Optimism About Ron Paul's Candidacy
A Letter From Ron Paul
January 28, 2008
When I started this campaign more than a year ago, I was a somewhat
reluctant candidate. I knew our message of freedom, peace, and prosperity
was the right one for our country, but frankly, I didn't know how many
people today would have ears to hear it.
Well, did I learn a lesson! Millions of Americans understand what ails
our country, and what is needed to fix it. So, with you at my side, I
am in this effort to win. Not only by building the ideas of liberty, but
by getting the nomination. Our opponents would call that nuts -- you
know, the advocates of more inflation, more spending, more taxes, more
war. But let me explain why they are, as usual, all wet.
For one thing, for the first time since 1952, we are headed towards a
brokered convention. Instead of a coronation of one of the establishment
candidates, the delegates, influenced by the people, will decide. And
I am afraid that this will take place in a time of heightened economic
crisis. That means even more Americans will be ready to hear our
message. But it also means I am really going to need your help.
One would never know this from the mainstream media, but we've only had
a few primaries and caucuses, and even after the extremely important
date of February 5th, we will still have more than half to go. And the
Republican nominee will not be decided by the popular vote among the
"leading candidates" in a few states also handpicked by the media. The
nominee will be decided by the delegates. So let me tell you a little
about our "under-the-radar" strategy to get those delegates.
On "Super Tuesday," February 5th, there will be 22 primaries and
caucuses. I have a hunch that we're going to do very well. But, of course,
the media and the rest of the establishment refuse to recognize that.
It's the attitude of the small child who covers his eyes to make something
scary go away. But we are not going away.
While the media focus on the couple of states they claim are important,
we're competing everywhere. And the reason that we're able to do that
is because of your grassroots support. You all are an asset that no
other campaign has: donors, and activists who want no special deals from
the government, just the Constitution.
We're competing very strongly in all the caucus states, and in all
other states where delegates are up for grabs. And we're going to keep
picking up delegates. Our strategy's already working.
And we're committed to winning states. I have little doubt that if we
can double our efforts in this coming week, we're going to grab many
delegates from other candidates. Then we'll start getting ready for the
biggest moment of all - the convention in September.
The path to the convention is twisty, however. When we were in Iowa, we
got 10% of the vote. But no delegates were awarded that night. That's
because voters didn't directly choose national convention delegates;
they selected the county and state delegates who will make that decision.
And if another candidate like Mike Huckabee is no longer in the race
at the time of the state convention in June, his delegates are free to
support whomever they want. If we work extra hard, we can convert them
into delegates for our campaign!
A similar thing happened in Nevada. We won 14% of the straw poll vote
that the media reported on, but what they didn't tell you was that we
may have gotten up to a third of Nevada's delegates to their county
conventions! I always laughed when I heard some people say Nevada didn't
matter. Nevada chooses more delegates to the national convention than
So, while the media will focus on the results from Florida, and
probably take down the campaign of my friend Rudy in the process, those
results are less important to you and me. Let them fight in Florida while we
bring our message to Americans in other areas, like the economically
hard-hit state of Maine.
We want to win as many delegates to the Republican National Convention
as possible, even if other campaigns don't see some areas of the
country as "important. But in this work, I need your help. Help me get many,
many delegates to this historic convention, by these three methods.
1. Donate. Your generous contributions are essential if we're going to
keep going until September. We need, frankly $5 million by February 5
to run more TV and radio ads in the Super Tuesday states. Your help
means everything: https://www.ronpaul2008.com/donate.
2. Canvass. You can help us identify those who support our message in
your precinct. You can help us to convert others, too. After all, your
neighbors pay attention to you. I am going to visit as much of the
country as I can, but I need you as my partner in your area:
3. ASK others to sign-up on our website. I meet so many people on the
campaign trail who don't even receive my letters! I've told my campaign
to make communication with you, the engine of all this, much better.
But if people don't sign up for my e-mails, that won't happen. If you
could just get one extra person to sign-up, that would be great. More
would be tremendous.
Help me by forwarding this e-mail to every other Ron Paul supporter you
know, and urging them to join our efforts!
We've come so far, but now the fun is really starting! I have a feeling
the mainstream media will move from ignoring us to attacking us. But
that will be a sign of our success. Join me as we continue this great
movement into year two, and to a hot convention in Minneapolis-Saint
Paul. We can do it!
McCain's Win Helps Ron Paul
Mitt Romney just blew $30 Million in Florida, and lost!
Ouch! Romney had the most delegates going into the contest.
With McCain’s win tonight, Romney, Huckabee and Rudy are just about finished. Mitt may have ran away with it with a win in Florida, but if he can’t win after spending that kind of cash he’s finished.
McCain is broke too. He was running out of cash in Florida. And he has some skeletons in his closet that rivals the most decrepid of all creatures in Washington, D.C.
The last man standing will be Ron Paul.
Paul has been sitting on a golden goose egg for Super Tuesday.
I would not be surprised if Ron has been investing his War Chest stash into gold, make huge profits for the campaign. If the dollar crashes during the campaign, Ron will be the only candidate left with real money!
All the other candidates “spent themselves into oblivion.”
Get ready for the 51st Anniversary $$ Bomb Feb. 1st - Friday All Night Dance for Ron Paul and his beautiful wife.