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posted on Aug, 16 2011 @ 12:42 PM
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Originally posted by Carseller4

Originally posted by caladonea



Actually...no....the majority of my family are Democrats.....but we don't always vote democrat..


Thanks for proving my point!

In order to vote for Ron Paul in most state primaries, you have to be registered as a Republican.


I live in Washington state...and in Washington we have the (top/two system) "this method puts all candidates, regardless of party affiliation on the same ballot." In Washington state we have "nonpartisan blanket primaries" or you could say "nonpartisan open primaries."




posted on Aug, 16 2011 @ 12:47 PM
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Originally posted by caladonea

Originally posted by Carseller4

Originally posted by caladonea



Actually...no....the majority of my family are Democrats.....but we don't always vote democrat..


Thanks for proving my point!

In order to vote for Ron Paul in most state primaries, you have to be registered as a Republican.


I live in Washington state...and in Washington we have the (top/two system) "this method puts all candidates, regardless of party affiliation on the same ballot." In Washington state we have "nonpartisan blanket primaries" or you could say "nonpartisan open primaries."


This is not a normal election. This is a Primary.

Look what I found.....can't be good for Paul in Washington State.

www.reuters.com...


Washington will use the system of precinct caucuses, or neighborhood gatherings sponsored by Democratic and Republican parties, to choose national convention delegates. The caucuses gauge support for each presidential candidate and party platforms.


So you actually will have to be a registered Republican in Washington State to have you voice heard.



posted on Aug, 16 2011 @ 01:07 PM
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Originally posted by DaMod
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OKS actually he did participate in the sense that his name was on the ballot and he was at the debate two nights before in Iowa.



He had no choice if his name was on the ballot or not. He spent zero money, he did zero organization...he didn't "participate" in the straw poll.

The straw poll is not like an election...it is not even a "poll"...it is how many people can you bus in that will support you...how many tickets will you buy for people...and how much money are you willing to spend to say "I won something that means nothing".

It is also a measure of how rabid your supporters are...and we all know that Ron Paul supporters would do just about anything to vote for him in a poll.

You guys can deny it all you want, but Romney is still the front runner by a long shot.



posted on Aug, 16 2011 @ 01:08 PM
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Originally posted by getreadyalready
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Romney was on the ballot and at the debates. He participated.

And I can't see the videos from work, but from the titles, the majority of them appear to have been after the Debates and online polls, where Paul was a clear winner.

One thing you have proven, maybe the media blackout is over? I hope that is true. If he has a good showing in New Hampshire, then the media will begin supporting him. Hopefully they begin to support him even sooner!


See my previous reply about Romney's participation. The Iowa straw poll is a circus...you don't participate just by having your name on the ballot.

I don't think there ever was a "blackout"...I just think most Ron Paul supporters won't be happy unless they see Ron Paul on every single network, on every single show, every single day.



posted on Aug, 16 2011 @ 01:10 PM
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Rick Perry didn't debate, his name wasn't on the ballot, and he hadn't even officially announced his candidacy, and he still beat Romney!
He beat a guy that was on the ballot, and at the debate.

Romney is a non-contender. The only people that like Romney are the News Anchors. The Tea Party despises him, and the Tea Party still has a lot of pull (not the stupid Tea Party caucus, the real groups scattered about the countryside.)

If Romney can't beat a guy that wasn't even on the ballot, how is he going to beat Ron Paul? Or worse yet, how is he going to beat Obama and his $1Trillion campaign!


No mainstream Republican stands a chance against Obama. It will take a radical from the Right to beat the radical from the left.


I don't think there ever was a "blackout"...I just think most Ron Paul supporters won't be happy unless they see Ron Paul on every single network, on every single show, every single day.


This part is true.
Even better if we see him that way with the Presidential Seal in front of him on the podium and the Flag behind him on the wall!
edit on 16-8-2011 by getreadyalready because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 16 2011 @ 01:15 PM
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I've never been for a candidate until Ron Paul. Hence the new avatar until the election. Unless some global cataclysm should happen between now and then...



posted on Aug, 16 2011 @ 01:18 PM
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The Iowa straw poll is not an election, it's not even really a poll, it's more like a pep rally/circus...it really means nothing.

The only good it does is a test for candidates to see if they can organize and if they should stay in the race. Romney already knows he can organize and that he has support...he didn't need to participate. Rick Perry did well because everyone knew he was announcing or maybe he did announce on that day...so he got a bump...and he still is riding that bump in the credible scientific polls.

The 2007 Iowa straw poll...John McCain placed 10th out of 11...with 0.7% of the vote...like I said...it means nothing.



posted on Aug, 16 2011 @ 02:41 PM
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Thank you for bringing me (up to date)......it is sad.....really......but we had budget cuts.......at least it is only happening this one time....according to TPTB.



posted on Aug, 16 2011 @ 03:00 PM
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The 2007 Iowa straw poll...John McCain placed 10th out of 11...with 0.7% of the vote...like I said...it means nothing.


And the Republicans picked him anyway, and he didn't defeat Obama.

If the Republicans follow the same plan, and pick Romney instead of Paul or Cain or Bachmann (shudders), then the result will be the same. The Republicans will be putting a toothless puppet up against a monster campaign machine in Obama, and the Republicans will lose again.

You example only shows the ineptitude of the RNC, not the lack of will of the people. Once again, we won't vote in mass for another stuffed shirt. We will vote for Paul, or Cain, but if they put up empty promises, we just won't be very excited about voting, and Obama's political machine will run us down like ants!

If the RNC is interested in winning, they will support a nominee that the people also support.



posted on Aug, 16 2011 @ 04:36 PM
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Ron Paul baby!




posted on Aug, 16 2011 @ 04:56 PM
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OKS, if it means nothing, why did Pawlenty drop out after hearing his results of a torturous 3rd place?


"We've learned that Pawlenty could see the writing on the wall Saturday at the straw poll at about 2:00 pm. The campaign had sold about 3,000 tickets, and when it saw the high turnout, they knew it would hurt them. Pawlenty made the decision to end the campaign that night after seeing the results and after conferring with his wife, Mary. He then finalized the decision the next morning after talking to his wife again at about 5:30 am, about two hours before the news broke of his conference call with supporters. His reasoning, according to our reporting? Pawlenty felt he needed a boost out of the straw poll for momentum and fundraising. His resources had dried up and instead of cutting half the staff, and having another week of bad stories, he cut bait. is.gd..."


Or does 'nothing' in your dictionary mean something else?



posted on Aug, 16 2011 @ 05:06 PM
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I've never truly supported a candidate before and I have never contributed to one. I am on a very tight budget so it is no small thing for me to send anyone money. The money sent supports someone and something I deeply believe in so in a way it is a gift to myself.

I just emailed George Noory at Coast to Coast AM and suggested he have Dr. Paul on in the near future. I thought it might be helpful as a preemptive strike againt a misleading media portrayal.

His email is george@coasttocoastam.com if you wish to do the same.


peace.



posted on Aug, 16 2011 @ 05:09 PM
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Originally posted by OutKast SearcherI don't think there ever was a "blackout"...I just think most Ron Paul supporters won't be happy unless they see Ron Paul on every single network, on every single show, every single day.


The MSM has been making it trend of leaving him out of the discussions as much as possible. And this isn't something new.

Even when it comes to discussing facts, they just leave him out as if it is irrelevant. If he wins something, there is little to no coverage on it. But when another candidate so much as wears a stupid looking tie, they'd be the talk of the day.

Oh, he had an interview, so he's on the news? Ya, that makes up for the days and days in which he was left out, while the talk of the hour was really about all of the irrelevant candidates and their mundane happenings - candidates which they are told to talk about.

Ever wonder why when you compare their little 'catchphrases' they all seem to match up. It's all coming from the same script.

And by the way, seats are limited on the bandwagon. So don't wait too long to reserve your seat.
edit on 8/16/2011 by BeyondPerception because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 16 2011 @ 05:27 PM
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GO RON PAUL!!! THEY CAN PUT HIM IN THE "OTHER" BUBBLE ALL THEY WANT HAHA. JUST MAKES THEM LOOK DUMB... THIS IS ON FOX NEWS POLL ON RICK GARBAGE BILDERBERG PERRY...

www.foxnews.com...

JUST SCROLL DOWN TO THE POLL BEFORE THEY REMOVE IT.



posted on Aug, 16 2011 @ 05:30 PM
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Go RON PAUL


I posted this in another thread and I think it is worth watching:

Watch as Jon Stewart shows how the media ignores Ron Paul.

You want to give a few laughs and then feel bad about them? Well, that's exactly how I felt after watching this.

funny.
sad.
true.

Plese watch this.

Youtube version. (the above version is in better quality)




edit on 16-8-2011 by RUSSO because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 16 2011 @ 05:30 PM
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The One To Beat Obama Indeed...........





youtu.be...



posted on Aug, 16 2011 @ 05:34 PM
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I don't like the fact they used "the one." in it.



posted on Aug, 16 2011 @ 05:41 PM
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Originally posted by Guarnere09
GO RON PAUL!!! THEY CAN PUT HIM IN THE "OTHER" BUBBLE ALL THEY WANT HAHA. JUST MAKES THEM LOOK DUMB... THIS IS ON FOX NEWS POLL ON RICK GARBAGE BILDERBERG PERRY...

www.foxnews.com...

JUST SCROLL DOWN TO THE POLL BEFORE THEY REMOVE IT.


Even with the bias way in which this poll is designed, to try and make him look good, he still gets 60% of the vote against him.


Why couldn't it just be a Yes or No question.



posted on Aug, 16 2011 @ 05:53 PM
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Originally posted by Carseller4

Washington will use the system of precinct caucuses, or neighborhood gatherings sponsored by Democratic and Republican parties, to choose national convention delegates. The caucuses gauge support for each presidential candidate and party platforms.


So you actually will have to be a registered Republican in Washington State to have you voice heard.


The only problem with your theory is that you have no idea what you are talking about. I also live in Washington State. I am NOT a registered Republican. Last election I attended the Republican caucus where I found Ron Paul supporters in organized abundance. As it happens, I was elected to the County convention from my precinct, and from the County I was elected to the state convention in Spokane.

So: 1) The caucus system puts Paul at an advantage. I've seen it happen. and 2) There is no such thing as "registering" for one party or another. You just show up.



posted on Aug, 16 2011 @ 05:56 PM
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In Florida we have to register in a specific party to vote in that primary. That is precisely the reason I registered as a Republican instead of an Independent. It doesn't much matter, because Florida's primary comes so late, it doesn't hold much weight, but in our state it is true that you have to register for the party, or you can't vote in the primary.



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