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Ron Paul - 2012

Increasingly, I see Ron Paul as my favored candidate for the Presidency in 2012. Dr. Paul seems to be the only candidate who truly understands the fiscal calamity of the United States and its effect on liberty and freedom for Americans. He's articulate and sensible.

Here's a link to Amazon via AMG's affiliate link to his newest book:Liberty Defined: 50 Essential Issues That Affect Our Freedom

I support the Dr.

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Paul will likely get my vote,

Paul will likely get my vote, but I am concerned that he doesn't have the charisma that will be needed to defeat Obama. If a majority of folks would judge candidates on their accomplishments and voting records, Paul would win hands down. Sadly, most just listen to commercials and a few statistically analyzed and constructed speeches.

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I support Ron Paul with both

I support Ron Paul with both my voice and money. After he wins the Ames Straw Poll next week, it's time that the GOP recognizes that he is the only one that can both bring stability back to our Nation and beat Obama on the issues. I am going to start attending my local GOP meetings and really promoting Ron Paul.

Ron Paul 2012

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His age is a factor against

His age is a factor against Paul and it is time he gracefully pass the torch the way Barry Goldwater handed-off to Ronald Reagan in the mid-1960s. At least through the New Hampshire primary, I support Gary Johnson as the younger alternative.

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So far I like Michele

So far I like Michele Bachmann, she would get my vote if I were voting today.

taxfoe
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BOLD! Paul proposes cutting

BOLD!

Paul proposes cutting $1 trillion in first year

"Dr. Paul is the only candidate with a plan to cut spending and truly balance the budget. This is the only plan that will deliver what America needs in these difficult times: Major regulatory relief, large spending cuts, sound monetary policy, and a balanced budget," says the conclusion of the draft.

That is what I call a step in the right direction.

Roll on, Ron Paul, roll on!

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Ron Paul's 11-page "Restore

Ron Paul's 11-page "Restore America Plan" is now public here.

Ron Paul to propose $1T in specific budget cuts
…plan for $1 trillion in cuts will create a balanced federal budget by the third year of his presidency…the campaign says that plan “honors our promise to our seniors and veterans, while allowing young workers to opt out.”

The federal workforce would be reduced by 10 percent, and the president’s pay would be cut to $39,336 — a level that the Paul document notes is “approximately equal to the median personal income of the American worker.”

The Ron Paul budget

  1. Cuts $1 trillion in one year and more in following years through attrition.
  2. Reduces other funding to 2006 levels.
  3. Eliminates 5 cabinet secretaries (Energy, HUD, Commerce, Interior, and Education.)
  4. Block grants Welfare Programs to remove federal strings and let states work out their best solutions.
  5. Eliminates subsidies and Corporate Welfare.
  6. Slashes perks and salaries for congressman and Bureaucrats.  President Paul will take a salary of around $39,000 per year, the median salary for an American worker.

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The Ticker: Ron Paul’s Scary Budget Math
…eliminate five Cabinet-level agencies: Commerce, Education, Energy, Housing & Urban Development and Interior…end the Transportation Security Administration...zero-out all foreign aid.

…Medicaid would become a block grant to the states, as would food stamps, child nutrition and other income support programsOn the chopping block would be all corporate subsidies…all spending for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. The Defense Department budget would shrink by more than $800 billion from 2013 to 2016.

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Great stuff coming out of Ron

Great stuff coming out of Ron Paul, maybe the boldest propsal we have going for us right now!

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Mea Culpa. I meant to post

Mea Culpa. I meant to post this when I first saw it a few weeks ago. It was my birthday and I was distracted.

Meet Ron Paul the statesman on China, Cheney and the Chump. I was cheering Ron on! I wanted him to bring up Haliburton and KBR and no bid contracts. He didn't. He's bigger than that.

I commend Neil Cavuto for the respect and graciousness he continues to extend to Ron Paul.

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Neil Cavuto is only Faux

Neil Cavuto is only Faux Network host who does not roll his eyes when RP speaks. Treated him as well back in 2008.

Al Amoling
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Your opinion might matter a

Your opinion might matter a lot more if you didn't feel like to had to insult people who watch some programming on Fox.

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Not people. Network

Not people. Network management. Definitely NOT fair and balanced.

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Ron Paul wins Ohio

Ron Paul wins Ohio Poll
October 21

Texas Republican congressman Ron Paul has won the latest Republican presidential straw poll.

The Texas Republican, who continues to trail former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney in national polls, captured the support of 53 percent of Ohio Republicans. Former businessman Herman Cain won the support of 26 percent of Republicans voting in the poll. Mr. Romney captured 8 percent in the poll, while the rest of the Republican field captured less than 5 percent.

Read more: http://www.thestatecolumn.com/ohio/ron-paul-wins-ohio-republican-straw-p...

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can·dor  1.the state or

can·dor  1.the state or quality of being frank, open, and sincere in speech or expression;

Ron Paul on abortion. The story and his ad (1 minute video) can be found here.

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Ron Paul in Mormon Territory

Ron Paul in Mormon Territory KSL.com

Ron Paul campaigns on revolutionary, systemic change in 2012

I'd call it a fair article. There's a little bit of the kook and not serious about winning inuendo, how suprising. The comments (38 at the time I read them) were very favorable with near unanimous support. There was one mention of Romney and no mention of Mormonism and that makes me wonder . . Is religion an issue?

I'd say Ron Paul has ironclad religious credentials, should it ever come up. My observation has been, but for the talking heads trying to stir up a fight, religion isn't on the table. It's beginning to sound like Jane and Jerry Citizen are fed up and they want action and they don't care what vein of theology it comes from.

How about you?

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The fact that Ron Paul is

The fact that Ron Paul is doing as well as he is despite the main stream media's attempt at ignoring him indicates that they need to be concerned with their own credibility.

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Herman Cain wins West Alabama

Herman Cain wins West Alabama Straw Poll after appearance in Tuscaloosa
Cain took 50.7 percent of 347 total votes cast in the poll, and Ron Paul came in second with 45 percent of the vote.

Romney, Perry, Bachmann, Santorum, Gingrich, and Huntsman split the remaining 4.3%.

Other candidates who received votes in the straw poll were Newt Gingrich (5), Rick Perry (5), Mitt Romney (3), Gary Johnson (1), Rick Santorum (1). Michele Bachman and Jon Huntsman were also included on the ballot, but did receive any votes.

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National Federation of

National Federation of Republican Assemblies Presidential Straw Poll

Ron Paul Easily Defeats Republican Primary Competitors in Iowa Straw Poll
Garners 82 percent of total in NFRA’s Iowa-only tally of GOP activists; also wins open-voter tally

Quadrennial caucus-goers

The 'respected' Des Moines Register poll, as reported in the National Journal, has it as Cain, Romney and "the iconoclastic congressman" Paul, respectively and as the only 3 R candidates with double digit support.

Roll on, Ron Paul, roll on!

Edited to add: The NFRA link above is from a Ron Paul 2012 press release. CNN has since picked it up and reports it here.

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Alright, Ron! Next thing you

Alright, Ron! Next thing you know, he'll be measuring for drapes . .

Guess Who Ron Paul Would Pick As His Fed Chair

His name is Jim Grant and he's the editor of Grant's Interest Rate Observer.

The first link will give you a quick look at who he is and why Ron Paul likes him. There is also a 30 minute video interview if you'd like to know him better. I watched it and, amazingly, he's the only person I've never met who I would trust with my wallet. Oh and what a sense of . . humor!

The second link will give you a look into what he does and I'd be very curious to know if there are any AMG subscribers.

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Another landslide victory for

Another landslide victory for Ron Paul, this time in the Land of Lincoln.

I have spent the last 3 days in Oklahoma and the only presidential campaign signs I've seen have been for Ron Paul. While that has been true everywhere I go, I'm starting to see a lot more of them. Very encouraging.

Roll on, Ron Paul, roll on!

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Ron Paul, foreign policy and

Ron Paul, foreign policy and Substance v. Style

Foreign Policy Experts Agree With Ron Paul’s Controversial Foreign Policy

"Like most aspects of running a national political campaign, style often outweighs substance and both Sapolsky and Preble said that Paul is neither a great orator nor does he break down large global situations well."

But despite his shortcomings, Sapolsky does give Paul credit for speaking his mind.

“A lot of people won’t say come home,” Sapolsky said. “But Ron Paul does and that’s great.”

The highlight is mine. I think Paul's ability to break down a situation is very effective. He's usually short and to the point. I think it's more a case of some audience members, including the media, have low to no clue about a situation and thus no clue as to RP's breakdown.

This ought to be celebrated. Ron Paul doesn't subscribe or pander to popularly held myths, he's a man of truth. Is that bad? How do you fix genuine?

Jim Corr
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Dr Paul maybe the date you

Dr Paul maybe the date you want to take to the prom, but he isn't going to be crowned the King no matter how much you hope. We've had this discussion before people and Ron Paul will get his 10 % of the vote, but he's not going to be there in the final result. We can only hope that his participation in this process will have some ultimate impact on the discussion and I think that has already happened.

For those of you who would like to see him run independently when he doesn't receive the nomination, I would ask, "do you really want BHO to be re-elected?"

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" . . but he isn't going to

" . . but he isn't going to be crowned the King no matter how much you hope." That's the only part of your post I can't agree with.

There is a beauty contest component in every major election. I don't have to like it but I can't ignore it. It comes up regularly in other RP2012 sites I participate in. To try to minimalize it is a waste of energy. Our strength is in our candidate and in our resolve is to put up a better fight. We believe that Ron Paul will emerge as the front runner with or without the media's blessing or a prettyboy hair cut.

As far as 3rd party goes, there's no question that you have history on your side but, you have to admit, it's a limited history. We don't expect it will come to that.

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LePage was never going to win

LePage was never going to win the primary, but enough of us were ticked off enough to want someone different. In the 2012 pack, RP stands out from the rest. Are more people ticked off now than in 2008? Tired of the same old same old? Fed up with flip flops and poll-du-jour candidates?

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Ron Paul Polls in First Place

Ron Paul Polls in First Place in Key Early Voting State of Iowa
New survey reveals a statistical tie with Herman Cain—and that Dr. Paul’s support is unwavering

Press release

The message goes on to affirm Ron Paul's status as a, if not the, frontrunner. As other threads have made clear, if you don't hear it from Ron Paul, it's very likely you won't hear it at all.

Roll on, Ron Paul, roll non!

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NEW POLL Here, CBS now

NEW POLL

Here, CBS now acknowledges that Ron Paul is a tier 1 candidate. I reckon the earlier polls, straw and otherwise, have all been flukes. Regardless, if CBS reports it, it must be true. Welcome to the big time!

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Just updated ;-)

Just updated ;-)

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I have to confess.

I have to confess. Supporting Ron Paul just keeps getting easier with every passing day. When it comes to ethics or morality, the man is as pure as the driven snow. When it comes to politics and law, the man has but one compass, our Constitution. I think about the Oath of Office and what it is that our President is being sworn to do . .

"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

The President is sworn to do only one thing. No President in modern history has seriously tried, beyond ceremony at best, or come even close. Ron Paul has made an honorable name and career for himself doing the one thing we ask our President to do. Say what they will or what they say they will do, no other candidate can make that claim. So much is being made of how Ron Paul is so far removed from modern political reality, what possible benefit can there be in getting close to it? Look at the stinking mess we're in!

Anyway. A couple of new, flukey polls that the media is choosing to ignore:

Ron Paul Wins Charleston and San Diego GOP Straw Polls
Wins 38 percent Charleston county, 30 percent in San Diego county

Thank you, Yahoo . . Finance? Whatevah!

Roll on, Ron Paul, roll on!

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"Why Republicans Can't Cut:"
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Drudge posted link:

Drudge posted link:

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Newt scares me. He's

Newt scares me. He's delusional. I can't understand why that isn't perfectly obvious.

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