I'm just loving today so far -
this article from CNN
covers their poll results for republican contenders against Obama (pre-bin Laden story):
Who does best against Obama? Paul. The congressman from Texas, who also ran as a libertarian candidate for president in 1988 and who is well liked
by many in the tea party movement, trails the president by only seven points (52 to 45 percent) in a hypothetical general election showdown. Huckabee
trails by eight points, with Romney down 11 points to Obama.
The poll indicates the president leading Gingrich by 17 points, Palin by 19, and Trump by 22 points.
Wait for that to change with more coverage and presentation of Paul's views and record. As the article mentions, this doesn't mean a whole lot at
this time, but expect to see that match-up get closer if Paul stays steady & performs well, and gets fair treatment in the media this time around -
which looks LIKELY! :
In this video, Chris Wallace refers to Paul effectively as godfather of the Tea Party, admits he wasn't treated on an equal footing last time, and
verifies Paul's issues are front-and-center on the national stage this time around.
Also, the Debate Day money bomb goes well - for not having even officially announced yet, Paul so far has brought in over $564k so far today - can
view ticker (or donate directly) at his exploratory committee's site here.
Also - anyone who was involved last time around will know how significant this is - CNN has notified Jesse Benton that Paul will be listed at 10%
nationally, posted on his Facebook page here. What did he cap at (officially...) last time - 2-3% on a
With the field currently where it stands, that's a narrow margin for all candidates and 6 points from the leader Huckabee - who might not even be
running. All things considered, I'm feeling very good today.
PS - get about 2 minutes into that video for the mentioned discussion.
I just found out that media-deemed 'Front-runner' Tim Pawlenty is also holding his own money bomb, with the goal of raising $12,000 (twelve thousand -
no typo) in one day. I'd assume he'll likely come close, at least?
Perhaps the Paul supporters shouldn't have been so ambitious...so far we only have $624,183 of our $2 million goal.
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I have been absolutely ecstatic about all the attention Ron Paul has been getting lately. It seems like everyday he gains more momentum, I really hope
people listen and give him a fair chance. Is he the perfect candidate? No, but let his voting record speak for itself. He is with the people. He
doesn't bend the knee to the republican agenda. He supports the rights of the states.
I hope his popularity continues to grow. Ron Paul 2012!
It's unfortunate that the Tea Party was hijacked by the likes of Palin. I have a feeling that if the RP crowd introduced it to me, I'd think it was
a pretty swell ideology. As it is, I think calling him the "godfather of the Tea Party" kind of hurts his image from the perspective of people on
the fence, especially the left.
If he wants to run the Tea Party, I hope he really sets the current followers straight about their priorities. This would shake things up, sure, but
the last thing he needs is to be associated with Palin-esque "folk wisdom".
So very agreed, friend. I was both excited and depressed when the Tea Party started coming together - a logical extension of the Ron Paul revolution
from 2007 by new people not involved with the campaign, but co-opted and redirected by other interests.
The split isn't as wide as I was fearing it would be, but to me it seems/seemed to me that it's populated by people who are rightly angry, but
don't really know who they're angry at or WHAT exactly they should be angry about.
I see a lot of good that can come from it, but much more education is needed for them so they can aim appropriately and understand the issues causing
the problems - and how to actually address them.
I'd happily vote for Ron Paul versus Obama. However, I do not have the admiration for him that his followers do. He talks a good game but every time
I see him question someone like Bernanke, he starts talking about some BS like a gold standard instead of going for the balls against someone who
definately deserves it. Ron Paul is not the savior, I find him similar to Obama in the empty suit way.
Originally posted by PatriciusCaesar
It's not that I think Ron Paul can't win the White House, I just don't think he will be what everyone expects him to be.
(Remember, we were promised Change by Obama, look at the changes so far.)
True, but Obama was the Devil we didn't know. Some (myself included) took a gamble that he would be at least better than McCain (which I still
maintain that, even in our current situation, McCain/Palin would've been worse).
But with Dr. Paul we know who he his and have known his platform for the past 20+ years. Even if Dr. Paul only makes good on half his platform,
he'll still be at least twice as good for America than Obama has, or ever will.
In today's day and age the American people want a government that actually uses common sense for a change since many people are becoming fed up with
the current government. Everytime I see one of Ron Paul's speeches or interviews I can see that there is common sense surging through his
That's what the American people need, and they need to drop this political correctness act and use some common sense for once. It's no surprise to
me that Ron Paul is getting the ratings that he is getting because the Americans are seeing that Ron Paul can possibly deliver the goods this
government and people are longing for. And given Ron Paul's track record as a congressman, I see him as being the next greatest leader this nation
has seen for this generation.
The media ridicule him because they know he's right, and his ideas will bring power back to the people and that is the last thing the current
government establishment wants.
To my knowledge there does not exist a website which explains how to vote in the Republican primaries. If one does, it is not easily found.
In order for Mr. Paul to take this primary, we need to make this a reality.
My idea is that this website will have the following attributes:
-simple, simple, simple, easy, easy, easy
-not excessively pushing the Ron Paul agenda, but just enough to know it's there
-independent of all other content not relating to 2012 Republican primary registration and voting
-broken down by state, I have ideas how to make this simple and effective
-once the user has easily been "guided" to the state they will we voting in, an easy numbered list will lead them to being 100% Republican primary
registered (if possible)
This is not optional, but a necessity. Lets put together a team and make this a reality.
Ron Paul will never win. The American people are too used to conventional politics for Ron Paul to stand a chance.
Well why not? You can actually pull up video of Ron Paul from 20 years ago and he still speaks the same way today. Obama has done nothing but continue
what Bush was doing, their interests do not match what most people want. Their foreign policies suck, I doubt Romney or Palin will change anything.
Ron Paul wants to end the occupations, and start dismantling the Federal Reserve. Obama's hope for change has failed miserably, unless you see more
jobs, lower oil prices, lower food prices, better housing market. I for one do not, so with an attitude like that, do us all a favor and stay home on
voting day. I voted for Ron Paul in 08 and I will vote for him in the next election. I then pray that common sense finally returns to the American
people and they FINALLY vote in the candidate that will truly put our country back on the right track.
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