views of his GOP colleagues, including opposing the Iraq war.

Fueled by the generous donations of Paul believers, the congressman was probably the most successful GOP fundraiser in the fourth quarter, acquiring nearly $20 million then and, according to his website, more than $834,000 more so far this month. He's already launched an eight-state ad blitz and has been campaigning in recent days in South Carolina, where he has three offices and will return later this week, and across Nevada. He got skunked in Wyoming, where Romney won, but imagine if Paul scored big one day in the wild West, where many people believe government got too big about 100 years ago.

Paul's website and new campaign blog claim to have quietly organized more than 7,800 precinct captains around the country. Meantime, Giuliani's top staff is going unpaid this month to save dwindling funds. Is there a pattern here?

So, while the "front-running" Republicans each win one state and no one builds up a head of steam, Paul just keeps hanging around, like a bad cold. Some of the other Republican candidates should be careful, lest they get the sniffles one of these days.

-- Andrew Malcolm

 
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I was wondering if some media outlet would finally point that out. Guliani ridiculed Ron Paul after the debates too. I'll bet Guliani is not laughing now. Him and Thompson might as well bail out. They dont offer anything.

Andrew, The LA Times should endorse Ron Paul for President! Ron Paul continues to beat guys like Rudy and Fred, and that is with CNN, FOX and MSNBC under explicit orders to not mention his name. You should write an article about THAT!

Once again the media (as in this newspaper) is smearing and censoring Ron Paul. Come on, Mr. No-body? Wake up and get over the fact that Dr. Paul has the support of the AMERICAN PEOPLE. The elitists (and mainstream media) can rot. We're tired of the abuse and oppresion being piled on us by this criminal government and Dr. Paul is the answer. His support will only grow.

I'm surprised that Ron Paul didn't win in MI. He had more signs up than anyone else. In fact he had about the only signs up.

Except for Paul, the rest of the candidates sound and look like some robotic props coming at you with the same dumbing fable-babbles.

Dr. Paul is dumb like a fox. He has laid low, letting the others run out of money (unless you count Mitt Romney's personal fortune). He is in fourth place in the number of total votes across the early primaries. Now he can turn it up a notch, and how are the others going to respond without any money? Hang on for the ride.

Andrew convenient "forgot" that Thompson came in third in Iowa. Thompson beat McCain and Gulilani.

Just come out and say you don't like conservatives who want border fences, and we can move on to the next item on your agenda.

There seems to be an up rising across the world. One that is much different than the past. Humanity seems to be developing a conscience. Whether its Kenya, Myanmar, Pakistan, or America people seem to be rising up against the powers that have keep them under control for too long. It seems that technology and human consciousness are evolving at the same rate. This is unnoticeable until the rate of change is increased and the numbers begin to get large. When society learns something new that enlightens them to a better understanding of how something works they evolve. Technology allows that information exchange to take place. So as this ever increasing rate of technology is evolved so to will humanity.

Ron Paul and is supporters are signs of the same surge of evolvement happening in America. Here is a man denied access by the main stream media but is growing tremendously on line. The main stream media cannot control the online information exchange. The exciting part for those who like this trend and the scary part for the FOX fans out there is this. The statistics show the amount of people on line today will doubled by this time next year (2009). Now hang on it gets better. That 2009 number will then be doubled again in 2010 and then that number will be doubled again in 2011. Finally the 2011 numbers are predicted to double again in 2012 before showing signs of slowing down. WOW!
So imagine what we know now, and what we may learn over the next 4 years.

Ron Paul represents more than a presidential candidate with a strong internet following. He represents an evolution of change that is taking place at an ever increasing rate. That evolution also has a conscience that will be growing in humanity at the same rate as technology. Remember as one learns something new they evolve. As society learns that the main stream media has been altering the news to sell the wealth’s agenda, they too will evolve. Ron Paul will go down in history as being a major contributor towards the evolution of peace and humanity.

God Bless America


Ron Paul is crazy. The New Republic did a grerat piece about his "libertarian" views. http://www.tnr.com/politics/story.html?id=e2f15397-a3c7-4720-ac15-4532a7da84ca

Alrighty!!!! Thanks for the good article, Us Paul fans are not crazy, we just get a little spirited when the world seems so steadfastly opposed to reason. Hopefully more people can become believers if we get some more press like yours! I'll be canvassing here in Colorado in a couple days......after all, every generation deserves a revoloution!!!!!!!!

Go Ron!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ron Paul is the best candidate to be president, however many news organizations have been keeping him out of the news. Iwonder why? Could it be because he speaks the truth? The "powers that be" would not want him to be president because their "gravytrain" would come to an end!

Thank you, Mr. Malcolm, for this forum and your attention to this phenomenon. It seems to me that the longer Dr. Paul hangs on the more his message will grow beyond "anti-war". That is very important if the Republican Party is to embrace the traditional position as the party of small government. Now that this anti-war novelty is wearing off, pundits, other Republican candidates and voters seem to slowly understand not only the cultural, but also the economic reasons that Dr. No is against America’s aggressive policy of foreign intervention and “nation building”. Many may not agree with Paul's position here, but if Dr. Paul’s foreign policy motives are digested as plausible by Republicans, then the man has more of an opportunity to be heard when he speaks so eloquently about domestic policy matters. I honestly never thought he would have this chance. Hopefully his popularity will continue to grow and stronger libertarian ideal will take hold with all voters.

I knew in my gut that Ron Paul was more popular than the media was letting on. His message is resonating, despite the tampering of the MSM. We can all agree to that now right? No longer are Ron Paul supporters the only ones aware of the established media trying to undermine his campaign.
I guess we'll just have to wait for the other candidates to run out of money, as they are, before they'll be fair to Dr. Paul.

Ron Paul is a simpleton, nit-wit and an inane drone! He has no business being in the race. He is an embarrassment to himself and anyone who is conservative! He has never seen a double digit % throughout his whole campaign and has no sense of reality. He is just another "blame America" spokesman. Time to go out to pasture Pauly-boy!

WE WANT PAUL!

Yay! Good Excellent Article!!!

This is a really fair piece that for once was written without the cheap shots. Thank you!

Thanks Andrew. I have never before in all my years seen the media so desperately trying to pick the candidates. Tim Russet and Shawn Hanity, in my opinion, have been disgraceful. And these guys are from both ends of the spectrum. Why is the media so openly trying to direct the nomination process. Ron Paul has not been given the time a day from any of the media and he is moving up. As you have point out, this a story. And why is the media so biased against Hillary. To me it is wacky. No one has asked Obama any difficult questions. My point is is that most unbiased media folks recognize the unusual role the media is taking, but seem afraid (maybe political correctness kicking in or simply business) to queston or respond to what is going on. And the amazing thing is that Ron Paul continues to rise no matter what goofiness is thrown at him. Thanks for an honest article reporting what is actually happening in the race for presidency. This is the most important job in the world. These are the most trying of times, and the candidate must be bright, experienced, honest and trustworthy. I believe that America trusts Ron Paul. They may not agree with him on every point, but the trust and honesty will pull him through, at least I hope so. My vote goes to Ron Paul.

Andrew, thanks for getting RP some drudge time, however why don’t you or anyone else in the media give Ron the lip service you do the other candidates? You point out that Ron, ‘the nobody congressman’ ‘thumped’ Guliani and Thompson, then say they didn’t campaign seriously in Michigan or New Hampshire. I’ve never heard a reporter call Fred, the Scooter Libby apologist or McCain the Keating 5 senator, but I digress. Ron (unfortunately, I think he lost some votes here in MI because of it) was nowhere to be found in Michigan. He visited New Hampshire just a few more times than Rudy. Hopefully the risk his campaign took will pay off in NV. You then go on to say that Guliani and Thompson are holding back waiting. Do you think they would be holding back if their campaigns weren’t broke? I don’t think so. There is little doubt that Guliani’s staff is staying on with no pay in hopes of a cushy administration job. Thankfully that won’t happen. Then you end with the obvious hit on Paul calling him a cold that just keeps hanging around. How about calling him David who stands tough and keeps pelting Goliath with his stones? See how the story can all of the sudden become very positive for Ron. Unfortunately this article does nothing but continue the anti-Paul drivel that adorns the rest of the pro-corporate welfare American rags.

When we look at all of the votes cast nationally so far it is clear that Rudy is a fringe candidate that is unelectable. Fred is not doing much better. Both have been consistantly beaten by Ron Paul as he is not only getting more votes but also has a more passionate following.

Vote count after IA, WY, NH and MI:
Romney       441,602 37%
McCain        359,882 30%
Huckabee      206,575 17%
Paul               84,082 7%
Thompson     50,847 4%
Giuliani          48,857 4%

Fred Thompson was never really in this race and Rudy has the problem that the more people see of him, the less they like him.

I am ashamed to live in the same country as Rudy Guiliani and the Republican leadership that embraces him. I am ashamed of their fear mongering for endless war in support of U.N. resolutions and corporate interests while they sell our country, our freedoms and our Constitution out.

As a recently separated veteran, I feel even more ashamed that our troops have to put up with his (and the Republican leaderships) self serving agendas.

The Democratic party is just as much to blame also.

For too long both parties (and their main-stream candidates) have put the interests of the CFR, petroleum companies, and Military Industrial Complex ahead of the American People. And now they have the gall, and the plans (SPP, TTC) to sell our children's future into a Corporate owned and Socialist North American Union behind our backs.

What a disgrace they are to our country and what it stands for!


Do yourselves, your family and your fellow countrymen a favor. Don't take Rudy Guiliani or the mainstream media's word, learn more about Ron Paul on your own. Then share your knowledge of Ron Paul with your friends, family, loved ones and neighbors. You and your country will be glad you did. He is the only candidate that is worthy of our votes for President in 2008!

Yawn. 6% and the Truthers that follow Paul are ready to claim victory. Paul has consistently polled in the single digits and is consistently drawing the same in the primary. Still there are claims of "lies!" about Paul, bad coverage, etc. No amount of extreme and vocal minority giving their paycheck to Paul is going to make people vote for him. He has to win the people over in the arena of ideas and he hasn't done that. He has been on the same stage in the same debates and the people aren't convinced (except for 6%). Soon he will be back in Texas representing the 94,000 people that gave him this stage and the world will go on.

Voters are waking up to the spin that Fox News and now the Wall Street Journal have put on the campaigns. Rupert Murdoch aggressively uses his ownership of the media to push pro-war candidates and to smear others.

Voters are talking about the Federal Reserve, inflation tax, and the Constitution because Ron Paul has already won. Ron Paul woke up America.

Too bad that Paul probably had more votes from Demos in Michigan than Repubs. Since the delegates don't currently count in Michigan, it means very little. I guess this crack reporter failed to mention that demo turnout was VERY low. Hmmm....I wonder why?? Do you think it could have been because of the large demo led campaign to have their sheep vote for Paul in order to encourage him to run as a third party?? Nah, couldn't be.

What a joke.

RUDY! RUDY! RUDY! GO HOME!

I'm glad Bloomberg isn't running as an independent. Hopefully Ron Paul will. He would be real change. But who would he take more votes from, Hillary or McCain? I think there are plenty on both sides that can't stand the dems or repubs any more. Face it, both parties are responsible for the mess we have.

Greetings from the Bay Area!

Thanks for the solid article on Ron Paul handling a couple of the so-called front runners.

If he would only get a few more scraps of media attention, these numbers would double easy...

Andrew Malcolm: Thank you, sir; I applaud you for taking notice of what everyone else is trying to ignore.

We are in the beginnings of a complete financial collapse thanks to the massive welfare state, unsustainable debt (9 TRILLION; a million dollars a minute added to that debt), continuous "injectiions" of billions of monopoly money dollars, endless, senseless warmongering while PURPOSEFULLY leaving our borders WIDE OPEN, and corruption of our illustrious plutocracy. Our "elites," through our phony free trade policies, have completely plundered the manufacturing might of our once fiscally healthy nation. They continue to sell-out the American workers by importing 1.75 million foreigners through a myriad of fifteen assorted "Visa" programs.

Yet, we learn yesterday that Nancy Pelosi has managed, like our contemporary Nero fiddling while Rome burns, to upgrade the Senate cafeteria with haute cuisine fare. Meanwhile, 10,000 Americans lined up for 300 job openings at a new WALMART.

That anyone would consider voting for any of these cretins running OTHER THAN RON PAUL (or Dennis Kucinich) should not be voting AT ALL. This American patriot and freedom lover is FED UP.

he needs to win a state big. Most people havent heard of Dr. Ron Paul, but i bet if they learn more they would fully support him for president. He has the right ideas and direction for this country. What he says makes sense. We all know the media has an agenda...gotta wonder why the media is snubbing him.

Thank you, sir, for your "fair and balanced" report on Dr. Paul's victory over the "front-runners", Thompson and Guiliani. I am an ardent supporter of Dr. Paul, and I know we, the people, armed with such a knowledgable, intelligent and principled leader, will move mountains for freedom, peace and prosperity to once again be seen in our land.

Let's see this article put in the hard copy of the LA Times!

How 'bout it, Andrew? Fair is as fair does.

Maybe I'll buy some of YOUR books for gifts to my circle of family and friends this year. Not that I'm trying to pay ya off, I'm just sayin'.....

Interesting comment about the "Old West" perspective having the potential to change the outcome of the election. Having been born and raised in California, I agree. If you look closely at Iowa, you'll see the one County where Paul won, Jackson County, is in the heart of what they call "Silicorn Valley" -- with a higher percentage of tech savvy, naturally curious people who tend to get their news from the internet vs. traditional sources. Those who actually receive an unbiased look at Dr. Paul's views tend to agree with them. I suspect with the Microsoft folk in Washington State and the Silicon Valley folk in California, the other candidates could be in for a big surprise.

Andrew, I hate being on the other side of your biting sarcasm, but seeing the sarcasm take a bite at the others, I have to admit that it feels nice.

WOW! I'm going to cancel my 30 year subscription to the NYT and order the Los Angeles Times!!

Thanks, Malcom. Ron Paul is a man of amazing integrity, rarely found in politics today, he at the very least deserves our respect. He certainly has my vote. As a matter of fact I'll be in SC this weekend and I'm going to volunteer at RP Headquarters for 8 hours.

I'm 60 years old & my wife and I are enjoying the exuberance of the youth surrounding this amazing campaign!

Andrew, I already said basically all this on a previous article fo yours, but thanks again for reporting fairly and unbiasedly, as any respectable journalist should do. Again, i apologize for all the heat you may come under when you are just trying to get a full understanding of RP and his platform. I know it must get annoying to see over zealous RP supporters calling you a nobody, unpatriotic or even sometimes terrorists, and again I thank you for understanding that RP and his supporters are 2 different entities. RP supporters having nothing but good intentions I am convinced, it is just easy to get over excited sometimes over something as important as the future of our country. Thank you and please continue to report factually and accurately as you have been doing.

Thanks for the article, Andrew!

Folks, our dollar is worth less than the Canadian dollar, let that sink in. The ONLY candidate with a plan to right the economy and save the dollar is Ron Paul. A crisis is looming, don't believe me look at what the GAO is saying. Our standard of living is at stake.

Ron Paul in 2008

Thanks for the article, Andrew!

Will Ron Paul please address the racist newsletters that were published under his name for more than two decades? Is he a racist, or is he so ignorant of what is going on around him that he did not notice what was being published under his name?

How come Dr. Paul does not want it known that the newsletters were published and many articles in the newsletter were written by his "longtime ideological mentor, business partner, and former congressional aide Lew Rockwell" that James Bidinotto, editor of The New Individualist, calls a "pro-Confederacy, "paleolibertarian," blame-America-first, Rothbardian-anarchist kook who founded and heads the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama".

Perhaps Dr. Paul can refute all the issues revealed in The New Republic article, http://tnr.com/politics/story.html?id=e2f15397-a3c7-4720-ac15-4532a7da84ca.

Maybe Dr. Paul could explain how his crackpot economic and foreign policies will not cause incredible damage to the United States.

Umm.... Richard Viguerie is not noted as an author but as a direct mail fund raiser.

Andrew,

I'm not sure what's worse, your inaccurate references or your labeling of a TEN TERM Congressman as "the nobody congressman:. 1st off, Congressman is suppose to be capitalized. And how dare you call someone who is serving their state and country a nobody. How dare you call a doctor and former flight surgeon a nobody. If those experiences still rank someone as a nobody...lord knows what that makes you. Less than nobody?

For the record and accuracy, Dr. Ron Paul is called Dr. No "for his habit of voting against just about anything that he sees as government overreach or that interferes with the free market. No to the Iraq war. No to a federal ban on same-sex marriage. No to a congressional gold medal for Pope John Paul II and Ronald Reagan and Rosa Parks. He says the medals are an unconstitutional use of taxpayer money and once suggested each House member instead contribute 100 bucks from his or her own pocket."

How about trying to do a bit of research before pounding away at your keyboard?

Just some advice from a reader!

Jim
www.debutstudios.com

NOW IS OUR TIME!!!!

Ron Paul has beaten Fred Thompson and Rudy AGAIN!!

52,0000 PLUS Americans voted for Ron Paul!!!! The message IS getting out.


Think about this everybody, Huckabee, McCain, and Thompson – ARE BROKE. They can’t continue to compete without any cash. Rudy has his campaign staff working for FREE – to save money. How long do you think that will last?

Remember, to these corporate government elites - it’s all about money. They would sell their mother for a dime. They can’t get enough of it.

I truly believe that the Ron Paulers can get over the 10 million in one day mark. Imagine that! 4 million on the 5th of November, 6+ million on Boston Tea Party, and now with the Free at Last – MLK day money raising well…..

When Ron Paul gets $10 MILLION the Main Stream Media will be falling all over the Doctor… and his Message of Freedom and Liberty and Peace WILL BE HEARD by the American people.

We all know that when Ron Paul speaks, and his message is heard, people support him – hands down.

Of course vote fraud is a real possibility and we must be on the “watch” to ensure that Ron Paul gets every deserved vote, and we are making it happen.

www.FreeAtLast2008.com

I’m donating $100.00 dollars. Pass the word. We are not out of this run for President. We are just beginning and we already have a good start. We are in perfect position.

GO RON PAUL!!!

LET’S GO! We will not retreat. Let it be not be said we DID NOTHING!!!

Rise up and we will win.

Did anyone hear Huckabee's speech last night? It seemed like he was doing his best Dr. Paul impression! It was pretty unbelievable. His advisors must see the impact Dr. Paul's message has and have told him to co-opt the message in hopes of gaining some support from RP supporters down the road. Just another example of saying whatever it takes to get votes. Whether you like Ron Paul or not you can't deny that he's the ONLY candidate who has been consistent in his views/message and voting record/speaking record!

Ron Paul is the Anti-American candidate! Just kidding. I'm not stupid and that's why I fully support the Good Docter for President. He has the "repair kit" for America!!!

Help us Obi Ron! You are our only hope.
PAUL/POWELL 2008

The country is not going to vote in a pro-war candidate, and they are not going to vote in another Clinton. If the Republicans are stupid enough to keep ignoring and ostracizing Ron Paul, he will run as an Independent and probably win the election. Paul garnered more votes than both Guiliani and Thompson in the Michigan primary. He's raised more money than any candidate last quarter. He's on track to do it again this quarter. A large portion of undecided votes, and votes for the candidates that don't with both primaries, will go to Paul in the general election. It is highly possible Ron Paul will be the next President.

JoeRogan...

That fake racist charge is SO played out and old now. All those rumors have been proven false. Even the NAACP has come out to tell the world RP is not a racist. Yes, Ron Paul took a picture with a supremacist, but it was at one of Paul's campaign speeches, where everyone vies for a second or two of a candidates time for a photo-op; and honestly, what candidate is going to screen every single person for a background ethics check just for a quick picture? Get real.

"He got skunked in Wyoming where Romney won"

Did he? Or maybe not. Maybe there were shenanigans in Wyoming against Dr. Paul, too.

I live in Wyoming. Our local paper, the Casper Star Tribune, 2 days after our caucus, ran a story, "Some question Romney Victory."

Here's the link:
http://www.trib.com/articles/2008/01/08/news/wyoming/29a97b5a76bbf407872573ca000952e7.txt

Here's some excerpts:
"In Campbell County, Romney supporter Greg Schaefer won the delegate slot although Paul won the straw poll, according to published accounts."

Also:
"Osborn, a state GOP committeewoman, said in a telephone interview Monday that people were asking why the national news media were reporting Wyoming voted for Romney when her county's straw poll gave him fourth place."

"I've had several people say to me, 'Why did it come out for Romney? I'm not in favor of Romney,'" she said.

Also:
In Johnson County, for example, former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson of Tennessee came in first in the straw poll, while Romney was in fourth place.


http://www.trib.com/articles/2008/01/08/news/wyoming/29a97b5a76bbf407872573ca000952e7.txt

NOW IS OUR TIME!!!!

Ron Paul has beaten Fred Thompson and Rudy AGAIN!!

52,0000 PLUS Americans voted for Ron Paul!!!! The message IS getting out.


Think about this everybody, Huckabee, McCain, and Thompson – ARE BROKE. They can’t continue to compete without any cash. Rudy has his campaign staff working for FREE – to save money. How long do you think that will last?

Remember, to these corporate government elites - it’s all about money. They would sell their mother for a dime. They can’t get enough of it.

I truly believe that the Ron Paulers can get over the 10 million in one day mark. Imagine that! 4 million on the 5th of November, 6+ million on Boston Tea Party, and now with the Free at Last – MLK day money raising well…..

When Ron Paul gets $10 MILLION the Main Stream Media will be falling all over the Doctor… and his Message of Freedom and Liberty and Peace WILL BE HEARD by the American people.

We all know that when Ron Paul speaks, and his message is heard, people support him – hands down.

Of course vote fraud is a real possibility and we must be on the “watch” to ensure that Ron Paul gets every deserved vote, and we are making it happen.

www.FreeAtLast2008.com

I’m donating $100.00 dollars. Pass the word. We are not out of this run for President. We are just beginning and we already have a good start. We are in perfect position.

GO RON PAUL!!!

LET’S GO! We will not retreat. Let it be not be said we DID NOTHING!!!

Rise up and we will win.

Andrew,

I'm not sure what's worse, your inaccurate references or your labeling of a TEN TERM Congressman as "the nobody congressman:. 1st off, Congressman is suppose to be capitalized. And how dare you call someone who is serving their state and country a nobody. How dare you call a doctor and former flight surgeon a nobody. If those experiences still rank someone as a nobody...lord knows what that makes you. Less than nobody?

For the record and accuracy, Dr. Ron Paul is called Dr. No "for his habit of voting against just about anything that he sees as government overreach or that interferes with the free market. No to the Iraq war. No to a federal ban on same-sex marriage. No to a congressional gold medal for Pope John Paul II and Ronald Reagan and Rosa Parks. He says the medals are an unconstitutional use of taxpayer money and once suggested each House member instead contribute 100 bucks from his or her own pocket."

How about trying to do a bit of research before pounding away at your keyboard?

Just some advice from a reader!

Jim
www.debutstudios.com

Google "Ron Paul Racism."

It would appear at this time in the republican primaries no front runner exists. Lower tiercandidates as Ron Paul have no down side risk but much upside potential. Other than Mr. Giuliani the lower tier candidates will need only to win or place second in South Carolina, Nevada or Florida to be viable on Super Tuesday. The additional caveat is Money to compete on Super Tuesday if free air time is close to equal. Ron Paul has the money and the commitment to ideals that could carry the election into Super Tuesday.

Dr. Paul may be welcome out west with open arms. Here in Arizona because of his grass root support and McCain’s stance on immigration and taxes, the election here could be a toss up. John McCain is not necessarily Nevada’s favorite son and this may present problems for him. This leads me to believe Nevada is the key to viability for Ron Paul. If Ron Paul wins or places second above the current front runners in Nevada, Super Tuesday will bring on a whole new look at him. And what better time would there be to differentiate him from a group of candidates that the nation as a whole has failed to indorse in the primary process thus far.

 
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