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05

Dec

Thinking Ron Paul is a genius because he’s anti-war and anti-drug laws is like thinking a Big Mac is good for you because it has lettuce and a pickle.

18

Jan

Cognitive Dissonance: "An open letter to Ron Paul acolytes."

29

Aug

What is going on.

What is going on.

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May

14

May

Our campaign will continue to work in the state convention process. We will continue to take leadership positions, win delegates and carry a strong message to the Republican National Convention that liberty is the way of the future.
Ron Paul said today he’ll stop spending money on GOP presidential primaries, but will still try to obtain delegates for the national convention in Tampa.

(Source: USA Today)

03

May

Ron Paul’s Delegate Antics Could Spell Trouble For GOP Convention
Hoarding delegates is the primary aim, but to what end? A month or two ago, when there was a distinct possibility Republicans could reach the end of the primaries with no candidate holding a majority of delegates, Paul’s team hoped to use a contested convention as leverage for their demands.
“Our goal is to accumulate delegates and hold the others under 1,144 to force a brokered convention and secure the nomination for Dr. Paul,” Paul spokesman Jesse Benton told TPM in March. “Short of that, fallback goals would be cabinet positions for our allies committed to free markets, major platform changes and perhaps the vice presidential nomination.”
That was then. Preventing Romney from powering to the nomination seems fantastical at this point. At best, they could offer an embarrassing sideshow by putting Paul’s nomination to a vote on the floor, where he’d likely be instantly crushed by Romney’s delegates. While a handful of state delegations could help put Paul supporters on convention committees that determine its platform and rules, they still would likely be swamped by Romney delegates and those of his former opponents. Still, the establishment’s desire to keep the convention orderly and unified in a high-pressure election — without, say, a bunch of motions about the gold standard — might be enough to extract at least some concessions.
“The Ron Paul campaign is trying to accomplish two things: force votes on their issues on the convention floor and in convention meetings and create controversy to help them advance their issues,” Soren Dayton, a Republican strategist who served as a delegate coordinator for John McCain in 2008, told TPM.

Ron Paul’s Delegate Antics Could Spell Trouble For GOP Convention

Hoarding delegates is the primary aim, but to what end? A month or two ago, when there was a distinct possibility Republicans could reach the end of the primaries with no candidate holding a majority of delegates, Paul’s team hoped to use a contested convention as leverage for their demands.

“Our goal is to accumulate delegates and hold the others under 1,144 to force a brokered convention and secure the nomination for Dr. Paul,” Paul spokesman Jesse Benton told TPM in March. “Short of that, fallback goals would be cabinet positions for our allies committed to free markets, major platform changes and perhaps the vice presidential nomination.”

That was then. Preventing Romney from powering to the nomination seems fantastical at this point. At best, they could offer an embarrassing sideshow by putting Paul’s nomination to a vote on the floor, where he’d likely be instantly crushed by Romney’s delegates. While a handful of state delegations could help put Paul supporters on convention committees that determine its platform and rules, they still would likely be swamped by Romney delegates and those of his former opponents. Still, the establishment’s desire to keep the convention orderly and unified in a high-pressure election — without, say, a bunch of motions about the gold standard — might be enough to extract at least some concessions.

“The Ron Paul campaign is trying to accomplish two things: force votes on their issues on the convention floor and in convention meetings and create controversy to help them advance their issues,” Soren Dayton, a Republican strategist who served as a delegate coordinator for John McCain in 2008, told TPM.

30

Apr

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Nobel-prize winning economist Paul Krugman and Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul talk about inflation, monetary policy and the role of the Federal Reserve.

(Source: bloomberg.com)

19

Mar

The St. Charles County caucus, held in a filled-to-capacity gymnasium at Francis Howell North High School, got off to a late start and then faced further delays when a caucus-goer refused orders to put down a video camera, and two Ron Paul supporters declined to leave and were arrested for trespassing, according to The New York Times.

Five separate agencies, including state police, were reportedly called to the scene.

Paul’s supporters were involved in other clashes throughout the state, including in Clay County, where they tried unsuccessfully to oust the county’s GOP leader, and in Kansas City, where an organizer threatened to forcibly remove them.

16

Mar

Reading the Missourian’s story on Ron Paul’s visit to Mizzou. Second paragraph: “It’s a beautiful day for liberty.” TAKE A SHOT.

Reading the Missourian’s story on Ron Paul’s visit to Mizzou. Second paragraph: “It’s a beautiful day for liberty.” TAKE A SHOT.