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"Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth." George Washington, letter to James Madison, March 2, 1788
Something is very strange about the GOP presidential race. Mike Huckabee, kissed and blessed by the treasonous Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is in Iowa begging with a new slogan: Tanks for Huck. According to reports, Brother Huckabee has a skimpy $650,000 in the till and needs gas money to campaign. Flip Romney, on the other hand as reported on December 11, 2007, has loaned his campaign some $17 MILLION dollars from his own personal stash of bling. That's not to say Romney hasn't raised other funds, because he has and most likely will continue to do so.
Recently, war monger and staunch supporter of illegal aliens, John McCain, was in the process of borrowing $3 million dollars to prop up his monotonous bid for the Oval Office. Of course, since McCain is part and parcel to the U.S. Congress writing hot checks and sacking the people's purse, what's a little more debt to him? Cross-dressing, serial adulterer, pro-sodomy, pro-abortion, pro-war, Rudy Julie Annie, has taken in a considerable chunk of cash and is still considered by polls the front runner. His big money and support is coming from liberal Republicans and big business. Rudy Julie Annie has filled his pockets by playing 911 hero; a trashy and untrue concoction. But, his cozy relationships with certain countries and business dealings are beginning to stink up his carefully crafted image. This column is long, but you will find it is accurate and this one could sink the 911 caped crusader.
But what about the "maverick," "obscure," congressman from Texas, Ron Paul?
Ron Paul not only broke the record for one day donations in the fourth quarter, $4.2 million in one day last month, it appears he will raise more than any other "Republican" candidate before the quarter ends. As I write this, donations to his campaign for this quarter are now at $11,380,325.69; watch the screen, it changes by the minute. His web site gets more hits than anyone hands down. This candidate continues to dominate in all these GOP straw polls over the so-called "top tier" candidates. Why, even people around the world want this man elected! The National Review just anointed Flip Romney. I watched one of their mouthpieces on FAUX (FOX) yesterday explain to the devoid of all brain wave activity anchor, John Gibson, one of the reasons. Willard represents their warped definition of conservative and that he will "hold together the national security hawks." That's right: Endless wars for the bankers.
It is no secret Ron Paul has been blacked out by the corrupted "mainstream" media with FAUX (FOX) News leading the way. The amount of air time given to anything about Ron Paul's run for the White House by other than the Internet is unlike anything I've ever seen in my adult life. What all network channels have done to this decent man has really been shameful to their profession. These pitiful moderators at the debates have shown anyone with the ability to see, a cut and slash job each and every time, deliberately cutting Ron Paul off and squashing his rseponse time down to mere minutes for the entire debate. Is it any wonder Americans call it the "lame stream" media and have no respect for the whole stinkin' bunch of them?
Every day on the FOX News web site for political articles, they list the "top tier" candidates, Giuliani, Huckabee, Thompson and some days, McCain. Day before yesterday, they finally listed Ron Paul at the bottom of the heap from poll numbers. Almost every poll number coverage one sees on any network channel omits Ron Paul, which begs some questions:
What other candidate has this kind of grassroots support, raising this kind of money - The blimp will fly!
If Huckabee is so well loved, why is no one donating to his campaign? People know these candidates need money to run an effective campaign. I guess Brother Huck's supporters will pray on it!
If Romney is so popular, why does he have to reach into his deep pockets and loan his own campaign $17 MILLION bux? Where are the donations from the little people?
How is it John McCain shows higher in polls than Ron Paul, but no one will support him with the cash a candidate needs?
If Fred Thompson is so popular as to be right up there with Rudy Julie Annie and Huckabee, why is it Ron Paul beats him in straw polls 32-15? Remember: These are Republican voters.
How can Ron Paul continue to win all these straw polls by Republican voters, yet polls show no one would vote for him?
How is it Ron Paul continues to raise so much money if no one except the "fringe" element out there supports him?
Why does Ron Paul's web site and his campaign show such popularity and numbers?
"Paul, 71, enjoys about 160,000 mentions on Digg.com, more than the next four most popular candidates combined. Alexa.com's statistics show Paul's Web site with a narrow lead over all the Democratic candidates and a sizable one over his fellow Republicans. Similarly, a report by Hitwise puts Paul's Web site ahead of other GOP candidates in terms of popularity.
"The libertarian-minded Republican enjoys a hefty lead in two unscientific online polls: 56.3 percent in one hosted by the conservative group FreedomWorks.com, and 56 percent in a poll created by GOPstrawpolls.com, with undeclared candidate Fred Thompson coming in second at 18.7 percent. Paul is Technorati's most searched-for term, in front of stalwart contenders such as "iPhone" and "Paris Hilton," and recently reclaimed the spot after briefly falling behind a Puerto Rican singer with the undeniable advantage of having a sex tape on the loose. He's a close second to Barack Obama (and far outpaces Hillary Clinton) on Eventful.com's list of in-demand politicians, and, as The New York Times notes, is the most "friended" Republican on MySpace.com."
How about those all important "meet-ups" that define grassroots politics? Click here and scroll down for a map of the number per candidate. It's a real eye opener and the numbers grow by the day. These meet up groups are the foot soldiers of the candidates. A picture is worth a thousand words. One thing Congressman Paul won't be lacking is media attacks on him, eventually dragging out the no longer tried and true, "anti-semitic." That one isn't washing anymore, especially when it applies to a man of such principled beliefs and convictions, the way he has led his life and his statesman legacy in Congress. Americans are tired of these labels tossed around for "scorched earth politics" which don't benefit we the people, only the money brokers behind the scenes.
How is it this fringe candidate won this one:
National Presidential Caucus Announces Results From First-Ever National Caucus
Barack Obama Wins Democrat Caucuses; Ron Paul Dominates Both GOP And "Open" Caucuses --
"Washington, DC (December 12, 2007) -- On December 7, 2007 in cities and small towns across the country, Democrat, Republican and "Open" Caucus groups formed independently online and Caucused face-to-face on National Caucus Day. The first-ever National Presidential Caucus is now history and the results are in.
"Barack Obama wins over Democrat voters generating 40% of Democrat Caucus voter preferences. Obama was followed by a three-way tie for second, with John Edwards, Bill Richardson and "Undecided" each generating 20% of Democratic Caucus preferences.
"On the Republican side, Ron Paul obliterated the field for the GOP generating the preference of 50% of GOP Caucuses. Mike Huckabee and Fred Thompson follow, generating 33.3% and 16.6% of Republican Caucus preferences, respectively. Among votes in Open Caucuses, Ron Paul wins with 62.5% of Open Caucus votes, followed by Barack Obama (18.75%), Fred Thompson (12.5%), and Hilary Clinton (6.25%).
"Results were tallied from 19 independently formed Caucus groups (Republican, Democrat, and Open) that met on Friday, December 7th, 2007 in Dallas, TX (2D); Sarcoxie, MO (O); Boise, ID (R); Needham, MA (D); Carthage, MO (O); Manhattan, KS (D & R); Pineville, MO (O); Richmond, MO (O); Costa Mesa, CA (O); Springfield MO (R); Winston-Salem, NC (O); Overland Park, KS (R); New York City, NY (O); and Joplin, MO (R), Warrensburg, MO (R), Roselle Park, NK (D), and Philadelphia, PA (O).
"Issue results reflected opposition to Iraq involvement, foreign intervention in general, and health care, immigration and erosion of civil liberties rounding out the top concerns of all caucusers."
If Dr. Paul is such a "fringe" candidate, a "maverick" candidate that no one is interested in, how come he continues to lead in all these areas? Are all Ron Paul supporters, you know, doctors, lawyers, scientists, bank tellers, farmers, ranchers, homemakers, fire fighters, school teachers, brick layers, nurses, - Americans from all walks of life - "fringe element" voters? How about one American, Lawrence Lepard, who put up $100,000 bux in cold, hard cash to buy a full page ad for Congressman Ron Paul, which appeared November 21, 2007, in USA TODAY? (A fabulous ad; check your library for back issues of that paper.) Is he also a fringe element, "disenfranchised" voter? Why are Democrats, independents and voters of other parties rushing to change their voter registrations so they can vote for Congressman Paul in the primaries - which is not happening for any Democrat candidate? Are they all part of this fringe element of voters who don't understand the issues? Are they all "dangerous" as gab fest CNN News network anchor, Glen Beck honks on his show?
The polls say no one wants Congressman Paul. If one goes to this web site, Ron Paul isn't even mentioned. How many voters were contacted for these polls? Well, the first one, CNN, says 1,002, described as 'likely' would 'support' a candidate. You have to scroll way, way down on the ABC/Washington Post poll to find 1,136 polled. Close to 100 MILLION Americans vote in the presidential elections, yet we're to believe that a 'random' sampling of a little over 1,000 voters from who knows where represents the choices of a nation the size of America? Do these companies who make big mullah with this polling really believe people like me care how the people in Iowa or New Hampshire vote? Their vote is theirs and mine is mine.
Despite the putrid attempt by what passes itself off as fair and balanced or a free press, the Ron Paul run for the White House is making history and it is being done, not by special interest groups, but by we the people. Would it fair to say that Dr. Paul is truly the people's candidate? While he might not be the high gloss, buffed up peacock staying in five star hotels paid for by campaign donations, his message is resonating because he talks to the people with respect and knowledge of the issues. Those who research his life and terms in Congress know he is not for sale. In the end, your vote is yours and yours alone. I hope you will make it for America first.
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