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taxfoe
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I've heard it mentioned a few

I've heard it mentioned a few times that nobody has any delegates, yet, because delegates aren't actually counted until the convention and anything could happen between now and then. I'll buy that.

This link is to a rather ho-hum article/blog with a very interesting video lead in. It's Jack Burkman, Republican Strategist on with Judge Napolitano.

Roll on, Ron Paul!

Mike G
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A good synopsis, meaning that

A good synopsis, meaning that gingrich and santorum have such negative ratings against Obama.

I believe that Paul has been quite kind to Romney in some of the interviews about Bain Capital and capitalism and the way America works. There is room for a coalition here. I'd say Mitt might be less of a war hawk than the other two and that is a big concern as far as I'm concerned.

The last thing this nation needs is another war in the middle east against Iran, nor a moon base, there is serious financial concerns going on in this nation and world wide and Obama is not the Nobel Peace candidate, his actions in Libya, speak to his concerns, UN and Nato matters trump American concerns.

I find that we are stuck in this 2 party fiasco, I don't believe that there is a way out of it at this point.

The number of delegates will matter, looking forward to seeing you in Augusta, it starts in small ways.

hatchcar
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@Mike G\\ The GOP has only

@Mike G\\
The GOP has only themselves to blame for having Ron Paul in their ranks. Actually, they deserve half the blame since the Democrats and Republicans pass laws to limit or even get rid of competition in the political arena, so when Dr. Paul decided to make a run for Congress, he had only 2 choices. Why don't the GOP suck it up, and take responsbility for this, and help to get rid of these stupid laws, and let competition thrive in the political field. Yeah Right!!
BTW, I will be in attendance for the GOP caucus here in Portland tomorrow. Can you guess who I will be cheering for??

taxfoe
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Will Maine give Republican

Will Maine give Republican Paul his first win? Source

"There's a particularly strong libertarian streak in Maine's political culture, and Ron Paul can tap into that in a way that the others really can't," Brewer said. "He can generate a mass of enthusiasm, particularly among college students."

Grand State of Maine! Proudly we sing! I'm in Yuma, AZ and counting on you.

Roll on, Ron Paul, roll on!

thistle
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February 10, 2012 Thoughts on

February 10, 2012
Thoughts on Maine

We did 3 Maine Republican Presidential polls between [10/10] and [10/11].

-Romney doesn't have great favorability numbers with Maine Republicans. He was at 51/37 (October) and 47/31 (March). Those favorability numbers...are...comparable to...Minnesota.., Missouri last weekend, where...he got crushed.

-[O]ur last Maine poll found...Paul...not that popular with Maine Republicans- only 34% had a favorable opinion...to 51% with a negative opinion. [T]hat doesn't mean Paul can't win.

http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2012/02/thoughts-on-maine.html

Mike G
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Hatchcar If you have the

Hatchcar

If you have the stomach for it, get yourself as a delegate for your town. All you have to do is register in, raise your hand when they ask who wants to be a delegate and its almost a shoe in, you'll be one of them.

This is a no brainer, if you can afford the gas money to head to Augusta on May 6, you can have your voice heard greater than the straw poll, Snowman will be there, I and many others of similar "ILK" we be there. We can share that coffee or beer that we have been meaning to have, there is even room at a no cost inn.

hatchcar
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Mike G I did indeed throw my

Mike G
I did indeed throw my name in. (However, read the thread I put up about what happened in Portland) So, if I'm there, I'll treat you to the first beer, soy milk, or what ever is your preference. Looking forward to it.

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I’ve voted Republican almost

I’ve voted Republican almost (Perot `92) my entire adult life. 2012 is the first time I’ve registered as a Republican and I did so to support Ron Paul as I support his Constitutional stance.

Today I attended the York County Republican Caucus during which I came within an inch of removing the Ron Paul sticker I had adhered to my shirt. The disrespectful outbursts from some of the Paul supporters (younger) during Romney’s post speech meet and greet and even more disturbing disruption as Santorum’s stand in tried to speak left me questioning these peoples real allegiance.

All of the republican candidates running to unseat President Obama are infinitely preferable to the incumbent; I happen to favor Dr. Paul but will vote without reservation for whomever we nominate. The heckling morons I was in the presence of today only hurt Ron Paul’s chances; I hope going forward his campaign can find a way to control these “supporters”?

As luck would have it, lack of attendance allows me to be a state delegate from my town (Paul won by a landslide.....all four of us) and I intend to continue my support for Rep. Paul. It would help immensely if his campaign would get a handle on his more “enthusiastic” supporters and get them to show a little respect for those who have stood up to be counted, I hope they think we are all on the same side.

taxfoe
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"And yet, this levels an

"And yet, this levels an indictment at the Bedlam that has beset our ruling class rather than at the noble one who “dreams the impossible dream… willing to march into Hell for a Heavenly cause,” that magnificent heir to Jefferson, Ron Paul."

A Forbes contributor admires Ron Paul: The Empire of Liberty . .

Rick Blaine
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agarrity3 - you are 100%

agarrity3 - you are 100% right!

These rude young jackasses are doing their guy more harm than good;
but they're too arrogant to realize it. Try talking with one - you'll see.

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Sorry for the duplicate

Sorry for the duplicate posts. Didn't mean it..

wv_republican
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http://news.yahoo.com/ron-pau

http://news.yahoo.com/ron-paul-loses-north-dakota-campaign-presses-05022...

Presidential hopeful Ron Paul's hopes for his first win of the presidential season were dashed again tonight when North Dakota handed the libertarian leaning Texas congressman another loss....

He told a group of several hundred supporters earlier tonight at a caucus site in Fargo that he was going to win.

Serving up a fresh batch of Kool Aid....

Mark12345
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You think we drink Kool Aid,

You think we drink Kool Aid, wv? wow.

I posted this elsewhere, but worth posting here to:

Paul's performance yesterday was yet another victory. Heck, of course I'd love to see a majority vote for Paul in one or more of those states. But I also know the support we were getting 4 years ago compared to now. Unbelievable growth, and tons of upside. Paul continues to amass delegates (every single contest yesterday awarded proportional at-large delegates), and his message for what the country needs is second to none, and more will keep coming around to that.

The media continues to ignore the actual process of nominating a President. They don't even discuss that it really doesn't matter that, for example, Romney "edged out" Santorum in OH. They will both get an equal propertion of delegates that are committed to that candidate in the 1st voting round of the convention only. Several thousands, maybe millions, still glue themselves to TV shows like the one Virgil posted last night showing MsNBC in full "Kool Aid" mode with their entire 3 min intro segment, starting with a fill-up-the-screen picture of the 3 other candidates smiling faces, and not one mention of Paul during the entire 3 min.

Its pretty funny how you'll jump right on board with how "biased" the mainstream media is regarding all things anti establishment republican, but when it comes to the most courageous man in DC in the past 30+ years, the only one who has our backs when it comes to our rights, our liberties, someone who Ronald Reagan endorsed, someone who threatens the government media power structure that is the problem, you are suddenly on the side of the media, convinced they are truthful and accurate about this man.

Talk about Kool Aid. "oh, yeah!"

wv_republican
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WE LOST BUT WE REALLY WON!!!

WE LOST BUT WE REALLY WON!!! YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kool Aid must be running extra syrup....

Mike G
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Mark You are feeding a

Mark

You are feeding a troll

This 2012 primary election has proven the old adage the only thing stupider than a _ _ republican is a democrat

Mark12345
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Mike, thx, I shoulda thought

Mike, thx, I shoulda thought of that but was too drunk on kool aid to think clearly, LOL...

hatchcar
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Mark, people like WVREP don't

Mark, people like WVREP don't get it, and frankly, they never will. Over the past 4 years, there's been a cultural change that has been slowly taking place, and it's mainly occuring with the younger generations that see the debt, and the financial structural problems that they will have to face. Also, more and more of the younger generations are giving the big middle finger to those who want to shove their authority in their faces, and frankly are telling them to buzz off. Dr. Paul deserves a great deal of credit for this changing of the mindset in these young folks. Also, they are fed up with the idea of fighting wars overseas, and it has nothing to do with "national security". I'm sure alot of them have been or already read Smedley Butler.

Best wishes always my good friend!!

Mark12345
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Hatch, great to hear from

Hatch, great to hear from you, I'll email you about a get together sometime soon, maybe Bruns or Freeport, something like that. Smedley rocks. I've had respectful email exchanges with military vets regarding Paul who stopped responding after I encouraged they read the Maj General and supplied a few quotes. That was 80 years ago, pre-WW2. amazing.

hatchcar
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Mark, did any of these vets

Mark, did any of these vets know about the recent gathering of vets who support Dr. Paul in Washington DC? There were hundreds of them, all marching in formation, and the highlight was when they gathered in front of the White House, and turned their backs as a protest to the current chief magistrate. Classic!!!

hatchcar
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Mark, did any of these vets

Mark, did any of these vets know about the recent gathering of vets who support Dr. Paul in Washington DC? There were hundreds of them, all marching in formation, and the highlight was when they gathered in front of the White House, and turned their backs as a protest to the current chief magistrate. Classic!!!

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Post pix?

Post pix?

alter ego
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US sovereignty be damned. Yet

US sovereignty be damned. Yet another reason to choose/support RP: http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2012/03/07/Shocking%20Defense%20Se...

wv_republican
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But while the Paul campaign

But while the Paul campaign maintains that they are proceeding as planned, Republican strategist Matt Mackowiak says Paul's inability to win any state contests on Super Tuesday is evidence of Paul's slow demise.

"He will likely finish in fourth place in delegates, receive less attention with each passing week, and place a lesser role at the convention than he originally hoped," Mackowiak says.

http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/ballot-2012/2012/03/07/the-road-ahead-f...

The "sad" thing is, if Paul and the Paulites had stuck with the Libertarian Party where they belong, he would have soundly had their nomination.

But, as stated several months ago by the Paulite Troll, this was never about winning, but about "spreading the message." It turned out to be a "moneybomb" indeed......

Michelle Anderson
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You ARE aware that those

You ARE aware that those delegate counts are made-up numbers right, wv_republican? They're based on what the AP knows about the winners.

Because of the chicanery of the "bandwagon Republican" adherents across the country, Ron Paul delegates are not vocal about their choice. And if you look at the treatment we have been afforded just here in Maine, you can certainly see why.

I think people who buy into the kind of porridge you and your cronies are trying to use to convince people to vote for the author of RomneyCare, the serial adulterer and waffler, or the guy who endorsed both the waffling moderate Gingrich and the liberal progressive Specter.

The "sad" thing is, if Paul and the Paulites had stuck with the Libertarian Party where they belong, he would have soundly had their nomination.

Your point?

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wv_republican: The "sad"

wv_republican: The "sad" thing is, if Paul and the Paulites had stuck with the Libertarian Party where they belong...
... very few would have heard the message. And why is the Republican Party is the wrong place for conservative Libertarians? I didn't have to agree to anything special when I signed up to be a Republican.

... this was never about winning, but about "spreading the message."
It always was about spreading the message, but yes, we need to win to spread it further. I don't see anyone giving up, the story in your link seems to agree with that.

taxfoe
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Hip Hip Hooray! C'mon you

Hip Hip Hooray!

C'mon you delegates! It is about the Constitution!

Roll on, Ron Paul!

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