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Backers Anticipate Another Big 'Money-Bomb'

Rep. Ron Paul is poised to outraise the rest of the Republican field this quarter, fueled by his rock star status on the Internet.

As of Monday afternoon, he has clocked in $10.5 million, mostly through the Internet.

Such a showing for the Texas congressman has shocked other campaigns -- not to mention the media. Most spectacular was the $4.3 million Paul raised on Nov. 5. But the dollars have continued to roll in: Last week, following the Republican CNN/YouTube debate in St. Petersburg, Fla., Paul amassed another $531,000 on Nov. 30.

Compare that to former senator John Edwards (D-N.C.), whose shrewd tapping of the online community raised a total of $751,000 online during the whole of November.

Paul's supporters are planning another "money-bomb," as the candidate's one-day fundraisers are called, for Dec. 16, the 234th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party, which helped spark the American Revolution.

"Dec. 16th is going to be bigger than the Nov. 5th money-bomb," Jim Forsythe, a former Air Force pilot who leads Paul's New Hampshire MeetUp group, predicted.

What has been most impressive about Paul's online popularity is how it is translating to offline, on-the-ground operation. Forsythe helps organize door-to-door canvassing, while Vijay Boyapati is trying to recruit 1,000 volunteers from across the country to help canvass for Paul through OperationLiveFreeorDie.

Boyapati, a 29-year-old engineer, packed his bags and moved to New Hampshire a few weeks ago to create the online initiative after quitting his job at Google.

That's a little nuts, isn't it, The Trail asked him.

"I get that reaction a lot," Boyapati responded. "It's a little freezing out here, I have to admit. But I feel very strongly about helping the campaign."

A newly naturalized American citizen -- Boyapati was born and raised in Australia -- he hadn't heard of Paul until last year. Boyapati said that Paul's message of limited government and, especially, his vote against the war in Iraq,
drew him to the obscure obstetrician-turned-congressman. Boyapati has recruited more than 400 volunteers so far for OperationLiveFreeorDie.

He is also urging the Paulites, Paul's intensely loyal, Web-savvy supporters, to donate $5 on the site FiveForFreedom.com on Dec. 5 to help house the 1,000 volunteers across New Hampshire.

"We're confident we'll make a big showing in this state," Boyapati said.

Paul's poll numbers remain relatively small compared to the GOP front-runners, but they have gone up in the early primary states of New Hampshire and Iowa. He has also landed the support of Barry Goldwater Jr., the son of the late former GOP presidential nominee, and over the weekend, he handily won the straw poll at the Virginia Republican Party Advance.

-- Jose Antonio Vargas

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Our country is in a state of change. People are finally waking up to the fact that there IS a ruling "elite" which controls everything from presidents to medicine to (oops) the media. The time to sit back in despair and watch these "rulers" take our money, our jobs, our right to free speech, our right to assemble, our right to bear arms, and our right to privacy is over!
I myself have been one of these "knowledgable" couch potatoes, sitting back and doing nothing. I now realize that I have been wrong. The worst "sin" is when good people do nothing. I will no longer do nothing, and I now speak my mind regardless of the flack that I get in return.
Ron Paul has given me hope. I see his yard signs poppin up all over my small intellectual town. The American people are weary of being controled by TV and coporate interests and the Illuminati (oops you gonna print that?)

HOPE FOR AMERICA! RON PAUL 2008!

Posted by: decidesomething | December 8, 2007 6:33 PM | Report abuse

Remember, remember the 5th of November
The moneybomb blew them away
It was all the media could say

But a small bomb it was - that was because
Of what followed in forty one days
It was all the media could say

With Liberty stirred with our faithful word
Boston's Tea Party again held sway
We yelled with our money - "Freedom's not funny"
We shouted - "Moneybombs away!"

Remember, remember the 16th of December
We the people will have our say
For America, for the world, for all boys and girls
It's a very, it's a very fine day

www.teaparty07.com

Posted by: resono1 | December 6, 2007 5:47 PM | Report abuse

Rudy08Man - Thanks for posting the quote from Rudy G. His ideas presented here have left me even more committed against his candidacy than before. Perhaps that was your intent.

Posted by: MDLaxer | December 6, 2007 8:39 AM | Report abuse

McCain who was totally trashed by Bush in 00, believes in Bush et al's fiasco in Iraq. Come on.

Posted by: liverkit | December 5, 2007 5:09 PM | Report abuse

Rudy08Man is a Ron Paul supporter who's being facetious or not?????

Posted by: liverkit | December 5, 2007 5:01 PM | Report abuse

John Edwards. Save us.

Posted by: liverkit | December 5, 2007 4:54 PM | Report abuse

I am waiting for a national newspaper or other national news outlet to mention that Ron Paul is the darling of white supremacists. Apparently, racist blockheads have now figured out how to go online and donate money -- yeah, racist blockhead!

Obviously ending the war is a good stance, but Dr. Paul is not being upfront about his affiliations and memberships in racist groups.

Posted by: ofer | December 5, 2007 2:50 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: casey1903 | December 5, 2007 1:11 PM | Report abuse

"... my second choice is that we be isolationists. Bush's policies have made isolationism look very attractive."

If you really believe this, then Ron Paul is NOT your candidate. The foreign policy he is advocating is not isolationism. With the possible exception of Dennis Kucinich, Ron Paul is the only current presidential candidate who is rejecting the interventionist foreign policy which the U.S. has engaged in for decades. It is this foreign policy which is making the U.S. ever more isolated from the rest of the world.

I am a Ron Paul supporter. I don't find isolationism very attractive (and neither does Ron Paul). However, I respect that you may find it appealing. I just can't figure out why you would then choose to support the one candidate who is on record as not being an Isolationist and instead proposes to change our current strategy to that of Non-Intervention.

Posted by: MDLaxer | December 5, 2007 8:12 AM | Report abuse

Look,
Ron Paul is winning everything. The polls of the MSM are a complete joke. The last Rockefeller CFR candidate Huckabee, on the Republican side is going to be short-lived.
Posse Comitatus, that will be applied internally during his Presidency. That is what everyone in Washington is afraid of. When the House votes 310-6 in favor of the domestic terrorist act that is in direct conflict with the bill of rights, how many Congressman and Senators will be left after Paul gets through. He mean what he says and he says what he means. It will be real interesting if Clinton and Obama vote for the Domestic terrorist act. I hope they do and I hope it passes, it will make the house cleaning of Washington that much easier.

Posted by: kevin | December 5, 2007 4:24 AM | Report abuse

Ron Paul is having such a dramatic effect on the world, I am glad he is a part of our Revolution. His influence and leadership is giving the patriots within the government the courage to stand up as we recently saw today with the release of a report of the 15 intelligence sources within the DOD/CIA on the Iran Nuke program. It sounds like the Counter-coup is in full swing. Yes, Ron Paul will be our next president and the money bomb will be larger.

Posted by: kevin | December 5, 2007 4:16 AM | Report abuse

My first choice is for the USA to be a wise, moderate, generous member of the community of nations. But if we can't be that, my second choice is that we be isolationists.

Bush's policies have made isolationism look very attractive. I prefer Ron Paul to the other GOP candidates, who all talk like sociopaths.

Posted by: barochelle | December 4, 2007 10:41 PM | Report abuse

WAR IS PEACE FREEDOM IS SLAVERY IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH RUDY GUILIANI IN 1984 OOPS...2008

Posted by: gaoxiaen | December 4, 2007 3:35 PM | Report abuse

" . . . find a Democrat who wants to end the 'War' in Iraq TODAY, and also wants to end the Federal Income Tax, and eliminate the Dept of Education? . . ."

". . . the ticket would get creamed by the opposition for being inconsistent . . ."

It's already inconsistent. Wake me up when Ron Paul is no longer a Republican.

Posted by: DonJasper | December 4, 2007 3:10 PM | Report abuse

"i think many people would see it as well rounded, and a vehicle for compromise."

You may be right, and in theory it sounds good. I just think that come next summer, voters are going to be looking very closely at the platforms of the Democrat and Republican nominees. I believe we'll find that the Democrat ticket will speak with one voice. If the Republican Pres and VP nominees don't agree among themselves on important inssues, that is not going to play well (IMO).

"someone else mentioned that he might fare better as an independent."

I believe that if Ron Paul does not gain the republican nomination he will be tempted to run an independent campaign. However, Democrats and Republicans have ensured that this is an EXTREMELY difficult and expensive process. Ballot Access requirements for third party candidates differ in all 50 states and are extremely onerous. They require tens of thousands (perhaps hundreds of thousands) of signatures from registered voters, often many months before the election. It would be doubtful that that RP could get his name on the ballots in all 50 states (and D.C.).

Posted by: MDLaxer | December 4, 2007 2:43 PM | Report abuse

McCain is the only candidate that can beat Hillary Clinton not Ron Paul. The campaign surge continues. Also watch this video as to why Democrats are worried about McCain http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMqnnhXW4SQ and not Ron Paul Paul can't beat Clinton.


Posted by: leonanne | December 4, 2007 1:07 PM | Report abuse

instead of condemning a mixed ticket as "inconsistent" i think many people would see it as well rounded, and a vehicle for compromise. i agree that ron paul would have trouble finding a republican to agree with him, which is why i thought a democrat-ic running mate might be able to bolster his bid. unusual, but potentially interesting. someone else mentioned that he might fare better as an independent.

Posted by: sparkmika | December 4, 2007 12:30 PM | Report abuse

I believe the fund raising abilities of Ron Paul supporters even outside his campaign really frightens the political insiders and political party hacks. This is step one for the people in taking back the political process from the elites back to the people.

Also, Ron Paul can win! Read
President Ron Paul - Could He Really Win?
http://www.gambling911.com/Ron-Paul-121407.html

Posted by: ronholland | December 4, 2007 11:42 AM | Report abuse

December 16th will be HUGE!!! Although most of the media doesn't want to add to the hype, America is silently waiting in anxiety for that day. The thing I admire most about Ron Paul is his 'success or bust' mentality. He will not compromise his integrity for anyone or anything, and he will never give up. I support him all the way.

The Ron Paul Revolution
http://www.prezronpaul.com

Posted by: linux.architect | December 4, 2007 11:32 AM | Report abuse

I love Ron Paul
I love Ron Paul
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I love Ron Paul
I love Ron Paul

Posted by: dcuptoejuice | December 4, 2007 11:17 AM | Report abuse

"would he [Ron Paul] be able to choose a democrat as a running mate is [sic] he won the nomination?

Certainly he 'could' pick a Democrat. But where are you going to find a Democrat who wants to end the 'War' in Iraq TODAY, and also wants to end the Federal Income Tax, and eliminate the Dept of Education?

Heck, I'm not sure there's another Republican who's with RP on these issues.

Seems to me RP's VP would need to agree with him on these types of issues. Otherwise, the ticket would get creamed by the opposition for being inconsistent.

My .02.

Posted by: MDLaxer | December 4, 2007 11:07 AM | Report abuse

Ron Paul is the only Republican who could beat any of the Democratic candidates. I myself am a Democrat, yet I would easily choose Ron Paul over half the Dem candidates (including the Clinton machine) because of his integrity and foreign policy, even though I don't like some of his domestic policy.

I only wish Gravelites had the impeccable organization of Paulites.

Posted by: schencks84 | December 4, 2007 10:49 AM | Report abuse

i have heard a lot about ron paul lately and he intrigues me. when i went on digg.com yesterday i looked at the candidate '08 section, only to see that ron paul's "friend list" was a lot larger than every other candidate's. in fact, hrc had less then 1,000 friends. paul had more than 10,000. i have a question: would he be able to choose a democrat as a running mate is he won the nomination?

Posted by: sparkmika | December 4, 2007 10:38 AM | Report abuse

I live in Dr. Pauls district and know this good man well.
He is a true defender of our freedoms and would never go against the will of the people.
What most supporters do not realize is that not only has he been elected 10 consecutive times, but he has been fighting these neo-conservatives the whole way.
He has won EVERY time..
They have felt the sting of his bite before!
He knows how to beat them and WIN!
The neos spent over a million dollars in the 02 Tx-house election.
They recruited the only challenger (Democrat) to jump ship and join them in defeating Mr. Ron. They offered him a ticket that he would run unopposed.
Well that was all fine and dandy, but Dr. Paul did not agree to this.
Well, the Republicans lost thier election and was put in the corner for SEVERAL more years to come! They are forever embarrassed by this man.
Karl Rove has said: " NEVER underestimate this man."
He won that election with his widest(less06) election spread ever for him. 15%!!! He embarrassed them and they still to this day can not say why it did not work in this left leaning district.
They Democrats say:
How does he do it?
He brings NO pork to the people.
He votes "nay" on all port spending bills.
He will not vote for farm aid.
He gives nothing from his position.
How does he keep getting elected?

The neocons say:
How does he do it?
97% of his donations come from individuals. (just like his presidential campaign)
That in itself is truly remarkable, given this districts attachment to big oil!(they HATE him).
He is squeaky clean.
He accepts no big oil contributions.
He votes against us 90% of the time.
How does he do it?

Well, I wont say how he does it, lets just say it has something to do with his honesty and leave it at that.
Remember, he has taken these fools down before, both parties, and he can do it again.
He is a shrewd campaigner and has had many fights here in his home district.
He will win, but he needs your help.
He will stand by America, and get big government off our back by taking their power and handing it back to the people.
He believes this is powers true place.
We have a true American statesman among us...I hope the people realize the power they have through this man, and the force they have in his grip!

Posted by: gordoncaie | December 4, 2007 9:27 AM | Report abuse

"Obscure" is hardly the word to describe Congressman Paul. Dr. Paul is a distinguished United States congressman who is famous for his uncompromised defense of the U.S. Constitution. More money has been raised for his presidential campaign than for any other Republican candidate this quarter. Interestingly, Rep. Paul is the most supported candidate by our military, and wins nearly every straw poll. I think these polls that the media loves to refer to are "obscure", not Congressman Paul.

Posted by: Livingstonehg | December 4, 2007 8:25 AM | Report abuse

The candidates for office in the mid 1860's did not realize the people's opposition to slavery, thus the Republican party was born. Today the main candidates for both parties are underestimating the people's opposition to war , war and more war. They are overestimating the power of their big corporation money backers. We still can outvote them. In Ron Paul we have a candidate that speaks for us.

Posted by: bansidh1 | December 4, 2007 7:51 AM | Report abuse

To Rudy08man: How can you possibly even think that Rudy will protect your freedoms? Do you have any idea what his idea of freedom is? Have you checked your facts and researched what he has said about freedom the last few decades? For starters just go read the transcript of a speech he gave in NY. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9A01E2D9173CF933A15750C0A962958260

Did you happen to see his definiation of freedom? Here it is in case you don't have the inclination to read the transcript: "We look upon authority too often and focus over and over again, for 30 or 40 or 50 years, as if there is something wrong with authority. We see only the oppressive side of authority. Maybe it comes out of our history and our background. What we don't see is that freedom is not a concept in which people can do anything they want, be anything they can be. Freedom is about authority. Freedom is about the willingness of every single human being to cede to lawful authority a great deal of discretion about what you do. "

Rudy thinks that freedom means that the general population must bow to governmental authority and give up their rights.

Do more research before you think Rudy will protect your freedoms.

Posted by: birdsarewild | December 4, 2007 7:49 AM | Report abuse

Do these Ron Paul spammers know that in certain states (South Carolina for example) you actually have to be a registered Republican to vote in the Republican primary?

How are these Ron Paul people going to find actual -->REPUBLICANS

Ron Paul should take a page from H ROSS PEROT and run as an independent. That would suck at least 5% off of Hillary's totals.

Posted by: nosubstituteforvictory | December 4, 2007 3:12 AM | Report abuse

I seen you on CSPAN the other night, Jose. What you had to say really put everything into perspective about the Paul campaign. The media needs more people like you. Your generation could be the real 'Fair and Balanced' or 'We Report You Decide' news. America is sick of the propaganda.

Thank you for writing about the good Dr.

Posted by: visaman27 | December 4, 2007 12:23 AM | Report abuse

Ron Paul Revolution!

Posted by: daidani | December 4, 2007 12:16 AM | Report abuse

Great to see Ron Paul getting the attention and respect he's earned.

Thanks to Jose and WaPo for treating this important candidate like the frontrunner that he is. His performance in the early primaries -- NH, in particular -- will be stunning and will change the dynamics of this otherwise horrifying race.

Posted by: tombliss | December 3, 2007 11:31 PM | Report abuse

The oddity here is maybe the possibility a race between the anti war a Paul against the pro war Clinton. Maybe not as odd as two members of the same 800 person or so super secret organization running against each other in 2004.

Let's hope the Republic survives the possible economic debacle before 2009. The economic problem appears to me to be so grave as the best thing we citizens can do before November 2008, if to give the President full support, The President now, I suspect, with Annapolis, the Iran report etc, is actually suing for peace. Maybe for a change the President will do the right thing. If he is successful, whomever the new president is becomes not that important.

I guess we live in odd times.

Posted by: OldJoe | December 3, 2007 11:23 PM | Report abuse

No, Rudy08Man isn't joking. There are plenty of frightened, emotionally unbalanced people out there who are only too eager to surrender their freedom to authority figures -- especially ones who promise to kill all the foreigner evildoers out there.

(And never mind that tough-talking conservatives like Bush and Giuliani are so incompetent that they make us less safe in the long run -- freedom-hating scaredy-cats only want the assurance of security, as opposed to real security.)

What's frustrating, of course, is that these afraid-of-freedom types don't come out and say they want to give up their freedoms. Instead, they resort to Orwellian rhetoric about true freedom meaning surrendering your freedom to authority. Huh?

Rudy08Man, up your meds and relax. You should be more afraid of black widows and the flu than terrorists.

Posted by: richhudson | December 3, 2007 11:13 PM | Report abuse

Great article, speaking the truth about the movement that's underway.

A link to this article has been added to http://whoisronpaul.com - for easy mashing up with other Ron Paul content and emailing out to your friends. Sign up today and spread the word!

Posted by: gcoladon | December 3, 2007 11:08 PM | Report abuse

Rudy like Bush before him would only further extend our international role as a debtor nation in true neo.con fashion. We have 30,000 plus dead or wounded and one trillion dollars down the drain in Iraq with nothing to show but a slight reduction in the bloodshed. For that we could have saved social Security and the lives of so many of our bravest men & women in uniform.

Rudy has little real experience and is not that well like here in New York were he dumped on our first responders~ NYPD & NYFD. I'm voting for Congressman Paul in the NY Feb 5th GOP primary.

www.ronpaul4all.com

Posted by: oneman | December 3, 2007 11:00 PM | Report abuse

Ron Paul seems decent, honest, and well thought out. The rest of the group are freaky looking and acting. Poor John McCain looks like he has lost his mind. Romnney is the Stepford candidate and loyal member of a religious cult. Rudolph has little man's disease--major league. Fred is a dull, sleepy Reagan wannabe. Then there is Gomer Pyle and Crazy Tancredo. When you think about it, Ron Paul is the only acceptable alternative.

Posted by: cakewalk | December 3, 2007 10:30 PM | Report abuse

Wow, if Ron Paul makes it we have a possibility of having two anti-war candidates competing on the ticket. Paul vs Obama would send shockwaves down the military industrial complex.

Ron Paul is the only Republican that has a foreign policy that is even remotely compared to reality. I'm a lifelong Democrat, but if it was Paul vs Hillary I would vote for Paul, despite not liking a lot of his domestic policy ideas.

Posted by: ESR1 | December 3, 2007 10:30 PM | Report abuse

GO RUDY GO RUDY GO RUDY

Rudy will kill the terrorists. Rudy will bomb Iran, Syria, and Pakistan. Rudy will torture enemy combatants. Rudy will defend our freedom. He understands what freedom really means.

"We look upon authority too often and focus over and over again, for 30 or 40 or 50 years, as if there is something wrong with authority. We see only the oppressive side of authority. Maybe it comes out of our history and our background. What we don't see is that freedom is not a concept in which people can do anything they want, be anything they can be. Freedom is about authority. Freedom is about the willingness of every single human being to cede to lawful authority a great deal of discretion about what you do."

- Rudolph Giuliani
********************************************

If you hate peace,freedom,democracy, and the US constitution, then Rudy is your man.
If you want to see the neo-scum rule of fascism continue then Rudy is your man.
If you just want a crazy cross dresser for your President, then Rudy (or is the Judy?) is your man.

But if you love your country and all it stands for, Ron Paul is the man.

Posted by: eco-pharm | December 3, 2007 10:02 PM | Report abuse

Why would a liberal newspaper trumpet the cause of the libertarian? Oh, I think I remember. Instead of "lake effect" snow, it's the Ross Perot effect.

Posted by: jefftay | December 3, 2007 9:55 PM | Report abuse

The media have woken up to the fact that Ron Paul has the most active online donor base. And they are SLOWLY waking up to the fact that he's also winning almost all the straw polls. I find it incredible how they can NOT report this. He's won 25 and placed in the top 3 in 38 out of 47 (81%) of the straw polls around the nation.

Posted by: DrBrianHorsfield | December 3, 2007 9:52 PM | Report abuse

Thank you Jose and the Washington Post for this great article about Ron Paul. I know we Ron Paul supporters can be a handful sometimes, but for the most part it is because Ron Paul has such a great message for our country, and it is virtually ignored by the so called Main Stream Media even now. You are one of the few papers I actually read, so when there is a write up about Ron Paul it makes me want to read the Washington Post that much more. I believe Ron Paul has a lot more support than people realize. I live in Central California, we have quite a few Ron Paul supporters here. My husband and I own a small business, and I was so excited when we had someone come in and ask if we were Ron Paul Campaign office, we replied no, why do you ask? He answered by saying, well the sign you have outside of your business is bigger than your business sign, that is awesome. My husband and I are proud to be Americans, and proud to be Ron Paul Supporters, but mostly we are honored to have Ron Paul run for President. I hope with all my heart that he is elected. Our country needs him and we need to get our country back on track before we totally destroy it. Ron Paul has integrity, and is the most honest person I have seen in politics. Mr. Goldwater's (Jr.) endorsement has not been that widely publicized and it should be.

Thanks again for writing about Ron Paul.

Tess, California

Posted by: tess101 | December 3, 2007 9:51 PM | Report abuse

What amazes me about the GOP, they are still on the shirtails of GW. Nothing different except they don't mention the Negative. The fact that America made choices to get the GOP out of control, speaks volumes. The GOP still continue in denial. Just like GW. I love to see RusL and Hannity shake when someone mentions Paul. Chuck Hagel would make a excellent running mate...don't you think?

Posted by: ckuhn55 | December 3, 2007 9:38 PM | Report abuse

Funny. I like the Boston Tea Party fundraiser. Only his supporters are throwing their money rather than tea into the harbor.

It will be a fun ride, though, for those involved. He is an interesting, quirky guy. He is not wrong on every single issue, either.

If he were running for President of Crockett County, Texas he would be the front runner.

Posted by: KC11 | December 3, 2007 9:28 PM | Report abuse

Every buck that goes to Paul is a buck that doesn't go to the other empty suits in this ridiculous race of effete pansies.

Posted by: mikie44 | December 3, 2007 9:21 PM | Report abuse

Barry Goldwater Jr. is not just the son of Barry Goldwater, he was a US congressman for many years.

Posted by: sales | December 3, 2007 8:51 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for the article Jose

Rudy08Man - you forgot to mention "9/11, 9/11, 9/11"

Posted by: mikenimzo | December 3, 2007 8:42 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for a great article, Jose.

Not all of the $10.5 million for the quarter has been from online donations, though. The campaign has been adding in off-line donations now and then. I don't have the totals, but I believe the online donations have been around $9 million of the total.

All of the money being spent independently by supporters should also be considered. There are now over 75,000 Ron Paul supporters in over 1200 Meetup groups nationwide, many of them spending their own time and money making signs and handouts, and spreading the word.

Posted by: drd6000 | December 3, 2007 8:35 PM | Report abuse

Rudy is scary--Right between Richard Nixon and Dick Cheney. Good Luck--RON PAUL

Posted by: notabeliever | December 3, 2007 8:22 PM | Report abuse

Ron Paul Rocks !!!

The rest of the candidates are more of the same.

I vote for virtue; I vote For Ron Paul !!!

Posted by: PainfullyAware | December 3, 2007 8:21 PM | Report abuse

Rudy08Man, you're joking. Tell us you're joking.

Posted by: jhbyer | December 3, 2007 8:15 PM | Report abuse

GO RUDY GO RUDY GO RUDY

Rudy will kill the terrorists. Rudy will bomb Iran, Syria, and Pakistan. Rudy will torture enemy combatants. Rudy will defend our freedom. He understands what freedom really means.

"We look upon authority too often and focus over and over again, for 30 or 40 or 50 years, as if there is something wrong with authority. We see only the oppressive side of authority. Maybe it comes out of our history and our background. What we don't see is that freedom is not a concept in which people can do anything they want, be anything they can be. Freedom is about authority. Freedom is about the willingness of every single human being to cede to lawful authority a great deal of discretion about what you do."

- Rudolph Giuliani


GO RUDY GO RUDY GO RUDY

Posted by: Rudy08Man | December 3, 2007 8:06 PM | Report abuse

Thank you for the fair article on DR. Paul, you know a revoltion, It's keeps coming back in your face. Ron Paul 08

Posted by: RaferJanders | December 3, 2007 7:42 PM | Report abuse

Thanks WP for the fair coverage!

BTW, the Boston Tea Party URL is http://teaparty07.com

Another venue for supporters is the Blimp :-)
http://RonPaulBlimp.com

Can't wait until some of Ron Paul's economic ideas get fair coverage here!

Posted by: hp.misc | December 3, 2007 7:40 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for another good article, Jose.

Posted by: csen | December 3, 2007 7:36 PM | Report abuse

The money race is one thing but the votes are what ultimately count. So why not focus on the 25 Straw Polls that Ron Paul has won? He's placed in the top 3 in 38 of 47 (81%) of them around the country.

Posted by: DrBrianHorsfield | December 3, 2007 7:35 PM | Report abuse

Google or YouTube: "Ron Paul"!
Save this country!
Donate to Ron Paul and spread the word about Ron Paul to all you know!

Posted by: jeff111 | December 3, 2007 7:33 PM | Report abuse

Glad someone finally mentioned Goldwater Jr's endorsement! :) Good article, thanks!

Posted by: brentburk | December 3, 2007 7:14 PM | Report abuse

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