Sunday, February 10, 2008

Ron Paul is Going Strong

Some media sources are reporting that the Ron Paul campaign is loosing steam. This is very far from the truth. In fact, it's now really starting to pick up momentum. The following post from the Ron Paul campaign headquarters blog explains:

This Candidate Doesn’t Quit
February 9th, 2008 by Dan McCarthy

A few news sources are misreporting Ron Paul’s e-mail from last night. The presidential campaign is not ending, not being suspended, and not even drawing down. It’s slimming down and ramping up — with over twenty states having already voted, we’ve shed staff, and we’re concentrating financial and organization resources on the remaining states. We’re going to the convention, and we’re fighting for every vote and every National Delegate along the way.

Republicans do not want John McCain to be their nominee. He has only been able to become the front-runner because the field was so divided and because he’s a media darling. We can see just how unpopular McCain is in the heartland by his performance in the Kansas caucuses today. Kansans resoundingly rejected the Arizona senator, and McCain’s big wins so far have mostly been in blue states — states he won’t win in November if, heaven forbid, he’s the Republican nominee.

Republicans want and need an alternative. Some people think Mike Huckabee provides an alternative to McCain. But Huckabee, who now tries to sound like Ron Paul when he talks about abolishing the IRS, raised taxes in Arkansas and vastly expanded spending in that state when he was its governor. Huckabee is no alternative at all. Ron Paul, on the other hand, has never voted for a tax increase, never voted for an unbalanced budget or for an unconstitutional war or government program.

At stake here is not just the Republican nomination — which McCain still has not locked up — but the future of the Republican Party and, much more importantly, the future of our liberties. We have to organize in every single state, including the ones that have already voted in the primaries and caucuses, to continue the fight to take back the Republican Party and to ensure that Ron Paul’s principles, the principles of Washington and Jefferson, prevail. For the sake of that cause, Ron Paul’s campaign continues, all the way to the convention.

9 Comments:

Anonymous said...

WE now have two clear wins -- Louisiana and Washington State.

Just because they don't like the results does not mean they can change the rules.

In these states, delegates count..and Ron won, hands down.

Anonymous said...

Being a Ron Paul supporter for some time, it has been a while since I have had something to look forward to... now we are going to see how the Republican Conservatives (a.k.a Neo-conservatives) handle a growing distrust of McCain (along with Lieberman known as "The Bombsy Twins"). From the blogs it seems like there is a bit of anxiety. After all, they have more than a few months to sell this Neo-Bush. As to Huckabee, well, if you like Preachers, you will love Huckabee as a Presidential Nanny.

John Howard said...

It would be very interesting to know when the very first time was that Huckabee stated that he wanted to end the IRS.

And someone ought to ask him how he is planning to continue the endless "American national honor" war in Iraq without the IRS.

Frank said...

My wife, a neighbor, and myself went to our local caucus Saturday... this is all new to us and the one thing we did know was that we want Ron Paul in the Whitehouse.
We sat at a table and the PCO and her husband said we could only vote for McCain or Huckabee because Ron Paul was no longer a choice! We all called BS and wrote Ron Paul in anyway... then when we were done with business at the table and started circulating with others it turned out EVERYONE was for Ron Paul except the two at our table.
Yesterday I got emails from friends saying Ron Paul was kickin' butt where they were too!
I am posting like a mad man getting the word out on myspace and many other internet sites to let folks know Ron Paul is still the only choice.
I was amazed that nobody there had even heard of the North American Union or anything about the FEMA camps built across the country... it was an awesome eye-opening day!
Peace,
Frank
www.frankknights.com

Frank said...

I am new at this political stuff and Saturday attended my first caucus with my wife and a neighbor.
We sat at the table for our district and the PCO and her mate told us that it would do no good to vote for Ron Paul because Huckabee and McCain were the only choices... we all still wrote in Ron Paul and when we started circulating with folks from other districts we found that EVERYONE but the two at our table were for Ron Paul.
I was amazed that most people had never even heard of the North American Union or FEMA Camps built around the country!
I think it is dirty pool that so called officials tried to sway our votes... I hope nobody fell for that crap at their caucus!
Ron Paul is the oinly choice for us!

Frank said...

I am new at this political stuff and Saturday attended my first caucus with my wife and a neighbor.
We sat at the table for our district and the PCO and her mate told us that it would do no good to vote for Ron Paul because Huckabee and McCain were the only choices... we all still wrote in Ron Paul and when we started circulating with folks from other districts we found that EVERYONE but the two at our table were for Ron Paul.
I was amazed that most people had never even heard of the North American Union or FEMA Camps built around the country!
I think it is dirty pool that so called officials tried to sway our votes... I hope nobody fell for that crap at their caucus!
Ron Paul is the oinly choice for us!

Web Dev Girl said...

John, good point. This is a blatant discrepancy in Huckabee's platform.

Web Dev Girl said...

Frank, you must be referring to the straw poll that is held at the beginning of the caucus. Well done on you and your wife attending! Were you elected as a delegate?

Frank said...

We elected our friend... I have little free time with my personal network of 600+ it never ends! She has all the time in the world. This isn getting excited