Friday, July 20, 2007
In an article previously published in the Spartanburg Herald Journal, Rick Beltram stated:
"He can stay home," said Beltram, who for months held that this county would welcome all Republican candidates.
"Well, the door's closed for him."
"I'm not going to extend him an invitation to come here because he has managed to insult and in many ways abuse Republican activists with his strident lingo. When he attacked Bush, that we created 9/11 - that's an absolute lunatic talking," Beltram said.
"I can't put up walls to keep him out, but I don't have to invite him here to a county function."
Rick, why do you think Ron Paul supporters want to pay your county's republican party $25/ person to see Ron Paul, when they can see him for free in the next town over in Greenville?
However, I know exactly what Beltram will do and if Ron Paul's support is larger than anticipated, it won't be reported or it will be overlooked. Beltram won't look to see who comes to Greenville. He will only see those willing to fork out $25 to support his county and to invite other candidates that don't even want to talk about the Constitution or our freedoms. That is why I personally could never go to that rally in SC. I know the type of people it is indirectly supporting.
I don't think this will be another "Iowa" because of the cost involved. Jesse Benton from the Paul campaign thinks the "low" turnout has to do with the cost as well.
We will have to wait and see what happens.
Thursday, July 19, 2007
I plan on having my camcorder and Ron Paul T-shirt on me. Ready to partake in a historical Presidential rally. This is the type of thing I will be telling my children about!
If you are within driving distance and want to see Ron Paul in person, please consider coming to the area. The Western PA Meetup group has a message board you can visit to help organize. It's very likely we will be meeting up with people from West Virginia and other parts of PA. There are MANY hotels available in the area ranging from the cheap rooms to very expensive, so you can spend the night while not breaking the bank.
Please come and hear Dr. Paul talk about freedom, peace and prosperity in the city that helped shape him in his youth and taught him the importance of family and work ethic.
The event will be held at the Four Points Sheraton North.
The address of the hotel is: 910 Sheraton Drive, Mars, PA 16046. The phone number is 724-776-6900.
The event will be free of charge, contributions are welcome.
The main campaign is asking for people to RSVP, which you can do here.
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
After the first three debates on National television, three mainstream news channels featured polls asking the American people who won. After the first debate on May 3rd, MSNBC ran a poll obtaining over 72,000 responses showing Ron Paul was the most convincing candidate receiving 45% of the vote. His nearest competitor was Mitt Romney who received 18%. Fox news ran its own poll after the second debates on May 15, and with over 40,000 votes Ron Paul came in second with 25% of the vote. Watching Sean Hannity's face was priceless as while he was saying that Ron Paul's chances were over in this election, Fox's polling numbers flashed across the screen and had Ron Paul in the lead. He immediately did his best spin to claim the polls had been rigged. MSNBC also ran a poll about that debate and discovered Ron Paul was, again, the most convincing candidate with 64% of the over 25,000 responses. After the third debate on June 5, CNN's poll of over 25,000 respondents showed Ron Paul won with 60% of the vote.
One would think with such a strong showing on the online polls for a "second tier" candidate that the mainstream media (MSM) would have discussed this phenomenon at length and on the front page. However, no such stories appeared. In fact, MSM pundits did their best to ignore these figures and instead focused mainly on who they deemed to be the top three choices; effectively, taking control of the election and deciding quite undemocratically who was a "real" candidate.
Monday, July 16, 2007
This is great news because it just shows more proof that his support is the real thing.
Here are the numbers listed below. All credit is given to thespinfactor.com
RON PAUL: 23,465 [6,975] [6,765] [4,650] [5,075]
McCain: 15,825    
Romney: 3,551 [2,051]   
Rudy: 2,320 [1,450]   
Hunter: 1000   
Huckabee: 750   
Tancredo: 350   
Brownback: 71   
Thompson: 0   
Units are contributions in dollars by employees of the respective military organizations.