Friday, June 29, 2007

Gathering Ron Paul Materials

I have been trying to get together some Ron Paul materials, so I can hand out business cards and bumper stickers to people willing to listen to me. It is truly amazing how quickly this stuff all adds up. 1 t-shirt, 3 oval stickers, 1000 bumper stickers and I am already spent about $150. Thankfully the meetup group I am in is helping with the costs of the bumper stickers, but it's still a lot of money this early on. We haven't even gotten into mass production of signs, yard signs, or large amounts of literature. It is so easy to spend $1000 on all this stuff.

Once you hit $1000 if I am not completely misunderstanding the law, you are supposed to form a PAC. In this day and age, $1000 is nothing. Shouldn't this amount be changed with the rise of inflation! haha I am not law student or lawyer so hopefully someone can set me straight on these PAC rules. From what I understand you have to file and it's a big deal. This is all the more reason why we need Ron Paul in office. These campaign rules only hurt the little guy. These big organizations just hire some $6/hr college student to handle all this unnecessary paperwork.

I am very excited about this campaign. I think everything is going fairly well with exception to some of the bad publicity these reporters are digging to make up.

Well that's all for today. I have been slacking a little with the blog and I apologize. My health hasn't been the greatest.

Tomorrow is a HUGE day in the RP campaign. He will be at Iowa!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Ron Paul Rocketed From Fifth Place to First

There is an extraordinary report from that gets the headline ALL wrong. Rather than focusing on Ron Paul's unbelievable jump from 5th place to 1st place in the amount of website traffic, they pull a stupid statistic about Hillary beating out Obama. Who cares? No other candidate from either party has jumped this far up in ranking.

It becomes an even bigger deal when you look at Ron Paul's numbers from the month of April. He was ranked 8th out of all the candidates and in only two months of debates, television interviews and limited media attention, he takes first place in May.

Ron Paul's market share of 27.35% is in line with Barack Obama who has 27.64% and Hillary who has 32.15% No other Republican candidate even comes close. Mitt Romney sits at 2nd place with 20.87% and it drops significantly from there. John McCain has 12.62% and Rudy Giuliani has 11.00%

What does this really say about our media who doesn't speak of Ron Paul as a frontrunner? What does it say about those opinion polling companies who mistakenly leave out Ron Paul's name from the options? What does it say about the allegations that Ron Paul's support are only a bunch of spammers?

It says that they are lying, covering up, and purposely trying to smear his name for no reason. The supposed frontrunners Giuliani and McCain received less than half web market share than Ron Paul and they still call them frontrunners? I think our media needs to answer these questions. Don't you think it's time for an answer? What is really going on here!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Ron Paul: Iowans for Tax Relief Prove They Are Not Credible

This is an little excerpt from an article written by Jennifer Reynolds. To read it in its entirety just follow the link above.

In a stunning twist of events this week, the Iowans for Tax Relief (ITR) are holding a Presidential Forum in the Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines, IA and only one presidential candidate from the nationally televised debates was NOT invited. Who is this man? Ron Paul, the best friend the American taxpayer has in Washington DC.

Congressman Ron Paul has been recognized as a top advocate for taxpayers in the U.S. Congress for the tenth year in a row, earning the nonpartisan National Taxpayers Union’s annual award as a ”Taxpayers’ Friend” for 2006. In what might be called the most ironic reason for not doing something, Ed Failor, Executive Vice President claims the reason for the decision is that Ron Paul is not a "credible" candidate.

Let's not forget about this article I wrote last week. It got spread around the internet like wildfire!

It actually shows that Ed Failor has donated $1250 to the McCain campaign not the $1000 this article from Gambling911 states. He is also involved with an organization that has corporate interests.

Well I am just glad that people are seeing this organization for their true colors. Now what really matters is that the members of ITR wake up to their conflicts of interests.

Monday, June 25, 2007

My Ron Paul Meetup Experience

I went to the first Ron Paul Meetup in my area and was pleasantly surprised at the reactions of people. For a little background, I live in an area where the population's age is generally 50+ and a lot of them are what you would consider Neo-conservative. My feelings towards the area is that most are living in the past and don't want to change anything. Some older people also tend to look down upon the young people.

We went to a flea market that is just down the road from me and set up a table with fliers, buttons, and free cookies. No one can resist free food! I was amazed by how many people are upset with what's going on in this country and looking for a change. People are also upset about this war and we heard some very personal stories from mothers and wives whose loved ones are "stuck".

Some people did not even know who Ron Paul was nor that he was running for President! Don't we just love the mainstream media for that. Some people mistaken my husband for Ron Paul, but we set them straight rather quickly. haha Even those that did not know who he was they became interested and took some literature that we had available.

Now I don't know if we converted any of them onto the Ron Paul bandwagon, but it was nice seeing people question the world. They are questioning what's going on and what we are being told on the television. I had some of the best conversations at this flea market. The message of liberty, peace, and love brings people together who would normally say have nothing in common.

Even if Ron Paul doesn't get the nomination, I know that I have made some great friends in the progress.