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  • Meet Chad Grimm: Illinois’ Libertarian gubernatorial candidate, better choice than Quinn and Rauner!

    10/01/2014 8:36:20 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 48 replies
    WGN TV ^ | October 1, 2014 | Steelers6
    In the race for governor, it’s not just Republican versus Democrat — there’s a new voice trying to elbow in. WGN’s Courtney Gousman talks to the Libertarian candidate fighting for your vote in November, Chad Grimm.
  • Liberal thinking explained by Evan Sayet at Unite IE 5-17-2014

    05/20/2014 11:52:39 AM PDT · by TheProducer · 9 replies
    You Tube ^ | Published on You Tube May 18, 2014
    Conservative comedian Evan Sayet explained why the American left is so opposed to argument or debate, arguing that liberals view thought as so inextricably bound to race, identity and orientation that they “have actually turned thinking into a hate crime.” Sayet spoke at the Unite IE Conservative Conference in Riverside, California this weekend, where he discussed how liberals consume and process information very differently from other political ideologies. “Liberals only do well when they lecture to you,” he asserted. “They do just fine on the 23-minute nightly news, where [NBC's] David Gregory dictates the truth to you. Take those same...
  • (IL) 9th congressional GOP hopefuls differ on many issues

    01/22/2014 7:21:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | 1/22/2014 3:57 PM | Melissa Silverberg
    Voters in the Republican primary will have two very different candidates to choose from in the 9th Congressional District, as David Earl Williams III and Susanne Atanus vie for the right to face Rep. Jan Schakowsky in the fall. […] Williams said he also is pro-life, but said the decision should be between a woman and her doctor without government involvement. “I am a conservative Republican and I believe in God first,” Atanus said. She said she believes God controls the weather and has put tornadoes and diseases such as autism and dementia on earth as punishment for gay rights...
  • Rand Paul Aids Surprise Guantánamo Bay Win for Obama

    11/22/2013 12:05:15 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 10 replies ^ | Nov. 20, 2013 | Massimo Calabresi
    In a surprising win on Tuesday night, the White House and top Senate Democrats successfully defended provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would loosen restrictions on transferring detainees out of Guantánamo Bay, advancing President Obama’s goal of closing the facility by a margin of 55-43. . . . . . . As recently as early November, Democratic Senate aides participating in the fight to loosen the transfer rules described the politics of the vote as “difficult” but “not impossible” and said those whipping the vote were five or six votes short of the bare majority they needed...
  • YouTube:Ron Paul 'Worried' U.S. Might Kill Snowden With Drone

    06/17/2013 3:11:25 PM PDT · by lbryce · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 11, 2013 | Staff
    Towards the end of an outspoken 24 hours of media appearances, former Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) appeared via phone on Fox Business Network with Melissa Francis and made a bold prediction about NSA leaker Edward Snowden's future. "I'm worried about somebody in our government who might kill him, with a cruise missile or a drone missile." "We live in a bad time where American citizens don't even have rights and that they can be killed," Paul continued. "But the gentleman is trying to tell the truth about what's going on, he is not defecting, there's no signs of that happening....
  • Ron Paul Agrees With Obama: The Debate Over Benghazi Is A ‘Sideshow’

    05/17/2013 1:49:03 PM PDT · by mnehring · 49 replies
    Could President Obama have read this op-ed by Ron Paul before his joint press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron this morning? The president’s assessment of the Benghazi scandal was remarkably similar to that of the former congressman. Both men called the controversy a “sideshow.” While Obama primarily went after Republicans for trying to politicize his administration’s response to the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya last September, Paul chose a more equal opportunity approach in his article, published this morning on the website of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity. “Congressional hearings, White House...
  • Gary Johnson on ballot in 47 states

    09/21/2012 10:38:06 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | Sep 12 2012 | Charlie Mahtesian
    The Libertarian Party reports that Gary Johnson will be on the ballot in at least 47 states, plus the District of Columbia. The party is involved in litigation to get him on the ballot in the three remaining states, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Michigan, where a judge ruled last week that Johnson could not appear on the ballot because he also ran as a Republican in the state’s February presidential primary.
  • Ron Paul: Had People Listened to Me, We Could Have Prevented 9/11

    08/26/2012 5:53:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Slate ^ | 08/25/2012 | David Weigel
    TAMPA -- He lost the Ames straw poll by a whisker, he peaked too early in Iowa's caucuses, he missed the big headlines by not winning Maine's preference poll. Finally, today, Ron Paul came into some luck. The threat of Hurricane Isaac was scrapping the first day of the Republican National Convention. Reporters who had planned to preview day one were screwed. Editors suddenly remembered that Ron Paul was supposed to do something or other. And off they went to the Sun Dome, the arena at Southern Florida University, where 7000-odd people would join the "We Are the Future Rally."...
  • Mitt Romney's Selection Of Paul Ryan Is A Sign Of Desperation (Excellent Libertarian Analysis)

    08/12/2012 8:43:00 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 91 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | August 12, 2012 | Tyler Durden
    Mitt Romney's Selection Of Paul Ryan Is A Sign Of DesperationMany folks were surprised last night as rumors began leaking that Romney tapped Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, for the prestigious VP slot. The surprise came largely because many were expecting a more mundane pick like Tim Pawlenty or Rob Portman. The reactions from the GOP base is positive overall, although the story is still fresh and drawing conclusions is difficult. The reactions from the Democrat/Liberal base are predictable and I am guessing that the Obama campaign is licking its lips over the prospect of skewering Ryan like a kabob. I...
  • The American Independent Party of California nominates Tom Hoefling for President

    The American Independent Party of California, in convention, nominated me today for the office of President of the United States. This gives us the 2012 presidential ballot line. My thanks to all who participated in the process, and to presidential candidates Wiley Drake and Virgil Goode, both of whom were present and who graciously released their delegates in order to make the final vote a unanimous one.
  • Ron Paul WINS Zot

    08/20/2011 4:50:00 PM PDT · by Ron Paul 2012 · 218 replies
    August 20, 2011
    <p>Ron Paul got a great birthday present Saturday, as the 76-year-old defeated 11 other Republicans in Saturday's New Hampshire Young Republicans Straw Poll.</p> <p>Paul, a congressman from Texas, won a commanding 45 percent of the vote and bested runner-up Mitt Romney by 35 percent votes despite not actually attending the event, which was held in New Castle and also included a lobster bake.</p>
  • Ron Paul Was Tempted To Walk Away From Presidential Race, But . . .

    04/26/2011 11:05:42 AM PDT · by statestreet · 40 replies
    The New York Sun ^ | April 26, 2011 | David Pietrusza
    NEW YORK — Congressman Ron Paul, en route to Iowa to announce the creation of the presidential campaign exploratory committee, told an editorial breakfast of The New York Sun that “it’s tempting to just walk away” from the presidential race “but if what we’re predicting happens, we’re going to have to step up.” He was referring to the collapse of the dollar and the threat of wider inflation and the damage they are doing to ordinary Americans, who are suddenly facing soaring gasoline prices and grocery bills and an erosion of their savings and the value of their homes. The...
  • Why is Ron Paul running again? 5 theories

    04/27/2011 9:40:19 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 173 replies
    The Week ^ | 4/27/11 | Staff
    The Texas libertarian is widely seen as a longshot candidate for the GOP's 2012 presidential nomination. So why is he preparing for another White House campaign?....
  • Why I don’t like Ron Paul

    03/02/2011 8:45:30 AM PST · by conservativeforpalin · 122 replies
    Politicons ^ | March 2nd | Henry D'Andrea
    After releasing my Top 5 GOP frontrunners list for March, many Ron Paul supporters were very unhappy not seeing him in the top five. They left tons of comments complaining that I didn’t include him and saying he is the only true hope for 2012. As most of my regular readers know, I do not like Ron Paul, and I support Sarah Palin for President. So, to not seem biased, I wanted to tell you why I don’t like Ron Paul. However, not to leave you in the cold, in terms of 2012, if he were the Republican Nominee, I...
  • Ron Paul Runs Away With CPAC Straw Poll : What happened to the rest of the pack?

    02/14/2011 7:20:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/14/2011 | Robert Costa
    As expected, Rep. Ron Paul (R., Texas) won the annual straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, an early, though unscientific, indicator of conservative favor as the 2012 presidential campaign cycle kicks into gear. Paul, with a 30 percent plurality, topped numerous high-profile White House contenders. He finished seven points ahead of former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, who placed second. All other candidates finished with less than ten percent of the vote: former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson snagged six percent, as did Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey. Former House speaker Newt Gingrich won five percent....
  • YAF kicks out Ron Paul

    02/13/2011 8:42:44 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 64 replies
    Politico ^ | February 12, 2011 | Byron Tau
    A prominent conservative activist group has given Ron Paul the boot. The Young Americans for Freedom has voted the Texas congressman off its national advisory board in the aftermath of his straw poll win at CPAC over his positions on national security issues. Continue Reading "It's a sad day in American history when a one-time conservative/libertarian stalwart has fallen more out of touch with America's needs for national security then our current socialist presidential regime," said the group's national director Jordan Marks. The dispute between Paul and the the group seems to stem from Paul's anti-war activities and the prominence...
  • Texas Rep. Ron Paul captures CPAC presidential preference straw poll by huge margin!!

    02/12/2011 8:03:58 PM PST · by Benchim · 89 replies
    The Washington Times Online Edition ^ | 2/12/2011 | By Ralph Z. Hallow
    Texas Rep. Ron Paul has won the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) 2012 presidential preference straw poll of 3,742 activists, the chairman of the huge annual gathering of conservative activists announced on Saturday. The poll, sponsored this year for the first time by The Washington Times, is seen as one of the earliest tests of grassroots popularity among the party’s dominant conservative wing, and Mr. Paul, who ran unsuccessfully for the nomination in 2008, has traditionally done well in the CPAC voting. The Republican lawmaker, long a favorite of the party’s libertarian wing, took 30 percent of the votes cast,...
  • Ron Paul

    02/12/2011 6:00:43 PM PST · by sasquatch · 29 replies
    Any Ron Paul threads available?
  • Ron Paul Continues CPAC Straw Poll Dominance (Palin loses to nearly everybody)

    02/12/2011 4:33:54 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 194 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 2.12.11 @ 5:40PM | By Philip Klein
    Ron Paul has pulled off a reapeat, winning the CPAC presidential straw poll once again with 30 percent of the vote. Mitt Romney finished second with 23 percent ... Newt Gingrich at 5 percent; Tim Pawlenty, Michelle Bachmann and Mitch Daniels at 4 percent, Sarah Palin at 3 percent, and everybody else at 2 percent or less.

    02/12/2011 5:25:00 PM PST · by dragnet2 · 114 replies ^ | 2/12/2011 | Drudge Report
    Texas Rep. Ron Paul has won the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) 2012 presidential preference straw poll of 3,742 activists, the chairman of the huge annual gathering of conservative activists announced on Saturday.
  • Ron Paul Wins 2011 CPAC Straw Poll, Sarah Palin Finishes a Distant 9th Place

    02/12/2011 3:47:57 PM PST · by speciallybland · 67 replies
    ABC News ^ | 02/12/2011 | Michael Falcone
    There more things change the more things change the same. For the second year in a row, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Tex., emerged as the potential presidential candidate that an active group of conservative activists want to see at the top of the Republican ticket in 2012. Paul won this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll by a healthy margin, getting 30 percent of the vote. His nearest competitor was former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who won 23 percent of the vote. Most of the other possible candidates wound up in the low single digits. Still, Romney's finish was relatively...
  • Ron Paul Wins CPAC Straw Poll Again, Romney, Gary Johnson, Chris Christie Following

    02/12/2011 2:45:03 PM PST · by pissant · 77 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 2/12/11 | Frances Martel
    Returning champion Rep. Ron Paul has once the 2011 CPAC straw poll with 30% of the vote, with only one other candidate scoring a double-digit percentage: former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney. Trailing far behind but worthy of note were also former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson and New Jersey Chris Christie, with the loudest potential candidates– Sarah Palin and Rick Santorum, barely receiving mention. Paul, who received ebullient praise from the crowd with a speech slamming nearly every important social and neo-conservative policy point, is used to this sort of praise at CPAC, so his win is not particularly surprising....
  • Ron Paul Wins Presidential Straw Poll at CPAC -- Again

    02/12/2011 2:46:28 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2-12-11 | Fox news
    For the second year in a row, Ron Paul won the presidential straw poll at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, earning 30 percent of the vote. The Texas congressman, known for his libertarian views, ran for president in 2008 but was never a serious contender for the GOP nomination. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, a 2008 GOP candidate who is expected to run again, came in second place with 23 percent of the vote. Romney won the previous three presidential straw polls before Paul snapped his streak last year. Read more:
  • Ron Paul Defends WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange

    12/04/2010 7:07:52 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 196 replies · 46+ views
    Third Age ^ | December 3, 2010
    Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) is defending WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's release of thousands of classified diplomatic cables. In an interview with Fox Business Thursday, Paul went against the opinions of many of his Republican colleagues, asserting that Assange should be given the same protections as the media. "In a free society we're supposed to know the truth," Paul said. "In a society where truth becomes treason, then we're in big trouble. And now, people who are revealing the truth are getting into trouble for it." “This whole notion that Assange, who's an Australian, that we want to prosecute him for...
  • Giannoulias admits to dirty trick with third-party campaign in IL

    10/28/2010 9:41:48 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 57 replies · 1+ views ^ | Oct 28, 2010 | by Ed Morrissey
    Giannoulias admits to dirty trick with third-party campaign in IL « Hot Air
  • Ron Paul "has some reservations" about Arizona SB 1070

    05/28/2010 2:31:33 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 71 replies · 1,158+ views ^ | May 27 2010 | Martin Hill
    ppearing on the Alex Jones radio show May 26th discussing a variety of issues, Congressman Ron Paul said that he 'had some reservations' about Arizona's new immigration law, SB 1070. 'I have some reservations about that law, but not its' intent', remarked the former presidential candidate and libertarian icon, whose son Rand Paul just won the Republican primary race for U.S. Senate in Kentucky. Paul is not the first conservative libertarian to voice concerns about the law.
  • New player anteing up | Libertarian Demo Agoris seeking ‘12th’ seat

    05/07/2010 6:44:56 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 3 replies · 211+ views
    The Johnstown Tribune-Democrat ^ | April 16, 2010 | editorial
    — Welcome to the race, Demo Agoris. As you read here Sunday, Demo Agoris – a Libertarian Party candidate – will be on the ballot for the special election May 18 in the 12th Congressional District. He will go up against Republican Tim Burns and Democrat Mark Critz to see who will complete the late John Murtha’s term through year’s end. Agoris would seem to be a longshot to beat out both of the traditional party candidates. However, we hope his presence in the race allows for more issues to be discussed and additional viewpoints to be considered. Actually, Agoris...
  • Could Ron Paul Beat Obama for President?

    04/20/2010 4:59:10 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 77 replies · 1,027+ views
    The New American ^ | April 20, 2010 | Mary McHugh
    According to a recent Rasmussen poll, Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas) and President Barack Obama would be virtually tied if the 2012 presidential election were held today. The poll result is perhaps surprising, considering that during Ron Paul's 2008 presidential bid for the Republican nomination the major media cast him as a dark horse with no chance of winning. But that was before the financial meltdown in the fall of 2008, the Obama Presidency, and the Tea Party movement of the past year. Rasmussen surveyed 1,000 “likely voters” by phone over April 12 and 13 to gauge the current public attitude...
  • Glenn Beck tonight: "I contend that most people are libertarian"

    02/26/2010 2:51:42 PM PST · by Brugmansian · 177 replies · 2,471+ views
    Beck just said he thinks "I contend that most Americans are libertarians because they want that freedom . . ." So why don't they vote that way Glenn? Why do we have abortion laws? Why aren't drugs legal? Why do voters reject gay marriage? Why do we have laws regulating banks? Why has every proposal to privatize Social Security much less abolish it been rejected? Why do we have "entangling" foreign relationships? Why do we have trade and immigration laws? Libertarian Party Platform
  • 100% Failure! They can't do better than that!

    09/14/2009 10:14:16 AM PDT · by pansgold · 10 replies · 670+ views
    9/14/2009 | pansgold
    SCREW THE OBAMA STEALTH CARE PLAN 1. action to avoid detection: the action of doing something slowly, quietly, and covertly, in order to avoid detection 2. furtiveness: secretive, dishonest, or cunning behavior or actions Encarta ® World English Dictionary © & (P) 1998-2004 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. When the paint on VA Clinic walls and VA Hospitals is falling off, and rats roam the halls, THAT'S FAILURE! When MediCare pays out more than it takes in, that's FAILURE! When Social Security is broke... that's FAILURE! Listen to 0bama. He thinks the more control he has over our lives, the...
  • Ron Paul's "What if" speech

    09/02/2009 10:48:49 AM PDT · by freepersunite · 350+ views
    YouTube ^ | 2nd Sept | Ron Paul
    Truth is treason in the empire of lies. Ron Paul's inspiring "what if" speech to Congress on 2nd Feb 2009 setting out his vision of US foreign policy. [Click Here]
  • Republican Senators neuter Federal Reserve Transparency bill

    06/02/2009 8:00:36 PM PDT · by GoreNoMore · 30 replies · 1,526+ views
    Republican Senators neuter Federal Reserve Transparency bill Things like this are examples of why I am apolitical. I am not an advocate of a single party system. These blame those and those blame these, and round and round we go. The name of the game is "keep the sheep fat and happy". And it does not help that I am in Alabama myself and have been all my life. It helps to remember thou that those in Washington truly do not represent their constituents. snip HR 1207, the bill to Audit the Fed, now has 179 co-sponsors. Currently the leadership...
  • End the War on Drugs [Ron Paul]

    03/30/2009 6:49:14 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 156 replies · 4,999+ views
    We have recently heard many shocking stories of brutal killings and ruthless violence related to drug cartels warring with Mexican and US officials. It is approaching the fever pitch of a full blown crisis. Unfortunately, the administration is not likely to waste this opportunity to further expand government. Hopefully, we can take a deep breath and look at history for the optimal way to deal with this dangerous situation, which is not unprecedented. Alcohol prohibition in the 1920’s brought similar violence, gangs, lawlessness, corruption and brutality. The reason for the violence was not that making and selling alcohol was inherently...
  • Ron Paul predicts 15-yr depression, dollar crash in 1-4 yrs

    03/25/2009 10:11:15 AM PDT · by Dada Orwell · 68 replies · 3,663+ views New projections from Ron Paul as his prominence in the mainstream media continues to increase.
  • Ron Paul, old coot who warned of economic turmoil, thinks he was right

    03/10/2009 5:14:19 PM PDT · by pissant · 99 replies · 1,531+ views
    LA Times ^ | 3/5/09 | Andrew Malcom
    Remember Ron Paul? Congressman Ron Paul? The long-term libertarian-like representative from Texas who's even older than McCain? The guy with a leased blimp who sought the Republican presidential nomination last year and came within something like 1,000 delegates of upsetting the Arizonan. Paul lasted a lot longer than Romney, who had to write off some $40 million of his own dough. And Paul's hundreds of thousands of dedicated supporters way-outraised that preacher Huckabee who's now all over Fox News, which, btw, is the network that barred Paul from its New Hampshire GOP debate because he had no chance. Although, to...
  • California- The Bigotry State

    11/22/2008 4:27:34 PM PST · by dbz77 · 63 replies · 1,357+ views
    *Oficialy*thirtysomething ^ | November 12, 2008 | Dre
    I've been neglecting my blog, I admit it, but now that I think I finally have a layout that I like, perhaps I will more likely to post. I have pictures from Halloween, my trip to NYC, and other musings, however, right now, I am still fixated on the fact that my fellow Californians passed Proposition 8, thereby banning gay marraige. California is supposed to be one of the more liberal states in the Union, yet here we are, a bunch of biggots. That's honestly how I feel. There isn't any acceptable form of bigotry in today's day, unless you...
  • Ron Paul Answers Your Questions: Part One

    11/14/2008 5:26:31 PM PST · by murphE · 66 replies · 3,708+ views
    The New York Times ^ | November 14, 2008 | STEPHEN J. DUBNER
    Do you love the smell of libertarianism in the morning? If so, today is a good day for you. Ron Paul Last week we solicited your questions for Congressman Ron Paul. There was such a big response (more than 400 comments) that we have split Paul’s answers into two batches, the first of which is posted below. Thanks to Paul for his answers and all of you for your good questions.
  • Why the Third Party Bust in 2008?

    10/09/2008 12:16:02 PM PDT · by mnehring · 98 replies · 1,412+ views
    Townhall ^ | Michael Medved
    Final returns are still weeks away, but it's not too early to acknowledge one of the big surprises of the presidential election of 2008: the disastrous decline of fringe party candidates in a year that once seemed ripe for their efforts. As recently as November, 2007, CNN's Lou Dobbs flatly predicted that neither a Democrat nor a Republican could win the White House this time: the certain victor, he declared, would be an Independent or the representative of some newly emergent protest party. His book, "Independents Day: Reawakening the American Spirit," became a major bestseller. On a similar note, Douglas...
  • Barr to announce Libertarian White House bid

    05/12/2008 7:51:01 AM PDT · by SmithL · 164 replies · 199+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 5/12/8 | BEN EVANS, Associated Press Writer
    Former Republican Rep. Bob Barr is expected to announce that he's running for president as a Libertarian. His candidacy would be a wild card in the White House race that many believe would hurt Republican Sen. John McCain. Barr had scheduled a news conference Monday. He first must win the Libertarian nomination at the party's national convention that begins May 22. Party officials consider him a front-runner
  • Gravel now seeking Libertarian nod

    03/26/2008 7:23:58 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 25 replies · 539+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | March 26, 2008 | Matthew Hay Brown
    Former Sen. Mike Gravel is leaving the Democratic Party – and his quixotic bid for its presidential nomination – for the Libertarian Party. “It is a party that combines a commitment to freedom and peace that can't be found in the two major parties that control the government and politics of America," Gravel said in a statement released late Tuesday by America’s largest third party. "My libertarian views, as well as my strong stance against war, the military industrial complex and American imperialism, seem not to be tolerated by Democratic Party elites who are out of touch with the average...
  • Ron Paul: 'When fascism comes it will be wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross'. (Drudge's Title)

    12/18/2007 7:41:42 AM PST · by mnehring · 1,038 replies · 2,782+ views
    YouTube video via Drudge- Ron Paul quote this morning on Fox and Friends- "When fascism comes it will be wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross. "
  • [Ron] Paul Raises $6 Million in 24-Hour Effort [December 16, 2007]

    12/16/2007 10:43:13 PM PST · by grundle · 368 replies · 1,853+ views ^ | December 16, 2007
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul's supporters raised over $6 million Sunday to boost the 10-term Texas congressman's campaign for the White House. Called a "Money Bomb," the goal was to raise as much money as possible on the Internet in one day. The campaign's previous fundraiser brought in $4.2 million. At midnight EST, donations were over $6 million, according to the campaign Web site. Those donations are processed credit card receipts, said Paul campaign spokesman Jesse Benton. Benton said the median donation is about $50 in the fundraiser, which was the idea of Paul supporters who...
  • Ron Paul raises millions in today's Boston Tea Party event ($3.2 million @ 3:00 EST)

    12/16/2007 11:57:44 AM PST · by traviskicks · 288 replies · 1,989+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 12/16/07 | Michael Levenson
    On Nov. 5, supporters of Ron Paul raked in more than $4.2 million in donations in 24 hours, mostly of them collected over the Internet. Today, they're at it again. Hoping to detonate what they call a "money bomb," the supporters started fundraising at midnight Saturday and have already raised $2 million as of about 10:30 a.m. today, more than at this point on Nov. 5, according to figures they posted online. They hope to collect a total of $10 million by midnight Sunday. Last time, they tied their fundraising to Guy Fawkes Day, which commemorates a British mercenary who...
  • Foot soldiers for the Ron Paul revolution (LAT)

    12/01/2007 2:42:14 PM PST · by traviskicks · 73 replies · 1,778+ views
    LA Times ^ | 12/1/07 | James Rainey
    The freewheeling tactics of his supporters have made the GOP candidate an Internet sensation and an unlikely phenomenon. The late-fall night fairly crackled with energy -- from a persistent Santa Ana wind, the high-tension power lines overhead and, especially, from the crowd packed inside the living room of a ranch house at the west end of the San Gabriel Valley. Eighty people sat elbow to elbow on tight rows of folding chairs, chattering with enthusiasm and ideas. They would produce wall calendars and a concert. They would reenact the Boston Tea Party on the Santa Monica Pier. They would write...
  • Ron Paul on track to be biggest fundraiser (politico)

    11/30/2007 9:07:21 AM PST · by traviskicks · 171 replies · 275+ views
    Politico ^ | 11/30/07 | Jeanne Cummings
    Ron Paul may not win his party’s primary, but he is on track to capture another big title: Top Republican fundraiser for the final quarter of the money-obsessed 2008 presidential primary. In the first two months of the quarter that began Oct. 1, Paul already has raised more than $9.75 million, putting him easily within range to best the amount rival Mitt Romney received from donors during the entire third quarter. The Texas congressman has set a goal of raising $12 million before the fourth quarter’s Dec. 31st deadline, a sum New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani couldn’t achieve in the...
  • Paul says he won’t support GOP nominee (Like Anybody Cares!!)

    11/24/2007 1:24:22 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 218 replies · 214+ views
    The Carpetbagger Report ^ | November 24, 2007 | Steve Benen
    Last month, during a Republican debate, Ron Paul was asked whether he promised to support the GOP nominee next year, no matter who emerges from the primary process. “Not right now I don’t,” Paul said, “not unless they’re willing to end the war and bring our troops home.” Apparently, in the ensuing weeks, “not right now” has become “no.” Paul called his Republican presidential rivals, including frontrunner Rudy Giuliani, “neo-conservatives” whom he couldn’t support in the general election should his own bid fail. “They think we’re supposed to spread our goodness through force,” Paul said. For example, none will pledge...
  • Ron Paul versus the Central Planners

    10/15/2007 5:42:07 PM PDT · by traviskicks · 33 replies · 138+ views
    USA daily ^ | 10/15/07 | Murray Sabrin
    Last week, CNBC hosted another GOP presidential debate, and once again Rep. Ron Paul was dissed by the questioners who gave him the least amount of time in the two hour Q&A session. Nonetheless, Rep. Paul’s responses were outstanding. All seven minutes of his responses can be viewed here. Besides the apparent media bias in the mainstream media (MSM) “debates,” they nevertheless are proving useful and worthwhile for Ron Paul’s supporters and an education for GOP voters. These debates highlight how Rep. Paul’s so-called free market GOP opponents want to work for “energy independence,” maintain agricultural subsidies, eliminate the income...
  • Ron Paul: Give Peace a Chance-no possible reason to ever launch military action or initiate a war

    10/11/2007 4:32:06 PM PDT · by SJackson · 319 replies · 4,898+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 11, 2007 | Michael D. Shear
    Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul said today that he could see no possible reason to ever launch military action or initiate a war, vowing instead to battle efforts he said are undermining the individual liberties of people in America. In an interview with's PostTalk program, the Texas congressman said he could see "no reason" to justify military action if he were elected president. He compared the United States to a schoolyard bully and said the country has no reason to flex its muscles overseas. "There's nobody in this world that could possibly attack us today," he said in the...
  • Paul Backers "Paint The Town Ron" [9-29 National paint the town Ron day]

    10/01/2007 9:06:58 AM PDT · by SJackson · 29 replies · 233+ views
    Chattanoogan ^ | 10-1-07
    Paul Backers "Paint The Town Ron" posted October 1, 2007 Supporters of presidential candidate Ron Paul say they brought their "shock and awe" sign campaign to Chattanooga Cleveland area roads over the weekend. Lauren Walker of the Paul campaign said, "You have probably noticed “Ron Paul Revolution” and “Ron Paul 2008” signs and banners everywhere. "In the wee hours of the night and early morning on Friday and Saturday, bands of Ron Paul supporters were roving the streets of Hamilton County hanging banners and signs in a concerted effort to let people know about their candidate, Ron Paul. "These young,...
  • “Top” GOP candidates chicken out of Value Voters Debate; Ron Paul attends and wins, again

    09/18/2007 8:04:36 PM PDT · by freedomdefender · 57 replies · 684+ views
    John Seiler | Sept. 18 2007 | John Seiler
    Monday night the Value Voters Debate for Republicans was skipped by the so-called “top” candidates, Rudy Giuliani, Mitt Romney, Fred Thompson, and John McCain. Thus showing they don’t have any values, and are chicken. The Value Voters Debate involved the Republican “base,” the folks who win elections. The “top” candidates ignored them. Of course, Ron Paul attended, and won. He has more values than all the other candidates combined. Here’s his closing statement. And here are the questions the “top” four candidates refused to answer by not attending. Even though they weren’t there, lecterns were set up for them, and...