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Ron Paul - Best Argument Yet For Continued Support! Don't Be A 'Fair Weather' Revolutionary! DONATE NOW!

 
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By: John Armstrong, NolanChart.com

Faithless is he who says farewell when the road darkens.


Ron Paul supporters, and even the campaign itself, have taken pride in beating Rudy Giuliani in multiple primaries so far. But that is going to change in Florida. Ron Paul is going to get thumped by Rudy. And that is a very good thing.

What? Before you skip to the comments, let me explain.

How did the media explain Ron Paul's 2nd place finish in Nevada? Well, they basically just ignored it. But when the issue was addressed, it was always explained this way:

Paul was the only candidate besides Romney who advertised in Nevada.

I'll spare the sermon on what it says about the American electorate when issues mean less than advertising. Instead, let's examine how this simple, dismissive explanation of Paul's strong finish should instead provide a reason to believe for his supporters.

Judging from the MLK money bomb totals so far today, it seems that many Ron Paul supporters have either maxed out their cards, their contribution limits, or are becoming more reticent in their support of Ron Paul. I'm certain the media will spin the $2-3 Million raised today as a "failure." As J.R.R. Tolkien once wrote, "Faithless is he who says farewell when the road darkens." If you haven't yet donated and have fallen into the sad category of so many Americans trying to pick a winner, I encourage you to donate as soon as you finish reading this article or you get paid. Hopefully, what I am about to write will give you a reason to do so.

You see, Rudy is set to explode now because that is exactly what he planned to do from the beginning. Other than self-funded Mitt Romney and Ron Paul, all of the other candidates are broke. Rudy has been waiting. Paul's supporters have been critical of his thrifty spending in early primary states on sub-par (but improving) advertising. What they didn't see is that Ron Paul actually had a real strategy to go the distance. I include myself in the category of being critical or this approach due to my initial failure to recognize this strategy. We all wanted to shock the world in Iowa and New Hampshire. It didn't happen. I didn't realize what was going on until after Nevada. It seems that many of Ron Paul's supporters still don't.

As many MSM articles have stated, the primaries so far have done more to make the GOP nomination picture cloudy than they have to establish a leader. In 2000, the nomination was all but guaranteed when Bush won South Carolina. This year, McCain won South Carolina with a paltry 33% and far fewer votes than he received in the same state eight years ago. Even the pundits who tout polls showing McCain as the only Republican who can beat Hillary aren't ready to fully get behind him yet. And the longer they wait to pick their man, the better Ron Paul's chances get.

Super Duper Tuesday will mean a lot; in fact, it will mean more than it ever has. And very few candidates will be able to advertise in all (or even most) of the states. The media couldn't keep Ron Paul from finishing second in Nevada even on the heels of the racist smearing attempt. Unfortunately and fortunately, it was his advertising and lack of advertising by his opponents rather than his message that made the difference. In states where the advertising of other candidates and influence of the media met, Paul failed to reach the top 3 (if you are one of the 258 Iowa Ron Paul supporters who didn't vote and prevented a top three from happening there, which would have changed everything, go donate the maximum amount to the campaign now to pay your penance). But in the one state (excluding closed-primary Wyoming) where the other candidates didn't advertise, Ron Paul finished SECOND behind the candidate who spent more. The moral of the story is that now more than ever, Ron Paul needs your support so that he can advertise and finish strong in the states on Super Tuesday where the other candidates don't have the money to compete.

If Dr. Paul finishes strongly across the board on Super Tuesday, everything changes. There is a strong chance this will happen if his supporters don't lose faith. Here are two things that show he has a strong chance to do well on February 5th. Other than the importance of advertising, another thing Nevada may potentially indicate is that his support than in the formerly wild, wild yet still freedom-loving West may be stronger than anticipated. Several Western States vote on Super Tuesday. His campaign also has a great plan to take advantage of new California election rules and pick up delegates from democratic strong hold precincts there with the help of his meetup group grassroot supporters.

A strong performance on Super Duper Tuesday becomes even more significant when you take into account the fact that the only Super State left to vote after Super Tuesday is his home state of Texas. If all of us as Ron Paul supporters will keep the faith, send money, get off our asses, and go knock on some doors to spread the word, Ron Paul can do well enough on the 5th of February (situated fatefully exactly one quarter of the way between the 5th of November and General Election) to give the people of his home state a reason to vote for him. It really isn't hard to convince a Texan to support a Texan if you give them any semblance of a reason to do so. That's up to his his supporters.

Ron Paul sent a letter out to his supporters last night promising to be innthe race all the way through a brokered convention. This convention isn't until the end of the summer. As the economy worsens, his non-support of the Iraq War will become less of a stumbling block among GOP voters (especially if they have time to understand that the war is one of the major reasons the economy is faltering) and his now "fringe" economic ideas may take hold and become very important. If he is one of only three candidates still standing going into the Convention, the media won't be able to ignore him, and the smear campaign will have long been forgotten. As more people begin to pay attention to the election and find out who he is, his support will swell. We all know what happens when people decide to "Google Ron Paul" and learn about issues themselves.

If given a few more months for the message to spread, this really could become the unstoppable movement we believed it was just three months ago. If the GOP Convention is indeed a brokered one, and not just a rallying party for the pre-selected nominee, Paul would have to be allowed to speak there.nThis massive opportunity would give his ideas a huge audience. So far the the message has only reached the GOP Neo-Conservative Bush apologists and those of us who were lucky enough to hear it before the media considered the message enough of a threat to censor it. Most people won't have the benefit of hearing a spin-free Ron Paul between now and then. Only a strong showing on Super Tuesday and fractured GOP can counteract that influence and provide the opportunity for that message to be heard.

Doing well enough from here forward to be invited to the Convention to give that aforementioned speech woud provide enough time to build the momentum needed to springboard him to the Republican nomination or to a legitimate Third Party Run. If given enough time to continue spreading the message, the ideas would be adopted by enough young and young at heart Americans to cause Ron Paul's name be mentioned in the same breath as Barry Goldwater. Not tBarry Goldwater, Jr. who supports Ron Paul, but his Father who changed the course of the Republican Party. Goldwater may have lost the election, but his influence in the Republican Party reverberated for decades until the GOP was hijacked by the people who are now in charge while the true conservatives slept and continued to pick "the lesser of two evils." Ron Paul may or may not win the nomination or general election, but for these ideas to really take root he needs to carry on at least until the GOP convention.

That's only possible if two things happen. There is no clear-cut victor after Super Tuesday. And he wins enough delegates that day, in Texas, and the other remaining states to get him invited to the Convention. Neither of these are possible without your most generous support so he can compete in the states where the other candidates can't afford to advertise.

Rudy understands how important Super Tuesday is. He's been waiting. It's been fun to beat him so far, but are we really going to become apathetic and discouraged now when it really counts? Why do we win all of the text polls? Simple. We're probably the only supporters of any candidate who really care enough about this election and understand what's at stake to watch all of the debates and send a text. A massive amount of people have yet to hear Dr. Paul's message. Once they do, text poll results will become real poll results because they will care as much as we do. If you really want to make a difference in this election and beyond, now is our time to win.

This is not the time for apathy. Our nemesis Rudy understands how big the coming weeks are. Are we really going to roll over and die now that the going is getting tough? Did you really think this would be easy? Are we going to allow ourselves to be influenced by the media now and stop giving? Are we really going to be outsmarted by a man whose results due to allocation of resources so far coupled with his coming surge clearly show that this is the time we should be picking up the pace and giving more? Only you can answer that question. There is no "we" it is "you" and "me." And you and I are individually responsible. If our current state of government shows anything, it's that waiting for someone else to act and solve a problem instead of accepting personal responsibility only exacerbates the problem or creates a new one.

It's time to donate and send our candidate to a brokered GOP Convention so we can send his message to the world.

It's time to act. I did; my contribution limit is reached. Will you act now or wish you had later?

Your Fellow American,

John Armstrong
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I'll donate another $50 because of this article. 5a
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I'll provide some shorter words of wisdom on those who are thinking of contributing to the loser candidate Ron Paul-
"There's a sucker born every minute"
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I'll provide some shorter words of wisdom on those who are thinking of contributing to the loser candidate Ron Paul-
"There's a sucker born every minute"
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Okay you win. I'm a sucker. Happy now? hf
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hf
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I'll provide some shorter words of wisdom on those who are thinking of contributing to the loser candidate Ron Paul-
"There's a sucker born every minute"
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Hey I'm going to donate another $25 in your honor. :)
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I think It was a mistake to make this a 10 dollar money bomb...should have been 100.00
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Is that max donation $2000 a year? Or $2000 for the whole 2008 election. Not that I'm anywhere close yet.
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Is that max donation $2000 a year? Or $2000 for the whole 2008 election. Not that I'm anywhere close yet.
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$2300 for each person.
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By: John Armstrong, NolanChart.com

Faithless is he who says farewell when the road darkens.

 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 359497


This is better than Robert Tilton.
HORRIBLE BASTARD.
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I'm pretty sure it's per year, I some some one post a while back saying they could max out again.
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Thanks, I hope it's per year.
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January 21, 2008

As most of you already know, today is another amazing fundraising day for Ron Paul!

We've just passed $1,100,000 raised for the day, representing donations from over 14,000 people, including more than 3,500 first-time donors!

If you haven't made a contribution yet, today is definitely the day to do it.

After Saturday's second-place finish in Nevada, let's make as big a splash in the mainstream media as we can. The media would like to silence Dr. Paul, but with your help, his message will be heard!

Make your most generous donation now: [link to www.ronpaul2008.com (secure)] and encourage all your friends and family to donate, too!

Jonathan Bydlak
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Wow! Look at the numbers climb in the last hour. 5a
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from over 14,000 people,
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Well, that ought to win at least no states!
HORRIBLE BASTARD.
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from over 14,000 people,


Well, that ought to win at least no states!
 Quoting: The Good Reverend Roger


Who do you like?
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from over 14,000 people,


Well, that ought to win at least no states!


Who do you like?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 310650



None of them.

But I really hate Ron Paul. He'd like to strip me of my citizenship by removing the birthright clause of amendment XIV, despite the fact that I was born here (to Canadian parents), and despite the fact that I served in the American military for more than a decade, and in law enforcement for another decade.

Fuck him.
HORRIBLE BASTARD.
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from over 14,000 people,


Well, that ought to win at least no states!


Who do you like?



None of them.

But I really hate Ron Paul. He'd like to strip me of my citizenship by removing the birthright clause of amendment XIV, despite the fact that I was born here (to Canadian parents), and despite the fact that I served in the American military for more than a decade, and in law enforcement for another decade.

Fuck him.
 Quoting: The Good Reverend Roger


You hate everybody, so that's nothing special. So you've been sucking off the government's tit for the last 20 years. We'd have been better off without you. Now you're probably drawing disability pay plus whatever else you managed to finagle. Go ahead and vote for Hitlery. She's just your type.
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