9% is still behind McCain (at 12%) , Romney, and Huckabee, but with this it seems that a 3rd place finish in Iowa is a real possibility. The caucus is Thursday this week. We will finally get a feel for Ron Paul’s true support and if the polls make any sense for him.
Archive for December, 2007
As I see it, this one is an attempt to make a Reagan-esque “Morning in America” type ad. I like it: “We Have The Answer”
An article in New Hampshire’s Union Leader detailed this weekend’s debate exclusions.
Manchester – This weekend’s presidential debates and forum will not include some nationally-known candidates, and the chairmen of the state Republican and Democratic parties are not happy.
Fergus Cullen and Raymond Buckley say the decisions by ABC News, WMUR and, in Cullen’s case, FOX News, are inconsistent with the New Hampshire primary’s tradition of providing a level playing field for all candidates.
ABC News and WMUR-TV (Channel 9) confirmed today that they have established performance-based criteria for Saturday night’s pair of presidential debates. Those rules could leave several relatively well-known candidates on the outside looking in, including Democrats Dennis Kucinich, Joe Biden and Chris Dodd.
And Cullen confirmed that FOX News has invited only five presidential candidates to a GOP forum scheduled for Sunday night, leaving out Ron Paul and Duncan Hunter. Cullen said the state GOP is in “ongoing discussions with FOX News about having as many candidates as possible participate” and remains a forum co-sponsor, at least for now.
Ron Paul’s official campaign web site has added embedded video of Ron Paul himself speaking on each issue. This is something that should have been done awhile ago, but it is better late then never. There’s nothing quite like listening to the man himself speak on the issues. The pages also have links to related issues and writings.
The somewhat more interesting thing is that the video is blended on the page giving it a sort of creepy feel since Ron Paul is just floating there speaking to the viewer.
Good article in World Net Daily by Henry Lamb on Ron Paul.
In modern times, third-party candidates have been little more than a curious distraction from the main event, often siphoning enough votes from one major party to ensure victory by the other. Al Gore, for example, is convinced that Ralph Nader’s votes put George W. Bush in the White House.
Ron Paul was a third-party candidate in 1988. Running as a Libertarian, he finished last. In 2008, he is running as a Republican, and he is causing a curious distraction in the Republican congregation. Bill Kristol, Mr. “New Republican,” to many, calls Ron Paul a “crackpot.” But Paul’s simple message is inspiring people on both sides of the political spectrum and recruiting thousands of young, previously disinterested voters.
Ron Paul is interviewed by Special Edition on 12/29/2007.
This is a strong anti-illegal immigration commercial. Not quite as strong as Tom Tancredo’s commercial but very strong. Actually too strong for my tastes. Shhhh don’t tell anyone but I’m not in agreement with Ron Paul on immigration for the most part. Immigration is not an important issue to me as it is to others. This will play well to strong opponents of illegal immigration.
According to the New Hampshire State Republican Party and an Associated Press report, Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul will be excluded from an upcoming forum of Republican candidates to be broadcast by Fox News on January 6, 2008. Click here to call them on it.
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The “fair and balanced” FOX News has officially given Ron Paul the finger. They have excluded him from a debate on January 6th in New Hampshire, 2 days prior to the New Hampshire Primary. The good thing is that Ron Paul is fighting back along with his army of supporters.
PLAISTOW, N.H. — Ron Paul said the decision to exclude him from a debate on Fox News Sunday the weekend before the New Hampshire Primary is proof that the network “is scared” of him.
“They are scared of me and don’t want my message to get out, but it will,” Paul said in an interview at a diner here. “They are propagandists for this war and I challenge them on the notion that they are conservative.”
Paul’s staff said they are beginning to plan a rally that will take place at the same time the 90-minute debate will air on television. It will be taped at Saint Anselm College in Goffstown.
“They will not win this skirmish,” he promised.
The Fox debate occurs less than 24 hours after two back to back Republican and Democratic debates on the same campus sponsored by ABC News, WMUR-TV and the social networking website Facebook.
Paul, the Republican Texas Congressman, was wrapping up his final day of campaigning in New Hampshire until the Iowa Caucuses on Thursday.
He spent much of the day campaigning at diners in Manchester and Plaistow and downtown walks in Derry and Exeter.
The Ron Paul Forums, blogs, mailing lists, and websites are all up in arms over the exclusion. What is perplexing is that Fred Thompson has been invited and he is consistently polling lower than Ron Paul in New Hampshire polls. In fact he’s at 2% to Paul’s 8% in FOX News’ own poll. The letters WTF come to mind.
Is FOX News truly afraid of Ron Paul? It’s difficult to believe otherwise.
This is the commercial that has been rumored to be run nationally. It is very good and seems like a good commercial to spend some money on to get it “out” there. It makes a connection between wars that are declared and wars that aren’t and how our recent wars have pushed us further and further into economic turmoil.