Saturday, October 20, 2007

NBC Nightly News 10-19-2007 (Angelatc)

Here is video footage covering RP that aired on NBC Nightly News on Friday, October 19, 2007.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

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The Top Three Candidates - Fundraising

Ron Paul's campaign staff held a press conference today to shed light on fundraising statistics as it relates to all of the GOP candidates. Here is the lowdown:

"Both Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani spent more than they raised in Q3. Romney brought in $9.9M and spent $21.3M. Giuliani raised $11.6M and spent $13.3M.

"Mitt Romney often cites his executive prowess as a key credential in his White House bid. However, if the race ended today, his organization would have lost over $8M.

"John McCain is in the red. McCain claims to have $3.4M in the bank, but due to debt and money earmarked only for the general election, he is in the hole $53,446 for the primary.

"Dr. Paul outraised Duncan Hunter, Mike Huckabee, Tom Tancredo and Sam Brownback’s combined efforts by 61 percent. Dr. Paul’s $5.4M is 8.5 times greater than all of their cash on hand combined.

"Dr. Paul is the only top-tier candidate who carried no debt into the fourth quarter. Because of outstanding debt of $678,432, Fred Thompson actually has $6,443,312, less than $1M more than Dr. Paul.

"Rudy Giuliani has $11,428,979 available for the primary. While impressive, this is far from insurmountable for Dr. Paul and Mr. Thompson.

"Dr. Paul stands alone in fundraising growth, trajectory and organizational health. Much work remains ahead, but the Paul campaign is in a strong position to make a run down the stretch toward the nomination."

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Political Chowder 06/24/07 Ron Paul Interview (Angelatc)

Angelatc submitted this video, which is a 17-minute interview with Ron Paul. In this interview, he talks about what his cabinet would look like, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, Energy, and much more.

Links of the Day

* An article that focuses on WHY Ron Paul is polling so low. A very interesting read, done by the fifth horseman.

"In a nutshell, the core data behind the "scientific" polls is as flawed as the data in the humorous example at the start of this essay. It's based on a mere handful of the Republicans who were registered four years ago--and those who were so rabidly pro-George W. that they turned out--in a trickle, not a flood--to propel him through the primaries and into the election."

* A Ron Paul interview on issues dealing with the environment.

* An interesting analysis comparing the candidates coverage from media sources in relation to the blogosphere coverage.

* A graph and analysis of which states are contributing money to Dr. Paul's campaign.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Florida Newspaper Article

In today's St. Petersburg Times, there was an article written on Dr. Paul. After reading it, I was almost dumbfounded by what passes for journalism theses days. I enjoyed reading the comments below the article critiquing the professionalism of the article. I felt like Mike Wagner from Florida spoke for everybody in Ron Paul Nation in defense of RP when he wrote to the Editor of the St. Petersburg Times and had this to say:

"To the editor, St. Petersburg Times,

I continue to be amazed at how out of touch the media are. Your front page article on Ron Paul contained so many half-truths and distortions that I don't know where to begin. You obviously cherry-picked your information to put a bad light on the most honest man in Congress. I found your article to be, in some ways, personally insulting. I got the sense that you do not respect me because I support Ron Paul.

Let's start with some real facts that your article did not mention at all. In the past few months there have been 36 straw polls conducted around the country. Ron Paul has finished in first place in 17 of those polls and in the top three 29 times. He has beaten "front runner" Giuliani 31 times. Of course, there was no mention of the straw polls in your article.

Your article mentioned the thousands of people who are organized through Meetup groups. You failed to mention that this group grows literally every day and there are now over 1000 groups with more than 55,000 members nationwide.

Your article failed to mention that of all the candidates of both parties, Ron Paul routinely draws the largest crowds.

Your article does mention the various gold medals that Ron Paul voted against, such as the medals for Rosa Parks and for Ronald Reagan. What it does not mention is the fact that Ron Paul offered to put up $100 of his own money for the medals if the other members of the House would do so. He got no takers. He voted against the bills because the Constitution does not authorize this spending, not, as your article stated because it is a "waste." Ron Paul regards this spending as illegal, not wasteful. If Congress spends the taxpayers' money in a manner not specifically authorized by the Constitution Congress is guilty of theft.

Your article implied that Dr. Paul wants to eliminate all taxes. This is not true. He has a plan to eliminate the federal personal income tax, but plans to retain corporate taxes, excises, imposts and duties that comprise two thirds of federal revenues.

Your article also stated "he supports re instituting the decades old policy of linking the dollar to gold and silver." This is not entirely accurate as his plan actually calls for competing currencies, some of which can be based on tangible assets such as gold. Your article completely ignored the very sound economic reasoning behind this plan. Your article failed to mention the fact that the paper money issued by the Federal Reserve system is the cause, not only of inflation, but also of our current credit crisis. Ron Paul's economic plan would eliminate inflation completely, allowing our savings to retain their value over time. It would be a tremendous benefit to those living on a fixed income. It would stop the current flow of wealth from the poor and the middle class to the rich.

Your article also failed to mention that, unlike any other presidential candidate, Ron Paul has a live ticker on his website that shows the running total of money raised month by month. No other candidate has the integrity and courage to be this open about his finances.

I have known Ron Paul personally for 20 years. I met him during his 1988 campaign. At that time I got to meet with him several times and had the opportunity to have lengthy one on one conversations with him. I have followed his career ever since including his service on the Gold Commission sponsored by the Reagan administration, and his recent terms in Congress. He is the author of several books and numerous articles on economics. I have found that he is probably the single most honest man in Congress. Lobbyists don't bother calling on him because they know they won't get any favors from him. He is also, far and away, the most knowledgeable man in Congress on economic issues, and has the best sense of history of anyone in Washington.

Your article mentioned some of the people who support Dr. Paul's candidacy and strongly implied that we are somehow different from most Americans. It failed to mention that there are retirees (like myself), professional people such as medical doctors, chiropractors and other health care practitioners, engineers, business owners, students, etc. Our own local group in St. Pete includes a former White House employee. There are people of every race, color and creed supporting Ron Paul. There are Republicans, Democrats and independents. We are your neighbors. Look around you. How many bumper stickers do you see for any other candidate in this area? I have seen none. Ron Paul is the only candidate in this area with any visible sign of support at all.

I invite you to attend the rally for Ron Paul in Orlando this coming Sunday, Oct 21. Meet with us, talk with us. Meet Dr. Paul and see for yourself the kind of man he is. You will find that he really is Hope for America.

Ron Paul for President
Hope for America
Be part of it."

Videos and Links of the Day!

I am reminded of two quotes by Gandhi:

"First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win".

"We must be the change we wish to see in the world"

Ron Paul's Supporters are doing their part. There are thousands more joining daily. We need your help.

Check out this meetup chart from TechPresident that details the massive support that Ron Paul has around the country. He has 10 times more supporters than the runner up, BarackObama.

Below are a bunch of videos below (not captioned, but still visually appealing) that detail Ron Paul's very loyal and passionate fan base. Because we are not getting the publicity from the mainstream media that the other candidates are getting, we have been forced to take it to others and advertise ourselves in every way we know possible. The reason we do this is simple, as I am reminded of this quote by George Orwell: "In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act". Nobody reflects this quote better than Dr. Paul. Where are all the other candidates' supporters ?

"Google Ron Paul"

"Talladega, Alabama"

"Austin, TX"

"Ron Paul Grand Central Station NYC (10-13-07)"

"Ron Paul in NYC by CNN (10-13-07)

Sunday, October 14, 2007

"Ron Paul Brings People Together" (Angelatc, Googlevideo)

Yet another video submitted by Angelatc, this one comes directly from the RonPaul2008 campaign, and features an interview with a supporter who organized meetup events in South Carolina for Dr. Paul.

"Ron Paul for the Long Haul" Hip Hop Video (Angelatc Googlevideo)

And the videos keep rolling in! Freedom Typer Angelatc captioned this rap music video about Ron Paul that was released on youtube by Ron Paul Supporter, Options Monster, whose disclaimer can be found below:

"MP3 available for download:

The copyright for the song belongs to the artists and they can be contacted via their MySpace URLs:

Rapped by: Roy Shivers
Trumpet: Christian Scott
Produced by: King Solomon, Talent & R.T. For Day Break Productions
Mixed By: R.T. @ The Armory Studios

If you have any requests regarding the music, you will want to contact the artists via their myspace links. I am not affiliated with the artists.